An afternoon special starring Mermaid Bee, Mermaid Vana, and the newest princess of the deep, Mermaid Marie. Reawaken your childhood fantasies. Revel in the death-defying underwater dances. Soak in the impossible beauty. And please disregard the alligators. There is nothing to worry about.
See it if you'd like to witness a smart young writer’s one-of-a-kind take on the world—& a set designer that realizes that world on a shoestring.
Don't see it if you have no patience with plays that seem to inhabit a somewhat alternative reality to our world.
See it if a beautiful production with strange happenings suggestive of metaphors or allegories appeal. Great costumes and "underwater" choreography
Don't see it if on stage violence distresses you. It is done symbolically but is what it is.
See it if support new writing from new voices, support women's playwriting, clever suggested underwater staging, to theorize when death is okay
Don't see it if no interest in new work, women's voices, festival stagings, new ideas, alligators or mermaids
See it if You enjoy silly experimentation or if you know someone involved in the production or if you want to debate what it's about with a friend
Don't see it if You want to see something that makes it's point or makes sense
See it if You like small new plays. You have ever been to magnolia gardens in Florida.
Don't see it if You like plays with big sets. You can’t sit through 90 minutes. You can’t use your imagination.
See it if you love sparkly leggings and shimmery beaded curtains more than anything else in the world.
Don't see it if you want to encourage experimental theater - a low budget does not excuse the poor writing and execution
See it if you like mermaid-related themes, as this is a glimpse in the alternative world of mermaid performers- & seeing the pros & cons of being one.
Don't see it if you expect the mermaid-human love story cliche. It's more horrific than romantic but still worth seeing for the lovely mermaids & their act.
See it if you want to see a light, fluffy play about mermaid girls working at an amusement park; you like supporting new work in a festival setting
Don't see it if you want high production value, or deeper story
See it if you do not mind seeing few faces telling new stories. Who wouldn't enjoy mermaids making you question how you face adversity?
Don't see it if your taste aligns more with big budget productions.
See it if you like mermaids, women-focused stories, clever staging, want to support independent theater
Don't see it if you don't like mermaids, you want a clear pay-off
See it if you like quirky quips and setups, Floridian Lake-Woebegone esque humor, and great dancing
Don't see it if you hate dancing, you want things that get set up to have narrative payoff, you like concise writing
See it if You love mermaids, would happily worship Mother Mermaid and dig the movie “Adventureland”
Don't see it if You don’t like story driven theatre (there’s no real spectacle to this show, a lot is left up to the imagination).
See it if You know someone in the show, or enjoy sparkly leggings and sequined bras with a passion
Don't see it if You are not a fan of amateur, experimental productions with a highly inexperienced cast.
See it if You have nothing better to do and like mermaids.
Don't see it if A big cast and costumes are something you like. Acting was ok maybe it could of been better with a better story.
See it if you want to laugh at you have NO clue what you are laughing at. see it while high or drunk, would be more fun
Don't see it if you want a plot that makes sense, if you want minimalist theater that's clean and coherant
See it if You enjoy theatre that provokes thought without being "message-y." For me, this was an enchantingly dark allegory of women's experiences.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of quirky/ expressionistic theatre and prefer plays that are more traditional.
See it if You like low budget artsy shows with a small cast and so so acting.
Don't see it if You like big productions with grand sets and costumes. The story had it's moments but not enough to stay entertained.