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The Sonnets

From 7 member reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Raunchy

About the show

The Bridge Production Group presents this original theater piece that examines the sex industry through Shakespearean text, contemporary music, devised movement, and immersive design. More…

'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.'



100
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Profound, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like engaging, insightful ensemble theatre.

Don't see it if Don’t miss it!

80
Edgy, Raunchy, Relevant, Thought-provoking, 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.

79
Ambitious, Refreshing, Edgy & relevant, Great acting, Empowering

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

79
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

73
Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent, Confusing

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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