In this surreal fable with songs, four sideshow performers in a 1933 time warp find themselves on a strange landscape, not knowing how they got there.
“Schulman asks that we go...to a world without time, into a funny/sad place of surreality, touched by lingo from the early part of the 20th century...Xoregos had a big job, taking a script with a Beckett tone, extending it with ‘show biz’ attributes, and moving philosophy into entertaining dialogue...Xoregos welcomes the text with reverence...She’s faithful to the word, and will be remembered for that. What a gift she’s given Schulman.” Full Review
“The new play is aspirational, captivating but ultimately flawed...The play is so full of tropes, cliches and ideas that it never settles on a style or approach...The work is reminiscent in style to plays at the height of the theatre absurd movement...But tossed into the meal are depression style songs...All fine...But they only to further confuse the palate...The performers are all excellent...But this work needs lots of editing and focusing and decision making.” Full Review
"The philosophical mumbo-jumbo gets thick and preposterous fast. One dimensional characters recite lines meant to be reflective but just sound banal...If this were farce rather than deadly serious, perhaps these stereotypes might be worth a chuckle...Director Sheila Xoregos has this cast playing this as serious drama. I would rethink the plan completely...Complete misfire of a play." Full Review
See it if Carny performers time shift from 1933 anachronistically contemplating the existential. "We're two baloney slices away from the bread lines."
Don't see it if Heady: "Like Kafka, I look to find the 'yes' buried under the 'no." To complicate the Now, a Wall Streeter and a Normandy soldier combine.
See it if Some good acting. Has some good things the plot.
Don't see it if It does not focus on any one thing and as a result is all over the place. If you do not like depressing songs. Needs to be reworked and refo
See it if You like Gilligan’s Island, Waiting for Godot and the Twilight Zone. And you like to imagine what a world might looks like without
Don't see it if You want to see a superficial play and could care less about the human condition.
Also technology. It is the cat’s meow!
See it if you're intrigued by performance art that's surreal, thought-provoking, open to interpretation, and incredibly moving.
Don't see it if you're into things that are more mainstream and straight-forward. It's also much too deep for small children.
See it if I loved this play! It is a beautiful mix of music, humor and charm. It’s a metaphor of what life means today and never knowing what
Don't see it if it might bring tomorrow. Highly Recommend
See it if I've never seen anything like it. It is surreal but deeply moving. It has original songs that are both catchy and metaphysical. Haunting
Don't see it if if you only like literal things, I guess, but one learns a lot from the show. Very literate
See it if I stumbled upon it by accident, but it really moved me. It has original songs that I keep on humming, so I saw it again a week later. Lovely
Don't see it if it's a bit like a Becket play in the beginning. Like Waiting for Godot, so not for those who want something fast paced and contemporary
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