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Six Years Old

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Delightful, Edgy, Ambitious, Clever

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 (8)


Relevant, Delightful, Edgy, Ambitious, Clever
Avg Score

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

Excellent cast, Affecting, Instructional, Important subject, Delightful

See it if you like to see a smart, affecting play about the early emotional development of non-binary kid.

Don't see it if the idea of young adult actors playing very young (4 & 6) children makes you roll your eyes.

Also Sharply directed by Helen Handelman, Corkscrew’s production of Sam Sil... Read more Read less

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

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

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

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

Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You want to experience how kids think and react nowadays. Not realistic though, my 6 years old niece surely do not act or talk like that.

Don't see it if Watching a 6 years old talks like an adult is too much for you. Not sure about the focal point of the story is being conveyed.

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.

July 18th, 2019
"There is a sweetness only slightly diluted by tartness to Sam Silbiger's brand new 'Six Years Old,' one of the plays in this year's Corkscrew Theater Festival at the Paradise Factory in the East Village. Six Years Old is a gem of a play, its facets polished by the director Helen Handelman."
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