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 love solo shows, altho this isn't gr one. Much more fun to see LL in Little Foxes. Not much humor, not much insight. Dull staging.
Don't see it if Story is an uninsightful therapy session. Not worth time/money. LL is excellent actress; she deserves a worthy vehicle! Pretentious drivel.
See it if you want to see Laura Linney live. She gives a strong performance in a play that has some good moments.
Don't see it if you want to be entertained for the duration of the play. While some parts are touching, other portions just drag.
See it if You want to see some fine acting from LL. And like solo shows
Don't see it if You expect to be blown away. I love solo shows but this didn't hit the mark for me. My mother loved it however.
See it if must see Ms. Barton on stage and every solo performance on Broadway.
Don't see it if expect elaborate staging or entertaining show. It is not worth Bway theater ticket price. Good acting can't make up for pathetic script.
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 If you wish to see the great Laura Linney go solo for 90 minutes in a maudlin play that is unworthy of her.
Don't see it if This play takes no risks, has no stakes, and plays it real safe. I couldn’t care less about the character and the uneventful story she tells
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 You like Laura Linney. She is such a strong actress, and she does well here with the little she is given
Don't see it if I was bored by the story. Some funny and poignant moments, but felt sleepy and I was sitting on stage....Seemed pointless.
See it if Absolutely love Laura Linney or work by Elizabeth Strout The video projections were the highlight for me
Don't see it if This play was excrutiatingly dull and pointless. A friend saw it and loved it; I guess I just didn't get it.
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 Linney gives a wonderful performance, but the story itself feels haphazard and doesn't build to something larger than the sum of its parts
Don't see it if You feel ripped off paying a high price for a one woman show. You're not interested in family drama-type plays.
See it if You love Laura Linney and you must see everything she does although the staging is a total snore. Much ado about nothing. Little insight.
Don't see it if You hate listening to books on tape as that’s what it feels like, at times. Dull and non-inventive staging. Lacks insight and relevance.
See it if you want to see a terrific performance by Laura Linney in a one-woman show
Don't see it if it breaks your heart to see a great actress in material that doesn't live up to her abilities
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.