Strangers in the World
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Strangers in the World

Strangers in the World NYC Reviews and Tickets

(14 Ratings)
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Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing

About the Show

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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (14)

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63 Reviews | 15 Followers
Timely, Moody, Resonant, Great acting, Thought-provoking

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.

683 Reviews | 161 Followers
Beautiful, Intense, Unresolved, Gripping, Mysterious

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. Read more

96 Reviews | 29 Followers
Great acting, Entertaining, Creepy

See it if It's a take on a slice of history but very creepy. Great acting. Small, intimate environment.

Don't see it if The theatre is small and no intermission.

762 Reviews | 147 Followers
Great acting, Slow, Absorbing

See it if People trying to survive and losing their minds.

Don't see it if No action and confusing. Read more

77 Reviews | 7 Followers
Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing

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.

336 Reviews | 46 Followers
Quirky, Intense, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you enjoy thoroughly confusing shows

Don't see it if you like to leave the theater having understood what you had just seen

53 Reviews | 1 Follower
Insipid, Dated, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if It was weird

Don't see it if It was boring

25 Reviews | 7 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

Critic Reviews (6)

Talkin' Broadway
March 24th, 2019

"A play like 'Strangers in the World' simply perpetuates the idea that establishing facts is more important than addressing them from a critical perspective...It would've been more interesting to hear from the so-called 'savages'...By choosing to merely refer to their existence through derogative terms, 'Strangers' continues the invisibilization of Native Americans in history...Unsurprisingly, 'Strangers' leaves us with an open ending...This makes the play frustrating and infuriating."
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March 19th, 2019

"You may leave 'Strangers' with mixed reactions. The proceedings onstage may make you feel as disoriented and tetchy as the villagers themselves. The characters' words as they vainly try to maintain some of their former sanity and decorum seem at times to be pure nonsense. But if you're diligently sleuth-like or lucky enough to read and study Sharp's playscript - you'll piece together some fairly coherent and rich back stories."
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Theater Pizzazz
March 26th, 2019

"An interesting concept with real potential, but lacks the narrative elements to hold it together theatrically. Writer/Director Randy Sharp presents a story that lacks any clear purpose other than to create a collection of mostly non-sequiturs uttered by crazy people. And the ensemble (able actors in their own right) seems to have created their characters without regard to what the other actors had done, making the play’s 75 minutes feel double that."
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This Week in New York
March 17th, 2019

"Randy Sharp uses the mysterious tale of the Lost Colony of Roanoke as inspiration for her dark, flummoxing new play...As with all Axis productions, 'Strangers in the World' is technically adept, with solid acting, a compelling set, fab costumes, and an appropriately creepy sound design...The narrative is as cold and distant as the hellish land where the Puritans have been apparently sentenced to spend eternity."
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March 22nd, 2019

“The imagery and various meanings in this play prompt good post-theater conversation. The structure is far from linear and can be repetitive in depicting madness...There is an abundance of atmospheric moodiness...The theme of repression peppers the entire play. There are moments where I feared the story was dangerously approaching caricature. In the end, the theatrical risk taking pays off. This unusual play can be recommended for adventurous theatergoers.”
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April 5th, 2019

"A moving, stylized theatre piece. Even as phrases and gestures crisscross and repeat, something new is added, sparking our attention and adding to the conflicts on stage...There are some funny yet bizarre moments...The acting is exceptional. Each character is individualized by gesture and tone. Their dilemma is poignant, and the repeating phrases are almost incantatory."
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