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In The Eye of The Needle

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intelligent, Intense

About the show

In Tabula Rasa and LATEA's world premiere comedy, three characters, trapped in a strange place under constant observation and the threat of their own expulsion, reflect on today’s culture, myths, and social behavior. More…

Wandering from idea to idea, they avoid boredom by using their dissertations help them tolerate their condition. Their contrasting points of view and sophistic discussions make for an unconventional tragicomic struggle full of dark humor.

Member Reviews (13)


Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intelligent, Intense
Avg Score

Ambitious, Experimental, Visual, Mixed media, Political

See it if you’re interested in experiencing the latest mixed media creation from an internationally recognized experimental theater collective.

Don't see it if you believe a play should feature recognizable characters in a naturalistic situation & experiment is best left for the laboratory.

Also “The less you talk about them the faster you forget.” This is the sign... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you are open to experimental theater that touches on what is happening in the world today and how people are treated.

Don't see it if if you need a solid plot or if you cannot think for yourself about what is happening during some of the non-spoken scenes.

Confusing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Quirky

See it if you like adventurous theater

Don't see it if you have trouble following experimental plots or are bothered by masked actors

Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You enjoy Becket-esque landscapes and situations; "experimental" work in the downtown style.

Don't see it if You want something to chew on beyond an intriguing concept. This show ultimately leaves you with a mouthful of nothing

Also The disappearing character trope is interesting, as is the literaly di... Read more Read less

Brave, Political, Scrappy, Unusual, Abstract

See it if you're tired of the same old same old. This eerie political clown show is a bold bit of slapstick with an unapologetically political subtext

Don't see it if you're afraid of clowns: the cast's fascinating vaudevillians have terrifying masks and seem often on the verge of infiltrating the audience

Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you want to be challenged. If you're willing to let it wash over you. It was quite profound on reflection. Well staged.

Don't see it if you're not up for some creative thinking and challenges. If you have short attention span or like your show's plot to be handed to you.

Clever, Profound, Relevant

See it if You like abstract interpretation of reality in a very creative and provoking way.

Don't see it if Prefer a light laughing play.


See it if Avant- Garde. Existential

Don't see it if Svante Garde Existentialism isn’t your thing

Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You want a reality check about life and the society that we live in. See it if you enjoy metaphors for life

Don't see it if You just want a show where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy what's happening on stage. This is the kind of show that requires you to think

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense, Quirky, Clever

See it if you like to be mystified by life in an unworldly world. A thinking and listening to words play. Very intelligent.

Don't see it if don't like actors' faces covered w/ grotesque masks, acting eerily, complain about, make fun of, and analyze their uncertainty with irony.

Also a brave venture, it would be interesting, at the end of the play, to h... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You love theatre and want to challenge your expectations

Don't see it if You’re racist


See it if you like experimental and mental Drama that portrays a crude scenario of misery with moments of hope. Come and enjoy the show!

Don't see it if you are too impatient and dislike to think on misery and abandonment.

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Clever, Intense

See it if you enjoy original, contemporary pieces with philosophical and political content, funny and refreshingly absurd.

Don't see it if you do not like complex lines that make you think twice.

“In The Eye of The Needle” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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