The Wildness OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    February 16, 2016
    Closing:
    March 26, 2016

    Theater: Ars Nova / 511 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019

    Synopsis: 

    Indie-pop band Sky-Pony’s lush sound and cheeky style will surround and seduce you into a world of prophecies and forbidden temptations. Release your inner dragon on a raucous ride exploring faith, doubt and the wild space in between.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Wildness

    In ‘The Wildness,’ Defenses Against Adulthood

    Ben Brantley

    February 29, 2016: Wild is not quite the word for “The Wildness.” This tuneful, thin-skinned production, which opened on Monday night at Ars Nova with the subtitle “Sky-Pony’s Rock Fairy Tale,” often feels as cozy as the giant patchwork quilt that canopies its runway of a set. This is perhaps appropriate for a work, a co-production with the Play Company, that seeks to dispel the demons of doubt that plague sensitive souls navigating early adulthood. “We are just like you,” the ensemble members sing in the show’s opening number, extending their hands to the audience. “We are searching, too; we all are, we all do. We are the lost ones.” Just who “we” are would appear to be that latter-day lost generation known as the “agnostic, generally apathetic millennials,” as the production’s fetching and visibly pregnant lead singer, Lauren Worsham, puts it in a sort of prologue to the show that follows.

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