Talking Band presents a new play with music about a room in a country house that sings of those who have lived there over a 70-year span. More…
In 'The Room Sings,' Obie-winning troupe Talking Band uses an array of genres—'40s noir, Chinese ghost tale, Chekhovian farce/tragedy, and a Sicilian puppet opera sung by beavers—to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their tales unfold, they intertwine and illuminate each other. 'The Room Sings' offers multiple fractured views of a place and the people who have inhabited it.
See it if You're interested in vaudeville numbers and a fascinating beaver puppet opera.
Don't see it if you desire more from your experimental pieces than "we tried really hard to make it weird."
See it if .. you can sit through 85 min of nonsense to enjoy 5 lovely minutes of the finale .. you are into things weird
Don't see it if .. you can't tolerate bad singing
See it if you want extraordinarily unconventional theatre, you don't mind something a bit underdeveloped.
Don't see it if you want put together-theatre with a clear storyline or intention.