Drama · centrifuge arts · Ages 15+ · United States of America

world premiere
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August 16, 2021 certified reviewer

What I liked

The set design, the weird dystopian feel, acting was phenomenal, and i liked the “glitchy” parts of the show.

What I didn't like

Honestly this project was ambitious as hell, so i can respect how well done it was. That said, mid-way through, the story lost me. It felt like they tried to make every character matter but by doing so they included scenes that, in my opinion, made the story hard to follow. One second your following members of a revolution, then those same members on an excursion to an alt. dimension, then you find out one of those revolutionary’s mom is the enemy? And it’s not even addressed! Then you see him working for the villian kinda. To me, the story felt like it was missing scenes towards the end. There is no satisfying resolution and although the ending is cool, it doesn’t really answer any questions. I’m cool with wanting to make all your characters matter but adding scenes with no context just makes the story hard to follow. Why was Assad kidnapped? Were they following him? This play was cool but a lot of your questions will come unanswered.

My overall impression

It was like an episode of Black Mirror set in Cyberpunk 2077. I won’t lie, the story was convoluted, and about mid way through it sorta lost me. However, it had a strong start. I liked the direction they were headed, i liked how dystopian the future was portrayed, and more importantly i liked how acclimated the leading couple was to it. Felt realistic. The acting and set design is on point. Again they do a lot of cool things and whoever created this was ambitious as hell.

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