Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway hit production transferred to Broadway, where it won four 2016 Tony Awards including Best Play. Stephen Karam's ghost story/thriller explores the way we humans cope with our biggest fears. More…
Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point…and the hilarity, heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed. A look at the mysteries of the modern American family, this new play seeks to remind us that we all have our fears, but we don’t have to face them alone. Two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello directs.
See it if you like dysfunctional family dramedies. It fine, but nothing special. Not taken with the cast. Hated existential doom. Oft seen themes.
Don't see it if you can see a great work instead. Like Long Day's Journey Into Night. The letter about "dance at weddings" has been done so often.
See it if You like a show that touches on a lot of feelings and emotions and makes you think.
Don't see it if You don't like to be reminded that you're not perfect.
See it if The most intelligent, humane & heartwrenching play on Broadway at this moment. Flawless staging with impeccible acting make a modern classic
Don't see it if Nothing really goes wrong despite an occassional veering into Irish sentimentality. Ambiguous , rather radical ending may put off some
See it if you have survived a difficult holiday with family. The acting and direction are excellent. A lot of events but little plot or resolution.
Don't see it if family drama disturbs you. In spite of its many funny moments the play is about sad people trying to have lives beyond their troubles.
See it if you are not yet tired of the topic of family sturm und drong.
Don't see it if you mind a show that moves at a snail's pace or if you want to see something original.
See it if so you can see what all the hype is about. It may not seem like it but I did like this just didn't live up to what I was expecting.
Don't see it if if you want to be blown away which is what I was hoping for. Sorry many other plays that are like this but much better.
See it if You like theater that pulls at your heart strings and shows you a glimpse of one families life lived in a day. Beautiful.
Don't see it if You go to theater to escape reality. That is the only reason this does not get a better score from me. I go to the theater to escape.
See it if you're up for meeting a very unhappy family in a creepy urban fable. The performances are real and intense, and the story is so so sad.
Don't see it if There's nothing uplifting, no trace of hope about the human condition & nothing positive about New York life. Funny lines re: family dynamic
See it if you anjoy family stories addressed very honestly and want to see good acting.
Don't see it if you do not particlarly want to see a dramatic interpretation of a dysfunctional family.
See it if You like family drama. Sort of slice of life-y. a little melodramatic.
Don't see it if You dont like to see September 11 be used as a plot point. You want an even energy among your actors.
See it if a serio-comedy about a contemporary Irish American family is in your wheelhouse. Actors shine in these roles.
Don't see it if you prefer Irish tragedies
See it if you want to see why this beat the sublime "Eclipsed" for Best Play at the Tonys. Birney, Houdyshell, and Steele particularly stand out.
Don't see it if you'll be annoyed to leave the theater STILL having no idea HOW this beat Eclipsed. This was good; Eclipsed was SPECTACULAR.
See it if you like very everyday people with very human stories.
Don't see it if nothing complicated here, very straightforward...if you want depth of character, go elsewhere.
See it if you've no problem recognizing yourself & your family in these characters as they unravel before your eyes; if you want to see a Tony winner.
Don't see it if you don't like short yet snappy dramas without an intermission; if you prefer musicals or classic drama; if you can't relate to family woes.
See it if Fresh, funny, moving drama revealing a family's dynamics that unfolds over the course of one Thanksgiving Day. Well written, expertly acted.
Don't see it if You don't care for plays that examine families, or are looking for something light.
See it if You haven't had your fill of dysfunctional family drama at holiday time. Jayne Hoydeshell was great, but not enough to justify time/money.
Don't see it if If money or time is a factor in your decision. We've seen this before, many times. I never cared for any of the characters.
See it if you have EVER lived in NYC. A great view of a normal American family in which noone is perfect but together they are family.
Don't see it if You want to see something light and fluffy.
See it if You are an observer of the human condition. This was a moving poignant show about a family we might all know, or be.
Don't see it if You just want to be entertained. This play has real emotional impact, not a head in the sand type of story. Brilliant in its simplicy.