No Man's Land
Closed 1h 20m
No Man's Land
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No Man's Land NYC Reviews and Tickets

96%
(14 Reviews)
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Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining

About the Show

The Anthropologists’ world premiere uses the real-life story of a dad who tried to make his daughter a princess as the jumping off point for an intense examination of racism.

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Member Reviews (14)

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31 Reviews | 1 Follower
98
Profound, Resonant, Exquisite, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you love thought-provoking shows with a ​deliberate, unhurried pace.

Don't see it if you need a lot of musics

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23 Reviews | 21 Followers
100
Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you LOVE devised theatre and performance art; you want to take action after seeing the show; you want to be provoked.

Don't see it if you prefer simple storytelling with a simple message.

17 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Must see, Hilarious, Absorbing

See it if You are a human being concerned about the social injustices and prejudices that are occurring in the world.

Don't see it if You do not have an open mind.

5 Reviews | 3 Followers
80
Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you really want some satire.

Don't see it if "too cool for school" isn't your thing. Read more

3 Reviews | 3 Followers
95
Ambitious, Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like devised work, enjoy fast-paced, energetic performances, have questions/feelings about privilege and what that means.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional narrative or a tragedy, dislike devised work, don't like theater that challenges the status quo.

1 Review | 3 Followers
100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you are willing to examine your beliefs and clean the lens through which you look at life

Don't see it if you would rather have the Fox guarding the hen house

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Ambitious, Clever, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if There are no ifs! It's a must see! Great EVERYTHING.

Don't see it if Not in the cards. :) You must go!

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Ambitious, Edgy, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like bold, inventive theater experiences w/ smart & challenging & often-funny take on the complex realities of race & power in the U.S.

Don't see it if you like your theater tidy. This show is not tidy. It is not about tidy topics, so it should not be tidy. It is, as it should be, messy

Critic Reviews (4)

Theatre is Easy
November 22nd, 2016

"‘No Man's Land’ carries out a thoughtful and entertaining full-throttle investigation of a single story based on real-life events…The team has done a fine job of showing the deep personal importance of the issues while expanding their thoughts to include a wider range of perspectives. Most importantly, it does this without bring preachy, or dragging the audience to the psychologist's couch…It's uplifting but realistic, courageous but honest."
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C
November 30th, 2016

"Given its focus on identity, race, and theatrical narratives, the new play 'No Man's Land' could not be more timely...Keeps the audience pleasurably on its toes while it tries to hammer out its own existence. It's aided in this by strong, versatile, entertaining performances...This is a very smart play that acknowledges the messiness of trying to tell this story or any story, and insists on characters that are correspondingly less than perfect."
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Times Square Chronicles
November 26th, 2016

"Encouraging imagination and make believe, this show has a romper room-like atmosphere with homemade costumes and dollar-store props...This 90-minute play uses humor to touch on racially focused police brutality, however the late introduction of a female refugee’s plight in the play failed to have the deep meaning desired. In the end it was hard to decipher the story’s main thrust and the audience was left wondering what they were fighting for."
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Edge New York
November 27th, 2016

"A morality play meets zany variety show; there can be no funnier work about one of our most squirmy topics—how whites and POC speak to each other about race—currently on the NY stage...The productive tension between dialectic and hilarity leaves you high—in the way of a workout rather than a drink, you've made progress...Evenly performed in the spirit of 'devised investigative ensemble theater'...each actor lives up to the challenge of this most vulnerable genre."
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