But who knew it could be so interesting? And how do you coax musical tones out of actual kitchen sinks on stage, filled with water?? Well, these guys and girls may have done this show a thousand times (and I feel like one of the few who haven't seen it on this continent), but they leave everything they have on that stage - and your eardrums will attest to it! The energy they give to the percussion and clear passion for what they're doing for that 1 hr and 45 min, is mind blowing. I read mixed reviews (among them that the show needs to be updated or retired) before buying tickets, and finally took a chance on the gimmick. Sometimes the instinct pays off and this was one of those times. Purely basic props and what you'd expect from a show who stakes its claim on its urbanism and paired down tech, but given the intensity of the performers and often the absolute lack of instruments outside of their own bodies, it's something to behold. It's funny in ways that you wouldn't expect, and loud in ways that you would. Plenty of banging on metal garbage pails and plastic ones for bass (which is really effective and I may try at home!), but when the performers tether themselves to the wall, and swing back and forth while playing what looks like every junkyard piece of metal that seems to have been attached to the wall, the cacophony of sound speaks to that inner percussivness that I think we all have! It was like the grand finale on the 4th of July - in metal! Don't miss this off-Broadway touristy east village opportunity. The kids will LOVE it!!!!
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