New York | Already closed

When We Went Electronic

From 2 critic and 4 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Clever, Confusing

About the show

In this new play with songs set in 2008, two American Apparel models search for their missing memory after a tragically fun night.  More…

When really weird stuff starts happening, the girls begin to question the syntheticness of their own materials and if what they think happened was really real. Maybe last night wasn’t such a party after all. Literally.

Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)

The New York Times

"A slapdash lampoon of sexual trauma and noxious masculinity...The play wrings its laughs — and, in fairness, its horror — from just how vapid its characters are...What the show has going for it — aside from Ms. Kabashi’s savagely brittle performance and Ms. Cagianese’s deadpan bops — is its absurdist edginess. For a while, anyway...By the time the actresses are assaulting each other with an emergency light stick repurposed as a dildo, just what or who is being satirized?" Full Review


“Both excruciating and vigorously performed...The piffle on display here does exhibit craft, discipline, and structure but to little effect...The dialogue is nonsensical, vulgar, often coarse, and is supposed to be funny...Finn’s energized staging and utilization of the technical elements fulfills the author’s bleakly cartoonish vision...Worthy takes on themes such as sexual violence, feminism, and consumerism but they’re diminished by the shrill tone.” Full Review

Funny, Riveting, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a performance that utilizes lights, sounds, and (heightened) acting/singing to get a larger message across.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to topics of rape/sexual assault.

Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you like edgy, superbly-designed, well-directed work about young NYC middle-class women exploring pretty binary + hetero power structures

Don't see it if you want a nuanced exploration of being a young woman that feels like it isn't 2 steps behind intersectional feminism. CW: rape, assault

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if you are interested in an intensely honest feminist play focused on the fragmentation of memory and self after rape. It's unexpectedly funny.

Don't see it if you trust reviews that call an intelligent and talented female playwright "shrill". Be aware of the content warnings.

Also There are so many great design and directorial elements to this show -... Read more Read less

Great acting, Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Clever

See it if See it if you love modern theater, brilliant catchy music, and thought provoking, witty dialogue.

Don't see it if Dont see it if you are easily triggered by sexual assault, violence or drug use.

Cast & Creatives (5)