New York | 1h 30m | Already closed

The Rare Biosphere

From 2 critic and 40 member reviews
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." More…

Given our current polarized political climate, it is easy to forget that behind these “political issues” are real people whose stories matter, and must be told. 

1h 30m | Already closed | Anderson Hall (Gramercy)


95
Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to understand immigration crisis and grow in empathy for those it impacts

Don't see it if you're overwhelmed with all the sad things happening in America right now

93
Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Edgy

See it if You’re looking to see a well-written off broadway show talking about today’s issues in a way that retains humility and humanity.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show with extreme special effects and costume work or if you tend to find current event shows less entertaining.

91
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if Because It is relatable to what's going on in the USA these days. And also the acting is really alive and free. Makes it a good combination.

Don't see it if Only if you can't afford it, unfortunately. Other than that I don't know why one wouldn't go see it.

91
Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if The play is timely, puts a human face on what it means to be born in America to undocumented migrants and is well suited for kids.

Don't see it if If you refuse to see two sides to a very polarizing issue in today's America. You don't have to change your mind, just keep it open.

91
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like relevant, timely pieces that are well written.

Don't see it if If you’re looking for something super flashy.

90
Educational, Absorbing, Funny

See it if You care about heart-warming storytelling that initiates a conversation about the effects of deportation on families

Don't see it if You don’t like small shows with heart.

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want to get engaged with socially, politically relevant theatre in an intimate space that allows you to become personally involved

Don't see it if you like big dazzling spectacles or if you need high drama. this is a gentle show that is asking for attention rather than demanding it.

80
Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see two talented actors explore a really painful subject with empathy, humor and humanity.

Don't see it if you want an uplifting experience.

Also The subject matter is thought-provoking and absolutely warrants conver... Read more Read less

97
During previews
Moving, Honest,, Must see

See it if you want to be profoundly moved but not preached to.

Don't see it if the issues of forced deportation and family separation are too unpleasant to face.

Also The title "The Rare Biosphere" is very poorly chosen. What is on offer... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Must see, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to see how immigration policy directly affects families and children. A great show to start discussions.

Don't see it if You want a light story. This is a deep, heart-breaking story with a hopeful outcome.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Interesting story about a young girl whose parents are deported and her struggles to remain in America

Don't see it if You prefer something more lighthearted or Musical oriented

Also I really enjoyed this play. The time flew by interesting storyline and... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Profound simplicity, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you have the courage to enter the life for a moment of a high school senior whose parents are suddenly deported

Don't see it if you can't value the beauty of a simple story between two young people trying to deal with the human impact of ICE

81
During previews
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Yer interested in a story of an immigrant family trying to keep things together with parents in their homeland and kids surviving in the US.

Don't see it if You're unsympathetic to the plights of immigrant families.

74
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if U want to listen to a story of immigrant family’s kids that left behind. challenges that they face,sacrifices made to pursue a better life

Don't see it if heartbreaking story that families are faced with deportation due to their legal immigration status. How a teen is forced to mature overnight

89
During previews
Thought-provoking, Funny, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love shows that are topical.

Don't see it if You don't like serious subjects or cursing.


Cast & Creatives (3)