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Pylade

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Members say: Ambitious, Edgy, Pasolini screed based on ancient text performed with style, nudity and raunch, Indulgent, Overrated

About the show

La MaMa and The Great Jones Repertory Company presents a contemporary reinterpretation of the relationship between Pylades and Orestes from Greek mythology. More…

A poetic, tragic meditation on democracy, consumerism, and the struggle for real social change. The rhythm and emotion of Pasolini’s text is heightened by the music and movement incorporated into this production to create a total theatre of movement, text, spectacle and music.


Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Edgy, Pasolini screed based on ancient text performed with style, nudity and raunch, Indulgent, Overrated
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Pasolini screed based on ancient text performed with style, nudity and raunch

See it if Same cast as 2015 production in 2 day free revival at LaMaMa Great Jones. Stunning visuals as some of the cast performs naked simulated sex.

Don't see it if The Oresteia as a left-wing rant by Pasolini. Astounding athleticism by Mandic, Gutierrez and Eugene. The onstage band provides atmosphere

Also The watermelon that Pylade screwed in the original LaMaMa production i... Read more Read less

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Ambitious, Disappointing, Edgy, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you've got tremendous patience for indulgent, not terribly skillful avant-garde performance.

Don't see it if you like your "non-traditional" theatre performed with more skill both on and off the stage.


December 8th, 2015
"Mandić sets the pace for this energetic and fearless ensemble...When the actors are clothed, Ana Savić Gecan's costumes give a clear sense of their social station and role in the play. Michael Sirotta underscores everything with his heart-pounding original music, thrillingly executed by an ensem...
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December 10th, 2015
"Pasolini wanted to explore the supposed homoerotic bond between Orestes and his cousin Pylades...This treatment with its idiosyncratic writing and directorial fixations doesn’t coherently present the plot...At times, it verges on a parody of the in your face theater 'happenings' of the 1960’s......
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December 14th, 2015
"'Pylade' could surely profit from a translation that allows for a bigger contrast between the scenes, or, in other words, that is not so stiff sounding...The ensemble, although a talented and colorful one, seems to be unevenly explored...A beautiful and stark example of theatre done in dialogue ...
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December 16th, 2015
"While this production is underscored by a great deal of full-frontal nudity and graphically explicit sexual scenarios—none of which, upon reflection, are at all gratuitous—this is a play about fanatical passion...Taken as merely a dance/movement project 'Pylade' is fairly riveting. But with time...
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