Robert Lyons' new play is inspired by Dostoyevsky's novel of the same name, and staged by HERE artistic director Kristin Marting. More…
'Idiot' features a prince, a notorious woman, a spoiled socialite, and a jealous rival squaring off in an intricate and violent quartet. Immersive staging casts the audience as voyeurs, confidants, and society gossips. In the face of a corrupt society, be there as the prince battles the depths and heights of human experience.
See it if You enjoy immersive staging. It's a fun experience but it's primarily due to the creative and engaging staging.
Don't see it if It's confusing at times & at only 75 minutes the show could benefit from cutting 10-15 mins. That being said, I stil had a good time.
See it if Alternative theatrical approaches to stripped-down Russian classics interest. Engaging cast, set & audio but loses steam & doesn't resolve.
Don't see it if Russian drama or experimental, interactive plays with long speeches, strobe lights or techno music are issues.
See it if you like more avant garde shows and can handle being looked at in the eye why the actors are speaking.
Don't see it if you get nervous when actors talk directly to you, you don't like shows that take place all over, you want something straightforward.
See it if U want to see a well written adaptation of the book. Even on opening night of previews it was seamlessly performed. Humorous, creative & new
Don't see it if You prefer your classics staged classically. This had video, audience seated next to the performance area, imaginative staging & "karaoke"!
See it if You enjoy thought-provoking explorations on the human condition combined with immersive staging and modern tech elements.
Don't see it if You need a linear storyline to enjoy a show. This show is about the journey, not the destination.
See it if You'd enjoy a stylish and slim version of The Idiot. I thought the staging and effects were effective and interesting, with good acting.
Don't see it if If you really know the Idiot, it seems that you will find something lacking. There are a lot of conversations and not a lot of plot.
See it if You like classics with a fresh twist, great theatre
Don't see it if You don't like inventive multi-media theatre in intimate space
See it if u r open to multimedia non-traditional theater; u have taste in larger art spectrum: video art, soundscape, etc. not limited to storytelling
Don't see it if you only into classical theater; you dont like experimental/avant-garde; you believe a clear story is necessary to theater/film
See it if you want to see something experimental that'll make you think. It definitely won me over.
Don't see it if you want to see a standard, commercial show.
See it if You understand Russian philosophy and want to think...a lot
Don't see it if You are expecting conventional theatre and don't want to be confused
See it if You enjoy performance art employing immersive staging, & live projections. Be ready to become part of the show depending on where you sit.
Don't see it if Spectacle isn't your thing & you don't enjoy having to turn around in your seat to see what's going on (staged in and beyond the round).
See it if you don't want to listen to other reviews and just check it out and if you want to take a fascinating and wild ride
Don't see it if you don't like experimental theater and dark matter
See it if It's really technically and visually fascinating.... Acting is good. Script is a bit confusing
Don't see it if You are looking for a normal, linear play with normal lines and a normal presentation
See it if you are open to new versions of heavy classics and want to see some remarkable acting. Daniel Kublick is a shining virtuoso.
Don't see it if You get impatient easily with occasionally pointless Russian introspection