HERE presents a new work that turns the audience into voyeurs at a lively social gathering. Popular music, fizzy drinks, and friendly chatter hit the marks of a playful party, but something’s not quite right. More…
Bit by bit, 'The Reception' depicts an uncanny cracking at the seams, as the revelers contend with an increasingly unanchored world. Created and performed by New York dance-world luminaries that span the decades, 'The Reception' delves into the dark underbelly of how we socialize and entertain.
See it if you're into the downtown performance arts scene. I'm not and was confused. But it was still engrossing to watch.
Don't see it if you want a clear linear story
See it if You like comedic, performative surrealism which probes at big questions without answering them. You like cocktail parties and/or boats.
Don't see it if You want theater to be rational and realistic. You want to merely watch a play, not have an experience with it.