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70%
(33 Reviews)
Positive
64%
Mixed
30%
Negative
6%
Members say
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Thought-provoking

About the Show

The Tank's world premiere drama explores issues of race and gender through its story about a woman and a man living in New York, 85 years apart.

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Member Reviews (33)

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1086 Reviews | 265 Followers
70
Ambitious, Resonant, Great acting, Edgy

See it if A show that is abstract and deep.

Don't see it if If you want a light show. This one you must follow

670 Reviews | 156 Followers
82
Gothic, Artificial, Highly patterned, Distinctive, Mysterious

See it if you are interested in hearing a strong, particular, somewhat odd voice from Brazil.

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for the artificial or the mysterious. Read more

466 Reviews | 237 Followers
65
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if Boring script

Don't see it if Boring script Read more

435 Reviews | 126 Followers
65
Intelligent, Confusing, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy somewhat avant garde theater with a non-linear plot and a lot of philosophical rants about role and gender in society,

Don't see it if you prefer easy to understand plays with linear plots and a bit more action than ranting.

285 Reviews | 32 Followers
81
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like a nuce ensemble piece and you can get there early enough to read the synopsis on the postcard

Don't see it if You’re not able to follow dual plots or actors playing multiple roles Read more

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
81
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if A lyrical twin tale as directed in a 50's style by a Spanish artiste. I can't explain, but I liked so much of this.

Don't see it if You seek straightforward

269 Reviews | 21 Followers
38
Ambitious

See it if You like supporting the Off Off Broadway community and smaller shows.

Don't see it if You want a play that works. Read more

231 Reviews | 130 Followers
88
Ambitious, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if intellectually written; themes and elements (even same lines) echo between two dimensions; powerful acting; great directing, esp. last scene

Don't see it if simplistic staging (sufficient and efficient); Guess watching a play is just an experience too personal.. glad I wasn’t scared off by review

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
January 7th, 2019

"The supernatural scenario is a little like something one might find on an eerie episode of Alfred Hitchcock's old TV anthology. Unfortunately, it all comes off as fairly stilted and heavy-handed. This is due in part to some of the flowery language that Nogueira uses ('I have the strength of a river to drown my sobbing heart with a loving rage'). But it also has to do with Ortman's direction, which eschews realism in favor of a highly self-conscious theatricality."
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New York Theater
January 5th, 2019

"The spooky and melodramatic aspects of the plot, and the two characters’ surreal pile-up of connections, are less engaging than the astute social observations the playwright threads throughout the piece...Nogueira, a playwright of some renown in Brazil who’s a newcomer to New York, still manages to land some astute and amusing comments about living in New York."
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Off Off Online
January 8th, 2019

“Is one story real and one imagined? Are both real?...If one does not come away with an answer, 'Real' at least shows Nogueira’s gift for poetic lyricism, and the questions he raises linger. It’s not a straightforward piece of theater, but it’s often fascinating, and it’s refreshing to find a theatrical voice as iconoclastic as Nogueira’s."
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