I could say SO MUCH about We Might Be Experimenting On You - but I’ve been sworn to secrecy. Seriously. I have been. Doctors (and writers) Kym Bernazky and Melanie Jones are very clear about this. But I can tell you this much – We Might Be Experimenting On You was a delightful surprise and I’ll try to explain why while still being as cryptic as possible.
For those familiar with The Red Room you already know this is a relatively small space, but it makes the perfect setting for the experimenting. Your theatre experience begins immediately as you enter from the dressing room rather than the usual entrance. I remarked that it was akin to getting on a ride at Disney World – full of that thrill of not quite knowing what’s waiting for you around the corner.
Rather than give anything away – that would only spoil the fun – I will tell you that all the experiments are completely harmless. You won’t be hurt in any way. In fact, you’ll have a great deal of fun if you completely give yourself over to the process which (luckily) my entire co-audience members did. Kym Bernazky and Melanie Jones seem to truly enjoy their work, and they are kind, gentle, engaging leaders throughout this experiment. You’ll find yourself surprised several times over at how perfectly the experiments come together. Frankly, it’s a bit astonishing.
The most ringing endorsement I can relate to you is that when it was over there were cries of “encore” from participants who were willing to keep the experiment going. Honestly, while I had no idea what to expect beforehand I was so engaged throughout, and so happy afterwards that I would recommend this show to anyone who’s got a little spirit of adventure, who doesn’t mind the unexpected, and who could use an uplifting half hour of connecting with your fellow FRIGID theatre goers. Definitely a positive experience that will reconnect you with your inner sense of fun.
~~~We Might Be Experimenting On You
Written by Kym Bernazky & Melanie Jones
Presented by Collision Productions New York, NY
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street) $16
Fri 2/25 @ 8pm, Sun 2/27 @ 6:30pm, Thu 3/3 @ 6:30pm, Sat 3/5 @ 6:30pm, & Sun 3/6 @ 2pm
FRIGID New York Festival 2011 will run February 23-March 6 at The Kraine Theater & The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1sr Ave and Ave A). Tickets ($10-$16) may be purchased online at www.FRIGIDnewyork.info or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444. All shows will run 60 minutes long or less.