This new work traverses the dystopian, the outlandish, and the magical to arrive at the collision between love, celebrity, and the apocalypse. More…
From the show:
Enter America's disgusting and sensational future-everything is underwater, but the TVs still work. In a moldy shack, two women slosh through life together, each the other's only remaining companion, sharing dreams of stardom and power that will never, ever, ever come true. Except when they do. Directed by Miranda Haymon (In the Penal Colony at The Tank, Next Door @ NYTW), Nick Mecikalski's Really Really Gorgeous traverses the dystopian, the outlandish, and the magical to arrive at the collision between love, celebrity... and the apocalypse.
See it if you enjoy dystopian political fantasy with absurdist leanings.
Don't see it if emotional realism is something you value in drama. I found the relationships only word deep without supporting actions.
See it if you want to see a play with great promise that actively deconstructs American Myths.
Don't see it if you will be overly disappointed by a play that supplies new American Myths worse than the old.
See it if You're up for a terrific cast in a serious farce about power and survival. And love, in a world where what's gorgeous is anyplace that's dry
Don't see it if You dislike farce or SciFi; don't think the climate's changing or the president lies constantly; you believe everything you hear on TV.
See it if You enjoy dystopian allegories for the dystopia we currently inhabit, that touch on multiple themes and maintain a sense of humor.
Don't see it if You struggle with metaphor or aren't in the mood to tolerate a play that is sometimes slow.
See it if you're drawn to imaginative after-catastophe narratives. You want to support new work in a theater that consistently encourages it.
Don't see it if repetition drives you out of your gourd and/or your imagination only functions with an assist from Hollywood level sets and special effects.
See it if In-depth themes of current day reality set to dystopian extremes. See what the future could be...if we let it.
Don't see it if You are looking to sit back, relax, and not think.
See it if you like to see all the many plays about dystopian futures that have been circulating in recent years.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a sharp satire; here the targets are so easy, & so annoying, that often the natural response is to turn off the TV.
See it if you enjoy an exploration of important issues in new work by playwrights with a message. Many important points are made that reflect our time
Don't see it if you want a polished production - it moves a bit slow and needs some rewriting on the important points with less cheapening of the messages.
See it if After The Flood, waters and resentment rise when half of a lesbian couple is named president."It's me against The Water." Onstage announcer.
Don't see it if Femme competition trivialises empowerment/topical message.Wall motif fatigue."Careful,we don't know what's out there/Got my lungs dried out"
See it if You want to see a great idea from a playwright about the future of the world
Don't see it if You are expecting this to be polished and ready. Definitely needs a bit of a rewrite. Should be much shorter
See it if if you appreciate inde experimental small all-female cast drama in off Broadway theatre about disturbing current threats to USA society
Don't see it if you are irritated by lesbian relationship, reminder threat global warming/flooding, effect existential threat on power mongering/fear others
See it if You want to see a very clever and well-acted play. Very interesting premise and provides some very timely critique on present day government
Don't see it if you don't enjoy political satire.
See it if Little masterpiece performed for 90 minutes by 3 actresses with a big future. The ending is very predictable but show is still delightful
Don't see it if Building the wall to protect the capital from intruders;good people are not that good,person with no knowledge elected President of the US..
See it if A futuristic story of what happens when climate change becomes personal. I found myself engaged at first and as the play went on started
Don't see it if Losing interest. The three actors were good but the storyline became a little too over-the-top for me. This is certainly not for everyone
See it if you need to see every addition into the new "post apocalyptic" genre that young playwrights love to set their pieces in.
Don't see it if you are neither willing to stretch your imagination nor allow gaps in logic to the story.
See it if you like a funny yet sad look at what the future might be...including some politics. Delightful actors!
Don't see it if you can't tolerate that we are all going to Hell scenarios and lesbian drama. There is also some silliness.
See it if You like new works that have no idea where to go. The company of 3 is enthusiastic and friends in the audience will tell you when to laugh.
Don't see it if You want a coherent story.
See it if You like political theater. Deals with climate change, power, dishonesty and authoritarianism. Not quite didactic, but a slog.
Don't see it if Like crisp shows that move along. It is slow-paced and repetitive, strives for humor but not much there.