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The Transfiguration Of Benjamin Banneker
East Village
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The Transfiguration Of Benjamin Banneker NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
17%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great staging, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing

About the Show

This experimental, multi-disciplinary spectacle celebrates the life of Benjamin Banneker, a free black man living in Maryland from 1731 to 1806.

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Member Reviews (24)

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Disappointing, Indulgent, Ambitious, Banal

See it if If you want more of a history than a play. Some good acting, and multi visual. If you like a story rather than a play.

Don't see it if Show is all over the place andslow at times. If you do not like puppetry. If you want a traditional more focused play.

90
Visually enthralling, Inclusive, Important, Informative, Delightful

See it if you are interested in unusual scenography or the history of race in the US.

Don't see it if you do not like puppets or you require a traditional scripted drama. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

January 26th, 2020

"‘The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker’ Review: An Unwieldy Ride A tale about the 18th-century African-American mathematician includes actors, a vibrant marching band and wackadoo puppetry."
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January 27th, 2020

"A euphoric fantasia about the obscure 18th century African-American astronomer and renaissance man using puppetry, dance, spoken word and a marching band."
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January 25th, 2020

"In this gorgeous, enlightening and ambitious -- if over-stuffed -- hour-long theatrical collage, Theodora Skipitares uses the eerie visual splendor of puppetry to illuminate…the fascinating and little known story….a kaleidoscopic look at African-Americans and space exploration."
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