The Tank and international mask theater company The Krumple present this movement-heavy exploration of the "yōkai," a class of strange, mischievous, and sometimes malevolent apparitions from Japanese folklore. More…
In a desolate space stands a group of curious looking people. With miniature trees and paper seagulls in their pockets, they begin to recreate the world as they see it. A premeditated car accident, a ravenous cod, and a dreadful Christmas Eve are part of the chaos created by the yōkai. Combining dance, magic, poetry, and sheer stupidity, the Krumple tells a contemporary tale of our attempts to find hope in moments of despair.
See it if A surreal experience, something like Blue Man Group on LSD. The Yokai spirits make chaos out of human endeavors. Great staging.
Don't see it if You don't have an open mind for some pretty weird stuff.
See it if you’ll watch a troupe of top notch physical theater artists perform macabre and whimsical modern day fairy tales w/ toy models and mime
Don't see it if you know you’ll get bored without dialogue or song; you want a traditional playgoing experience w/ developed characters and a plot
See it if You enjoy imaginative mixtures of clown, puppetry, and dance. You like daydreamy pieces.
Don't see it if You want clarity, meaningful text, or obvious narrative.
See it if you appreciate imaginative sets, props and costumes. You like productions that are more performance art than drama.
Don't see it if you're looking for a conventional linear plot and dialogue.
See it if You want to see mine at its best telling a beautiful and hilarious story. Staging was very creative and mesmerizing. Poetry in motionsync
Don't see it if If you are not into seeing how passionate and talented people can be in outside Broadway in unique venues
See it if you like neat ways to stage stories, movement-based silent stories, the absurd
Don't see it if you're looking for storylines you can follow, you don't see the absurd or beautiful in the tragic
See it if you're up for 1hr of short fairy tale-like scenes that are whimsical & playful, even when (laughable) tragedy strikes. You like clowning.
Don't see it if you want a clear plot or message, spoken dialog, or grown-up realism. Or if your inner child refuses to be tickled.
See it if You want to see some expert, youthful Lecoq clowning with a drive to impress and joy in its heart.
Don't see it if You don't like work that is not text-based, or your not willing to overlook a lack of narrative cohesion.
See it if you seek fun, intelligence & often heartbreaking poignancy/Memories of your journey through life will come forth due to Krumple's artistry.
Don't see it if physical theater from an Oslo/Paris based company is not part of your theatre of choice
See it if You are looking for a super clever perfectly timed off Broadway show that will make you laugh and reflect. Well done!
Don't see it if You are looking for a large production show with a heafty price tag. You need heavy dialog. You aren't into eccentric themes/story telling