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O, Earth

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Clever, Delightful, Resonant, Great acting

About the show

The Foundry Theatre presents 'O, Earth,' new play inspired by Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town,' which looks at the 'town' created in the space of trans, queer, and gay politics. More…

Portia de Rossi stares into the soft light of her refrigerator and wonders if she'll ever be truly happy; 'Our Town's' Emily and George venture into the unknown; Thornton Wilder digs in search of a time capsule he buried under the stage long ago; Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are jettisoned from the world of the dead, curious to discover what's happened in the world they left...

'O, Earth' floods the stage with a panorama of characters from gay popular culture, theatre history, and radical New York City, to ask how we live as ourselves and in communion with others. An interrogation of the 'universal,' Casey Llewellyn's epic play imagines the boundless possibilities within everyone, every day.

February 1st, 2016
"A play that demands we notice who still gets left out of our narratives...Ms. Llewellyn and her director, Dustin Wills, have supplied 'O, Earth' with plenty of silliness and surreality, making a sparkling, jagged mishmash of time and place...Poignant and funny, 'O, Earth' can be clumsy, too, tho...
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January 31st, 2016
"An absolute avalanche of lovely things…Confident, lyrical, hilarious, unabashedly literate and unapologetically political. It also holds the Wilder text as gently as a robin's egg…It’s funny enough to make you actually shout and drop your notebook…Thanks to the Foundry's impeccable production, y...
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February 1st, 2016
"The author makes some stinging points, and they would wound more deeply if 'O, Earth' were sharper, funnier, and more focused than the often sloppily written free-for-all...There's plenty of imagination at work, but the laughs are surprisingly few; the author wields a blunt instrument, often sub...
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February 7th, 2016
"'O, Earth' has an agenda that at times verges on agit-prop, but the production is always surprising, always theatrical…Both the satire and humor in the play are scattershot…At times, this point is too baldly stated and seems like preaching. Other times, the author’s sarcasm is stinging."
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