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Revolutionary (Dream Up 2019)

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Slow, Funny, Relevant

About the show

A sci-fi, acoustic rock musical about a conscious revolution in the near future, as seen through the eyes of young homeless musicians. Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. More…

From the show:

REVOLUTIONARY is a sci-fi, acoustic rock musical about a conscious revolution in the near future, through the eyes of young homeless musicians. Life on the streets of New York is not easy for these kids. Some fall into drug addiction and prostitution, while others face different perils, like police brutality. When one of them is arrested by a robocop and carted off to a FEMA camp, the others take refuge at The Source Center, in an old, abandoned church. While there, they become entangled in an underground revolution to help fight the encroaching fascism. As part of their indoctrination into the movement, they undergo a series of training and initiations that empower them to become spiritual rebels to help save their world from martial law. They are guided by the charismatic leaders of The Source Center, who help the homeless youth, heal their addictions and activate to Fifth Dimensional Consciousness, through meditation, therapy, and Ayahuasca ceremony. Their lives are forever changed, and in their newfound freedom, some of them enter into romantic relationships with people they never have thought they would. Together they all become the personification of the evolution of the revolution, as they shift into a new paradigm here on Earth.


Member Reviews (9)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Slow, Funny, Relevant
61
Avg Score

76
Uneven talent, Needs work!, Inspiring, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You can use your imagination with this work in process and see the gem for all of its rough edges (and there are many). Some great songs!

Don't see it if You need a completed work. This is definitely a workshop piece. You’ll need to forgive a lot of things to enjoy.

Also I enjoyed this show even though there was a lot wrong with it, mainly ... Read more Read less

48
Slow, Overrated, Insipid, Banal

See it if Some good acting in a very bad show. See it if you dont care how bad a show is.

Don't see it if You like good theater. This show is confusing and mindless.

68
Ambitious, Insipid, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Cliched

See it if you'd enjoy new work with potential that has a lot of energy by a mostly young cast, singing, playing instruments and acting on a bare stage

Don't see it if you expect perfection - here the acting, singing and choreography are uneven and the music has mostly the same tone throughout.

Also Many good and important messages are contained.

80
Good energy, Lots of new aged references, Funny, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you miss hippies and the New Age. Sweet multi-racial cast in post robot apocalypse La Boheme done with minimal sets and interesting costumes

Don't see it if you have issues with police brutality (one short scene). This is a would be big musical being done in a stripped down mode.

78
Funny, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if Story is interested, with singing and music. Has a touch of the 60's.

Don't see it if You want a perfect show.

Also This show had a young cast. This was the last show I saw in the Dream ... Read more Read less

0
Extraordinarily bad, A vanity project, Excruciating

See it if you want to see a group of young actors do their best with what they have to work with

Don't see it if an author who seems to obtain all of his knowledge from reality and conspiracy TV and declares himself insightful isn't for you

Also This is the lowest score I have ever given on Show Score (and it might... Read more Read less

55
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if Some of the singing is good, though the songs themselves aren't great. Weird dystopic/New Age vibe. Might be of appeal to someone. Not me.

Don't see it if The cast are good, but the play isn't. It's not exactly BAD, but I wish I'd stayed home instead of going. Learn from my mistake.

76
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like rock musicals

Don't see it if you dont want gto be entertained

70
Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Cliched, Relevant

See it if If you like shows about revolutions and misfits banding together.

Don't see it if You like traditional shows that don't like the challenge the norm.


September 11th, 2019
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