The Flatiron Hex
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The Flatiron Hex

The Flatiron Hex NYC Reviews and Tickets

(18 Ratings)
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Quirky, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Ambitious

About the Show

Little Shadow Productions brings back this solo puppet performance about Wylie, a contract shaman who works for NYORG—a city in the middle of a swamp.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (18)

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572 Reviews | 139 Followers
Quirky, Must see, Riveting, Funny, Skilled puppetry & storytelling

See it if Social action take on storytelling, sci fi, puppetry, shamans in a constant battle against evil + ChristopherWalken + NYORG + ritualTech r U

Don't see it if attention to small detail & intimate storytelling, lots of blood & guts, plus a healthy sense of the ridiculous are not in your wheelhouse

781 Reviews | 249 Followers
Dizzying, Funny, Masterful, Quirky, Clever

See it if Puppeteer with amazing repetoire of techniques draws us into a dystopian future NYC. Weird original characters, many hilarious moments.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy strange alternate universes, magic, blood and goo.

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Imaginative, Quirky

See it if you appreciate skill, imagination and fun. Remarkable character puppets in a creative dystopian future. Sit close to appreciate the details.

Don't see it if you dislike puppets or intimate performance venues.

105 Reviews | 58 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Great puppetry, Clever

See it if you love puppets! This uses several kinds well (marionette, table top, shadow...). U like quirky cross-genre shows (noir/sci-fi/nerd comedy)

Don't see it if you don't like puppets or quirkiness. A few jokes will land better w/New Yorkers.

64 Reviews | 13 Followers
Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You want to see some amazing puppets that are part of a silly storyline that's too busy

Don't see it if Puppets and crazy storylines aren't your thing

350 Reviews | 163 Followers
Weirdly unique, Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You are intrigued by multimedia performance art combining sci-fi, film noir, puppetry and comic sarcasm in a dystopian tale of a future NYC.

Don't see it if Nothing I described above interests you. But I am glad I gave this a chance and was entertained by it.

277 Reviews | 38 Followers
Confusing, Indulgent, Thrilling, Bizarre, Great puppeteering

See it if you like gritty (neo)noir; Shadowrun-esque cyberpunk; and Space Eldritch scifi-fantasy-horror. Yes, really, all these. Oh, and puppetry.

Don't see it if A one-man show with fantastical characters, fake blood, surreal worlds, and very little narrative logic puts you off. Very idiosyncratic. Read more

69 Reviews | 10 Followers

See it if you're interested in any kind of science fiction theater

Don't see it if Although this show was creative and memorable it didn't really pop and its flavor of strangeness would not appeal to everyone

Critic Reviews (10)
September 15th, 2017

"With an awesome display of virtuosity, puppeteer extraordinaire James Godwin vividly enacts an enthralling sci-fi tale with shades of film noir...Godwin’s delightful script co-written with Tom Burnett is an affectionate and rich amalgam of old movie conventions with a cheeky spin...Precise staging exuberantly realizes the fanciful universe that is striven for...In the category of unique theatrical experience, 'The Flatiron Hex' is beyond category."
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Theater Pizzazz
September 13th, 2017

"Performed with astonishing verve by Godwin...The plot is convoluted and purposely difficult to follow as one twist follows another and intrigues pile up...The complexity of this production is mind-boggling, if drolly rough at the edges...Godwin, who designed the intricate and varied puppets and the ever-changing set, takes the breath away with his energy and skillful command of each and every aspect of the production."
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September 14th, 2017

"A lighthearted exploration of several potentially heavy topics...It seems confused as to what message or questions the audience is meant to take away...It touches on issues that affect us all without the discomfort of working in naturalism or a recognizable universe. Unfortunately, without employing that discomfort to parallel contemporary life, it may not arouse the conversations and question-raising among its viewers that this reviewer assumes is part of the intention."
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The New York Times
May 18th, 2015
For a previous production

“Deliriously weird…It’s not every solo performance that makes you wonder if the usher has slipped some psilocybin into your preshow drink…The plot makes very little sense and probably made even less than usual during that preview performance, as Mr. Godwin couldn’t stop inserting jokes and gripes about that blown bulb into nearly every scene. But in full light or half-light or no light at all, 'The Flatiron Hex' is a dauntingly original and possibly hallucinogenic delight.”
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Stage Buddy
May 17th, 2015
For a previous production

"Writing-wise 'The Flatiron Hex' drags for the first half of its 90-minute run time as the audience is still struggling to understand the world they are suddenly thrust into...However, at or around the halftime mark, the story goes utterly bananas. The play falls down a rabbit hole of insanity and keeps tumbling down until its climax; this crazed second half is what saves the show...For those with a taste for the outlandish and weird, 'The Flatiron Hex' is a humorous ride of the imagination."
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Village Voice
May 27th, 2015
For a previous production

“‘The Flatiron Hex’ is both charming and supremely difficult to follow. Godwin dashes around, manipulating puppets, making voices, and chomping blood capsules (this is one of the gorier puppet shows you’ll see). The convoluted story, and Godwin’s occasional aggression toward spectators, can make the piece jarring to watch. But the odd antics and the ecological vision—more prescient than it seems—save the day.”
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The Upcoming (UK)
May 21st, 2015
For a previous production

"The futuristic puppet epic never downplays the End of Days, an annual event in NYORG, but provides it with an irresistible infusion of technology and hocus-pocus...The deadpan narration fits this crazy sci-fi perfectly…'The Flatiron Hex ' has a lot of the familiar, but is ultimately something utterly original and silly. "
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May 27th, 2015
For a previous production

“'Flatiron Hex’ creates something of the atmosphere of tongue-in-cheek film noir…Godwin’s ability to manipulate his voice to effectively portray a large variety of roles reminded me of the talent of Mel Blanc…The play is perhaps a bit too long to sustain its premises…But there is no question that ‘The Flatiron Hex’ is very imaginative and delightfully complex, something of a psychedelic journey into the brave new world of the computer age.”
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