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. More…
From the show:
TERRA FIRMA is set in a not-so-distant Beckettian future–years after a conflict known as the Big War, in which a tiny kingdom wrestles with the problems of running a nation–and opposing notions of what makes a citizen, a country, and a civilization. The play is inspired by a real-life event and its aftermath: In 1960’s Britain, a retired WWII army major claimed an abandoned aircraft platform in international waters off the coast of Essex as his own sovereign nation, planted his flag, and coined a motto, E Mare Libertas! (From the Sea, Freedom!). TERRA FIRMA was originally a commission for the Royal Court Theatre, the premiere venue for new writing in the UK. This production is co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts Center.
See it if You know someone in the cast or want to see some interesting staging. Sometimes funny.
Don't see it if You want a story that makes sense. I had no idea what any character wanted. It was confusing and exhausting
See it if You follow the work by the people who produced "Sense and Sensibility" and "Pride and Prejudice". This was a huge disappointment. Just bad.
Don't see it if You don't want to sit for an hour and forty five minutes ruing there is no intermission forcing you to be subjected to terrible writing.
See it if you'd like a metaphysical depiction of civilization and its problems
Don't see it if Despite the fact that this is based on a true situation, the production never achieves any degree of believability.
See it if You want a jumping off point to learn about sea land which is actually super interesting.
Don't see it if This piece encapsulates everything that’s wrong with theatre. No plot. Characters not grounded in reality. Way too long.
See it if you like frivolous farces, political philosophizing & fantastical scripts.
Don't see it if you dislike boring dialog, characterizations, unfunny farces and simplistic relevance to present day politics.
See it if You want a play in the vein of the children, which is a british drama about people facing apocalyptic circumstances.
Don't see it if You want a play with a story, with drive, with characters you can get invested in.