HERE presents a theatrical tapestry of intimate stories in a new work that follows seven characters as they are each confronted with life-altering decisions. More…
The audience engages with a shock-jock wrestling with his partner’s marital violence; a young woman engaging in an endless online courtship; an immigrant seeking naturalization as definitions of American-ness shift; a son facing accusations of 'burdening the family' with his HIV diagnosis; a woman grappling with an open adoption policy that provides closure to some and distresses others; a sister reliving—over and over—the loss of her brother in 9/11; a father fighting intrusive pornographic fantasies.
"While some stories are connected, the creators don’t try to tie everybody together with superficial plot twists...The piece is drawn together through the magnetic force of the tension that charges each of the characters...At times it is difficult to follow...It takes a lot of mental energy to track and separate each narrative strand, and when I finally thought I figured it all out midway through the second act, the finale nearly made my brain overheat." Full Review
"A throwback to the happenings and performance art of the 1960's, without having the same visceral effect. Based on original work by the devising company, playwright Dan Hasse attempts to be up to the minute by including a great many hot button issues, but the endless scenes and vignettes seem to be part of a checkoff list of items to include rather than any great need to link these disparate topics." Full Review
See it if You love devised pieces with a political flair, immersive elements, and relevant commentary based in honest truthful storytelling.
Don't see it if You prefer a more traditional experience at the theatre, and plays with an easy to follow linear plot.
See it if You want to see theater that has a strong message and is thought provoking. You like to be a participant in the process.
Don't see it if You don’t like interactive theater or struggle with controversial topics. This show will involve you and make you think.
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