Bess Wohl's new play for Second Stage explores a family turned upside-down and takes an intimate look at the wild, unpredictable, and enduring nature of love. More…
From the show:
Bill and Nancy have spent fifty full years as husband and wife. They practically breathe in unison, and can anticipate each other's every sigh, snore and sneeze. But just as they settle comfortably into their new home in Grand Horizons, the unthinkable happens: Nancy suddenly wants out. As their two adult sons struggle to cope with the shocking news, they are forced to question everything they assumed about the people they thought they knew best.
See it if You enjoy thoughtful funny looks at family dynamics surrounding very real circumstances. Great cast. Great set. Very well directed.
Don't see it if You don’t like plays that are heavy on dialogue. There’s not a lot of action here (save for one very dramatic moment). It’s a good script.
See it if A very good sit com type play. Raucous comedy with a serious tone as well. All the actors were very good. Great set, lighting and direction.
Don't see it if If you dont like comedy.
See it if Wohl's dissection of love & marriage is an uneasy mix of sit-com vs dark black comedy Top notch performances (esp leads) elevate material
Don't see it if Despite Sliverman's attentive staging, comedy veers wildly between the banal & the poignant & never quite gets beneath the surface emotions
See it if if you are a fan of Beth Wohl or any of the cast, enjoy modern family comedies on a subject seldom presented, like great curtain scenes
Don't see it if topic seems a little too frothy for you, want subject explored more seriously, petulant adult children disturb you, don't like divorce tales
See it if caving marriage story told in a comedic fashion; Alexander and Cromwell are wonderful as usual; interesting topic with unusual delivery.
Don't see it if want depth to story w/great potential; Urie is his usual over the top but lovable; Lopez is a charicature & McKenzie seems uncomfortable.
See it if Want to see Alexander/Cromwell perform or enjoy dysfunctional families w frank discussion about their sex lives. There's a few laughs.
Don't see it if Want depth, sharp writing, char dev or expect to see Urie play a "new" role. At the time, I needed the escape. In retrospect, not so hot.
See it if you like actors who know what they are doing and do it extremely well.Wohl is a terrific writer.Great direction.Interesting look at marriage
Don't see it if you only like big brassy musicals.Other than that there is NO reason to not see this show.Terrific script, great direction, brilliant acting
See it if a sometimes very funny serio-comic look at a very confused family with excellent acting ( esp Alexander & Cromwell) & some poignant moments.
Don't see it if some overly broad comic bits & not very incisive, but for the most part, very enjoyable.
See it if you’d enjoy a family comedy-drama that actually ISN’T pretentious (something of a rarity on Broadway.) We enjoyed it from start to finish.
Don't see it if you dislike good theater?
See it if You are a fan of any of these fine actors, especially Urie, or if you just want to give yourself over to being entertained and to laughing.
Don't see it if Family drama isn't your favorite form of entertainment, even when heavily peppered with humor. It is a bit sitcomish, but that's not bad!
See it if You like shows that focus on family relationships and how messy and misunderstandings can brew for years.
Don't see it if You want to see a happy light hearted play. This one goes through a lifetime of emotions. Many that can be uncomfortable to watch.
See it if focus on a senior couple without focus on typical senior issues. a mix of comedy and issues. well acted. action keeps moving forward.
Don't see it if want either a comedy or a drama as this is a mix. needs to go one way or the other. a bit disappointed compared to her earlier shows.
See it if You like to see good acting, albeit in a story that seems hysterical at times. The topic of late divorce is relevant but the script is weak.
Don't see it if If you don’t want to see cliched reactions to family events.
See it if Are looking for family-based levity. Want to see fine aggravating great time with some fun material.
Don't see it if Offended by frank talk of sex. Want action rather than dialogue.
See it if you want to see an off-beat tale of the last gasps of a 50-year marriage; you are comfortable with ambiguous endings
Don't see it if you are uninterested in the lives of people older than 50; you will mind occasional melodrama and overacting
See it if a touching, tragicomic family drama surfacing family lies and touches on the nature of love, family, and passion. Especially in old age.
Don't see it if family drama isn't your thing. Despite feeling quite modern and up-to-date, it does entertain the sensibility of previous decades of drama.
See it if An all-name cast, led by Jane Alexander. Poignant reflection on time, marriage love and loss. Ghosts in the closet. Well crafted.
Don't see it if Nothing revelatory.
See it if you want the joy of seeing a dynamite cast in a beautifully written play; you love seeing Bess Wohl's writing come to life
Don't see it if you only like musicals; you can't get tickets because it's all sold out
See it if Expert cast mines nuances and complexity beyond the written word; unexpected; surprising; true to life
Don't see it if Family drama and selfishness/seeming selflessness may be irritating to some
See it if you like a very humorous family drama about love and need.
Don't see it if you are turned off by "foul" language or are not interested in stories of older people or families
See it if You want to laugh throughout a play with very good actors about relationships and marriage.
Don't see it if You don’t want to have a fun time at the theatre.
See it if You might go to see a wonderful cast or muse on love and marriage and how they produce a dysfunctional family.
Don't see it if You want characters with dimension and realism in how people react in stressful situations.
See it if it is enough for you to see skilled, appealing actors in "summer stock" material. Probably funnier if you have a martini or two first.
Don't see it if you're expecting a well-constructed play .
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