In Axis Theatre Company's new drama, a group of Puritans is put to the test after they arrive on the shores of the "New World" in 1623. More…
Unable to venture far inland, the Puritans build a poorly constructed village on the rocky shore. After two years, a ship arrives with more colonists and supplies, but the captain goes mad and sets the ship on fire, sinking it. A survivor from the burned vessel tells the settlers that others are coming to save them. Eight years pass, and at last they decide that tomorrow they will head somewhere south on a journey. Then, a visitor from another world arrives. The play depicts what happens when the values and morals of Puritans are set against the grinding agony of starvation, the constant death of their children, and the horror of murder. How can they choose between bonds of home, a godless southern city and the silent sweet promise of nothing?
See it if you like theater that transports you to an alternative world, but one that is not so different from ours that you are totally lost.
Don't see it if you want a play that comes to a resolution that you can understand.
See it if you like thoughtful period pieces, if you like great design and if you don't need to have everything spelled out.
Don't see it if you don't like non-musicals, if you don't like mystery and if you don't like more experimental theater.
See it if If you like shows that deal with historical issues. Also if you like plays with complicated plots and good acting.
Don't see it if You rather see plays that are easy to follow and that deal with current issues.
See it if Your looking to try something differert. Doesn’t hand you answers. It leaves you wondering.
Don't see it if Your lookin for a comedy.
See it if See it if you're ready for a profound excavation of humanity's true nature in desperate times, beautifully designed and fearlessly acted.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you're faint of heart or in need of affirmation that people are essentially kind-hearted.
See it if Well if you are still fascinated by the life of Puritans and their difficulties, this IS the show for you. Intense and disturbing.
Don't see it if If you lack patience and you cannot understand or want to understand 17th Century English dialogue and diction.
See it if you like intense, beautifully written, expertly staged theater w/urgent, nuanced performances from the actors. More questions than answers
Don't see it if you like theater that leaves you feeling certain of what just happened.
See it if Sympathetic characters face traumas and unforgiving landscape,trying to keep to their values.Realistic look at a romanticized bit of history
Don't see it if you want all the answers right now.
See it if Wayward interloper disrupts dazed, marooned godly settlement. Suspicious of his intentions, they imprison him in a cage awaiting verdict.
Don't see it if All the action takes place before this brief drama begins. Some directive groping & fondling, which tests the Puritan way of life.