Rizing NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(32 Reviews)
Positive
78%
Mixed
19%
Negative
3%
Members say
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Original, Great acting, Clever

About the Show

Flux Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere of Jason Tseng's sci-fi drama about the challenges of maintaining civilization in a post-zombie-plague world,

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Member Reviews (32)

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706 Reviews | 214 Followers
90
Absorbing, Original, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense

See it if You want to immerse yourself in a sci-fi world with deep characters and themes.

Don't see it if You aren't prepared for openly gay relationships and a harsh look at our attitudes about disease.

417 Reviews | 69 Followers
65
Ambitious, Slow, Relevant

See it if You like the type of quirky over the top shows usually shown at the flea. You like new takes on relevant themes.

Don't see it if You have no patience for shows that are too long and pack in too many ideas.

173 Reviews | 39 Followers
80
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Original, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy Zombie Apcalypse TV shows/movies. This piece follows a group during the aftermath of an outbreak of "Z" & war, which devistated.

Don't see it if U find it hard to sit thru 2 1/2 hours of a Zombie/World-after war piece which reads as a movie on stage-or are uncomfortable w/ LGBT issues

167 Reviews | 50 Followers
60
Ambitious, Slow, Cliched, Disappointing, Original

See it if You're an uber gay geek that can look past cliches and overzealous plot twists in order to see a new zombie Mythos twist.

Don't see it if You'd like to see 'gay plays' be a little less heterophobic.

156 Reviews | 36 Followers
77
Ambitious, Clever, Confusing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You like Sci-fi based stories with good acting and LGBT themes

Don't see it if Don't like a too long night of theater and zombie style stories.

130 Reviews | 45 Followers
84
Great acting, Original, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy interesting takes on familiar topics and if you like sci-fi stories, especially with zombies. Great, passionate cast.

Don't see it if You're closed minded or if you dislike sci-fi, zombie, or disease related stories.

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119 Reviews | 23 Followers
84
Ambitious, Clever, Epic, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to be updated on zombies and prefer theatre to television.

Don't see it if You don't like zombies or you're looking for light comedy. It's also 2 1/2 hours.

100 Reviews | 66 Followers
90
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Intense

See it if you want to support amazing and new talents, you enjoy an apocalyptic story with engaging writing that deftly touches on universal issues

Don't see it if you hate slow expositions (the starting scenes were a tad slow but necessary), you enjoy more mainstream theatre

Critic Reviews (3)

Theater In The Now
May 31st, 2016

"Tseng's idea is clever. Using zombies as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis is fascinating. But it would have been more fun to discover the parallels on our own...Director Emily Hartford had her work cut out for her…When she found the realistic components of the story, she was in her prime. But when it came to the sci-fi, she seemed to falter…Flux Theatre Ensemble has a piece that has great potential, it just needed a little more guidance and reworking...A step away from greatness."
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BlogCritics.org
May 23rd, 2016

"The too-complicated plot confuses at times, though its twisting recesses also create interesting dramatic sequences creatively finessed by director Hartford with the help of evocative sound, lighting, scenic design, and costuming...Though in some respects there’s just too much here, leading to tangles and slowdowns, there’s a lot to admire as well."
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Show Showdown
June 4th, 2016

"As a zombie drama, 'Rizing' has much going for it...While 'Rizing' is entertaining to watch (albeit at least 20 minutes too long), its lack of focus distances it from the audience. There are too many story lines, and they add up to less than the sum of their parts...'Rizing' is largely well-acted and well-directed, although I found myself occasionally laughing at, rather than with, some of the directorial devices...While I had reservations about 'Rizing', it was still well worth seeing."
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