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The Dragon Griswynd

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Quirky, Excruciating

About the show

A sly, playful, and poignant meditation on loss and loneliness…the loneliness that comes with old age, the loss that comes with old fangs and weak wings. Part of the 2018 Dream Up FestivalMore…

A lone dragon, millenia old, last of his kind on earth, fire-breathing capacities down to barely a puff, lives in a burned-out volcano. He is Griswynd. The Humans have damaged Earth beyond repair, and those who could, have fled to a new planet, which they’ve named EarthAgain. 

Member Reviews (8)


Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Quirky, Excruciating
Avg Score

Banal, Confusing, Slow, Indulgent, Unprofessional

See it if You enjoy fantasy & sci-fit themes. You like absurdist theatre. You want to support a play in a very early stage of development.

Don't see it if You want a play w/a clear viewpoint. You want absurdism w/ any commentary. You want a play that cares: general sense of "do whatever"-ness.

Also This theatre is theatre at the community level, so it's expected that ... Read more Read less

Quirky, Slow, Repetitive, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You reeeeeally like dragons? Or androids? Or chess? I don't know. I guess if you like to see works that are in early stages of development.

Don't see it if You don't have an attention span of steel. Like, "Read crime and punishment cover to cover, and then do it again" attention span.

Also During The Dragon Griswynd we are told that Bobby Fischer never showed... Read more Read less

Great acting, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, This dystopian future story started almost an hour late and was not worth the wait.

See it if You are an adolescent video gamer easily pleased with any sort of scifi fantasy fare. 3 good actors try very hard.

Don't see it if You care nothing for juvenile musings about a dystopian future.

Quirky, Boring, Poor jokes

See it if You genuinely think humans are likely to destroy the planet.

Don't see it if You don't think humans will destroy the planet and see nothing funny in the prospect, however remote.

Also This performance was only a bit more than an hour and features some ve... Read more Read less

Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if You know someone associated with the production and want to support them.

Don't see it if You enjoy theater of any kind. This no budget project is amateurish on all levels. Poor writing, mediocre acting, ridiculous story

Horrible script, Staging amateurish, Exhausting to sit thru, Not campy at all

See it if you want to waste your time stroking the ego of a bad playwright (Sorry- but this is my honest opinion) I truly pitied the actors.

Don't see it if your're smart & breathing.

Also What didn't help this play's cause that we had to wait 45min (!) befor... Read more Read less

Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if You really enjoy fantasy/sci-fi and don't mind a relatively slow, talky piece that never quite lands.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to constant exposition and one-dimensional characters that never break out or change; constant cliche dialogue bothers you.

Also I really wanted to like this play. I thought it was bold to bring toge... Read more Read less

Clever, Absorbing, Sad

See it if You enjoy post-apocalyptic glimpses at the future of the Earth, and don't mind fantasy mixing with reality.

Don't see it if You are looking for a perfectly polished play, or are not a fan of smaller productions with few cast members.

Also The play tackles loneliness as much as it takes on a slightly fantasti... Read more Read less

September 10th, 2018
"The play's premise is poignant and sharp. Dramatically, however, 'The Dragon Griswynd' never takes off. The play makes some interesting philosophical points about aging, humans' capacity for destruction, and the consequences of loneliness, but it is not a biting and stimulating satire. Sadly, it...
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