The Flea Theater presents this world premiere drama by playwright Adam Rapp about a young girl trapped in a world of neglect, longing for escape. More…
Adam Rapp's new play explores love and neglect, the challenges of poverty, the dangerous cost of shiftlessness, the notion of leaving a place behind, and the value of a girl. This new work by the Pulitzer-nominated writer investigates the yearning to leave your hometown, the drama of first love, and the dangerous cost of boredom, all through the lens of savage small-town America.
See it if It's Adam Rapp so you know at the very worst it will be amazing. Great set and staged perfect in the round. you felt like you were in it.
Don't see it if you want to be challenged and asked to think.
See it if Rapp's vision of self-destructive white trash in the South is disquieting. Vivid storytelling through violence and outrageous imagery.
Don't see it if Jack Ellis is totally riveting and charismatic. He gives life to Rapp's histrionics. Another shirtless hardbody e.g. Ben Walker, Alex Breaux
See it if You come to Adam Rapp for the strange, unexpected, bizarre (and who doesn't) don't mind the offensive and know the Bats might do anything
Don't see it if You need more than just strange, as the thought provoking, dare I say insightful he sometimes brings to the stage.
See it if You'd enjoy a sophisticated wild disturbing journey which may (or not depending on audience chance) end well. Ambitious & creatively staged.
Don't see it if The ugly, course, sexually threatening isn't something you want to experience-or if you simply prefer your plays to have a clear narrative.
See it if You like Adam Rapp's work...even if you haven't liked some of his most recent stuff. This is really good.
Don't see it if You can't handle excess, nudity, violence, etc.
See it if You want to be challenged. This is an adult Lord of The Flies. Very disturbing.
Don't see it if You insist on a straightforward linear narrative. There is a heap of metaphor here. You will have to pay attention.
See it if you like being shaken-up by intense scenes acted brilliantly in an intimate setting that offers no barrier between stage and audience
Don't see it if you want a romantic comedy, are on a first date, or are averse to nudity and violence
See it if Wish you could have, it was great I hope they publish the play
Don't see it if You don't like intense or uncomfortable subject material (if that's the case stay away from Adam Rapp)
See it if You enjoy productions off the beaten path, and are open to non-narrative pieces.
Don't see it if You want a compelling experimental theater experience beyond a few moments of "Oh that's clever."
See it if You enjoy dark humor and a thoughtful musing about life and the future of our society. My friends and I talked about it for several days
Don't see it if You are claustrophobic or squeamish. The actors are in and around the audience, and the story has a good deal of gore and nudity
See it if You want to see the best goddamn portrayal of someone on a skiff by an actor who's on solid ground.
Don't see it if You want a play that offers anything worthwhile as far as story or message.
See it if You received a comp ticket. You know someone in the company.You want a cookie & fun w/balloons: your reward for sitting through this mess.
Don't see it if You have anything better to do w/your time.You value good storytelling or performance. Just don't see it-not worth your time or money.
See it if You enjoy sitting through meaningless, ridiculous performance art. You just have to see EVERYTHING ! There is no other reason to see this !
Don't see it if You hate pretentious, badly written and meaningless performance art. You want to keep your good opinion of Adam Rapp.
See it if you like admirably physical theatre, [hanging from ropes, wallowing in mud, nudity] & don't mind a circuitous journey
Don't see it if you don't like wallowing in mud, actors hanging over your head on ropes, nudity & a very circuitous journey
See it if your favorite niece or nephew is in it and you don't mind seeing them naked, covered in dirt and stage blood; you are a masochist.
Don't see it if you like worthwhile theater; you value your time...
See it if You wonder what Mercury Fur would have been like without a plot. There is some decent lighting which is the only positive.
Don't see it if You want something that makes the slightest bit of sense or if audience participation makes you want to die.
See it if Adam Rapp's writing is amazing in this. It's thought-provoking and disturbing and involving and violent. Perfect if you want to be shaken up
Don't see it if You need linear story-telling or the mundane or are disturbed by sex or blood. Not for everyone- compelling if you are willing to be changed
See it if you're into dark, theatrical storytelling that pushes you out of your comfort zone. (Great show, but I wished I wasn't on the front row.)
Don't see it if you're squeamish gritty, in-your-face theatre with violence and nudity. Rapp seems to be actively trying to make the audience uncomfortable.
See it if You don't mind having no understanding of a show. The acting, staging, & poetry are compelling. I have PhD in Lit and I was confused.
Don't see it if You mind having no idea of what is going on in the show you are watching,
See it if You have friends/family in the cast, and even then, you might want to come up with a credible-sounding excuse to avoid this utter disaster.
Don't see it if You're looking to save 105 minutes of your life and $23, which would be better spent on a mediocre meal at a fast-casual restaurant.