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!
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.
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.
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.
See it if You like immersive theater. The three paths through the story make seeing it more than once well worth while. A portable for climate change.
Don't see it if A little spooky and confusing is a problem. Time is fluid and ghosts are common.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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