This absurdist, gender-bending farce explores our current selfie society’s relationship with consumerism and modern technology through one night in the life of a disordered family on the road to ruin. More…
From the show:
Bo, Boo and Pickle all have plans, but someone must stay home to care for their pregnant dog, Princess. Trivial disputes and slapstick mischief quickly morph into family feuds and also, possibly, to the end of the world.
See it if to witness a masterful mash-up of Noh, kabuki, panto & Beckett in an anarchic, comical & moving farce about selfishness & modern technology.
Don't see it if you don't like absurdist theater or slapstick comedy; you have no interest in Japanese theater.
See it if you’d like to experience a hilarious tragedy that feels as old as humankind & as contemporary as identity hacking.
Don't see it if irreverence about the family unit or absolute gender-bending might offend you.
See it if a Japanese clown show with apocalyptic overtones sounds interesting. The comic timing is exquisite.
Don't see it if you dislike pratfalls and gratuitous violence.
See it if Absurd comic modern fam w/ plans, in gender-bent drag,self-imprison w/ Kubuki rhythms & flourishes.Matte foil set."Why are you being weird?"
Don't see it if Its absurdist premise folds under the weight of itself when paired with reality resolve."No one commits hari kari in Wonderland/BoysofNoise"
Also One Green Bottle = Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer
See it if You like Japanese culture and comedy with a twist. This play pushes all traditional roles out the window.
Don't see it if You do not like Japanese comedy.
See it if You can appreciate references to slapstick, traditional Japanese melodrama, Japanese horror movies and more.
Don't see it if You are averse to fits of explosive laughter.
See it if into laughing at a grossly-abusive wit-deficient dysfunctional family, well-stylized.
Don't see it if you think humor is about connection rather than randomness; I laughed once.
See it if You like broad absurdist humor. Over the top gender bending family, Japanese Noh And Kabuki. Zany physicality. convincing relationship.
Don't see it if You don’t like to laugh or you get judgey. You don’t like farce.
See it if You want to see a special tragedy/comedy that leaves you wondering why did I laugh my way through this family situation. Great acting
Don't see it if If you don’t want to laugh at some crazy out there situations or if you want something traditionally American. This is a unique comedy
See it if Delight of a play- offbeat slapstick parodying the classical stage, family relations, among others. Strong acting throughout!
Don't see it if The 3 people I saw this with debated whether or not this was just a night of "dumb fun" or something deeper. That's yours to decide I guess!
See it if mildly entertaining, very self-conscious attempts at quirkiness that don't add up to much other than rather artificial quirkiness.
Don't see it if Only Glyn Pritchard as Pickle pulls off an engaging performance; this could probably work better with a different acting style.
See it if You want to laugh and watch a wacky family deal with life. Slap stick and yet touching.
Don't see it if You want order and calm, or have trouble with deciphering rapid English/Japanese speech. It’s very silly!
See it if You like Japanese esthetics (music, staging), you like somewhat zany, clever and very skillful and precise staging and movement
Don't see it if You don't like physical theater or work of mixed cultures.
See it if You want a well acted, fast paced slapstick show. Lampoons Kabuki theater and conflict between modern and traditional family interactions.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with Theater of the Absurd or gender-bending. Or if you find bridge chairs uncomfortable for 90 minutes.
See it if you like brillant, funny, insightful, fresh and invigorating theatre.
Don't see it if dislike daring and challenging theatre. Or if physical comedy and gender bending is not your thing.