Unfolding
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Unfolding
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Unfolding NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(21 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
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Members say
Enchanting, Clever, Delightful, Slow, Great staging

About the Show

This puppet theatre production offers a contemporary fairytale that magically transports the audience through space and time, capturing the journey of a woman as she navigates a life of self-discovery.

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Member Reviews (21)

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79
Delightful, Slow, Entertaining, Great staging, Clever

See it if you'd enjoy a different type puppet show with few words, great music, a fairy tale story represented with seen operators on a great set.

Don't see it if you require a lot of action - this is a leisurely paced story of a girl to adulthood and old age where you must pay attention to understand.

86
Inventive, Magical, Lovely to look at, Lightweight, Metamorphic

See it if you’d like to see a lovely extension of the European tradition of puppetry, a blending with aspects of Eastern puppetry.

Don't see it if a puppet show, even a lovely one, would bore you. Read more

78
Inventive, Idealized, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a cool, homespun puppet show. No dialogue. The whole stage & whole body used. Fluid puppeteering, a variety of images.

Don't see it if not into visual/material aspects. Story's rather twee (but didn’t go as I expected) so you must be into in the handiwork, fairyscape. Read more

98
Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you admire lyrically and artistically beautiful puppetry and music, minimal text re women’s emotionality, spirituality, and literary voice.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy puppetry as art and poetry or prefer large casts, elaborate costumes or sets, loud melody-less music, or hip hop/jazz dance

76
Sweet, Great staging, Slow, Creative, Clever

See it if You love puppetry and creative staging. Sweet and beautiful.

Don't see it if You like fast-paced shows with action-packed stories. This is lovely, but the story is rather thin.

86
Inventive, Entertaining, Slow, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you would enjoy something very unusual--slow moving, inventive, romantic puppetry with great live music. It is enchanting and quite lovely.

Don't see it if you don't like puppets or can't handle a very slow paced and quiet show. It is rather "feminist" in theme so right-wing folks might object.

77
Slow, Enchanting, Clever, Innovative, Talented performance

See it if You enjoy mystical stories, if you are ok with some self interpretation of puppetry & music & if you like innovative if minimalist staging

Don't see it if If you want something energetic or straight forward Read more

79
Riveting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like modern puppetry and/or explorations of what it means to be a woman using unusual storytelling.

Don't see it if You need a story with dialogue or traditionally told.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
April 2nd, 2019

“An exquisite feast of puppetry storytelling with magic in every one of its crinkly folds...The show is a triumph in puppetry design...The use of light and shadow is also magnificent, adding breathtaking texture and depth to what can easily become a two-dimensional display...70 minutes of complex, finely tuned storytelling: there isn’t a single choice unexamined, or an object left unused...Simply perfect.”
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T
April 1st, 2019

"Visually splendid story...So many details are rendered through this extraordinarily fine storytelling. This show has both a romantic sensibility and a playful wittiness. Recognizable moments provide happy laughs...Puppetry is alive and well all over New York City these days. 'Unfolding' is a joyous example of this fine artistry."
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