Dutch Kills Theater presents a strange and witty tale about female friendship, an unexpected Airbnb guest, and the secrets that bind us together. More…
It’s an exciting day for Dora here in North Providence, Rhode Island. Today is the day Dora is going to make coffee, go outside, and make friends with Ronnie. Ronnie lives in the apartment next door, so of course they were meant to be friends. Ronnie isn’t sure how she wound up living in North Providence for all these years, with a balcony overlooking the parking lot and the weird hill across the street. But here they both are, where nothing exciting has really happened since the great beaver purge of the mid-20th century. That is, until Jane shows up at Ronnie’s door. Maybe she’s just the distraction they need.
See it if You're interested in a narrative told mainly through monologues investigating relationships based in proximity
Don't see it if You dislike quiet theatre that doesn't clarify its realism vs. fantasy.
See it if You enjoy lovely language & good acting, even if you don't always know where it is leading. The explanatory blurb in the program is helpful.
Don't see it if You only enjoy straightforward shows where all your questions are answered.
See it if you want something unique and original, charming and quirky, smart and funny. I cant get it out of my head.
Don't see it if you like tons of action, dont care about metaphor, or need everything to make perfect sense.
See it if you enjoy being in an intimate space to see new works. Make sure you read the note from the playwright before the show starts.
Don't see it if you are accustomed to only seeing big Broadway shows, or if you have a limited imagination.
Also Lori Elizabeth Parquet ( DORA) is really quite wonderful.
See it if You like female-driven shows, you don't mind small shows
Don't see it if You need a lot of stagecraft and an exciting plot, you don't have a high tolerance for twee characters
See it if You don't mind working a bit for supper. There's quite a message in there (a VERY topical one too) if you're willing to see it.
Don't see it if You like your entertainment served up fluffy and light and with no metaphors or sarcasm...or if your a fan of that new orange president.
See it if If you enjoy offbeat plays about friendship & social anxiety w/a magical realism twist. You like natural dialogue.
Don't see it if You prefer more realistic plays. You don't like magical realism. You don't like female-centric plays
See it if you enjoy clever short shows with a strange twist; charming actors, slightly absurd plot.
Don't see it if you are a person who is very serious and doesn't enjoy the absurd in theater, tiny stages, non-existent scenery.
See it if you enjoy dialogue and character driven plays with a light touch but a confusing message. I saw it with an understudy who was on book...
Don't see it if ...but still very good. All three of the actors were refreshing and charming. I just didn't get the beaver metaphor, other than a pretty...
See it if You like a light and funny play about neighbors. You don't mind simple yet effective staging. You like a play with three women performing.
Don't see it if You need elaborate staging. You are too serious and can't enjoy a light enjoyable performance.
See it if you enjoy a simple play with some good acting but is nonsensical with no real story
Don't see it if you expect a play that makes sense, can sit through a 5 minute monologue about how good a cup of coffee tastes.
See it if You enjoy non-traditional story telling; you don't need elaborate sets to put you in a place; you are interested in a fresh voice
Don't see it if You only like straightforward stories - this smacks of magical realism. You don't like shows where the actors break the 4th Wall.
See it if You want to watch some quirky shows. The lines are really funny and I appreciate the absurd way the characters think and act.
Don't see it if You want everything to make sense and you don't like any quirky stuff. I still can't figure out the beaver thing...
See it if You want to see a witty play with a very unusual plot and an even more unusual mix of characters. ( I don't want to spoil the surprise ).
Don't see it if You might not like a story that goes from " normal " to " surreal ". At moments it reminds of Ionesco's writing ( with a lighter touch ).
See it if Will only get better as new cast member learns her lines but the show is a delight, serious and funny, well worth your time
Don't see it if you prefer big casts and big productions, this is more homey and comfortable feeling, you probably want a bigger show/theatre
See it if you LOVE quirky scenarios, intelligently written & lovingly embraced by the actors. This is as good as quirky gets... bizarre but great fun
Don't see it if you don't like theater in which the inner thoughts of the characters are represented via to-the-audience monologues.
See it if you're familiar with the playwright's work or know the actors, I suppose. Some of the lines were funny.
Don't see it if a complete lack of action would be unbearable for you. Something about beavers... really confusing.
Also Was the beaver metaphor or was it literal?
See it if You're into monologues. You enjoy a simple set, simple staging, an overall simple play.
Don't see it if You want something exciting and more than 3 ladies talking about their inner thoughts.