La MaMa Blogs: Rave Reviews for This Is Why We Live

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Rave Reviews for This Is Why We Live

Combining physical theater, live music and clown; two actors and a cellist bring to life the ironic and astonishing poetry of Nobel Prize winning poet, Wisława Szymborska. Performed in three languages with original musical score throughout, the play awakens us to the poetic state of wonder and a fragmented humanity with incredible insight, humor and precision.

Read What Audiences Are Saying:

“a highly successful experiment proving poetry’s ability to transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries—and even make the leap from page to stage"

"Honest, Exploratory, Poignant"

★ ★ ★ ★
“[ if you] long to be moved in a direction you didn’t know you could be moved to in a direction you didn’t know existed, then This is Why We Live may be the show for you."

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"This is Why We Live is a thematic bouquet which explores the worlds in which we live, both animate and inanimate."Read More


La MaMa presents

This is Why We Live


Created by Open Heart Surgery Theatre
Directed by Coleen MacPherson

through September 29, 2019

The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 5pm

Run Time: 70 Minutes
Presented in English, French and Polish

Tickets: $25 Adult; $20 Student/Senior [+$1 Facility Fee]

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

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