See it if you might like a lovely, creative current-day riffs on ancient drama; emotional / quirky / accomplished.
Don't see it if you hate subtleties.
See it if You like female-driven storylines, snappy dialogue, or if you were that kid in middle school who was really into Greek mythology.
Don't see it if You're not into the Fringe aesthetic: experimental, minimialistic, young.
See it if you want to see a thoughtful extension of a mythic theme done well in a contemporary voice
Don't see it if you feel you need actual transitions between vignettes
See it if you enjoy thoughtful intellectual writing, lovely performances and mythology.
Don't see it if you only like shows without intermissions.
See it if You want to see how a king loves his queen and a queen becomes herself
Don't see it if You never leave the house
See it if You want to experience a wide spectrum of emotion and thought
Don't see it if You don't care about life and death
See it if You like clever writing and great acting. Enjoyable, fun view of a serious theme
Don't see it if You want the same old boring show
See it if You want to see a show that challenges how we think about love. Is it one sided or two? How do we deal with loss and grief?
Don't see it if You are looking for light and funny.
“Kaliski’s play is full of poetic, lyrical, and vivid language. The first act is well-paced and taut...The second act starts out strong but quickly slows down and never quite regains momentum...Director Elizabeth Ostler does a terrific job with her actors who expressively bring Kaliski’s words and characters to life. Composer and sound designer Steve Smith complements Ostler’s direction with a haunted, eerie, and heart-breaking score.”
"On paper, ‘Memoriam’ is a tough sell. The execution? Almost flawless. With a visionary eye from director Elizabeth Ostler, she took a script that could have been dull and lackluster and gave it life...'Memoriam' would not nearly be as successful had it not been in the capable hands of Ostler. It calls attention to some worries in Kaliski's text. There is much repetition and fluff in his play...If you're looking for a diamond in the rough production at FringeNYC, check it out."