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.
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.
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!
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
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