Definition of Man

Critics

LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 1

A sexier, more violent Waiting for Godot, this two-person piece of physical theater explores the struggles and impossibilities of communication in the setting of a burnt-out world. More information is available at definitionofman.com.

Reviews

Avatar

Overall, the show is bold in form and content, unapologetically high-brow but with enough sweat and passion to stop it feeling dry and purely academic. JJ Mayes directs deftly with good but unobtrusive use of sound and light...I recommend this show.

sweet - Guy Picot - ...read full review


Avatar

Challenging, insightful, and artistically striking, Definition of Man is an impressive achievement that combines language with movement to create a refreshingly original work.

sweet - Kurt Gardner - Blogcritics - ...read full review


Avatar

Beautiful! Nikki Muller & Jason Rosario deftly combine lyric poetry with physical theatre, taking you into a Dystopian future where the last two people on earth explore the meaning of love and the nature of relationships. Nikki's exquisite writing has hints of Pirandello, echoes of Beckett, and uses her wide-ranging literary and philosophical knowledge to present a script that is tight, engaging and thought-provoking. The company's ingenious use of the space lifts the production further, with a sparse, cardboard-box-floored set that contrasts the material poverty of the future world with the incredible wealth of the two characters' minds, a kind of post-Eden state where they are simply called XX & XY. 'Definition of Man' deserves a Pick of the Fringe & I look forward to seeing this dynamic company as they continue to develop their exciting artistry.

sweet - Marcus J Freed


Avatar

Overall, the show is bold in form and content, unapologetically high-brow but with enough sweat and passion to stop it feeling dry and purely academic. JJ Mayes directs deftly with good but unobtrusive use of sound and light...I recommend this show.

sweet - Guy Picot - ...read full review


Avatar

Challenging, insightful, and artistically striking, Definition of Man is an impressive achievement that combines language with movement to create a refreshingly original work.

sweet - Kurt Gardner - Blogcritics - ...read full review


Avatar

Beautiful! Nikki Muller & Jason Rosario deftly combine lyric poetry with physical theatre, taking you into a Dystopian future where the last two people on earth explore the meaning of love and the nature of relationships. Nikki's exquisite writing has hints of Pirandello, echoes of Beckett, and uses her wide-ranging literary and philosophical knowledge to present a script that is tight, engaging and thought-provoking. The company's ingenious use of the space lifts the production further, with a sparse, cardboard-box-floored set that contrasts the material poverty of the future world with the incredible wealth of the two characters' minds, a kind of post-Eden state where they are simply called XX & XY. 'Definition of Man' deserves a Pick of the Fringe & I look forward to seeing this dynamic company as they continue to develop their exciting artistry.

sweet - Marcus J Freed