Already closed | 1h 30m | Brooklyn

Mouse: The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Masterful, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining

About the show

St. Ann's Warehouse presents Daniel Kitson's solo show about a writer's very strange and life-changing all-night phone call. More…

The play opens with William Booth alone in his barren industrial office, still hard at work nailing down the story points of his tale about a woman and the talking mouse she discovers in her home. About to head home for the night, his phone rings. It's a wrong number, but William quickly enters into a genial dialogue with the man on the other end of the line, whose voice sounds uncannily like his own. What follows is a story about friendship and loneliness, doubt and hope, decisions made and not made, and the unfathomable repercussions of everything we ever do.

1h 30m | Already closed | St Ann's Warehouse (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Masterful, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining
89
Avg Score

90
Absorbing, Clever, Profound, Funny, Masterful

See it if You want to be drawn into level upon level of a writer's conversation with a mysterious stranger. I'm still thinking about it.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy solo performances.

95
Bold, Intelligent, Humorous, Highly entertaining, Well-crafted

See it if you enjoy intelligent, clever, humorous storytelling. Daniel Kitson is a master of his craft.

Don't see it if you do not like one-person shows. But this is clever enough to be a two-person show.

Also This was my first introduction to Daniel Kitson. I can't wait to atten... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You like to think and don't mind a little confusion

Don't see it if You expect a well defined plot

87
Intimate, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Convoluted, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy introspective solo shows, and like an intellectually challenging story. Well-staged, with constant believable action.

Don't see it if You don't want to think about the show, or don't enjoy solo shows.

Also Make sure to go outside and experience the incredible view of the brid... Read more Read less

90
Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Kitson's work or of the storytelling genre, of which this is one of the best examples.

Don't see it if you have little patience for solo shows.

83
Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Funny, Great acting

See it if you are willing to be challenged by your idea of theater and to be drawn into an alternative and highly individual world.

Don't see it if you will be frustrated missing some of the dialogue because of his accent and delivery or if you need a coherent plot or story.

90
Clever, Dizzying, Profound, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You want to see one of the best (if not THE best) monologists working today.

Don't see it if You do not have patience for intellectual, circumlocutory, protracted monologues on the meaning of life and love.

87
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful

See it if love actors and what they do. It's an extremely accomplished performance, And very funny. Enjoyable evening.

Don't see it if don't like theatrical monologues.

77
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy great storytelling. Kitson is very engaging and funny. Utterly delightful yarn told masterfully.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one man shows or are confused by a couple stories going at once.

95
Hilarious, Intelligent, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You Liked his previous works, this is even better.

Don't see it if Monologues with a very British touch are not your cup of tea

90
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if a poignant puzzle-box play about connection and magical thinking. Witty, fine-tuned, introspective and funny.

Don't see it if the first thirty minutes are a little disorienting and digressive, but if you're patient, the play comes together like a magic trick.

90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you're a fan of Kitson (or want to be), masterful storytelling, coincidences, unexpected emotionalism, loveliness, excellent comic touches.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span, difficulty with flashing lights, or enough trouble hearing that a British accent will be frustrating.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if you have not seen (or if you have) seen Daniel Kitson before. Master storyteller...

Don't see it if do not like monologues; if you can't stay 15 min without looking at your mobile, this is not for you.

96
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you appreciate a great ranconteur like Daniel Kitson whose shows are always intelligent, engaging, unique and fun with interesting twists.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span or can't be quiet and attentive without your phone.

92
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Dizzying, Masterful

See it if You love the magic that a gifted actor can spin on stage. You can follow a spun story line and don't need a traditional narrative.

Don't see it if You like traditional, 3-act shows. You don't like a one-man band.

89
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent

See it if You're willing to be patient and trust the monologist to take you through a story with a lot of apparent digressions. It's rather funny.

Don't see it if You're looking for something linear and propulsive, because you'll get bored easily. Think of it as storytime.

92
Entertaining, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you like humorous pieces that are interestingly staged and expertly crafted.

Don't see it if ...there is no reason to not see this work. This is an excellently created piece by a master at what he does. Well done, sir!

90
Absorbing, Clever, Funny

See it if You like verbal artistry You like talky/thinky British humor You like monologues You like introspection

Don't see it if You're easily bored by monologues You want a spectacle, visual wizardry You have trouble with English accents

85
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Funny, Masterful

See it if you want to bask in the genius of one of the most important living writers; his works are among the most meaningful theater works I've seen.

Don't see it if you don't feast on a steady diet of life's ironies, hate wordplay, and dread theatrical riddles...

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you're interested in observing another living being in a series of tangles; if you don't expect a formula for performance.

Don't see it if you need things programmed and pretty; you get impatient; you are judgmental of people's weaknesses

87
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Epic, Funny

See it if You like funny things

Don't see it if If you are not into laughing

During previews
85
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you like innovative shows that make you think. This contemplates the intersection of art and solitude. Unlike anything I'd seen before.

Don't see it if you want an ending that's as rewarding as the concept of the show itself or if you don't enjoy one man shows.


November 13th, 2016
"If there’s one lesson to be derived from 'Mouse,' it’s that you should always be suspicious of the connections you wishfully intuit with people you talk to. On the other hand, if you’re too wary in assessing what others have to say, then you’ll wind up missing out on many of the more pleasurable...
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November 15th, 2016
"The most endearing sections are when he speaks directly to us…At times, and in comparison to these outrageously charming moments, the scripted sections can feel slightly too artificial, and we do see narrative developments coming a mile away. But that's all part of the aesthetic. Kitson likes a ...
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November 17th, 2016
"Kitson is a defiantly compelling performer...One of the great pleasures of a Kitson show is the contrast between the sweetness at the heart of many of his stories and the rather more acerbic quality of his audience interactions...Those who have seen Kitson’s work before will find the tone famili...
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November 23rd, 2016
"Though the script takes some predictable turns, Kitson’s performance is consistently delightful...Only occasionally does this set of deftly interlaced shaggy-dog stories start to feel a bit too shaggy. Some more compression would help streamline things, to avoid the feeling of an overly drawn-ou...
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