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TERRA FIRMA NYC Reviews and Tickets

(91 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

About the Show

In a not-so-distant Beckettian future, years after The Big War, a tiny kingdom wrestles with the problems of running a nation, sparring with the concepts of what makes a citizen, a country, and a civilization.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (91)

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97 Reviews | 16 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if you like quirky, well-written, smart, possibly end-of-the-world, absurdist plays

Don't see it if you don't like all of the above. But, really... this is so smart!

197 Reviews | 16 Followers
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to have some fun. It's laughable, interesting, full of actions. I would imagine what's like the end of the world may be from here.

Don't see it if You prefer something more serious, or dramatic. Read more

470 Reviews | 114 Followers
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy Gilligan's Island. You want to see a powerhouse cast of theater veterans (including Broadway) try to survive & build a new land.

Don't see it if You don't have earplugs, as there are several loud booms (which are explained later) that will startle; fireworks are very loud too. 1hr45. Read more

754 Reviews | 128 Followers
Indulgent, Entertaining, Great ensemble work, Highly original, Quirky

See it if innovative, imaginative ensemble work excites you. The performers are magical together.

Don't see it if your willing suspension of disbelief isn't fully engaged. Not a lot of back story given.

677 Reviews | 193 Followers
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if u'd like an unconventional comedy (think Beckett/Ionesco/Monty Python/Gilligan's Island mashup) about isolationism, nationalism & autocracy.

Don't see it if u haven't enjoyed the works of Bedlam, from which The COOP has largely been formed; u prefer ur politics unequivocal, not allegorical. Read more

137 Reviews | 24 Followers
Smart, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Drew me in, kept me interested, made me guess how it would end.

Don't see it if One has to care about what is happening

140 Reviews | 24 Followers
Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like good acting and writing and are not bothered by absurdity. The show does a lot within the limitations of the narrative.

Don't see it if You seek resolutions or don’t care for existential themes.

567 Reviews | 151 Followers
Resonant, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if A fledgling UK isle nation of slab and concrete in a sea of chaos under watery attack, forges a constitution to serve both cog and citizen.

Don't see it if Blasts on a well-built stage. "A nation under attack has the right to go on/A nation's ideals are only as pure as the souls of its citizens" Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
October 10th, 2019

"In ‘Terra Firma,’ a Wee Wet Country on the Brink: This inaugural offering from the Coop squeezes whimsy, character comedy and ecological allegory into one crowded play."
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Time Out New York
October 10th, 2019

"The inaugural production of the COOP, of which Nichols is the artistic director, 'Terra Firma' achieves only some of the many things it wants to."
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October 10th, 2019

"'Terra Firma' Imagines a Tiny Country Surviving the Rising Waters: Barbara Hammond's world-premiere play marks the dawning of the Coop, a new off-Broadway theater company."
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October 15th, 2019

"Barbara Hammond's 'TERRA FIRMA' Takes It's Cue From A Quirky Bit of International Politics"
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New York Stage Review
October 11th, 2019

2/5 Stars "'Sally Hammond's Comedy(?) Not on Firm Ground': The Coop's introductory production lacks substance, wastes the marvelous Andrus Nichols"
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Theater Pizzazz
October 14th, 2019

"'Terra Firma' is Off-Broadway theater par excellence. A solid, well-written, well-acted theatrical piece that leaves you pleased, laughing and thinking about what you saw long after you've left the theater. The Coop's first shot across the bow is an absolute delight."
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