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Point Pleasant, The Legend of The Mothman

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Members say: Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Clever, Great staging

About the show

The Unitards Theater Company presents a multi-sensory show about the "true” story of an ordinary small town where the extraordinary is ushered in on the wings of a creature with glowing red eyes. More…

The first sighting of the legendary “Mothman” occurred in Virginia in November 1966. It terrorized the town for a year and was accompanied by a rash of other strange occurrences that sparked mass hysteria, and ultimately ended in a historic tragedy. While there is some spoken language peppered throughout the show, 'Point Pleasant, The Legend of The Mothman' is largely a fusion of live music, visual art, and multiple types of puppetry creating a somewhat macabre ballet.

Member Reviews (20)


Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Clever, Great staging
Avg Score

Confusing, Slow, Great staging, More art installation than theatre, Impressionistic storytelling

See it if You want a series of slow moving scenes w/puppets & projections. You really enjoy puppetry. You like non-traditional storytelling.

Don't see it if You don't like puppetry. You prefer traditional storytelling w/structure & character development: this is atmospheric mood art, not a play.

Also The puppetry & mood-setting are excellent. If you're expecting a play,... Read more Read less

Clever, Masterful puppetry, Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy artistic puppetry and unusual story telling techniques; more of a visceral experience than a "play"; music was perfect.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play; this is an unique production highlighting excellent puppetry and unusual audio/ visual experiences. Avoid row 1

Also Sitting in row 1 was a big mistake - I missed a lot of the visuals pro... Read more Read less

Multiple puppetry techniques, Primitive film sequences, Ambitious, Unique, Seems hand made

See it if paranormal, docu-drama, actual events, puppetry, unusual storytelling, Company named "The Unitards", turn you on

Don't see it if black & white & gray worlds, primitive puppetry & film, kokans, turn you off

Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You enjoy puppetry and clever use of technology with live performance.

Don't see it if You crave narrative and want something more than watching the creation of ambiance.

Confusing, Disappointing, Great staging, Slow, Clever

See it if you want to see some great puppetry. The show itself lacks dialogue. Feels like watching an old silent film.

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious show. The puppetry cannot keep you entertained for the full 60 mins.

Also When they did try and have some sound bites, it was garbled to the poi... Read more Read less

Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if If you want to see impressive puppetry.

Don't see it if You want to see traditional play. I couldn't understand most of the limited dialoge. Couldn't read abt 50% of words printed on the screen

Ambitious, Disappointing, Too long, Too slow, Sights & sounds fx

See it if you are interested in experimental staging/story telling using puppetry. It is promising but needs editing. Great mood set by music & lights

Don't see it if you don't like puppetry, gothic theme & setting...and blurred dialogues. The last one was really a turn off- even if it was done in purpose.

Also The puppets are grotesquely good for the theme...except..there was non... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Confusing, Unclear, Good puppets

See it if you want to support the creation of new & untraditional puppet shows in NYC.

Don't see it if you want a coherent story or get easily nauseated by too-close video projections or hand-held camera work.

Clever, Confusing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Hard to hear

See it if you like innovative staging, puppets and projections and you don't really need to understand what you're seeing.

Don't see it if you need to hear what is being said. A lot of the audio is distorted, (on purpose) and I had difficulty understanding what was being said.

Dizzying, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like puppet theatre, or like seeing shows with an absurd premise just for the sake of seeing them.


Also I wanted to like this show so badly, I really did. But it uses these v... Read more Read less

Clever, Masterful, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you are interested in experiencing a unique telling of Point Pleasant Mothman events or you are interested in stories told through puppetry.

Don't see it if you are not in a Halloween frame of mind and you are not willing to experience new ideas in storytelling.

Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You love creative, well worked, multimedia productions done w/live music, film, and great puppetry

Don't see it if You don't appreciate independent, atypical production, or if you don't enjoy adult puppetry

Confusing, Disappointing

See it if enjoy being assaulted by low-tech puppetry as abstract performance art combined with live headache inducing video projections.

Don't see it if you expect any kind of narrative that tells you anything about the events that inspired the images presented.

Also The score was more impressive than the imagery. There was a lot of tex... Read more Read less

Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Raunchy, Slow

See it if You don't mind no real plot, watching alternative "images" without understanding any of the dialogue

Don't see it if you can think of better things to do with 65 minutes....

Quirky, Slow

See it if You like puppet shows for adults. You want to see something really different and nontraditional. You like plays with very little dialog.

Don't see it if You only like traditional theatre. You only like plays with live actors. You don't like plays that are slow moving. You don't like horror

Also The puppets are magnificent rod puppets and the puppeteers are quite s... Read more Read less

Clever, Confusing, Great staging, Intense, Quirky

See it if you like puppetry shows that are artistically done. The visuals were great. I enjoyed the eeriness it produced in me. Story was confusing.

Don't see it if you don't like science fiction. It's based on a true story of a town in hysteria about a Mothman like creature that is creating fear.

Also Artistically it was amazing. Especially the beginning when it gave me ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying, Edgy, Intense

See it if If you enjoy experimental theater. This show combines live music, live cam projection and puppetry in a setting that's great for Holloween.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy errie stories based on real events. You don't like shows with loud sound effects, dizzying image and gothic stage designs.

Slow, Disappointing

See it if You find the supernatural fascinating You are absorbed by visionary puppet work You can tolerate less than professional stagecraft

Don't see it if You want a well written story and a production that is audible and visibly clear

Great staging, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if The puppets are wonderful and the music is interesting. The actors give it their all.

Don't see it if Nothing is particularly pleasant and the direction leaves much to be desired. I also couldn't see in the front row.

Ambitious, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you like paranormal mysteries, shadow and tabletop puppetry, live video projections, string music and the feeling of going to a silent movie

Don't see it if you don't like stories based on non-fiction, eerie sounds and creepy puppets.

Also There are lots of great performers, musicians and creative ideas in th... Read more Read less

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