Remnant NYC Reviews and Tickets

(18 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Clever, Quirky

About the Show

Theater Mitu’s new interdisciplinary piece interjects interviews with found text, technology, and image in its exploration of the subject of war. It asks: what should we fight for and why? 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (18)

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183 Reviews | 44 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Playful, Riveting

See it if you enjoy non-linear work that makes you sit up and engage with it. you enjoy non-traditional seating/performance styles

Don't see it if you require a firm narrative thread, you dislike ambiguity in experience and theme, you don't enjoy experimental work. Read more

182 Reviews | 19 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you want to see truly innovative performance strategies. If you want for once to go to a play where the average audience age is not AARP.

Don't see it if You need traditional theater mechanics.

314 Reviews | 52 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a fast moving challenging play. Unusually staged and interesting throughout.

Don't see it if you want to see a play with normal play structure. The absurdist nature of the play may turn some theatergoers off.

683 Reviews | 161 Followers
Ambitious, Multi-media, Fragmented, Handsome, Thought-provoking

See it if you like innovative theater that plays with the boundaries of the form.

Don't see it if you do not like theater pieces that mix media or juxtapose a lot of small fragments. Read more

1199 Reviews | 343 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you are open to new, multimedia theater with fragmented sets, actors and stories touched off by "remnant" memories collected. Interesting+.

Don't see it if you do not want to be exposed to verbal and visual blasts on the themes of war, death and time or if you want a linear production.

332 Reviews | 109 Followers
Intense, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy form-defying theatre mixed with performance art touching on life, death, and war.

Don't see it if You want something easy to digest. You dislike experimental performance. You crave narrative.

175 Reviews | 98 Followers
Clinical, Impressive, Innovative, Multi-disciplinary, Intriguing

See it if you want to support a worthy company in large new digs. The ensemble-created work is wide-ranging & accomplished yet not all that impactful.

Don't see it if you want plot, 3 dimensional characters, dialogue or if you don’t want to listen to a show via headphones.

754 Reviews | 128 Followers
Quirky, Dizzying, Confusing, Unique, Ambitious

See it if non-linear, experimental, multimedia, explorations of death make you happy. Remarkable combination of quotations, singing, dancing etc.

Don't see it if you expect a play. No characters, no plot, not even permanent seating. Audience moves between 3 banks of seats at 30 minute intervals.

Critic Reviews (5)

August 29th, 2018

“Perhaps ‘Remnant’ tries to tackle too much. Considering its philosophical aspirations, this work should be thought-provoking. Instead, the sheer sensory overload of its multidisciplinary approach to some degree becomes self-defeating, as one is bound to come away appreciating the ceaselessly inventive stagecraft more than meditating on the themes it presents...’Remnant’ is the kind of admirably overreaching failure that is willing to risk disaster for the sake of testing theatrical boundaries."
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August 29th, 2018

“War, time and death are hauntingly explored in the eerie high-tech performance piece ‘Remnant’...The audience wears headsets as they experience the show while watching the action...Polendo’s swift staging richly realizes each individual chapter with resonance. Polendo coordinates the piece’s high caliber technical elements and engaging performances into a production that totally stimulates the senses and the mind...The cast is always fascinating.”
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Theatre is Easy
August 31st, 2018

"With poetical delicacy that doesn’t cloud the pain of grief and loss, 'Remnant' reminds us of the fragility of mental and physical bodies...Headphones not only allow for three parts of the show to unfold simultaneously, but also create an intimate form of communication...The architecture of this theatrical experience is flawlessly executed in both writing and production, with just the right degree of detachment allowing you to connect to the fragmented and distilled stories."
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Stage Buddy
September 5th, 2018

"The company has done something incredible. Each artist brings different skills, experiences, and craft to the piece; they've come together in a way that is at different times cinematic, deeply theatrical, and striking to the senses...This piece is beautiful and emotional; I felt desperation, despair, guilt, terror, and wonder. For the parts of all of us that have experienced loss, this is an affirming meditation. I highly recommend seeing it!"
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New York Theater
August 28th, 2018

"Only part documentary theater. It is also equal parts art installation, performance art, and technology-as-poetry...The show is inventive enough to feel like an adventure...At best revolves around some big themes rather than focusing on a specific subject, but often feels random. The use of the headphones and the distancing effect of the actors performing inside the dark boxes, are arguably at odds with some of the very aspects of live theater that have allowed it to endure."
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