Already closed | 1h 15m | Brooklyn

Marjana and the Forty Thieves

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Indulgent, Ambitious, Funny, Absorbing

About the show

Target Margin Theater’s latest production delves into a new section of "The One Thousand and One Nights": the tale of Ali Baba. Or is it the story of Marjana, the intelligent woman who always figures out what is really going on? More…

This new production continues the company’s exploration of this boundless collection of classic Islamic stories, which began last season with "Pay No Attention To The Girl."


1h 15m | Already closed | The DOXSEE (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (5)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Indulgent, Ambitious, Funny, Absorbing
72
Avg Score

77
Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious, Fun, Clever

See it if you enjoy theatrical exuberance, flashy costumes, multiple styles of presentation, complex storytelling, slapstick, mid-Eastern atmosphere

Don't see it if you need straightforward storylelling, get confused by actors taking turns playing the same part, not a mid-Eastern or slapstick fan

71
Repetitive, Disappointing, Good ensemble work, Charming, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a beautiful, well thought out environment with gracious interpersonal moments between the performers and the audience.

Don't see it if you love the Arabian Nights. The oddly repetitive telling of the stories in modern language is disturbingly false to the magic of the tales

69
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy lovely ambiance. You want to explore storytelling rather than stories.

Don't see it if You want a single, clear narrative. You dislike atypical seating.

65
A little cliched / gimmicky in execution, Indulgent, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of fable-based, ensemble-created/performed pieces that feel a little bit old-fashioned in focus or scope.

Don't see it if you want to see a truly inventive or thoughtful take on a classical piece of the literary canon.

Also The piece is an ensemble-driven take on the various texts that make up... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Dizzying, Slow

See it if You are a fan of very abstract theater pieces that use unconventional story telling methods. There are also snacks.

Don't see it if You are a fan of strong narrative lines.


April 8th, 2019
"The narrative is dotted with much contemporary vernacular...This does not make the rambling proceedings any more compelling, though sound designer Goodman mixes in fairly entertaining modern music...The cast takes over a traditional stage to act out the titular story in an old-fashioned, broadly...
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April 3rd, 2019
“It’s a story about stories...Perfect source material for a director like Herskovits...The entire cast was solid...The character work is extraordinary, including the seamless passing back and forth of different roles. You never feel like you’re struggling to remember who’s who because it really d...
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