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 are such a big fan of any of the actors that you cannot bear to miss one of their shows. The star-studded cast is impressive.
Don't see it if You have anything better to spend your time and money on. Normally, I like slice of life stories, but this was so slow and predictable.
See it if you like family dramedies, if you enjoyed the writer's American Hero, if you like plays about family and relationships
Don't see it if old age depresses you, if you have a problem with same sex sexual acts on stage
See it if you are looking for a funny and easy play
Don't see it if you want something out of the box or dark, this play flies by and the material isn't necessarily fresh but it's relevant and humorous
See it if you enjoy comedy and terrific performances by seasoned actors; great writing!
Don't see it if you are disappointed by some predictability or if you do not enjoy new work....even then, it is a fast moving and delightful play.
See it if If you think older people talking about sex is a hoot in and of itself. If you can wait for the much stronger, more interesting second act.
Don't see it if Raucous laughter by much of the audience at unfunny lines will grate on your nerves.
See it if You like watching masters at work: Alexander/Cromwell/Urie, enjoy real life portrayed on stage & want to see the best-ever first act ending
Don't see it if The idea of Jane Alexander using the word “pussy” offends you or you go to the theatre to escape, not confront, the world
See it if You like family drama / comedy. Very funny show with an underlying sadness about marriage, relationships and the need to be seen and loved.
Don't see it if You don’t like storyline about family and couples relationships.
See it if you want to see a play that has been perfectly cast, with each actor shining in their role. A hilarious family drama that really resonates.
Don't see it if you don't like dark comedies, intense family dramas, or don't like August Osage County.
See it if Thought it touched a tough subject in such an entertaining way. The actors are just fabulous .It kept me interested the whole way through
Don't see it if If you are young and do not want to see something that deals with an older couple .
See it if you can appreciate the rare ability to combine terrific humor with deep poignancy with great acting, including by two veterans,
Don't see it if occasional forays into corniness bugs you.
See it if You seek a balance between entertaining ligher shows and thought provoking material. Well done.
Don't see it if Lighter contemporary character dialog is not satisfying. There are serious topics presented in an accessible to most audiences style.
See it if You have parents that have been married over at least 40 to 50 years
Don't see it if You parents are divorced and a single child . I don’t think you would relate to it as much .
See it if you enjoy shows that cover hard topics in a fun way. A lot of the story is told lightly and when the jokes hit, they are great!
Don't see it if you're looking for a polished play. There are a few too many lines that don't quite resonate.
See it if For an entertainly, often absorbing play about families, Above all, see if for the astonishing Jane Alexander, James Cromwell & Michael Urie
Don't see it if If you want a splashy musical
See it if want to see great actors doing amazing work! Jane Alexander is great and everyone gets a chance to shine.
Don't see it if you want to be challenged at all. It reads like 2 episodes of a new dramedy, a pretty good show, but still, like TV.
See it if If you enjoy shows that cover family dynamics this is an original take on that. The acting is first rate and the writing is very funny.
Don't see it if If you're looking for action in your show, this isn't the one. This is character/dialogue driven.