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Sisters' Follies: Between Two Worlds

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever

About the show

Abrons Art Center presents the world premiere of this puppet ghost story from puppet maestro Basil Twist and downtown icons Joey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz. More…

Commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Abrons’ Playhouse, 'Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds' is a spooktacular musical extravaganza direct from the unlimited imagination of MacArthur Genius grantee Basil Twist, starring the legendary Downtown icons Joey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz. Celebrating the Playhouse’s founders Alice and Irene Lewisohn, and their legacy of producing avant-garde performances and dance from 1915-28, the spectral sisters return to haunt the theater 100 years later. It's the ultimate October ghost story.


Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Delightful, Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever
84
Avg Score

79
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy campy fun with icons of the downtown, burlesque scene and puppetry.

Don't see it if you don't like campy.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You love to see magic happen live on stage

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor & adventure


October 7th, 2015
"Much of the time between glorious-looking set pieces is filled by Alice and Irene, talking at, and often over, each other in an eternity of squabbling dialogue. They also have at each other with fingernails, anvils and hammers like a spectral, female-impersonating Tom and Jerry. These slapstick ...
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October 7th, 2015
"The follies of this imaginative but muddled pageant, alas, are more numerous...The Abrons deserves to be celebrated, and Twist has devoted significant imagination toward doing so. With all the magic in evidence here, couldn’t someone have conjured up a script?"
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October 8th, 2015
"There's nothing wrong with Abrons Art Center paying tribute to its own longevity, but surely there was a better way than this. Surely Alice and Irene would be thrilled to be remembered decades after their deaths, but it's easy to imagine them rolling in their graves over this hodgepodge of songs...
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October 12th, 2015
"Inspired by the 100th anniversary of an avant-garde playhouse, 'Sisters' Follies' is a magical production that conjures various theatrical elements and alchemizes them into an experience of pure delight...Every ingredient of this rich production enlivens the storytelling and contributes to what ...
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