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 wonderful acting and clever writing. New twists on the traditional family comedy-drama
Don't see it if you only enjoy musicals or very dark theater. You aren't interested in plays that focus on older people.
See it if You like comedy w/brilliant acting. There are messages betw the laughs about finding your life's purpose & the importance of communicating.
Don't see it if You only have a day left to see this. Go if you haven't. Don't miss this sterling cast. Beware some very explicit language. Not for kids
See it if you enjoy family comedies with eccentric yet real characters who are finding their way through life's insanity.
Don't see it if you find divorce and struggles with getting older and and infidelity not comic worthy.
See it if You want to see a truthful play about old people that is not about death or dementia, you enjoy seeing two old pros rise above the material
Don't see it if You were really expecting snappy dialogue, or a bold exploration of thoughtful themes
See it if you enjoy a well constructed comedy with terrific performances but are not bothered by relatively cliched views on relationships and love.
Don't see it if you want or need your writers to develop new ideas and develop previously unexplored themes and territory.
See it if You like classic comedy with a spark of contemporary family. I found it to be delightful and thought provoking and laugh out loud funny
Don't see it if If you are looking for something edgy and deep.
See it if you want to see a play that goes down smooth, anchored by some excellent actors not necessarily doing their finest work.
Don't see it if you're looking for as deep or meaningful experience as this play aspires to be.
See it if You looking for an unchallenging play filled with contemporary character cliches with a few mildly funny moments thrown in for good measure.
Don't see it if You're looking for something more challenging than the average network sitcom.
See it if You want to laugh & are tired of seeing depressing shows. Very relevant for an older, mature audience
Don't see it if You are under thirty, it may not hit home
See it if You want a chance to see some great actors show off their stuff. It's an interesting show about family dynamics. Can you see yours in it
Don't see it if you want everything tied up in a nice little bow. This isn't it.
See it if you like LOL Gen X family dramedy, Micharl Urie’s comic genius, incredible ensemble, great writing, relevant topic of “adulting”
Don't see it if you dont like constant laughter from audience? Poignant moments from veteran actors nearing 80? You can’t face growing up? Go see it!
See it if You want to see an all star cast perform a very funny and entertaining show.
Don't see it if You are easily offended or are looking for elaborate staging.
See it if Like a funny but relevant play about a hilariously dysfunctional family. Great performances, especially the magnificent Jane Alexander.
Don't see it if Family themes are a trigger.Surprise events trigger a negative health response for you.Separately, I got great first row seat through rush.
See it if Fantastic acting by whole cast in a clever new play masquerading as a Neil Simon- style sitcom Look thru the surface and watch interactions
Don't see it if somewhat slow at times
See it if You want to see the all star cast, enjoy family dramedy type of plays. It's funny and sweet
Don't see it if You don't want a family story, are looking for something completely different or prefer a musical
See it if you enjoy family dramas with a well rounded cast. The best acting and writing of the play comes towards the end with Alexander and Cromwell.
Don't see it if you don't like cliches abound and the piece feels underdeveloped and too long. The top of act two feels like an episode of the Golden girls.
See it if You truly want to laugh, such a modern show that takes you trough a family story.
Don't see it if If sex talk and curses are not for you
See it if you need something funny and light as opposed to dense and analytical.
Don't see it if you need a play to be ABOUT SOMETHING and can't appreciate a play simply having a good story, good writing, and good acting.
See it if you are interested in discussions around old-age divorce
Don't see it if you dislike when shows try to put in too much in the way of subplots to where it takes away from the central plot