A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers and philosophers have come together to celebrate the iconic burlesque performer Miss Ruby. More…
In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans’ infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather to celebrate the life of their substitute mother, Miss Ruby, who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects. A co-production between Manhattan Theatre Club and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
See it if you enjoy slice-of-life pieces, heavily populated, w no story arc. The set was impressively squalid, the characters not nearly as convincing
Don't see it if you value a strong script: well-constructed w believable characters and insights. An unwatchable mess.
See it if You like stories about drug addicts throwing a party for a friend, that aren't particularly interesting.
Don't see it if You're looking to be entertained or see a new view point on a situation.
See it if You like quirky character driven drama about folks that most folks don't even see.
Don't see it if You think you're better than the homeless guy on the corner.
See it if You like ambitious, large-cast plays by new playwrights that focus on a very specific American culture.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in weighty dramedies.
See it if you enjoy character studies of large groups of people. We meet a colorful assortment of folks at this last-ditch no-tell motel.
Don't see it if closely examining multiple people at their rock bottoms is a bit too depressing for you.
See it if enjoy original play with a bizarre group of characters, down on their luck
Don't see it if you are looking for a cut and dry story or a light hearted comedy.
See it if You like modern stories of outsiders banding together or you love Julie White.
Don't see it if You don't like character driven works. It didn't quite manage to grab me like I had hoped.
See it if I heard that Tony-winner Julie White was "starring" in AIRLINE HIGHWAY but her character was just a part of this oddball ensemble play. MEH
Don't see it if Skip this one if U don't care for shows about White trash and transvestite prostitutes that use a rundown hotel as a giant whorehouse. TRASH
See it if You love fantastic of truly creative, dynamic, original new plays...also if you love New Orleans and its inimitable culture.
Don't see it if You have no interest in the subject matter or in New Orleans generally.
See it if You want to get a peek into the characters lives and watch a play mainly focusing on a group of people.
Don't see it if You are looking for a strong plot, the play mainly focuses on the characters, which I personally enjoyed.
See it if you try to see all of Steppenwolf's shows, or are a fan of Julie White.
Don't see it if you're not in the mood for a slow, ponderous night in the theater.
See it if you want to see a rag tag group of addict/user transients turn into a family who make their home at a worn down, cheap motel
Don't see it if you want to see any kind of social reality with this uneven script; no character development; hints of underage sex with a minor
See it if You like underdogs, outcasts and dysfunctional families watch this
Don't see it if You don't like eccentric types or are looking for something with a cut & dry moral
See it if You like new musicals, like stories about people that are "invisible", stories that are a bit off, like quirkiness
Don't see it if Hate musicals, slow stories, have no patience, because this story drags
See it if you love new story lines you love great acting open to forward thinking topics
Don't see it if you like musicals you are more conservative regarding values and language
See it if you are looking for some edgy, interesting theater, with characters you love to hate until you learn to love them.
Don't see it if you are looking for light, or simply entertaining fare, or want to escape into a happy place.
See it if You like plays about characters who live on the margin of society. Good insight but disjointed at times. Dark. Depressing
Don't see it if You are looking for an uplifting, positive story.