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The Sonnets

Members say: Edgy, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Raunchy
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The Bridge Production Group presents this original theater piece that examines the sex industry through Shakespearean text, contemporary music, devised movement, and immersive design.

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'The Sonnets' is part of The Bridge Residency, a month-long residency at The Robert Moss Theatre, and will be performed in rotating repertory with 'Hedda' and 'Red Light Winter.'

 

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Ambitious, Great acting, Refreshing, Empowering, Edgy & relevant

See it if You'd like a fresh take on Shakespeare's sonnets, clear sharp and heartfelt. Tho the Sonnets are straight, setting is original and apt. Go.

Don't see it if No reason not to, unless your mind is closed to possibility and can't hold two seemingly disparate images and concepts simultaneously.

Also Although the program purports that the play "examines the sex industry... Read more Read less

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8 girls, 8 sonnets, 8 interpretive dances, 8 numbers, 8 titilations, 8 go sit downs, 8 varying attempts at bardlike interp, 8 different looks of lingerie & exposure, 8 different abilities to take on "so you think you can dance"

See it if pseudo immersive look at sex industry & relation to Shakespeare's Sonnets thru recitation & dance & male voice interruptus is a good idea

Don't see it if commenting on patriarchy using partially clad young women who dance & pose suggestively & recite Shakespeare as parlor trick = not good idea

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Ambitious, Edgy, Raunchy, Great writing, Ever wonder if the bard was a feminist, or maybe female? here's a good sampling

See it if A "Peep Show" gets a strange, but somewhat effective, re-vamping as "8" dancer-actors speak a sonnet then Dance in their skivvies. Shocking?

Don't see it if Using exploitation (lingerie-clad hotties) to protest the same is a slippery slope. Some will be offended, pervs will be aroused. No cigar?

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Edgy, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Relevant, Disturbing

See it if Gorgeous girls in lingerie recite Shakespeare, dance, and emote, only to be objectified, dehumanized, and dismissed. Sensual and disturbing

Don't see it if You would feel uncomfortable with near nudity on stage. You are looking for a fun time.

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Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky, Disappointing, Slow

See it if enjoy relevant issues addressed in an exotic manner.

Don't see it if you like your theater more straight forward and entertaining.

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Delightful, Intelligent, Relevant, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if You know and enjoy Shakespeare sonnets.

Don't see it if You expect a presentation that clearly makes its point. Not so here.

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Thought-provoking, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Riveting

See it if You like engaging, insightful ensemble theatre.

Don't see it if Don’t miss it!