Already closed | 1h 15m | West Village


From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Confusing, Ambitious

About the show

Meta-Phys Ed. presents this new performance work, based on Clifford Odets' depression era drama 'Awake and Sing!' but with zombies. More…

Meta-Phys Ed. creates original performance works that explore the relationship between religion, spirituality, culture, and politics; often drawing inspiration from sacred and classical text. In 'Wake...Sing...' they employ both both biblical stories about the resurrection of the dead, and zombie flicks, in their exploration of Odets' classic. 

1h 15m | Already closed | IRT Theater (West Village)

Member Reviews (8)


Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Confusing, Ambitious
Avg Score

Absorbing, Dizzying, Edgy, Clever, Quirky

See it if you have a high tolerance for theater experimentation -- & only if you have.

Don't see it if you want to see a play with dialogue throughout & recognizable characters in dramatic situations.

Also I’m glad I saw this production, but then, I’m a fan of experimental th... Read more Read less

Confusing, Slow, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if Its a very different pick to see, the acting is very good.

Don't see it if The show is good but it very slow and at part boring, for I need no idea what was happening.

Proving the point of pointlessness, 30 minutes = 1st intelligible word, 70 minutes = 1st use of odets' text, Waiting for godo-dets without words, Totally experimental

See it if you enjoy 3 actors rise from pile of dirt for 40 minutes, vomit regularly, then start speaking Odets text about 70 minutes in without irony?

Don't see it if you have no patience 4 experimentally posing performance pieces or zombie theater where zombies heal themselves to eventually speak cogently

Also Reminded me of experiencing a 1968 Stuart Gordon [RE-ANIMATOR] directe... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Very unusual extra avant-garde non-verbal meta-phys ed dark performance against the patriarchy, i think.

See it if You are open to a non verbal physically expressed dark vision of existence. Bored at first, I became mesmerized and am pondering still.

Don't see it if You have no patience for the really unusual and unfamiliar. A few people left but most stayed to applaud loud and long at the end.


See it if you enjoy non-linear, non-Aristotelean, non-whatever-else-you-want-it-to-be mesmerizing theatre

Don't see it if you require a clearly defined narrative

Also Turn off your mind, relax, and float down stream. You'll be just fine.

Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Great acting, Intense

See it if you really like far-out experimental theater that borders on excruciating.

Don't see it if you are expecting to have an entertaining theater experience.

During previews
Ambitious, Riveting, Great acting, Movement-based performance art, Experimental

See it if You enjoy dance & performance art. You like physical acting. You want captivating performers in an intimate space.

Don't see it if You're expecting anything traditional: staging, plot, choreography, dialogue. You don't like performance art or experimental theatre.

Also This is a series of intentionally, slow moving tableaux that tells a s... Read more Read less

During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Mysterious, Moody

See it if you like performance art, more questions than answers, committed actors.

Don't see it if you want a story and action, to understand what the cast is saying literally & figuratively.

Also The piece started intriguingly with moody music and performers slowly ... Read more Read less

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