See it if You like "Immersive Theatre". The acting is great and the story is fun, educational and romantic.
Don't see it if You're not up to wandering around the Lower East Side for an hour and a half.
See it if You enjoy immersive shows in non-traditional spaces. You like being outdoors. You like shows based on real people.
Don't see it if You don't want to participate: no hiding in the back row here. You have trouble walking. You're uncomfortable w/addiction themes.
"The ensemble is obviously great at what they do...The main source of my discomfort: by using the same two characters from a 1960s photo essay, are we not continuing the whitewashing (read: Black erasure) of history?...We are asked to remove ourselves from the realities of this park, to ignore the actually homeless people...There is a difference between the discomfort of experiencing a difficult reality through theater, and being asked to participate in something tactless and in poor taste."
"D’Amore’s chilling new interactive production...The drama is staged completely outdoors, and the less-than-polished part of LES effectively invokes the grittiness of 1960s New York drug culture...Both actors are deft at developing their characters and giving three-dimensional life to images from the photo essay...They don’t allow us to be passive observers, and it’s purposefully uncomfortable at points...There is no fourth wall, and no escaping the bid for intimacy."