Manhattan Theatre Club presents the NY premiere of Richard Greenberg's new play starring Linda Lavin as a mother with a shocking secret that threatens her children. More…
On the verge of death for the umpteenth time, Anna (Lavin) makes a shocking confession to her grown children: an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of.
See it if you love Linda Lavin and can't miss anything she does. The play itself is awful, but she tries to make the most of it.
Don't see it if you value you time at the theater. A silly, uninsightful, clunky script.
See it if you enjoy seeing the master of Jewish mother comic timing (Lavin) delivering some deliciously sardonic rejoinders
Don't see it if you don't enjoy a play where the playwright had a clever idea but did not know where to take it in second act
See it if You love Linda Lavin no matter how weak the material, or if you're an aging Upper East Sider.
Don't see it if You can't stand listening to rich white New Yorkers' problems.
See it if You want to feel bad for actors who didn't read a script before they decided to take a part
Don't see it if If you want to see good acting or a good play. This is just awful all around. I can't imagine anyone would like this.
See it if You'd like to see Linda Lavin do what she does brilliantly
Don't see it if You expect more of a point to the writing
See it if You like something a little different and are a Linda Lavin fan. She's terrific.
Don't see it if You require a neat ending. The second act was a bit of a let down.
See it if you want to see an interesting new drama with seasoned pros. See it for Linda Lavin. She's incredible.
Don't see it if you aren't at all familiar with the McCarthyism era or the Red Scare. Without a little bit of previous knowledge, it's a bit confusing.
See it if An unexpected twist in an otherwise tepid play; some funny one-liners and good acting by Linda Lavin; the rest of the cast was forgettable.
Don't see it if You want something lively or memorable.
See it if you ever worshiped @ the Linda Lavin altar. STILL magnificent. But the show is confusing, & the end's one of the worst let-downs in theater.
Don't see it if dementia/alzheimers theme will mess w/you. About family, w/some unknowns & surprises exposed. The abrupt ending destroyed the whole show.
See it if I liked it, found the story line a true surprise, and the dialogue around it interesting. Linda Lavin, as always, a wonderful performance.
Don't see it if Might not be for everyone. Topic moves between aging and politics.
See it if you enjoy following the lives of others, especially with unexpected twits and turns.
Don't see it if You like musicals or a lot of staging and fast paced activity.
See it if need to see Linda Lavin on stage or you are looking to take a nap
Don't see it if you are looking for something new and exciting.
See it if are a fan of the playwright or of Linda Lavin; if you want to understand mid-20th C life as a Jewish New York woman; you like family dramas
Don't see it if You hate fourth-wall-breaking, overly long explanations of the dramatic action; dislike over-reliance on sardonic "Jewish" one-liners