Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W

In Blue

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky, Profound

About the show

A new play in the style of poetic expressionism centering around the life and artistic relationships between German painter Franz Marc and poetess/novelist/renaissance woman Else Lasker-Schüler. More…

From the show:

The play follows Lasker-Schüler's posthumous search for Marc's lost masterpiece, The Tower of Blue Horses, and take the audience on the extraordinary journeys these two artists led during a time of artistic advancement and war.

1h 40m | Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (7)

MEMBERS SAY:

Slow, Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky, Profound
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Avg Score

71
Profound, Slow, Quirky, Clever, Ambitious

See it if If you like si fi about rebels and a dystopian world. More reading than a plot line.

Don't see it if If you want a more traditional play. A play that moves swiftly through its story.

55
Unclear, Artless, Monotone

See it if you have a deep interest in German Expressionist art & would like to hear lots of letters from a minor practitioner of it read out loud.

Don't see it if you are expecting that a play about an interesting minor artist would give you some sense of the art he created.

Also The Blue Rider group of German Expressionists included major artists—K... Read more Read less

65
Great music, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging & lighting, Confusing

See it if you are familiar with the premise of this play. I was influenced to see it by the description and expected to love it.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with mostly two people talking and a plot that was hard to follow

Also Luke Santy, as the musician, was creative and very enjoyable. ... Read more Read less

96
Masterful show made on a shoestring, Expansive & rich tapestry, Mythic aura

See it if you'd enjoy a brilliant think piece that links time & fantasy with art & friendships, the bread of life. Creative script, acting, set, music

Don't see it if you dislike cerebral art (or fine art history); to enjoy this play requires both focus & imagination. An artwork gone missing, 82 years.

Also This rich work, w/ textured & poetic language & characterizations, rec... Read more Read less

25
Slow, Confusing

See it if You want to see a non-traditional non-linear play that bridges fantasy with real people.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional linear play.

Also I had a hard time following action and story. The play doesn't follow ... Read more Read less

50
Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You are intrigued by a play that weaves historical fact, historical fiction, and fantasy into one show.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional play.

Also The level of artistry attempting to be pulled off is very ambitious an... Read more Read less

89
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if The relationship between German painter Franz Marc and bohemian poet Else Lasker Schüler is at the core of this wildly theatrical play

Don't see it if written and directed by Ran Xia. The language is robust, surprising, and poetic, and the staging is full of inventive flourishes that

Also complement the play's expressionistic style. This is a play about an i... Read more Read less


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