Ends Oct 27 | 1h 15m | Financial

Water, Water, Everywhere...

From 20 member  reviews
Members say: Great staging, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

About the show

In Exquisite Corpse Company’s performative exhibition, four overlapping storylines unfold in an immersive, interdisciplinary experience inspired by Governors Island’s past. More…

From the show:

Water Water Everywhere… is an intimate immersive performance that takes the audience on a whirlwind of time, space, and environment. In the multiple worlds of this play, ECC has recreated the past, reimagined the present, and hopes to find the future. The audience is split up into small groups, each experiencing the story with different characters from different times. You will meet twins from the 1800s, a family in both 1996 and 2019, a girl from the future, and a questionable, house spirit who doesn’t live in any one particular time at all!

Over the course of 90 minutes, the audience experiences movement, songs, projections, and installations. This site-specific piece challenges the audience to consider what is happening in our local water environment of New York City and how environmental crises can be felt at a personal level. ECC hopes to bring water environmental awareness to its audiences with a salty twist, of course!


Member Reviews (20)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great staging, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining
82
Avg Score

80
Surprising, Quirky, Absorbing, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if Each room of this large old house comes as a surprise, with elaborate scenic design and close-up acting in 3 time periods. Immersive fun.

Don't see it if The family drama with the two children and their troubled parents works well, but the dystopian future with no water makes no sense.

95
Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like immersive, site-specific theater where you get to wander around an abandoned house on Governor's Island.

Don't see it if you don't want to be on your feet and moving throughout an 80-minute show. You don't want to interact with actors.

80
The scenic design steals the show!

See it if You're into immersive, site-specific theater. You're into NYC history and theater that illuminates under-covered aspects of it.

Don't see it if You like to sit still to watch a play. You only enjoy linear narratives.

Also Absolutely terrific design: the props, set decor, how it's all laid ou... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Immersive & participatory, Relevant, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You need an excuse to visit the awesome Governor's Island! Like immersive theatre. Appreciate good acting and creative design.

Don't see it if You are averse to immersive, interactive, mobile theatre. You have difficulty standing or climbing stairs.

Also A great storytelling blend of family drama and environmental issues.

During previews
85
Great staging, Masterful, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you want your emotions provoked as well as your thoughts, you are willing to examine your use (or misuse) of water, you like history

Don't see it if You only like theater with a proscenium, you don't like immersive theater

During previews
77
Relevant, Great staging, Confusing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like immersive theatre with very little interaction and current dialogue about climate change and immigrants. Great sets considering.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays broken into tracks and have trouble keeping track of non-linear plots. I wanted a bit more from the characters.

Also The plot was a bit too scattered, the 3 tracks were actually well desi... Read more Read less

During previews
83
Resonant, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if U appreciate creativity, great staging, thought provoking immersion theater in a cool venue and enjoy getting out of your comfort zone.

Don't see it if U don’t like going to immersion theater, needing to stand most of the performance, or not knowing what the other audience members are seeing

During previews
85
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like immersive theatre and are intrigued by the houses on Governors Island. There are 3 possible shows so you can go more than once.

Don't see it if You don't like interactive or immersive theatre. If you want a linear, straightforward plot.

During previews
86
Masterful, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you're open to something very different: interactive immersive theater in a historic house with a complex but riveting intimate story.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional stage theater where you sit in a seat and watch the show passively.

Also The performance space, an historic house on Governors Island's colonel... Read more Read less

During previews
71
Intense, Great staging, Confusing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if I loved the idea of a house where time works differently. The intermingling of the generations was well done

Don't see it if If you don't like moving or want answers. We were split up, and my companion thought he got less of the story than I did upon reflection

Also The call to arms about water felt half baked next to what was essentia... Read more Read less

During previews
77
Fluffy, Quirky, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like interactive theater and don’t need a classic narrative

Don't see it if You’d rather sit next to your companion throughout the show. You’ll be walking a lot and it could be claustrophobic for some

Also The troupe is young, vibrant and caring. While the show can strike an ... Read more Read less

During previews
77
Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you'd enjoy a time-bending immersive show that folds in a little history of Governor's Island. You make your way through rooms of a house.

Don't see it if you need a linear show and can't stand for long periods. There are some chairs to sit in if needed. You can't follow multiple story threads.

Also I would be interested in seeing other shows with this company. It took... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy immersive theater with acomplex non-linear story that makes you think. Well acted, and great staging.

Don't see it if If you want to be part of the show. (there was no audience interaction.) Or if you have difficulty standing or with stairs.

During previews
83
Quirky, Relevant, Clever

See it if you are into immersive theatre - this is OK (not WOW, but solid); want a piece that's relevant to today's issues and makes you think

Don't see it if immersive theatre is not your jam

Also There are three tracks/groups and you are not free to wander on your o... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy immersive theater and can think outside the box

Don't see it if You are looking for grounded story and singular story line or do not immersive theater.

Also I found this piece enjoyable, but definitely in need of edits. I think... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Edgy, Great staging, Confusing

See it if You like immersive theatre. The story is intriguing. Most actors are good. Low budget but very thoughtful set design.

Don't see it if You don’t like to walk around following the actors, or you expect something funny or exquisite.

During previews
86
Absorbing, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy immersive shows in unique locations.

Don't see it if You are able to go up a flight of stairs twice. (There is usually an option to sit in most rooms)

Also We went to this with no expectations (as we've seen immersive shows go... Read more Read less

During previews
78
Intimate, Unique, Immersive, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like immersive plays that really put you in the environment of the actors; plays tackling environmental but also familial issues

Don't see it if You are not comfortable in tight, small spaces, being close to the actors, moving around from room to room and up and down stairs.

Also Several times, you will have to stand for a long period of time. Also,... Read more Read less

During previews
84
Environmental, Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever

See it if Great!Environmental,easy to follow,a must,the show made me cry, the stories are amazing,made in different times, make you think about future

Don't see it if you can't follow different stories at a time, and sometimes story within a story within a story, also you need to stand a lot and walk

During previews
84
Interactive, Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if If you're adventurous and enjoy site-specific work and connection to a very specific time and place this is well performed.

Don't see it if You are passive and don't want to engage in a safe way.The company is terrific at including you without making you self conscious.


“Water, Water, Everywhere...” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)


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