J.U.S.T. Toys Productions presents this US premiere, an existentialist drama which centers around ideas of trust, safety, love, logic versus emotion, dream versus reality, and immortality versus murder. More…
In J.U.S.T Toys exploration of Mayenburg’s work, M is trapped in a nightmarish world full of blood-thirsty strangers - both human and canine. In this town, the desire to love becomes a desire to possess. In this town, “I want you” becomes “I want to eat you” and a lover quickly becomes prey— literally. Haunted by the demons of destruction, Younger Sister discovers new unfamiliar feelings towards M in an exploration of the possibility of love amidst a cannibalistic dystopia.
See it if you’d like to encounter a thrilling piece of contemporary European theater, or see a nightmare staged with admirable (if creepy) lucidity.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play: In this production both subject matter & form are eccentric.
See it if you like experimental theater with demanding acting, done very well, in the round, supported with excellent lighting and sound.
Don't see it if you want everything to make sense on its own - you have to fill in what is going on and some of the action is stuck-in-time repetition.
See it if you like existential dramas set in a surreal dystopian landscape. You're interested in the physical aspect of theater.
Don't see it if you want a fun, easy-to-follow plot with solid conclusions. You don't like surrealism. You can't get past the idea of a talking dog.
See it if you do not care about plot, like, at all.
Don't see it if you have control issues or you absolutely need things to make sense. You don't want to risk being showered with sand.
See it if you want to see challenging, experimental theater done exceptionally well. Great acting, smart staging and wonderful production values.
Don't see it if you want a simple story told simply. It's complex and confusing.. but that may be the point.
See it if You enjoy strange, slow-developing stories with repetitive themes, told by fantastic actors in an uniquely staged format.
Don't see it if You prefer traditional storylines with clear plot/objectives. This story folds in on itself, intentionally, and is interesting, but unclear.
See it if You like a well acted and produced experimental theater about dystopian world of violence and fear
Don't see it if YOU want a linear plot or musical or any standard theater
See it if You're into existential theater, European art theater or if you just want to try something different.
Don't see it if You have triggers like violence, blood. If you like happy, fun, big budget plays. If you want everything from the plot explained to you.