Athena Theatre presents the world premiere of a dark comedy exploring the importance of art, the challenges of homelessness, and finding your own path. More…
'Sub-Basement' follows Adrienne, a former poet now Royal Canadian Mounted Police trainee, on an absurdist odyssey to find her true purpose amidst the dark corners of New York City, the depths of the Drama Book Shop, and her muddled past. Her voyage is guided by Gustav (a one-time climatologist) and Arnaud (an erstwhile poet), all while being pursued by Simon, who (unbeknownst to her) is set on becoming her fiancé. Are we ever free of the disappointments of the past, and can we escape the expectations of our parents? Embark on a voyage deep into Adrienne’s psyche and try to find out.
See it if If you enjoy pathos, absurdity and humor all at the same time, enjoy seeing ambitious works
Don't see it if If you enjoy big stage productions or prefer your entertainment to be more realistic
See it if The first half was filled with off beat comedy and interesting character interactions that left me smiling.
Don't see it if The second part was confused and unclear and left me wondering how Much longer it could go on for.
See it if you're interested in experimental theatre and want to contemplate.the sacrifices we make when we choose between individuality or fitting in.
Don't see it if you prefer a more traditional approach to theatre and are not interested in the avant-garfe or Samuel Beckett style productions
See it if You enjoy great dialogue and a touch of magic in a quirky production.
Don't see it if You prefer straightforward storytelling and dislike dreamlike settings.
See it if you're still under the impression that absurdism is/can be contemporary.
Don't see it if you're frustrated by contemporary adaptations of outdated forms (absurdism) that add nothing new to the conversation.
See it if You want to watch it 5 times before it makes sense. If you like dramas that try so hard to be esoteric, they lose their point in the process
Don't see it if Wasting your time will infuriate you and your friends so much you can't piece together what happened in the play.
See it if you like very experimental, disjointed plays. It's a very non-linear play and it needs a lot of work.
Don't see it if you like good theatre. The direction is awful and I found the acting to be forced. Several times the actors seemed not to know their lines.