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The Year of the Bicycle
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The Year of the Bicycle NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(28 Reviews)
Positive
61%
Mixed
32%
Negative
7%
Members say
Great acting, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Quirky

About the Show

C.M.O.R.E. Festival presents an apartheid South Africa-set drama chronicling the friendship between two children as they navigate the tumultuous political landscape that separates them.

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Member Reviews (28)

64
If this were a playwriting class, the instructor would say "nice draft," now come back to me with a play!

See it if intimate, decent acting, inventive staging, admirably try 2 show how black-white children's friendship transcends racism in 1997 S. Africa

Don't see it if experimental script bit of a mess; flashbacks from dead/broken teens (why?) 2 time of childhood friendship obscures potential strong story

73
Clever, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if You're interested in a drama about a relationship between two children and the social pressures of South Africa in the 90s

Don't see it if If you are interested only in light musicals and dramas.

Critic Reviews (2)

April 27th, 2017

"The play muses on some profound issues including racial segregation in South Africa...Director Ali makes full use of the space and lifts Evans' poetic, dreamlike text off the page into a kaleidoscopic narrative...Gathesha and Harris, both dynamic performers, embody the vulnerability and strength that co-exist in every child. It’s impossible to look away from their magnetic chemistry on stage. 'Year of the Bicycle' is a bittersweet story that will keep you engaged and leave you wanting more."
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April 18th, 2017

"An energetic physical theatre piece that captures the exuberance of childhood imagination and the heady freedom when they play...Director Shariffa Ali has created an entire world with a few set pieces and finely executed performance moments...The two performers worked beautifully together to tell the story...Evans’ script has some lovely moments in it...It had a few moments of extreme cliché...It’s a brilliant start, but needs to plunge deeper, piercing the polite veneer."
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