Lightning Rod Special returns to New York with this new musical satire about the American abortion debate. More…
Associated risks include dizziness, cramping, choreographed musical numbers, emotionally manipulative informed consent handbooks, God's wrath, and rampant misogyny.
See it if Alternates between serious realistic scenes in an abortion clinic; and zany absurdist comedy from the perspective of unborn fetuses.
Don't see it if Also, edgy funny audience participation. And satirical songs, with a band. Asks difficult questions about trying to put a value on life.
Also Creativity 100
See it if you enjoy shows that aren't afraid to try new things stylistically / aren't afraid to provoke an audience
Don't see it if you would be annoyed by the same joke over and over again, or if you dislike early-stage, unpolished comedy or shows w/ audience interaction
See it if for audacious subject matter, which for about 1/3 of the show is handled humorously and/or impactfully. The other 2/3 is confusing filler.
Don't see it if can't sit through a pointless and interminable Thanksgiving scene. Doctor office scenes are the most powerful and arresting part of the show
See it if a funny, warped (in the best way), absurdist musical about abortion appeals to you; if this comes back to NYC, which apparently it may.
Don't see it if you are prudish, anti-choice or can't appreciate absurdist humor. Actually, if you are anti-choice, I really want you to see it!
See it if You enjoy socially relevant, irreverent, no-punches-pulled theater with a zany, diverse score.
Don't see it if You like your theater more entertaining than socially conscious or have little patience for fringey, experimental work.
See it if You want an absurd night in the theatre talking about difficult subjects or wanna know more about abortion in this country.
Don't see it if I think there could be a trigger warning reason for not wanting to see it. It deals with some difficult stuff. Or if fetuses make you uncomf
See it if you like absurdist humor and care about reproductive rights and want to see a really good show (seriously, one of the best I’ve seen).
Don't see it if you don’t like quick switches from humor to seriousness.