Abyss OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    November 16, 2015
    Closing:
    December 6, 2015

    Theater: THEATERLAB / 357 W 36th Street, New York, NY 10018

    Synopsis: 

    Karla disappears after going out to buy groceries. The police aren’t inclined to take the case seriously – young people go missing every day, only to turn up again after a week of hard partying – so her friends undertake the search themselves. As they delve into the mystery, we’re drawn ever more deeply into the profound bond they share, which sets them apart from the city around them.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Abyss

    ‘Abyss’ Follows Characters Named ‘He,’ ‘She’ and ‘I’ in Love and War

    Ben Brantley

    November 17, 2015: When the cast list for a play identifies its characters only by pronouns, it might as well have a warning sticker attached, reading, “Whimsy alert: severe artiness ahead.” These days, surely only dramatists of Edward Albee’s generation, which came of age in the absurdist shadows of Ionesco and Pirandello, can be forgiven such universal nomenclature, and even they can irritate in that regard. So my heart sank a bit when I picked up the program for the German playwright Maria Milisavljevic’s “Abyss,” which opened on Monday night at Theaterlab in a Play Company production, and saw that the three-member ensemble would be portraying people named I, She and He. Yet while I (I mean me, not the character) suppose that this poetic drama qualifies as severely arty, it is also genuinely artful. And if you bear with its more fanciful flourishes, it will take you places you didn’t expect to go.

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