Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

The Catastrophe Club

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intense

About the show

This site-specific piece, staged at an undisclosed location in the East Village, invites you 500 years into the future to examine the early 21st century just before the collapse of civilization as we know it. More…

From the show:

The world of 2520 is sanitized, organized, in relative peace and safety, and because public gatherings are forbidden, isolated. However, some of our distant descendants have begun to ask questions. They have crept out into public to meet in an illegal recreation room to peer into our past and consider what it meant to alive in 2019.

1h 30m | Already closed | Unspecified venue - NY (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (10)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intense
71
Avg Score

9
Slow, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in catastrophic subjects

Don't see it if you don't want to engage in semi immersive show

Also This play was a joke on us. It was advertised as an immersive play and... Read more Read less

94
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like non traditional theater. It's an interesting and thought provoking play. The cast is great.

Don't see it if you don't like non traditional theater.

89
Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a speakeasy-type immersive experiences and the opportunity to be right in the action.

Don't see it if you don't like to be pushed to expand your thinking, you are claustrophobic or sensitive to being right next to the actors

Also Wonderful acting, really enjoyed the way it made me think about climat... Read more Read less

74
Edgy, Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Clever

See it if You're passionate about climate change, technology, and the way our world is developing. If you like intimate, interactive theater.

Don't see it if Intense situations or scenes freak you out. You don't like site-specific shows.

Also I felt like I was supposed to walk away thinking about all of the ques... Read more Read less

90
Intelligent, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You like getting totally absorbed into a story and you like to see creative storytelling in a non-traditional space.

Don't see it if You won't like it if you're into musicals and broadway. This is off the beaten path and it's not sing & dance. It makes you think.

Also I was completely absorbed in the story. I forgot about everything arou... Read more Read less

90
Profound, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy compelling and thoughtful theatre

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy intimate theatre experiences, a lot of the joy is in the Immersive nature of the show

90
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like quirky, emersive theater with great actors and a really unconventional plot.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy ambiguity

100
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're open to time travel

Don't see it if You want a traditional venue, with theatre seats and separation between viewers and actors

Also Lingers on the palate with a sweet, funny, and sometimes serious taste... Read more Read less

100
Profound, Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You connect with issues of alienation and reconciliation, the story of Ruth in the Old Testament, a fear of the apocalypse & stubborn hope

Don't see it if You just need a light comedy to fill up an empty evening, or you are 100% sure that climate change is a hoax

100
Intelligent, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a framework to process exactly where the world is these days and how to handle where we may or may not be going

Don't see it if You're looking for something light and fluffy


November 21st, 2019
"This site-specific, post-apocalyptic play is an attempt to figure out where humanity went wrong…Set in a bar, it has the potential to be much more. If only the creators could borrow some of the courage, inventiveness, and genuine care for fellow humans from their characters."
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