Karen Finley, a name synonymous with performance art and boundary pushing, presents the world premiere of three short works. More…
In 'Unicorn,' Finley humorously explores America's obsession with the unattainable white-horned mythical creature. Armed with a healthy dose of cynicism, 'Gratitude' finds Finley obsessing on the narcissistic tendencies that fuel contemporary gentrification. With 'Mystery,' Finley dives deep into the language, emotion, and the loss of control that can happen when we give in to our fear of the unknown.
See it if you enjoy social commentary with a whimsical bent. There are some lovely moments but not quite as many as I had hoped for.
Don't see it if you are expecting chocolate sauce.
See it if you can endure a really tough, cynical, satirical, profane presentation of the state of American values both today and yesterday;
Don't see it if you are politically naive ( especially if under 40); can't face American superficiality, faults & skewed values; you believe in "magic"
See it if You're a Karen Finlay fanatic. I've seen (and loved) her before, but the night I saw this, it was not a focused, riviting memorable show.
Don't see it if Youre expecting another home run by her. Also, this is performance art-do not expect the usual 1 woman show. This challenges-but disappoints
See it if you like performance art & want to see "the Queen of Performance Art" in her new show. Finley does stream-of-consciousness like no one else.
Don't see it if you like linear text, plot or character driven performance. Or if you are a Republican.
See it if You like performance art. If over the top takes on the election entertain you. If you like Karen Findlay it is a great example of style.
Don't see it if If you like subtlety, are offended by sexual content or making fun of candidates. You find loud, over the top comedy difficult.
See it if You like mostly funny, intense, political is personal and personal is political standup/performance.
Don't see it if You are looking for a plot driven story, this is stand up performance. That it was mostly read from her script can be off-putting.
See it if you like-performance art-solo shows-performers taking on various roles-stand up comedy-poetry readings-political commentaries
Don't see it if you want-character development-three dimensional characters-a plot/story-an elaborate set design-an overarching theme/moral
See it if You want to experience one of the all-time great performance artists as she takes on the election and more.
Don't see it if You can't handle a sharp and unflattering critique of your candidate or don't like strong language or sexual imagery.
See it if You want to someone else's view of our current political climate.
Don't see it if You're not okay with profanity or if you're uncomfortable with people talking about sex.