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Ends Sep 01

Red Emma & The Mad Monk

Members say: Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the show

Mystics, anarchists, and snowflakes swirl in this new Russo-American cabaret-style musical about Emma Goldman, Rasputin, and a 12-year-old American girl who's obsessed with both of them and can't get off Twitter.

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In the first few months of 2017, 12 year-old Addison has a lot of questions about the world and very little parental supervision. Her best (imaginary) friend is a turn-of-the-19th-century Russian mystic, and her favorite pastime is fighting with deplorables on the internet. But when Addison starts to learn about another turn-of-the-century Russian -- the American immigrant and Anarchist, Emma Goldman -- she begins questioning the meaning of political action and just how far we should go to fight oppressive systems.


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80
Delightful, entertaining and curiously, relevant

See it if Intrigued by the title, I found it lived up to the promised zaniness and historical relevance, but also made for a gripping story well acted

Don't see it if Can be confusing and boring if you are unfamiliar/uninterested in early 20th century history, Russian and US. Songs are not great/memorable

Also Incubated at Ars Nova, it reminded me of Great Comet in its earliest i... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you believe in the vitality of human connection, you enjoy dynamic performances and biting humor.

Don't see it if You are soulless

100
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you want a show that manages to be cynical and hopeful at the same time, and if you want intelligent humor.

Don't see it if you take yourself too seriously. This show manages to have fun while grappling with some heady topics.

100
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You like shows creative and relevant, examining truth in history, social media, and protest, and support diversity in casting, great staging

Don't see it if If you don't like mixed fantasy and reality, if you don't like racial and gender diverse casting, if you don't want to think while watching.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love learning about history, politics and Russia. The play is irreverent, but on point with what it’s saying to it’s audience.

Don't see it if You’re a miserable human being! This play may delight you so you’ve been warned.


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