The Flea Theater presents the world premiere of Sarah Gancher's tale of friendship, idealism, and coming-of-age, set in current-day Hungary. More…
In a deserted neighborhood in post-communist Budapest, a group of young bohemians build a bar. Reclaiming the Jewish identity their parents’ generation abandoned after the Holocaust, they create a vibrant new subculture combining big ideas and intense debates with wild abandon and outrageous parties. But as authoritarianism and anti-Semitism make a surprise comeback in Hungary, they must fight to save the place they built.
See it if you enjoy plays that explore both anti-semitism & authoritarianism in the world today. Great performance by Brendan Dalton.
Don't see it if you don't like characters who are not fully developed. Also, if you don't like seating in uncomfortable chairs. You don't like long plays.
See it if Future possibile results of the political here & now in the US are a concern. Well written & acted drama of how choices/history can overtake
Don't see it if Serious historical & political drama with tight acting & writing that reflects current US events & issues in this election cycle offends.
See it if you enjoy theater that is overtly political but doesn't preach about the "right" thing to do, ensemble shows where everyone holds their own
Don't see it if you dislike mixing politics w/ your theater, aren't interested in engaging w/ non-American political settings, or need a well-cushioned seat
See it if You enjoy clever stories, immersive staging, beautiful character creation.
Don't see it if You are bored by historical, activism-based themes and people's stories in these contexts.
See it if you like a young acting troupe making challenging, non-linear story telling from multiple points of view.
Don't see it if don't like environmental theater flowered with politics and really uncomfortable chairs.
See it if You are interested in political and social implications of modern day antisemetism and authoritarianism; broader implications for the US.
Don't see it if You don't want to be in the midst of loud party scenes, use of puppets to explain history, overly long to get to a rousing finale.
See it if you like a play that makes you think, appreciate a lively and engaging cast, or question the politics of the world today. It's a winner!
Don't see it if you only like fluffy musicals or are uncomfortable in a small, intimate theater. If you are anyone else....see it!
See it if You like experimental theatre, you like "downtown theatre," you like political theatre.
Don't see it if You don't like political places, you do not like Jewish history and current Jewish issues, you don't like ensemble theatre.
See it if You like shows about finding meaning and identity in the midst of political upheaval.
Don't see it if You're under 13 as you will probably have no idea what is going on.
See it if you ache for theater that feels like theater, about the best and worst (and funniest) parts of the human experience
Don't see it if you want to be spoonfed and/or are conservative
See it if If You like educational, funny, somber and partying with Bohemians.
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy shows that take place in intimate theaters.
See it if you enjoy entering a world when you go see a play, you like sharp, political theater with a talented ensemble.
Don't see it if you like to feel removed from the action.
See it if You like shows that are character based and thought provoking. You can follow quick changes in scenes. Like edgy, experimental, engaging.
Don't see it if You don't like loud music, lots of motion, small theatres where you feel like you are part of the show.
See it if You want to experience a cultural story that you're probably unaware of
Don't see it if You lack an open mind about the world and how interconnected our sociopolitics are
See it if you have an interest in history, and enjoy hearing it from those who were "there", told in an edgy and unique perspective.
Don't see it if you are not the slightest bit interested in history, and dislike large ensemble productions.
See it if You want to catch a creatively staged new play about happenings in a post Soviet Era Hungarian bar challenging peoples dedication & politics
Don't see it if A rowdy youth driven ensemble replete w/the follies of youth & loud music leaves you cold. Given to diatribe & a bit too long-still v good.
See it if you're interested in recent, uncomfortable history and politics. It stands on its own held up by great characters/performances though.
Don't see it if a lot of exposition and time-jumps are going to confuse/bore you. Low-tech production also might make it tricky to keep up with everything.