In this multimedia solo performance, self-exiled playwright Eva Dorrepaal locks herself in her basement apartment in Brooklyn to resurrect Mata Hari for the stage.
As she delves into the intriguing life of the scandalous dancer and alleged spy, Eva is forced to confront the dark and dangerous path of her own journey. The haunting memories of her estranged lover pull her into a spiral of self-discovery until she cannot escape the vortex of her own past.
See it if You enjoy a look into the process of creating a play & a character. You like shows that pull from the creator's life into another character.
Don't see it if You want a finished play-it's also in process. You want more theatre & less therapy session. You want focus: not enough Mata Hari or creator
See it if you want to experience biography and emotional journey of Mata Hari as autobiography of Dutch author/performer, and irrelevant psychedelia
Don't see it if you don't like narcissistic monologue, 1 hour solo performance while you're in uncomfortable, moldy seat, musky small theatre with vagrants
See it if you like one person shows and want to support small theatre. Generally good performance.
Don't see it if you don't like shows with inexplicable elements, such as the mostly unrelated video continually playing here (buffalos??).
See it if Meandering explorations; an over-the-top one-person performance; unfulfilled hints of deeper meaning. A deep dive into the abyss.
Don't see it if You seek clarity, coherence and structure, something that sounds less improvisational and more structured.
See it if you would enjoy a powerfully acted 1 woman show about a writer conjuring up parts of Mata Hari's life in a dreamlike multi media setting.
Don't see it if you want a traditional linear plot or play stucture. This is an immersive experience, more like performance art that's very well executed!
See it if You are an Eva Dorrepaal fan. And even if you haven’t seen her movies, you might become a fan after you see her in this show!
Don't see it if You need to see a finished production. There’s lot of wonderful energy and stylized moments, but the show is still finding itself.