Village, My Home (Dream Up 2017)
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Village, My Home (Dream Up 2017)
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Village, My Home (Dream Up 2017) NYC Reviews and Tickets

65%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
36%
Mixed
55%
Negative
9%
Members say
Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky, Absorbing, Indulgent

About the Show

Part of Theater for the New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival: This world premiere drama examines what New York City means to locals and visitors alike.

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Member Reviews (11)

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64
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Cliched

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.

41
Excruciating, Indulgent, Workshop-y, Insipid, Disappointing

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! Read more

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

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

73
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Interesting staging

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.

60
Banal, Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky

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.

68
Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if The acting was very well done

Don't see it if You want to enjoy without a lot of thought

65
Slow, Disappointing, Cliched, Indulgent, Sleep-inducing

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.

50
Disappointing

See it if This show is already closed and I can't complain

Don't see it if You want an actual play instead of disconnected self-indulgent monologuing

Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
August 29th, 2017

“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.”
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M
September 1st, 2017

"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."
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