Ends Jul 28 | 1h 20m | East Village

Six Years Old

From 6 member reviews
Members say: Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Quirky

About the show

Part of the Corkscrew Festival, "Six Years Old" is a comic and poignant play reflecting back on the wild fantasies and serious desires of queer childhood. More…

From the show:

Adalaide is six years old, and she knows a few things: her stupid babysitter Kim is stupid, her younger brother Dewey is a naked mole rat, the film Godzilla expresses the paranoid id of the nuclear age, and she does NOT like being treated like a girl. Though Kim takes Adalaide’s frustrations seriously and tries to offer support, Adalaide’s family and peers discourage her, leaving her to seek out dangerous measures in order to transform into who she was born to be (her hero, Han Solo). Six Years Old, by Sam Silbiger, is a comic and poignant play reflecting back on the wild fantasies and serious desires of queer childhood.


Member Reviews (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Quirky
77
Avg Score

80
Insightful, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You’re interested in seeing an out of the box look at some contemporary issues of today...transgender...parenting... bullying...

Don't see it if If you’re looking for a straightforward play. This is a quirky look at some delicate issues and doesn’t give any clear answers.

Also I liked what this play had to say and I liked the unique way it said i... Read more Read less

78
Clever, Delightful

See it if you want to look through the eyes of a six-year-old little girl who wants to be a little boy

Don't see it if You have a problem with adults playing the roles of little kids. both of them did an excellent job

Also if I said I was a liberal that would be an understatement. When I real... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you can enjoy adults expertly joyously and playfully playing humorous children.

Don't see it if Your a stick in the mud and only enjoy drama and tragedy.

Also Fun show definitely worth seeing. ... Read more Read less

75
Slow, Indulgent, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You want to see adults behaving like children

Don't see it if You expect a smart, sensitive portrayal of gender identity issues in childhood.

Also Somewhere, there’s a smart, funny, sensitive play here. Right now it’s... Read more Read less

80
A little funny, Riveting, Relevant, Great acting

See it if Lonely 6 year old girl who wants to be a boy and to be accepted by others; shows her unhappiness by fighting with brother, nanny and mom

Don't see it if Queer childhood, parents-kids misunderstanding; mother who wants only the best for her kids and struggling to accept daughter's identity

Also Short play (a little longer than 1 hour), all actors are talented and ... Read more Read less

67
Alright, Resonant, Relevant, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in early development of queer identity.

Don't see it if Watching adults act like children makes you uncomfortable.


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