Already closed | 1h 25m | East Village

The Treatment

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging

About the show

This new mystery thriller begins with two people waking up in an institutional setting, unaware of where they are and how they got there.  More…

From the show:

Two men wake up trapped in a room with no memory of who they are. Those that seem able to help them have nefarious ulterior motives. Soon they will adventure on a journey into the most inner crevices of the human mind...but what’s true and what isn’t?

1h 25m | Already closed | IATI Theater (East Village)

Member Reviews (15)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging
80
Avg Score

63
Science-fiction plot, Caveat: over-praised by folks with 1 review, Slow, No character development, Philosophical vs dramatic

See it if you know someone in the cast; you want to support IATA; you enjoy dramas focused on a philosophical view of the afterlife + the soul

Don't see it if a slow sci-fi plot with no character development is less interesting to you than a happy story; dystopian realms with harsh rulers irk

Also This sci-fi play is SLOW, the 2 male protagonists knee-capped by amnes... Read more Read less

65
Clunky, Entertaining, Ambitious, Slow, Refreshing

See it if you like sci. fi.

Don't see it if you want to come away with new thoughts or revelations.

Also Great use of projections.

71
Trying to be too profound, Story elements that just go away, Nice writing

See it if You want to support ambitious off off shows

Don't see it if You’d like something that doesn’t feel so art house. But there were many elements of the show I appreciated.

93
Intelligent, Must see, Profound, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you're up to a profound story, well staged and performed, about existentialism and sci-fi.

Don't see it if you might not be into avant garde theater.

67
Slow, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a psychological show full of plot holes.

Don't see it if You want to feel satisfied as an audience member.

Also I noticed a members review that has since been erased pointed out that... Read more Read less

99
Profound, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if want to see a profound N well staged show. I first I didn't know what was happening, then info started coming, and it blew my mind away.

Don't see it if don't like sci-fi shows.

Also It's been two days since I saw it, and I am still thinking about this ... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense

See it if You like a story that makes you think, Sci-fi is your jam, you’re ready to step outside the box, you like being close to the action

Don't see it if You’re looking for something with a straightforward narrative that doesn’t require much thought on your part

99
Great staging, Intense, Must see, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if . . . You are open-minded, interested in exploring challenging psychological possibilities, enjoy great acting, staging and special effects.

Don't see it if . . . You aren't open to cutting-edge ideas.

80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Clever, Ambitious

See it if The story has resonance for every person who is an individual thinker...

Don't see it if There is a projection screen in front of the stage, a scrim.... and may be limiting to people who want to connect to the actors.

87
Sci-fi, Great staging, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You like Sci-Fi, Neuroscience, Samuel Beckett and tense drama

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Sci-Fi or abstract settings

100
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like thought-provoking plays that challenge how we think about life and death. Includes some good sc-fi and twists in the plot.

Don't see it if are looking for a superficial lightweight play.

99
Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience an interesting presentation of the rational and irrational within us.

Don't see it if you are looking for a simple story.

85
Intense, Riveting, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You like a combination of No Exit, 1984, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and Brokeback Mountain.

Don't see it if You're not into intense, dark theatre.

100
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You have an interest in futuristic themes or even just a black mirror vibe! So interesting.

Don't see it if You don’t want to expand your horizons

95
Must see, Profound, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to have a good time and see an unpredictable story

Don't see it if You don’t like sci-fy


September 29th, 2019
"For all its seemingly existentialistic, sci-fi appearance, 'The Treatment' does not stray away from real human drama and power struggles, providing entertaining angst, hidden agendas, and touching truths we can all relate to. 'The Treatment' may just be the cure you’re looking for."
read more


Cast & Creatives (3)