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The Waters of Friendship

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Great acting, Clever, Great staging, Quirky

About the show

In Argentinean playwright Arístides Vargas's drama, two women in exile find themselves on strange land where the past, present and future all collide. LATEA Theater presents this English-language world premiere. More…

Catalina faces imminent death, while Miranda accompanies her in her final hours. They share real and imagined memories of their past, and find in each other a community to help illuminate themes of immigration, gendered violence, religion, and the loneliness of political and spiritual exile. Funny, moving, and thoroughly poetic, 'The Waters of Friendship' is a love letter to friendship and solidarity. 

Member Reviews (15)


Confusing, Great acting, Clever, Great staging, Quirky
Avg Score

Surreal, Touching, Not fully comprehensible, Well played, Long

See it if you're a fan of Surrealism & would like to see an example of it written by an important contemporary South American playwright.

Don't see it if you do not like plays with non-linear plots that leave you with as many questions as they answer.

Also I should say at the top: This piece is not for everybody! “Surreal” is... Read more Read less

Confusing, Great staging, Clever, Great acting, Slow

See it if you like surreal presentations with well used staging performed by two energetic actors. It was entertaining but left me wondering!

Don't see it if you want a linear play. Additionally the seating is not the most comfortable, the room temperature fluctuated and external noise intervened!

Quirky, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing moments, Confusing

See it if you love Beckett. A female Waiting For Godot where the awaited character is death. Lots of vaudeville bits contrasting with serious ideas

Don't see it if clarity, plot, character development are signifiant parts of your preferred theatrical experience.

Entertaining, Edgy, Confusing, Great acting

See it if About two women, who looking at their life.

Don't see it if confusing, not a long show.

Also Sometime thru this story I had no idea why something was taking place.... Read more Read less

This play tries too hard to be different

See it if You want to see two actors playing different roles over many parts of their lives

Don't see it if Have a problem with plays that try to be different and to artsy

Also I think both actresses did a fine job but they had absolutely nothing ... Read more Read less

Confusing, Indulgent, Excruciating, Slow, Quirky

See it if You reaaaaally like absurdist theatre à la Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead or Waiting For Godot. You enjoy so-bad-it's-good shows.

Don't see it if You are looking for a well crafted play. Abandon hope all ye who enter here. You dislike mime and clowning. Dislike two-handers.

Also "People don't always travel the way you want them to." -The Waters of ... Read more Read less

Delightful, Funny, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like experimental theater.There were times we laughed hard but to be honest it was very confusing to follow,did not understand most ofit

Don't see it if You like simple plot, or fan of classical theater. The show talks about past/present/future in not a traditional way.

Also I cannot say more cause I really did not understand the play.

Disjointed, Confusing, Interesting staging, Good acting, Disappointing

See it if you don't mind non linear stories. Make sure you read the playbill before it starts as that would help.

Don't see it if you have anything else more interesting to do at that time.

Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Riveting, Thought provoking

See it if You want a unique theatrical experience that tells a beautiful story by two strong female artists. I would love to see this in Spanish.

Don't see it if You only like mainstream productions or traditional plays and musicals.

Convoluted, Imaginative, Creative, Great acting, Minimal

See it if Witnessing strong and complex female characters expressing a range of emotions is something you’d appreciate; friendships intrigue you

Don't see it if you don’t want to work to follow a non-linear storyline and actors portraying multiple characters; good acting isn’t enough to sustain you

Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you like surrealistic plays, non-linear plots. And if you are tired of talking heads theatre that look more like a movie than theatre.

Don't see it if you can't stand something different. You need to follow a traditional storyline and are incapable of putting the pieces together by yourself

Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Clever

See it if you like experimental theater and enjoy psychological dramas exposed in a non-linear plot. References to Bunuel speak to you

Don't see it if you want to see a traditional play with a linear plot and straightforward story and character portrait. You have short attention span

Over my head, Appealing actresses, Short segments of humor, Physically deft, Some beautiful language

See it if you're willing to enjoy stage business, marvelous physicality and a little lovely singing without your comprehending half the meaning.

Don't see it if you want to understand everything you see.

Also I had the feeling that many of the skits and references (luckily I kne... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy outside the box, surrealist theater.

Don't see it if You have a closed mind, and are not used to surrealism.

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy "Waiting For Godot." The play doesn't really make sense, and I enjoyed that because I wanted to just pay attention to the acting.

Don't see it if You like "traditional" theater. Very different from the norm. Because its translated, some of the nuances are not the american standard.

Also I actually enjoyed how actors changed on a dime. I really liked how it... Read more Read less

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