In this musical by actor-writer Steve Martin and '80s pop icon Edie Brickell, a young man returns from WWII to his North Carolina home and uncovers dark secrets about his past. More…
Inspired by a true event, this tuner is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives.
See it if you like banjo, you like masterful direction and acting
Don't see it if you want fun. you don't like very dark
See it if You like well-written Appalachian/blueglrass/folk music and stories about small-town simpletons.
Don't see it if You appreciate nuance in your storytelling, because there's not a lick of it to be found in this disappointing, maudlin showpiece.
See it if you like Bluegrass, new Americana movement, or the music of Steve Martin & Edie Brickell.
Don't see it if you are looking for a complicated plot line or innovation.
See it if you like great talent (script and music, as well as on stage), great casting and innovative sets.
Don't see it if you want to be bored.