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.
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 when a script tries to say new things in new ways.
Don't see it if you want a drawing room comedy or kitchen sink drama: this play is eccentric.
"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."
“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.”
“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.”