Already closed | 2h 30m | Brooklyn


From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Dated

About the show

The Assembly revives its dramatic exploration of militant radical left-wing '60s organization the Weather Underground. More…

Disgusted by the Vietnam War and the government's repression of those seeking equality domestically, a handful of leaders from the '60s student movement seized control of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaped it in the name of overthrowing the United States government. Believing violence to be the only means to transform American politics and society, these passionate idealists accelerated a movement to a revolutionary fervor, but left a country behind. The Assembly revives its 2011 production with the same cast. 

2h 30m | Already closed | JACK (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (2)


Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Dated
Avg Score

Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you care about artivism and appreciate the provocative writing, great ensemble acting, unusual staging, and political content.

Don't see it if you have no patience for long works and devised theatre and no interest in the misguided revolutionaries.

Also Who could have thought that a piece about the Weather Underground can ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Ambitious, Dated

See it if you're open to historical, original dramas that don't follow any formula

Don't see it if you jump with loud noises, like yelling, of which there is a lot

Also it was a very stimulating night of theater; a very committed group of ... Read more Read less

March 23rd, 2017
"Enthralling ensemble show...The show is worthy of its lofty accolades, but its electric charge doesn't stem from its accurate accounting of history...Rather, the six-piece character study brings the inner workings of the extremist group home to the audience...Though the Assembly clearly came to ...
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March 14th, 2017
“Far from dry or didactic, there’s humor, charm, brittleness, and heartache throughout. Director Chayes keeps an intensely human focus...The talented ensemble enhance this staged intimacy with their complex characters and deeply felt performances...As the group begins to splinter, the visual lang...
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March 20th, 2017
"An ardent exploration of the inside workings and motivations of the revolutionary Weather Underground...The Assembly makes us see, feel, and understand how the youth of America was swept away by the rising tide of collective action and commitment to change…A superb cast delivers the impassioned ...
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March 21st, 2017
"The Assembly presents a difficult tale with ease, engaging and personally involving the audience...'Home/Sick' can be heavy, but importantly never presents an unbearable load. It is not without humor, irony, and self-awareness...Refreshing to see. Important but neither didactic nor polemic, it i...
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