Already closed | 1h 50m | East Village

Unity (1918)

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, A little long, Relevant, Creative, Ambitious

About the show

Project:Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of a historical horror story about Unity, a small town struggling to survive the plague in Post-WWI Europe. More…

In the fall of 1918, a world ravaged by World War I was blindsided by a mysteriously deadly plague. The "Spanish Flu" cut down everyone in its path, wiping out far more than had been killed in battle during the war. The small town of Unity is under quarantine and the borders are sealed. Even mail from overseas is burned. When the disease descends, despite the precautions, the town-folk of Unity have only each other to turn to. Part Gothic romance, part pandemic horror story, Kevin Kerr's UNITY (1918) is an epic chronicle of this remarkable chapter of human history.

1h 50m | Already closed | Gene Frankel Theatre (East Village)

Member Reviews (2)


Slow, A little long, Relevant, Creative, Ambitious
Avg Score

Ambitious, Creative, Bare-bones, Low stakes, A little long

See it if You enjoy stories of global events impacting small-town lives

Don't see it if You think bare-bones staging and props are amateurish, not clever, and if multiple plot lines leave you uncaring about characters' fates

Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant

See it if fear is an enemy while risk taking is our savior. thats whay theplay was showing

Don't see it if need excitement

August 17th, 2015
"This production feels slightly too long, but it’s smoothly directed by KJ Sanchez and meets every challenge that a tiny, bare-bones theater presents. Evocative lighting and sound effects abound. The cast is uniformly strong...The script finds considerable humor in these dark days."
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August 9th, 2015
"In 1918, a worldwide flu pandemic infected nearly a third of the world's population...Kevin Kerr's 'Unity (1918)', takes this catastrophic (and now largely forgotten) event as its inspiration. It's a fascinating look at biological disaster, filtered through an unfailingly polite (if somewhat sle...
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August 9th, 2015
"'Unity (1918)' is an unusual play, the winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award that is given for literary works of distinction. It is a collage of life in the isolated world of the prairie, where an ingrained sense of fatalism does not prevent people from secretly dreaming of escape to a bet...
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August 9th, 2015
"It demands acting and direction that can make ethereal figures solid and bring disparate parts into a coherent whole. Unfortunately, although Project: Theater is a young and promising company, it is not quite up to such a difficult assignment. The actors seem to be wandering through the play, un...
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