From the show:
BROOKLYN. THE BUS. THE UNSEEN.
In The Sandalwood Box, college student Marsha Gates lost her voice. On her way to speech therapy, she encounters Professor Claudia Mitchell, who captures the most captivating catastrophes of the world and preserves them in a sandalwood box.
SOMETHING. STRANGE. HAPPENS.
In The Fez, the charmed spell of the theater has somehow absented itself, and something strange happens. A play that was originally printed on a tee shirt is finally produced!
See it if Two experimental works ... work! High energy and a bit dizzying. Not sure what to take away but definitely different and lively.
Don't see it if You don’t like experimental theater.
See it if “The Bats” (Flea actors) bring terrific energy & expressiveness to these wild pieces. I enjoyed being lost in them & left on a high.
Don't see it if You want to understand everything going on. You don’t like weird performance art.
See it if Mac Wellman is a theatre god! Both short experimental comedies exploit/exalt language in an absurdist homage (think Ionesco) Zany ensemble
Don't see it if Wellman is a theatre anti-christ! All incomprehensible drivel leading down rabbit holes Even being mercifully short can't help w/tangibility
See it if you want to see cutting edge theater of the absurd performed with inspiring gusto and skill.
Don't see it if you are looking for normal. Exhilarating, but not always comprehensible.
See it if you like weird theatre of the absurd
Don't see it if you need to understand what's going on; you want your theater experience to be more than an hour (this clocked in just under)
See it if Want to reflect on the existential fragile character of life. The playwright questions the basis for evil in our world.
Don't see it if You want passive entertainment.
See it if If you like 2 short plays that are experimental theater. Interesting in the way they are preformed. Very enjoyable takes u for a ride.
Don't see it if If you need theater to be straight forward and know everything that is going on this is not for you.
See it if you’d like to see 2 short plays that aren't just unconventional: They plot to blow convention up—& have a huge amount of fun in the process.
Don't see it if an hour-long evening of 2 very short pieces, no matter how exhilarating, is not enough to warrant your coming out to the theater.
See it if You like to be thrown off, see theatre taken in its traditional form and thrown upside down! It is a wild ride and tons of fun to experience
Don't see it if You need structure and need to know what is going on all the time... Mac Wellman will not allow you to have that kind of experience.