This absurdist work about a chorus of students trying trying like the devil to tell a simple story offers an examination of the post-9/11 world. Part of the Flea's "Mac Wellman: Perfect Catastrophes" series. More…
From the show:
A STUDENT. A CHORUS. A WAR.
A chorus of students, all alike and all unalike, are trying like the devil to tell a simple story—perhaps the story about the tragedy of the Sandwich Man, with sandwich boards upon which nothing is written, and hence, say nothing. The Invention of Tragedy is Wellman’s examination of the post-9/11 world and America’s general and genial acceptance of the Iraq war.
See it if You want to see a play where a bunch of girls are dressed as animals. It’s very weird and zany
Don't see it if You like to understand what is going on. I was confused by the first 30 seconds and none of the play made sense to me
See it if you're a Mac Wellman fan (and everyone should be, really), i.e., you know what you're getting into. Confusing but powerful, great production
Don't see it if you expect to come out with a well formulated idea of what you've seen.
See it if You like experimental. You have an open mind & imagination. You've never seen a Mac Wellman play before (like I hadn't). Fun before drinks!
Don't see it if Don't see it if you often find yourself saying "I don't get it" after a show
See it if you want to experience quirky, fun and experimental theater. It's beautifully directed with gorgeous music and amazing costumes & dance.
Don't see it if you only like traditional theater. This is different than what you may find on Broadway, but will still appeal to fans of musical theater!
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