At the private "American" clinic, Lilian's first doctor is Spanish, the second is Russian, and soon her British ex-boyfriend has arrived through the window. As accents and cultures collide, time begins to slip forwards and backwards in loops. Lillian's disease begins to mutate, causing new and different symptoms in each person it infects, turning the world topsy-turvy in its wake.
See it if You enjoy a play that forces you to puzzle out its meaning from abstract elements that are both funny and disturbing. A real head scratcher
Don't see it if You cannot tolerate a play that keeps you confused and guessing all the way through, even though it is never boring.
See it if You enjoy absurdist art. Are a Kafka fan. Are in the mood for something dark. Enjoy dark fairytales. It's like Vonnegut meets a horror story
Don't see it if You dislike art that is open to interpretation from each individual viewer. Want to be able to sleep well after viewing. It may haunt you.
See it if you want to spend 75 minutes with a young student ill in Russia with the doctors she encounters and her boyfriend all mutating inanely.
Don't see it if you want a linear play or have difficulty with three different accents and foreign phrases, some not spoken toward the audience.
See it if you're feeling adventurous for some quirky and unconventional theater (it just wasn't for me but you might like it)
Don't see it if you speak Russian and expect correct pronunciation
See it if You like plays that are heavy on symbolism, metaphors, and dream like sequences.
Don't see it if You want a story that makes much sense. It’s one thing to use dreams and illness and death as metaphors but they still need to connect.
See it if you enjoy experimental theater that forces you to think WAY outside the box, shed your inhibitions, & suspend all reality. I couldn't do it.
Don't see it if you can't let your imagination run wild. I usually can. Not that night. Sorry 'bout it.
See it if You like small intimate setting, you like plays that make no sense, like experimental theater
Don't see it if You want to see a traditional play, don’t like modern theater, you want to see something that makes sense
See it if If you like the trappings of theatre of the absurd, with no discernible point, multiple incomprehensible dialects, and uneven acting.
Don't see it if even if you have nothing else to do. Confusion reigns. At the end, audience members turned to each other and shrugged
See it if You want to see great performances all around. Magical realism, non-linear - writing that keeps you on your toes.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy new works that take risks, being challenged to actually think as an audience member, or you need a linear story line.
See it if you like weird, experimental theater that is quirky and kind of funny
Don't see it if you prefer traditional plays with linear, clear plot lines; if you have trouble understanding bad Russian accents
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