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Remembering Evangeline

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Edgy, Confusing, Quirky, Great staging

About the show

Concrete Temple Theatre presents this world premiere work which unravels the knotty love story between a man in New England and the woman he left behind in Korea. More…

In 'Remembering Evangeline,' music, dance, and visual theater fuse into a landscape of dreams and desires, karaoke and kimchi. A playful and profound odyssey, capturing the drama only love can bring.


Member Reviews (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Edgy, Confusing, Quirky, Great staging
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Avg Score

63
Experimental, Not for everyone, Poignant

See it if you see a lot of 'downtown" avant-garde-style theatre and can make allowances for low-budget trappings to allow a painful story to emerge

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the "Here Arts Center" particular brand of experimental theater

Also Helps to know a bit of the epic poem 'Evangeline" by Longfellow: this ... Read more Read less

74
Edgy, Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky

See it if enjoy avant-garde theatre and don't mind languages other than English being used.

Don't see it if you want a narrative plot or a flashy show.

80
Clever, Great staging, Edgy, Creates a dreamlike meditation on the power of connection over distance and time.

See it if Abstract staging and lighting techniques work for you in creating mood and meaning.

Don't see it if You prefer standard storytelling over artsy creative moods and dreamlike effects.

26
Boring, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You love avant garde theater

Don't see it if You dislike avant garde theater

Also Was the worst productions I've seen since joining Show-Score last year... Read more Read less

30
Ambitious, Confusing, Insipid

See it if You like avant garde shows

Don't see it if You like random lip-synced musical performances and non-linear storytelling.

Also The acting in this was quite weak. It was also very difficult at times... Read more Read less

62
Ambitious, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if you like avant garde theatre and abstract performances

Don't see it if you dislike small venues and prefer a more linear brand of storytelling


June 10th, 2017
"Lackluster though amiable...Much of it is in a showily offbeat mode that is arguably comprehensible only to its creators...Nothing is highly accomplished in terms of performance, and the narrative threads really don’t connect clearly, but there’s a warmhearted tone throughout. Philippi’s writing...
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June 14th, 2017
“Offers images and intriguing visual and aural juxtapositions, and lands 60 minutes later suggesting a journey of sorts, and loads of textual questions…Sections resonate but all the plot pieces don’t quite cohere…Philippi’s writing offers loads of possible meanings to most of the brief adventure....
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