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The Milkyway Express

 

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In a play that will make you appreciate all others this fringe, The Milkyway Express proves to be a bewildering and hamfisted look at the afterlife and gender neutrality. Set in a future where the concept of gender has been abolished, three souls trek from hell to paradise with Baba Yaga, the sorceress of Slavic folklore, and Anamatronic Diana Ross in tow. While this might sound simple (albeit different), the writer has done everything in their power to fill the play with as much incoherent claptrap as possible. But, credit where credit is due—the players do their level best to make sense of the material, and seem to be confident in what they’re saying (even if the audience isn't). Zia Mizera’s take on the devilish Baba Yaga is good, despite the character being jarringly out of place. Understand that this play has a message, and probably a good one at that, but it comes at a price: one hour you’ll never get back. Reviewed by Buchanan Hunter.
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1.5/ 5


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  • 7:30 pm - 2017/08/18
  • 7:30 pm - 2017/08/19
  • 7:30 pm - 2017/08/20
  • 7:30 pm - 2017/08/25
  • 7:30 pm - 2017/08/26
  • 7:30 pm - 2017/08/27



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5 Reviews


  1.  
    Rose

    This show was an absolute blast! 1.5 stars is a joke – whoever decided that clearly has no sense of humor. Yes, the show is big and brassy and totally strange, but the absurdity is the whole point! If anyone has ever told you your sense of humor is “weird”, then Milkyway Express is for you!




  2.  
    Jean-Paul

    It’s not Adroid Diana Ross, it’s Anamatronic Diana Ross. Strong middle, good Baba costume.




  3.  
    Jordan

    So funny! So weird! Loved all the characters, especially Dianna Ross and the little angry one, forget her name. Great job!




  4.  
    Sarah

    Yeah I agree that this reviewer seems boring / like he missed the point. This play is a wild ride of laughs & insanity, I literally laughed so hard my stomach hurt. The writing is kind of modern or unconventional, so maybe it’s not for everyone, but the play is witty & fun & has a crazily original premise. If you want to take a boring evening up a notch go see this play! (and yeah the baba yaya actress is incredible)





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