HOUSE or how to lose an orchard in 90 minutes or less
Brooklyn
85

HOUSE or how to lose an orchard in 90 minutes or less NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, 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. 

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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

Critic Reviews (5)

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 somewhat familiar."
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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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August 29th, 2019

"A 70-minute tech-heavy sensory bombardment, a collage of disparate images, monologues, songs and sounds that are focused (if that's the right word) on what a house means to people….ranks conventional clarity as a low priority…. intended not so much as a presentation but as a stimulation."
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