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"The whole evening feels kind of like an old variety-entertainment show...There is a lot of information that gets passed along through the performance, but the actors never let it feel like a lecture; it's really more like a party...'Whales' is also a punk-rock concert...The timing and rhythm of the music do a lot to preserve the momentum of the play and keep energy up...The storytelling is innovative, engaging, and educational." Full Review
See it if You want to support a young company with a lot of energy & spirit, and you enjoy participative theatre and shadow puppets. Good music, too.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy participative theatre including games, or wouldn't enjoy a long trek to Brooklyn for an hour long show.
See it if you want to experience an interactive adaptation of Moby Dick with punk rock and remarkable projection work
Don't see it if you dislike audience interaction, want to experience a straightforward adaptation of the source material, or want a cohesive product.
See it if You live in Brooklyn (or visit regularly) - you want a light hearted night out You are in the mood for performance (not theater )
Don't see it if You are looking for theater,or you are traveling from the suburbs or Northern Manhattan
See it if You want to laugh and learn. Like Ted Talks (aka this seemed more like a history lesson to me with some laughs than a narrative)
Don't see it if You want something that follows the plot of Moby Dick or hate audience participation.
See it if adventure, sea faring punk/shanties, informational gameshow drinking games with giant dice, creatively minimal shadowPuppet theatre thrill u
Don't see it if garage band sound, an actual garage as venue, audience participation, tattoos, shadow puppets, drinkingGames, slaughter of whales bother you
See it if You want to learn about human treatment of whales or enjoy educational theatre. This is social activism art at its most creative!
Don't see it if You like a larger theatre space and don't particularly care for animal abuse. There's a lot of wonderful audience interaction as well!
See it if you appreciate imaginative fun & obscure info. 40 seats allows cast to communicate one to one with audience members. Free tattoo & alcohol
Don't see it if you need a plot, a themed variety show. The audience as the crew of a whaling ship is invited to roll giant dice determining their adventure
See it if You want to see a puppet musical in a fun and easy-going atmosphere; you want to learn about 19th century whaling practices.
Don't see it if You will be put off by excitement about killing whales; you hate pop-punk, people drinking alcohol, or audience participation.
See it if you want to see an energetic and playful performance that engages an audience to the play, making everybody laugh and participate.
Don't see it if you are boring :) you are looking for a traditional theater experience.
See it if You like social activism art! Equally as entertaining as it is educational, Whales immerses the entire audience in the show's environment.
Don't see it if You don't like edgier, purposeful shows. There's not a linear plot, rather talented actors performing hilarious veignettes.
See it if You want to be fully immersed in an experience of singing, acting, shadow puppetry, live music, games and education
Don't see it if You're looking for a quiet evening show that does not involve audience participation, music and drinking games