Already closed | 1h 20m | Brooklyn

Relativity

From 15 member reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Intense, Clever, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

About the show

"Relativity" offers a new take on time travel with a Rashomon-like structure, exploring questions of fate, subjectivity, and mortality in a playful, mind-bending way. More…

After receiving a strange package in the mail, college student Erin Barclay unexpectedly finds herself hosting two strangers, artist Perry and grad student Candace. They are quickly placed in a life or death situation as the object in the package unsticks them from time for the next twenty minutes. The catch? They're all living those same twenty minutes in different orders. Each act of the show presents the exact same events, but presented in the order that each individual character experiences them.

1h 20m | Already closed | Harry Warren Theatre (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (15)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Intense, Clever, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
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Avg Score

68
Unique, Not fully successful, Ambitious, High concept

See it if you want to see an honest attempt at writing a new kind of live drama.

Don't see it if you want a fully developed, polished production.

Also I don’t think “Relativity” is fully successful but congratulate the pl... Read more Read less

65
Intense, Ambitious, Indulgent, Slow, Quirky

See it if science fiction interests you. The performers do excellent work with difficult material.

Don't see it if speculative concepts without clear conclusions distress you. Also be aware that transportation to this theater is complicated on weekends

68
Slow, Clever, Intense, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you'd like a young cast work to pull off a difficult script that is repetitious to present different view points with good sound/lights.

Don't see it if you want a play with a strong post that has a beginning, middle and end or you do not like use of a lot of strobe lights.

23
Dizzying

See it if You want to support 3 Long Island University students/graduates. You enjoy new work. You want to see the same thing shown 3 different ways.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to piercing noises every 90 seconds, painful strobe lights flashing every 90 seconds, and very harsh over-bright lighting.

85
Profound, Mind-boggling, Very good acting, Intense, Clever

See it if you enjoy cleverly written, thought-provoking plays that make one reflect deeply on the nature of time, reality, and one's mortality.

Don't see it if you can't deal with a non-linear plot, lots of strobe lights, and non-causality perspectives that make one think outside of the box.

Also This play is definitely not for everyone. Theatergoers are either goin... Read more Read less

56
Disappointing, So-so acting, Quirky, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You are willing to hang in there and let the plot reveal itself and come together over the course of 3 acts.

Don't see it if You need traditional linear storytelling or great acting.

Also This is a really clever, intriguing script that, unfortunately, was pr... Read more Read less

85
Very innovative and ambitious. great show and great theater. well worth the trip.

See it if You don't mind traveling a little and enjoy science fiction and small productions.

Don't see it if You are looking to see a big Broadway musical.

51
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if The play was acted very well. I kept waiting to see what was happening because I was lost

Don't see it if If you want to see a play that you can understand.

87
Funny, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like sci-fi and time travel or you like to try to solve complicated mysteries. Great acting and directing done by this crew.

Don't see it if You do not like loud noises, small productions or strobe lights.

89
Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You’re looking for a very innovative and thought provoking science fiction type play that comes together over the course of three acts.

Don't see it if You are highly sensitive to strobe lights and loud sounds every 90 seconds, or so. Or you are looking for a traditional, linear play.

86
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You want to see a small production that is refreshing, innovative by three young actors who pull off a complicated but well-written script.

Don't see it if Strobe lights bother you or you are only interested in seeing broadway plays or musicals.

90
Ambitious, Great staging, Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy nonconlvential story telling that utilizes every character beat and line of dialogue that finds a way to pay itself off eventually

Don't see it if You prefer traditional story telling or don’t enjoy loud music and flashy lights

85
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like to be challenged. this show asks for a high level of audience engagement. also watch it if you’re into strong female characters!

Don't see it if you’re sensitive to strobe lights. they aren’t just utilized once or twice during the show; it’s every couple minutes.

Also Even though this is science fiction, there is still a generous dose of... Read more Read less

87
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great writing, Clever

See it if you're interested in a new take on time travel and inventive staging

Don't see it if you're easily confused or dislike strobe lights/loud sounds every 90ish seconds

96
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy a great cast and an amazing plot !

Don't see it if Lights and sounds bother you


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