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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning #1
Posted: 10/18/19 at 8:34pm

I see this was extended at Playwrights and don’t see a thread on it. 
any thoughts? Is it worth seeing?

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning #2
Posted: 10/19/19 at 9:17am
A huuuuuge MEH! Interesting, important concept, but overhyped imho.
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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#3
Posted: 10/19/19 at 4:49pm

It's 2 intermission-less hours of super conservative pro-Trump religious monologues (because the characters never have a real conversation...they all just put on their speech IMO). If that's your thing, then sure, otherwise skip it.

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#4
Posted: 10/19/19 at 5:14pm

CarmenA3 said: "It's 2 intermission-less hours of super conservative pro-Trump religious monologues (because the characters never have a real conversation...they all just put on their speech IMO). If that's your thing, then sure, otherwise skip it."

If that’s what you took away from the play then you clearly didn’t understand it. While the play is about conservatives it’s hardly characterized as “pro-Trump.” I think the reason people are so divided on the play is because a lot of people couldn’t imagine seeing people with differing viewpoints from theirs. There is a LOT to unpack in this show. If you’re looking for simplistic schlock that beats you over the head with how horrible Trump is then see Soft Power. 

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#5
Posted: 10/19/19 at 5:58pm
I fell in between the above posts. I don’t think the play was very well-written.

But overall I appreciated the experience of it. When I saw it, the audience was very vocal, and it was clear that the performance had turned into a kind of endurance test for us, which fostered a strange sense of community in the House. There was an atmosphere in the room of “alright, we have to get through this together.” Not because the play was bad, but because the content was so viscerally discomforting for liberal audiences, and yet it was so important for us to hear them out, and wrap our minds around their logic. Because if we don’t, we’ll never even begin to gain any ground.

So while I don’t think it’s a very good play, I think it’s an important play for liberals to see, and the experience of seeing it was one I won’t forget.
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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#6
Posted: 10/19/19 at 7:39pm

"The perfect evening of theater for those who think just watching Trump and reading his tweets is not viscerally discomforting enough."

Take my money!

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#7
Posted: 10/20/19 at 5:39pm

Horrendous.

Takes its ignoble place in the worst-of-all-time club.

 

 

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#8
Posted: 10/20/19 at 5:49pm

After Eight said: "Horrendous.

Takes its ignoble place in the worst-of-all-time club.”


That’s a glowing recommendation if I’ve ever seen one. 

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Posted: 5/27/20 at 8:08am

For anyone that missed this looks like it will be live streamed as a reading in a few weeks

https://www.playbill.com/article/pulitzer-prize-finalist-heroes-of-the-fourth-turning-will-stream-live

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#10
Posted: 5/27/20 at 8:34am

the tickets are limited and tiered in price (the ticket price is a donation to Playwrights). When I checked yesterday, the first 2 tiers ($5 and I believe $10) were sold out. I bought for $25 because I wanted to see it again but I assume soon they will be into the 4th and 5th tiers. The way they are doing this, including charging tax on top of the donation, seems odd to me but not so much so that I feel compelled to investigate. 

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#11
Posted: 5/27/20 at 9:38am

I think it is eventbrite processing fees? I could be wrong though

I didn't get a chance to see this off-broadway but I am excited to get to see kind of a version of the production, nothing will probably beat seeing this with 150 other people though based on the comments on this thread lol

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#12
Posted: 5/27/20 at 10:04am

HogansHero said: "the tickets are limited and tiered in price (the ticket price is a donation to Playwrights). When I checked yesterday, the first 2 tiers ($5 and I believe $10) were sold out. I bought for $25 because I wanted to see it again but I assume soon they will be into the 4th and 5th tiers. The way they are doing this, including charging tax on top of the donation, seems odd to me but not so much so that I feel compelled to investigate."

It's a live-stream that theoretically an infinite number of people can watch. How do they "sell out"?

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#13
Posted: 5/27/20 at 10:07am
I know the person who runs Play Per View and he is wonderful, and honest and very kind. Trust that whatever fees there are make sense.

As for the sell out, I think he may add tickets if it does. Could be wrong. But I think he uses the limit to help incentivize their purchases. He has currently raised 40K!

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#14
Posted: 5/27/20 at 10:07am
I’ve seen that done a couple other times already, limiting the amount of cheaper “tickets”. I get it’s a fundraiser but c’mon. I don’t have an extra $25 right now. I’d donate the $5 to watch if I still could, but I guess that won’t be happening.
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Posted: 5/28/20 at 2:41pm

Looks like they just released some more of the lower priced tickets, jumped on it and grabbed one while I could

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/play-perview-heroes-of-the-fourth-turning-2020-pulitzer-finalist-tickets-106548738144

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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#16
Posted: 5/28/20 at 2:45pm
Thanks for the heads up!!!
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Hero’s of the Fourth Turning#17
Posted: 5/28/20 at 8:39pm

LightsOut90, thanks for the heads up!  The $5 tickets were sold out, but I was able to get one of the $15 ones.

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