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HOUSE or how to lose an orchard in 90 minutes or less

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Members say: Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Unique

About the show

In a moment of mass migration and displacement, Theater Mitu upends Anton Chekhov’s "The Cherry Orchard" to explore how families across the globe must again and again find ways to redefine the idea of home.  More…

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Houses hold histories, memories, and secrets—whether small or large, whether rented or owned—our homes are a vital part of who we are. In a moment of mass migration and displacement, Theater Mitu upends Anton Chekhov’s 1903 text "The Cherry Orchard" to explore how families across the globe must again and again find ways to redefine the idea of home. Interjecting Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 cult horror film HOUSE, text from company conducted interviews, and live music, this technology driven work creates a detailed portrait of what we value, what haunts us, and what gives us the courage to move forward.

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Member Reviews (1)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Unique

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Unique, Entertaining, Clever, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you are adventurous enough to see a performance unlike others. The word "home" inspires stories, cartoons, songs with accompanying saw music

Don't see it if you expect a plot or characters. Go if you arewilling to leave the theater slightly confused by the shower of fabulously detailed references


August 25th, 2019
"'HOUSE' Nods to Chekhov, but the References Don’t Stop There: The latest production by Theater Mitu is a high-concept, low-reward aggregate of undigested allusions."
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August 28th, 2019
3/5 Stars "As HOUSE interrogates American history and Western culture, it also strives to create an inclusive environment with ethereal interludes of music and movement. But although the set and video design are meticulous, the show's observations about place, family and memory mostly seem somewh...
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August 27th, 2019
"Theater Mitu Considers Whether a House Is Indeed a Home: A multimedia riff on Anton Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard' makes its world premiere in Gowanus, Brooklyn."
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August 25th, 2019
"'No Ax Needed': The Mitu Theater Group reworks Chekhov's Cherry Orchard for emphatic new meaning"
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