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Leap and the Net Will Appear

From 5 member reviews
Members say: Great staging, Disappointing, Slow, Funny, Absorbing

About the show

Through a voracious ride of transformation, New George's "Leap" asks us to suspend the world we know in order to envision the world as it might be.  More…

What happens when Margie (raised to be a good girl; wants to be a lion) leaves home: twenty years whiz by like a moving train, logic and time escape their usual confines, steaks are eaten, tuxes are worn, the world expands, people transform, there is a rule that is breaking. In a world that is close to ours but is not ours, lions run with limitless grace, we all eat cake, have some champagne.



Member Reviews (5)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great staging, Disappointing, Slow, Funny, Absorbing
72
Avg Score

88
Fractured, Surprising, Brilliantly played, Innovative

See it if you’d like to see a truly innovative play that, despite a wildly diffuse plot, holds its pieces together.

Don't see it if you want a play that tells a typically coherent story.

Also This season the plays that have interested me most are so quirky in fo... Read more Read less

72
Disappointing, Great staging

See it if A play about finding your animal self, with consistently memorable staging, lighting, and sound design throughout.

Don't see it if Super twee (take it or leave it), not a huge amount of dramatic movement or tension. Eliza Bent was great as the Roman Centurion son!

70
Slow, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love experimental, language-based or fantastical plays, you like female-driven narrative, you like ensemble theatre and live music

Don't see it if you want something that grapples seriously with some of what it poses

Also Beautiful costumes and fairly strong ensemble performance, generally. ... Read more Read less

69
Heavy-handed, Great music, Slow, Edgy

See it if You have a big appetite for flat-affect genderqueer absurdism. If pretty costumes/cleve staging can overcome a deadly deadpan script

Don't see it if You have no tolerance for one-note absurdist comedy and cliched Jewish parents shtick

50
Great staging, Great acting, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you're looking for a few laughs.

Don't see it if you're expecting an ambitious play.

Also There was plenty of potential substance here, but none of it realized,... Read more Read less


June 24th, 2019
"Somewhere in 'Leap,' there is a wilder play, an angrier exploration of choice and defeat and desire, particularly of the female variety, but this one stops short of anything too troubling. Ms. Porter’s script can skew precious...Tara Ahmadinejad can’t keep these 90 minutes from dragging, or stre...
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June 23rd, 2019
"The play has a lot of potential with its innovative form and intriguing characters. However, it fell short because of a lack of connective tissues from moment to moment in its storytelling. The surrealism and hyper-self-awareness start to feel like a crutch."
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