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The Torso

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious / disappointing, Funny

About the show

In this world premiere drama an unemployed young woman begins finding mannequin body parts around her apartment. Part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival. More…

When talented 20-something Danica moves to New York City to pursue a career as a musician, she assumes things will get off without a hitch. However, she soon begins finding mannequin body parts inexplicably hidden around her new apartment. Unsure if these sinister gifts are the work of a stalker or her own slowly slipping mind, she keeps the secret to herself and does her best to slog onward. As her dread mounts and Danica slowly begins to unravel, her friends become increasingly concerned until things come to a head-- literally.


Member Reviews (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious / disappointing, Funny
57
Avg Score

45
Slow, Disappointing

See it if If you want to see new artists and new works. As story that is not good.

Don't see it if A show where actors nervously put forth their lines. Lighting and miscues all night.

73
Uneven, Funny, Tiresome, Courageous

See it if you are looking for a contemporary take on how a young woman with artistic talent can spiral into self-destruction.

Don't see it if you are looking for sympathetic characters.

Also Give “Torso” points for refusing to fill the stage with cuddly charact... Read more Read less

55
Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if you are interested in the breakdown of a human mind. The main character is either going mad or being gaslighted by one of her friends.

Don't see it if you dislike choppy presentations with lots of blackouts or are looking for a light amusing evening

40
Cool premise very poorly executed, Short scenes w/many scene-changes, Uneven prop use & lighting miscues, Very weak acting / mixed-up dialogue, Ambitious / disappointing

See it if ...just don't. Hard to sit thru 90min's of young actors nervously feeling their way thru a script & rehearsed staging, missing obvious cues.

Don't see it if you need a break from Theater for the New City, especially The Cabaret hole-in-the-wall. They couldn't even spend some money on a playbill.

Also Seriously? No program/playbill of any kind?... Read more Read less

67
Thought-provoking, Confusing, Entertaining, Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to be involved with the lives of old friends, the lives the lead and the now problems that exist

Don't see it if If you have no sense of feelings towards other people’s feelings and body parts that show up...

65
Disappointing, Slow, Cliched

See it if Young actors trying to perform a play that is suppose to be suspenseful

Don't see it if This is a very poorly written play that is sporadic and gives the actors nothing to work with. Done many times much better then this

Also And as another reviewer mentioned. You can't even zerox a program?


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