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