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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
"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."
"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."
"'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."
"Barbara Hammond's 'TERRA FIRMA' Takes It's Cue From A Quirky Bit of International Politics"
2/5 Stars "'Sally Hammond's Comedy(?) Not on Firm Ground': The Coop's introductory production lacks substance, wastes the marvelous Andrus Nichols"
"'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."