Ars Nova, in collaboration with The Play Company, presents a new rock fairy tale that explores faith and doubt featuring indie-pop band Sky-Pony. More…
Sky-Pony is known for its highly theatrical live shows. This world premiere takes their unique aesthetic one step further, delivering a narrative-based event that explores the lines between theater, concert and ritual.
See it if You like non-traditional theater You want to have fun
Don't see it if You are afraid of knives and blind folds :-) You care if a performance is a play or rock show You like comfy seats removed from the action
See it if a whimsical, interactive, thought-provoking rock musical sounds interesting.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy shows with audience participation or intimate, up-close settings.
See it if you're ok seeing talented actors and musicians having a great time in a cool space, w/0 a story that makes you care. Some nice moments.
Don't see it if You prefer real stakes; the "fairy-tale" positioning doesn't excuse the dull plot. If you're offended by a very pregnant, prominent belly!
See it if a scintillatingly played, fetchingly designed, tuneful musical packed into a room small enough to feel like a private party rocks yr world.
Don't see it if a weak story, thin characters, forgettable songs & an overriding tameness will kill your buzz, esp if you aren't into generic rock music.
See it if you like audience interaction, breaking of the fourth wall, a modern - slightly hard to follow fairy tale.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a heavily pregnant person, you don't like loud music or need a definitive plot.
See it if you like indie rock music and intimate, semi-immersive theatre experiences
Don't see it if you're looking for a true musical. It's more like a concert with a plot
See it if you love inventive staging, GREAT singing, original musicals. And/or if you feel a little lost in the world...
Don't see it if intimate (slightly environmental) stagings freak you out, or if you don't like rock musicals.
See it if you've ever felt like an outsider in search of your community; you like fantasy, intimacy, rocking shows, and want to shed a tear or two.
Don't see it if you like complex, linear narratives, naturalistic settings, and can't abide a little earnestness; you don't like being interacted with.
See it if You are looking for something a little out of the box. Part fairy tale. Part rock show with some audience interaction thrown in there.
Don't see it if If you more classic shows.
See it if you have a heart, a soul, nostalgia, a brain, a sense of humor, and/or all of the above.
Don't see it if you don't like rock music and you don't like moving stories.
See it if You like immersive theatre, really good music, and a modern twist on fairy tales.
Don't see it if You dislike interacting with performers, or don't care for visually and aurally loud shows.
See it if you like fourth wall-obliterating immersive theatre that plays with plot camp beautifully.
Don't see it if experimental musical theatre isn't your thing. Or if you hated the structure of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
See it if you long for your favorite rock band to write a musical, Sky-Pony has done just that. You will be welcomed into their Wildness.
Don't see it if you prefer a solid "4th wall" between yourself and performers. Not for those who desire to watch a show without investing themselves.
See it if you are looking for something quick, immersive, and sentimental.
Don't see it if you are searching for a more traditional, proscenium-based night at the theater.
See it if you're down to be woken up by excited performers with extraordinary voices in a non-conventional way of storytelling with music
Don't see it if -you're looking for traditional storytelling or a typical musical format -you like a seamless relationship between the music and the play
See it if you love original rock musicals and radical fairy tales.
Don't see it if you like understanding the meta-story...much is made of the "creation" of the piece, but little meaning or resonance lands. A lot of telling
See it if You are into excellent rock music and a story that everyone can relate to -- presented in a non-traditional setting by very talented people
Don't see it if You are looking for a tired and traditional theater experience. This is not theater's for your mom's theater club.
See it if you enjoy theatre that veers away from the conventional. "The Wildness" is definitely a show that breaks the boundaries of musical theatre.
Don't see it if you do not like experimental theatre. Also, if you do like the conventional in your choice of theatre.