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The Upper Room

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A new play with original music inspired by the back-to-the-land movement, about urbanites heading out to live on rural, self-sustaining homesteads. More…

Set on an island way off the north coast of Maine, the last participants of a once thriving commune meet the sea. Anxious and restless, the quorum gathers around the table in their upper room to confront the rising water and certain members' curious ailments. A darkly humorous consideration of spirituality and the dangers of our changing environment combines with a live mixed score, antique scuba suits, and an overhead projector to create a brand new music theater event.

1h 30m | Already closed | New Ohio Theatre (West Village)

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May 29th, 2015
"A semi-fantastical play with a dry sense of humor, always handy when dystopia threatens. But its most distinctive feature is a sonic glow as entrancing as a phosphorescent sea. Vocally complex, rich and consistently surprising, Catherine Brookman’s music elevates the play onto another plane...'T...
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May 31st, 2015
"A call to nature is being heard in Greenwich Village this spring, as 'The Upper Room' is a simple yet transcendent production that invites us into its organically fantastical world...Despite narrative issues, the aesthetic creativity of 'The Upper Room' manages to prevail, making the piece a cap...
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