'Village, My Home' tells the story of eight characters and their connections to the City that Never Sleeps. Meet the Old Woman, a matriarch who loves to paint; a techno-tribal Computer Geek, whose hacking threatens to interrupt the subway system; an array of out-of-towners, travelers from outer boroughs, and others.
“The great thing about writer/director Marcina Zaccaria’s reportage is its humor, a kind of affronted snarky humor that lies at the center of dislocation…These actors move in and out, flowing like a modern dance piece and fill out their moments with meaning and verve. The movement is clear with a great sense of life in constant motion and change. The Middle Aged Woman played by Frances McGarry anchors the piece with authority and her passionate complaints also provide humor.” Full Review
"An elegant trio of actresses introduced rhythm, music, and dance...With so many themes and interesting elements within 40 minutes of the production, I’m curious if Zaccaria’s intent is to keep the show as a short flow of ideas or to expand and organize the hustle and bustle rhythms and refreshing earthy elements into a full-length play. Either way, Zaccaria’s 'Village, My Home' will make you consider to slow down and rethink what home really is." Full Review
See it if You like plays about issues affecting the world today. A way to come together and have thoughtful discussions with others after the play.
Don't see it if if you like plays that follow a specific story line and plot. This is a different, fresh approach to story-telling
See it if You're looking for interesting views on living in this city.
Don't see it if You can't follow multiple vignettes from seemingly unrelated characters. You're looking for a linear plot.
See it if you want a quick 45 min. look at different age groups sharing NYC living experiences that are sometimes personal but often philosophical.
Don't see it if you are sleepy as I was.You'll wake up after a short nap and say: I don't think I missed all that much. Some nice things said about NYC but.
See it if you have love for the city and want to see some tidbits of good acting.
Don't see it if you find unnecessarily loud music interfering with dialogue result in you missing a good portion of the play.
See it if You have boundless love for the Village that even includes this plot-free disjointed pastiche of Villagers old and new. At least it's short
Don't see it if You want a coherent entertainment about the meaning of the Village. You won't find it here, although the large cast was hard working.
See it if You know someone involved with the production. You want to support community theatre.
Don't see it if You value solid theatrical values: it's a miss in all aspects-writing, acting, directing & production. Only 45 minutes,tho felt waay longer!