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Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara
Soho/Tribeca
83

Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious, Entertaining

About the Show

In Ego Actus's new drama, Sycorax, the sorceress who was reported dead by Prospero in Shakespeare's "The Tempest," is still alive, having waited five hundred years for the ideal technology to reveal her story.

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Member Reviews (24)

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Delightful, Handsome design, Well played, Interesting tale, Sexy

See it if you’d like to see an offstage character from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” given free rein in a smart, handsomely produced play of her own.

Don't see it if plays that freely mix the narrative with the dramatic or the fairy tale with the contemporary bug you. Read more

88
Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a clever presentation, bringing forth a 500 year-old character to set the record straight: costumes, direction, staging ****

Don't see it if you cannot open your mind to the possibility of this story told by a fictional character in a modern way.

Critic Reviews (4)

November 5th, 2018

"Ms. Bargman is so hilarious, sly, and overly dramatic though achieving a fully realized characterization that one wishes this was a solo show showcasing her commanding talents. Unfortunately, it’s a problematic play given an ineffective production...Director Joan Kane isn’t able to successfully translate Gael’s fanciful and ambitious scenario to the stage. The off-kilter gee whiz tone is more appropriate for a children’s theater matinee rather than a sensual epic."
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November 13th, 2018

“In this top-notch feminist piece, the witch from 'The Tempest' uses much magic and internet technology to tell her story...Kane has helped develop and stage a novel and relevant play that shows a woman, at the height of her powers, seeking to be herself, worship as she wishes, and simply live without being called a witch. If you want to see a play that gives voice to a maligned female literary character, this is your chance.”
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November 3rd, 2018

“This funny, literary, campy comedy is a Wicked-style corrective for a witch with a terrible reputation...The cyber-age spin is amusing but mostly ancillary to the heart of the story...It beats to life through Kane’s taut direction and the gaudily theatrical performances she draws from a fine cast centering on a blazing performance by Capkanis as Young Sycorax...My feelings about the ending remain unresolved, but I strongly recommend this captivating production.”
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November 10th, 2018

“The unvarnished criticism of gender roles in the earlier part of the play, evolves into something thornier by the end, but its cheeky sense of humor is constant, and it combines that sense of playfulness with an almost storybook aesthetic and feel...’Sycorax’ and its long-lived protagonist take on issues from patriarchal oppression to self-aware AIs and still leave room for some laughs...For anyone who has ever wanted to know more about Shakespeare’s mysterious ‘blue-eyed hag’."
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