Members say: Quirky, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Dizzying

About the show

Moscow, 2005. Lillian, an American college student, falls ill with a mysterious disease. Part of Exquisite Corpse Company's 'This Is a Distraction' festival.

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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.


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69
Funny, Ambitious, Dizzying, Quirky, Confusing

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.

65
Dizzying, Intelligent, Quirky, Confusing

See it if If you like experimental theatre or Kafka themes. Metamorphosis into other animals and metaphors for life and death.

Don't see it if You don’t like vague theatre.

50
Dizzying, Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing

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

Also I like things that are different and unique but this play made very li... Read more Read less

91
Funny, Enchanting, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy theatrical magic in non-traditional spaces! Great acting and storytelling too.

Don't see it if You are looking for a kitchen sink Drama.

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Quirky

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.

85
Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You like theatre outside the box and can sit still for 75 minutes. A love of dark or surreal situational humor wouldn’t hurt either.

Don't see it if You just couldn’t afford to see Hello, Dolly! or My Fair Lady. Or, you like things linear and simple, or need hyper-realistic sets, costumes


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