Throes Theater presents a multimedia work exploring sibling love, addiction, and how far we’ll go to save ourselves and others. More…
Ana and Simon are twins. Ana wants to sell her eggs for piles of money. Simon wants another beginning after his latest bender. They have spent a lifetime disappearing into each other and seeking to define their lives as separate. And now—through family, lovers, and other humans caught in the spiral of their narrative—they come to terms with their ghosts. Developed at La MaMa Umbria's Next Generation incubator.
See it if you like to view shows in an intimate space. (Great sight lines) Also, some credit must be given for effort.
Don't see it if You expect a fun musical comedy. I always wonder re:the same person being the writer and the actor in the same play. Yes the effort is there
See it if you enjoy watching the tension in dysfunctional families presented in a new way with technology sometimes enhancing, sometimes distracting.
Don't see it if you cannot tolerate loud disruptions, multiple media presentations, choking smoke from herbal cigarettes and interrupting mechanical sounds.
See it if you want to see some good acting by the leads
Don't see it if poor use of multimedia disturbs you. The fear of an author to directly confront their themes is problematic.
See it if You want to see a show that is confusing and all over the place. You want to see a play about siblings and their struggles.
Don't see it if You want to see a play that is easy to follow.
Also The performers did their best with what they were working with.
See it if you appreciate challenging, creative, disturbing, dark, real drama of dysfunctional family, raw emotion, twins' sibling devotion and empathy
Don't see it if you prefer light comedy, musicals, clear plot, conflict resolution, and theme with all characters, not only Mills, live onstage. I was lost.
See it if You like the idea of thanklessly puzzling over the mental problems of some rather uninteresting somewhat dislikable people.
Don't see it if You'd prefer being entertained or edified in some way, rather than puzzled and annoyed.
See it if I can't think of anyone who would want to see this play. It really made no sense at all. Not sure what the message was
Don't see it if You value your time. This was one of the worst plays I ever saw. No intermission so it was impossible to leave til the bitter end!
See it if I can't think of a reason and feel bad for the actors who put in their time and energy to make this work.... but it didn't.
Don't see it if that's what I would suggest.
See it if You're a fan of new plays, exploration of drug abuse and sex in family dynamic, multimedia
Don't see it if Drug abuse and adoption themes are upsetting or uninteresting. Incongruent and unexplained plot points are a bother.
See it if No reason to see it at all
Don't see it if It was long and drawn out, confusing , i wanted to walk out but i was with a friend and there were so few people there. What a let down.
See it if with all due respect for the cast who try to bring depth to this intended (?) profound drama, it lacks any supportive words by me.
Don't see it if This performance just lacks any of the tenets of theater we have come to admire. Sorry I don't like to be negative, it is what it is.
See it if you can tolerate the "poor little rich boy" narrative, you like inventive use of video, you are looking for a short, new play
Don't see it if you want something fully polished, you need characters with clear motivation, you are upset by notions of incest
See it if you like shows about personal struggles and family discord. That have a dark sense of humor.
Don't see it if you like shows that are an escape from everyday life. Or prefer period pieces that are more whimsical.
See it if Like bad writing with unlikeable characters and an extremely confusing plot filled with video, bad music and tasteless incest tendencies.
Don't see it if you seek a plot with memorable moments.
See it if You. Are in the West Village and all other shows or films are sold out and you told friends you were going to catch a typical village show !
Don't see it if You can't tolerate a lot of herbal cigarette smoke blown at you. You have your heart set on seeing some worthwhile off off Broadway theatre.
See it if you appreciate any effort to understand the effects of addiction on a family.
Don't see it if you feel that even when there are some very good ideas and intentions, a show that is ultimately incomprehensible is not worth the time.