Theatre for a New Audience and New York City Players present a new play written and directed by downtown experimental auteur Richard Maxwell, an adaptation of the epic love story of Tristan and Isolde. More…
'Isolde' is a new American play about memory, identity, the ephemeral, and infidelity. The marriage of Patrick and Isolde appears to be happy. Patrick is the owner of a successful construction company and Isolde is a star actress. But Isolde finds herself increasingly unable to remember her lines. When she decides to build her dream house, her husband is eager to help. But the project is jeopardized by Massimo, an award-winning architect whom Isolde hires.
See it if The monotone delivery is exasperating. The ending saves the production from being a total bore. Why all the praise??? Should be experienced.
Don't see it if If you want thrilling and thought provoking theater, stay away.
See it if you appreciate moments of insight and originality within a somewhat inconclusive whole.
Don't see it if you prefer a clear narrative arc.
See it if Riff on T & I legend which is engrossing to a point. With scene/costume change to Wagner-land it fell apart for me. Actors tops, though.
Don't see it if Experimental theater is a stretch for me & this is no exception. Many empty seats, one more week. TFANA what did ya do to me?
See it if You like mannered performances in a play which doesn't make sense.
Don't see it if It takes longer to get here than the running time of the lay.
See it if Richard Maxwell successfully stages a strange and riveting production. A perfect blend of common stage convention and performance art.
Don't see it if Your patience level is little to nothing- as this play ticks...very.....slowly....
See it if This review is for IOLANTHE, not ISOLDE! It populated the wrong title, and I can't delete You love light hearted humor, fairies, and music
Don't see it if You're a curmudgeon who kicks kittens.
See it if You are interested in some experimental theatre that makes you think and pushes boundaries.
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional theatre experience.