Thomas Paine in Violence
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Thomas Paine in Violence
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Thomas Paine in Violence NYC Reviews and Tickets

52%
(27 Reviews)
Positive
41%
Mixed
18%
Negative
41%
Members say
Confusing, Ambitious, Excruciating, Slow, Dizzying

About the Show

HERE Arts Center presents this electronic, psychedelic opera-sermon set in a cosmic radio station in the afterlife of the Thomas Paine, the Founding Father and international activist.

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Member Reviews (27)

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Entertaining, Dizzying, Confusing, Energetic, Edgy

See it if You enjoy performance art or shows that come at you loud and in your face. The performances are full of energy and interesting.

Don't see it if You expect to learn anything about Thomas Paine or experience any of his many profound quotes. This is more about interesting performance. Read more

26
Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You have a relative in the show

Don't see it if If you want a plot, writing or direction.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
November 13th, 2017

"The incomparable La Barbara has a presence that’s both enigmatic and regal...Occasionally, I felt lost in a flood of information and sensory stimuli. Fortunately there are enough moments of substance that can pull one back from these distractions...It's a thoughtful piece that entertains before making a lasting, more serious impression...The piece will kindle your interest in Paine’s political theories."
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C
November 14th, 2017

"It’s a haunting performance, one that causes us to lean in and demands attention be paid...Pinto and Burkhardt do right by never taking the material too seriously or talking down to their audience and there is an enormous amount of fun to be had...What starts out seeming like an amusing vocal exercise slowly becomes a heartbreaking and arresting modern translation of Paine’s revolutionary words."
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