Pomegrenade
Closed 1h 30m
Pomegrenade
75

Pomegrenade NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(6 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
33%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Confusing, Slow, Clever, Edgy

About the Show

The Arctic Group's world-premiere production explores the global refugee crises through a retelling of the Greek myth of Persephone.

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Member Reviews (6)

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216 Reviews | 170 Followers
74
Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like modern takes on myths. This is well staged and well acted.

Don't see it if you've been in a war zone or a terrorist attack. The sounds of violence and stories of suffering are all too real and hard to bear

129 Reviews | 19 Followers
50
Slow, Excruciating, Edgy, Confusing, Great acting

See it if you want to support/see promising actors. If you are curious on a diff't. take on Greek characters/myths w/o the usual fancy costumes/props.

Don't see it if you like lively shows; or your Greek myths untampered. This can be challenging to finish in its 2.5 hrs of dark, slow & depressing mood.

24 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Slow, Clever

See it if You like Greek mythology infused plays.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span.

13 Reviews | 9 Followers
65
Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if If you like some sort of Greek mythology you might enjoy this play The portrayal of Aries and Hedes was very dynamic

Don't see it if This play is confusing slow it could have been better if they hadn't had so many situations at once

8 Reviews | 8 Followers
85
Clever, Confusing, Great acting, Great singing, Edgy

See it if You are into the stories of greek mythology.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a direct storyline. It was a bit hard to follow in the beginning.

1 Review | 2 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if The actors did an amazing job of bringing an old classic to life! I would definitely go back and see the play over and over.

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see it.. The play was brilliant.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
September 26th, 2017

“'Pomegrenade's' thoughtful script gives new life to its ancient source material, its characters equally mythic and relatable. Brimming with idealism but limited in scope, Lincoln’s 'Persephone' embodies our concern and frustration as privileged bystanders, and we share in her journey from passivity to empowerment…Inspired by the accounts of war correspondents, and writer-director Xia’s work with Doctors Without Borders, the play’s journalistic subfocus heightens its impact."
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Stage Buddy
September 28th, 2017

"The text has a sound synchronicity between the Greek story and its contemporary component: the refugee crisis seems like a logical if tragic repercussion to the acts of the gods...and the stories blend together well. The play's monologues, though, drift and sway too liberally. While they are performed with heart, they are very difficult to keep up with. Nonetheless, I enjoyed watching the ensemble perform and the thrust they brought to their monologues."
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New York Theatre Review
October 4th, 2017

“As Hermes, Galanes helps set the soulful, sorrowful mood with her haunting vocals. Composer and vocal director Emily Krause’s haunting minor chords underscore the sense of loneliness and trauma that runs through the play...Xia and her team most powerfully capture this sense of disorientation and terror at a visceral level, of people trying to hold themselves together as the gods literally pull the strands of their lives apart.”
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