Laura Linney returns to Broadway in the American premiere of a haunting new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. More…
From the show:
Linney plays Lucy Barton, a woman who wakes after an operation to find – much to her surprise – her mother at the foot of her bed. They haven’t seen each other in years. During their days-long visit, Lucy tries to understand her past, works to come to terms with her family, and begins to find herself as a writer. This spellbinding story is directed by five-time Olivier Award winner Richard Eyre “with a keen-eyed compassion.” – The New York Times.
See it if you are fan of Laura Linney & will see her in anything. This "poor me" story was a whiny, dull, disappointing, & uninspired therapy session
Don't see it if you are looking for any kind of insight, redemption, or transformation. Painful, narcissistic, selfish characters. Yuck.
See it if you are a big Laura Linney fan, she is stupendous. you like "family secrets" dramas with not all revealed
Don't see it if you want action or a clear narrative. you find it hard to sit through a 90 minute monologue
See it if for Laura Linney. She's the only reason to see it.
Don't see it if You want to see a story. It feels like she's doing a reading of the book. No fault of Linney - she does her best with the material given.
See it if You enjoy Linney's acting.
Don't see it if This really feels like it's going nowhere. Just like being trapped looking at someone else's travel pictures. I'm sure it was fun FOR THEM.
See it if You're a big fan of Linney and want to see her on stage. She is a great actress but I have preferred previous plays she has done much more
Don't see it if It's slow and meandering. I was hoping for some kind of twist or hook but it never happens. Simple story of relationship w/ a parent.
See it if You like stories about contentious mother-daughter relationships, told in flowery, novella-like language.
Don't see it if You often read/watch something autobiographical and think, “their story is completely uninteresting. Why did we have to hear about it?”
See it if You love Laura Linney or Elizabeth Strout’s novel.
Don't see it if You dislike solo shows or seek intimacy in the portrayal of a character. Linney is more like a narrator here. Play needs a smaller house.
See it if You absolutely love Laura Linney, because otherwise there is no reason to see this show. It is like listening to a boring audiobook,
Don't see it if You are going because of the rave reviews from London, because it certainly doesn't deserve them