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La Paz Perpetua (Perpetual Peace)

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining

About the show

Repertorio Español presents the New York City premiere of Spanish playwright Juan Mayorga's modern reimagining of German philosopher Immanuel Kant's text. 

From then show:

The elite Canine anti-terrorism squad is recruiting. Only one dog can earn the right to serve and protect. Will it be the wily Rottweiler with his exemplary sense of smell? Or the muscular mutt trained to follow orders and not ask questions? Or will the sensitive and philosophical German Shepherd get the job? Who will help mankind to achieve the perpetual peace?

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Member Reviews (17)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining
90
Avg Score

90
Profound, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if the thought of scripts alluding to Kant makes u shudder. Creative enactment of philosophical dilemmas without having to hear scholars bicker

Don't see it if uninterested in plots around the possibility of peace and the use of coercion/torture/force.

Also Never a dull moment in this tight, clear, stimulating script which dis... Read more Read less

93
Exquisite, Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a brilliant deconstruction of "security"

Don't see it if you don't understand Spanish and can't deal with supertitles(easily follow the supertitles, unless you get too fascinated by the stage)

Also This story is very Gillmanesque, so if you love Rebecca Gilman's work ... Read more Read less

98
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you appreciate comedio-drama addressing current unresolved existential humanitarian, philosophical, and spiritual themes by smart metaphor

Don't see it if you don’t understand Spanish spoken rapidly and can’t read extensive English supratitles quickly, can’t sit 90 min. no interval, are literal

Also This brilliantly conceived, written, and executed philosophical play t... Read more Read less

80
Overrated, Intense, Great staging, Great acting

See it if into a wonderfully executed conundrum play about dogs trained to handle terror situations

Don't see it if well - this is a philosophical, wordy play in Spanish, reading the super-titles is a challenge

Also Putting the old debate about keeping ethics when handling terror situa... Read more Read less

100
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy intelligent, profound and relevant drama.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy theatre in Spanish, albeit with supertitles in English.

Also This playwright, Juan Mayorga, continues to amaze with resounding dram... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Funny but dead serious about kant philosophy, Must see, Daring and shockingly original

See it if you want to see original & creative theatre that's inspired by Immanuel Kant's concept of how countries can reach & maintain perpetual peace

Don't see it if you prefer musicals and classic theatre to actors playing dogs aggressively competing for the top job is not your kind of theatre.

Also I was blown away by the reverse personification enacted in this origin... Read more Read less

94
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy superb acting and plays with heart and depth but in an unconventional format of dogs as the protagonists. Totally absorbing!

Don't see it if you find it difficult to see the human actors as the dogs they represent and care about them and their struggle

Also I was completely engaged from the start until the end and the story to... Read more Read less

95
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like to think when you go to the theatre. Supertitles make it easy if you're not fluent in Spanish

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding that animal characters may talk... seriously, I have met people who object to it!

Also the four dog characters are excellently done. The human is a bit stiff... Read more Read less

91
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Resonant

See it if you like masterful performances and exquisite text.

Don't see it if Don't speak Spanish or supertitles.

89
Another excellent effort from repertorio espanol, Ending disappoints and is inconsistent with the rest of the show, Engaging premise and presentation, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see dogs personified and actors use clever methods to portray "dogginess" while remaining obviously human; en Espanol appeals

Don't see it if You want a tidy and consistent ending--the last 5 minutes is a real disappointment; you have no patience for philosophical cleverness

90
Clever, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like topic about terrorist, peace and God

Don't see it if Political, social and religious are not topic of your interest

82
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if I enjoyed this. The actors were good and I loved the staging and writing.

Don't see it if The subtitles are easy to read yes. But its hard to immerse yourself in the performance when you're constantly having to look away.

Also I would really like to give this more. The actors were superb. I loved... Read more Read less

80
Intense, Original, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are open to 3 men acting as dogs in a serious Spanish drama competing for Alpha dog. Along with the other 2 They did an awesome job!

Don't see it if If don’t enjoy Spanish or don’t like reading subtitles. Dogs/actors competing for the prestigious white collar.

83
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're looking for a thinker, filled with great dialogue and great characters.

Don't see it if you want a lighthearted evening or don't want to think too much.

Also I feel so lucky to have seen this play, because the play itself is tru... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in a philosophical debate done through the humorous minds of dogs. Spanish with English supertitles.

Don't see it if you want a standard love interest, comedy. There is humor, but no love interest whatsoever.

94
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Must see, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like thought provoking topics intertwined with completely unique visual representations. Philosophy in a way you never learned in school

Don't see it if you don't like loud stage presentations or if you don't want to have to analyze the actor's remarks or if you want a simple plotted out play

Also The actors were great in their roles. They each took on the personalit... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Clever

See it if you want to see one of the best performances of your life.

Don't see it if Don't like surtitles.


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