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The Talmud

The Talmud NYC Reviews and Tickets

(11 Reviews)
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Confusing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Quirky, Slow

About the Show

Meta-Phys Ed.'s "The Talmud" is a genre-bending performance that draws from a century of Chinese martial arts cinema, and, a single chapter of The Talmud--a 5th century text of Rabbinic Judaism.

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Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if Hypnotic, lush production design & seductive soundscape provide the greatest enjoyments in this edgy Talmud/Martial Arts juxtapositioning

Don't see it if Excerpts from the Talmud, often dense & complex are further hindered by over amplification of the actors Yet text/movement combo captivates

Intense, Epic, Confusing, Incomprehensible, Exquisitely executed

See it if an exquisitely executed performance connecting the seemingly unrelated forms of Talmud and Chinese martial arts appeals to you.

Don't see it if content clarity means more to you than performance. While significant thought went into the development, necessary exposition was left out.

Critic Reviews (2)

September 16th, 2019

"This ambitious work moves at a dizzying pace, and combines new technology with traditional stagecraft…Many things feel significant, but it is rarely clear just what that significance is…Further, for a self-described kung fu-inspired show, there isn't much martial arts movement."
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September 14th, 2019

"Talmudic scholars and kung fu movie fans will both find something familiar in this singular hour-long hybrid …I could discern little connection at any given moment between what the performers were saying and how they were moving....[yet] an exquisitely eerie hour of theater."
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