Definition of Man

dance & physical theatre · xx and xy · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 12, 2017 certified reviewer

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This show is a wonderful and challenging physical and verbal expression of thought provoking and often difficult ideas about the character of men and women and their relationship, with good doses of humor that serve to sharpen the deeply emotional material. Nikki Muller’s often poetic script offers a perspective that may challenge ones ideas about the “definition” of maleness, and one may not always accept her premises or conclusions, (or may), but this only serves to keep the ideas in her play lingering with you long after you’ve left the theater. The performances are well up to the task of illuminating the words — and words are central to the themes — and JJ Mayes direction on the bare set keeps your attention equally well focused on those dance-like performances. Kudos to the whole team.

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