Emily Climbs (Machine Méchant) OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    April 15, 2015
    Closing:
    May 2, 2015

    Theater: The Brick / 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

    Synopsis: 

    "Emily Climbs (Machine Méchant)" imagines a future looking back on a past that is still in our future. Through a collection of performed materials (an amateur stand up routine, excerpts from a one-woman show, interview transcripts, found documents, role playing scenes, and more) the show explores person-hood of Emily Climbs: a failed science-experiment, a devoted companion, a benign provocateur, a socialized woman struggling with the burden of individualism and the American Dream.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Emily Climbs (Machine Méchant)

    In ‘Emily Climbs (Machine Méchant),’ a Botched Rebirth

    Alexis Soloski

    April 20, 2015: Put down those probiotics, step away from the treadmill and leave that Lipitor prescription unfilled. You can stop worrying about extending your life via diet and nutrition, because in just a few decades, scientists will perfect the art of regeneration. Well, almost. The titular heroine of “Emily Climbs (Machine Méchant),” at the Brick, undergoes a rebirthing procedure in the year 2090. But she comes back in triplicate. This piece, by the theater company Nellie Tinder, is experimental theater as math problem. If “Emily Climbs” seems like a singular story, it’s actually two stories, told by three actors playing the same character, who shares a name with a book by the Canadian novelist L.M. Montgomery, one in a trilogy. Half of “Emily Climbs” is about this regenerative botch and the multiple Emilys that it births. The other half, rather more interesting, is about Emily’s involvement with a dynamic, disastrous politician named Kathleen.

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