Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Funny, Intense, Disappointing

About the show

Welcome to the post-truth era. You're a CIA agent investigating a mysterious catastrophe that has changed the world. Trust no one. Good luck. Part of Exquisite Corpse Company's 'This Is a Distraction' festival.


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75
Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Riveting

See it if ..you like deep, thought provoking plays that don’t provide answers but force you to come to your own conclusions about very serious issues

Don't see it if You can’t follow a fast moving, dark play. If you want a feel good, entertaining night this is not for you Be prepared to think at this play

74
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if It has a great cast of four capable actors. The play keeps you guessing who is your friend and who is your foe. The ending came bit quickly.

Don't see it if You don’t buy the premise of the CIA setups and the apocalypse is near.

74
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Unsatisfying ending

See it if You enjoy the sci-fi and spy thriller genres.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of psychological thrillers, complicated and toxic interpersonal relationships, flawed protagonists, or unresolved endings.

68
Intense, Confusing

See it if This script had no clarity. .I was lost in confusion.

Don't see it if You want clarity and a good storyline.

66
Quirky, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you enjoy CIA related plays and don't mind confusing plays that don't really go much of anywhere.

Don't see it if you want a tightly wound plot that goes somewhere and has characters that you care about and related to.

63
Great acting, Raunchy, Confusing, Needs more work, Abrupt ending

See it if you like the spy vs spy genre, suspense dramas, CIA mind-games & hostile interrogations, experimental one-acts in a nontraditional space

Don't see it if you want a well-developed plot that makes sense, characters you care about, a satisfying ending, memorable dialogue--a few lines that stick

Also The cast is capable and the opening scene is riveting. But the rest of... Read more Read less

50
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if Torture in the military is of interest to you

Don't see it if You prefer to know what going on

50
Confusing, Disappointing, Disjointed

See it if You want to see a raw play that’s not quite done. The concept is interesting, but it’s hard to follow or identify with the characters.

Don't see it if You need a tight script and developed characters. Their personalities changed so quickly that I just didn’t care about them.

48
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to be thinking “huh?” for 80 mins. Failed to hook us into the “trust no one” conspiracy theory.

Don't see it if You want a morsel of a plot. Skip this one.

42
Dizzying, Banal, Excruciating, Poor story

See it if An apt title for this meandering story with a mediocre script. High school-esque performances and mediocre staging. I just wanted to leave.

Don't see it if You want a quality theatrical experience. Also it was very warm in the space. Several people nodded off.

94
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy dark comedy, excellent acting, and over all fun night of theatre. lots of twists and turns - a lost episode of Black Mirror.

Don't see it if You don't like non-traditional venues.

91
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy dark comedy and spy themes. The play deals with questions of trust at the “end of the world.” Fun ride, great acting!

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy dark comedy, “apocalyptic themes”, or want to see the use of guns on stage.

85
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a 70-min black comedy for our times! The play explores "the post-truth era" in a CIA training camp in the (near-ish?) future

Don't see it if you don't appreciate plays in development, strange dystopian themes, or non-traditional spaces.

79
Ambitious, Dizzying, Quirky, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You like violent light-hearted psychological thrillers with a side of apocalypse banter.

Don't see it if You can’t abide profanity, violence, or confusion

Also With an ambitious text that demanded extreme emotional swings in short... Read more Read less

94
Funny, Dizzying, Great acting, Entertaining, Suspenseful

See it if new plays "in the works" are your jam. Interesting premise with an first scene that's more intriguing than many! Good acting and staging.

Don't see it if you have low tolerance for plays in development, psych thrillers, anti-heroic characters or trajectories that play with your mind.


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