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TERRA FIRMA
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TERRA FIRMA NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(91 Reviews)
Positive
64%
Mixed
28%
Negative
8%
Members say
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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80
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

70
Indulgent, Slow, Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if Production values & edgy acting - all top-notch - save this existential drama from calling an SOS A four star production for a two star play

Don't see it if This doomsday allegory starts out strong - Beckett overtones mixed w/a gallows humor But it attains its ideas quickly & then stalls at sea

Critic Reviews (6)

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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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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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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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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