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The Rare Biosphere
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The Rare Biosphere NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(42 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

About the Show

Sea Dog Theater presents this timely world premiere inspired by real-life immigration conflicts happening on a daily basis in this country. Get tickets for $5 off with the code "SHOWSCORE."

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Member Reviews (42)

76
Edgy, Intense, Great acting

See it if A play about ILLEGAL immigration. Two fine young actors. Play is a heartfelt one.

Don't see it if It brings out the pains of trying to get to America. It misses the point of reality, however. Most Americans came to this country Legally.

85
Funny, Insightful, Romantic, Moving, Relevant

See it if 18 y.o HS girl tries to cope w/ her parents’ deportation and a smitten boy who wants to save her. Wonderful performances, full of feeling.

Don't see it if You are uninterested in families affected by deportation, and a tender teenage romance. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

May 12th, 2019

"It softens the blow with regard to just whose life and circumstances it chooses to present…It's impossible not to leave the theatre wondering how to fix our system…Plaza and Owens are convincing…This idealistic relationship, as well as the reminders of the thematic connection to the biosphere, tends to tamp down the impact of what might otherwise be far more tearjerkingly powerful material. Imperfect as it is, [it] deserves attention for attending to so critical a social and political problem."
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May 1st, 2019

"The strength of director Christopher Domig’s choices precede the narrative...The play, written with incredible empathy by Chris Cragin-Day, explores the parallels of how society at large treats diversity as a nuisance...The play is not without its faults, but those are few and brief...It is an endearing piece of art, anchored by two fantastic performances by Natalia Plaza and Zac Owens."
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