In Tennessee Williams's unique tragicomedy, four women in Depression-era St. Louis live and work together in a valiant effort to stave off loneliness and despair. More…
Along the way, they uncover false idols -- and maybe even themselves. The production features Kristine Nielsen ('Present Laughter') and was directed by Austin Pendleton.
See it if you love TW. Imperfect, but likable. Moving story of 4 lonely women. Some humor/heart/poetic lang. Uneven acting styles, Nielsen shines.
Don't see it if you want the best of TW. ALS needs cuts; it's too long, rambling, repetitive. But it has strong characters and an interesting conflict.
See it if If you like Tennessee Williams and his genre of writing. Well acted. Nice theater for this play. If you want a nice set and good story
Don't see it if If your not a fan of Tennessee Williams or want a musical.
See it if you're a T Williams completist, willing to slog through clumsy staging to forage for the heart & poetry of the play amid awkward direction.
Don't see it if you'll be irked by uneven acting (Nielsen: on point; O'Toole: caricaturish; Lichty: garbled) & a design that forgets how walls work.
See it if It's Williams in a minor key yet still has moments of heartbraking poignancy All the women (while moving) feel like retreads of earlier work
Don't see it if Major disservice is Pendleton's slack direction of his women. Actors perform at a hysterical, feverish pitch that we are soon exhausted
See it if Austin Pendleton. All female cast. Tennessee Williams Three scenes all on one set. Scenic Design and Prop person deserve credit
Don't see it if Reminder.The St.. Clements site is steps and more steps and even more steps no matter the destination. Not my favorite Williams play but.. .
See it if want to see a rare Williams play, fan of some of the cast, enjoy all-women cast in story about female friendship, interesting acting choices
Don't see it if you're not a fan of Williams--esp. a play not received positively, have difficulty keeping your attention focused, don't like sad plots
See it if Like Tennessee Williams about 4 different women going through disappointments in life.
Don't see it if If you don't like Tennessee Williams or understand his style of how he does his writing you might not like this.
See it if you like seeing rarely performed plays by famous playwrights. Good acting by four actresses. Nice set.
Don't see it if you dislike dated views and dialogue about women. I winced quite a lot during the action of the play.
See it if you're interested in experiencing feelings of sadness & lonliness; you enjoy lesser known plays by famous playwrights; good acting.
Don't see it if you are expecting a more evolved TW play, this story meanders slowly and at times sleepily. I found Lichty's voice annoying.
See it if You adore Wms & want to see a lesser, wisp of a play. It feels like his work, but production doesn't serve it well. Kristine Nielson shines.
Don't see it if You're like the fellow who said to his seat mate after the 1:45 intermissionless show, "Oh boy, life's too short for more of those."
See it if A late Williams play about a fading beauty trapped in a St. Louis apt. like Amanda Wingfield and almost as deluded. Single women before lib.
Don't see it if you want to avoid a play about frumpy women in a shabby apt. As usual, Kristine Nielsen steals the show as the frantic, chatty spinster.
See it if You are a big Tennessee Williams fan. A rarely produced play with 4 female roles all exquisite actors.
Don't see it if The soul of a play is important to you. At least three of the characters do not have a foundation that the audience can build much on.
See it if You love Tennessee Williams plays; plays where women have great roles (all 4 characters are women); want to see K. Nielsen in anything
Don't see it if want a tragicomedy that is not so heavily comic; acting that is not uneven; want a play that moves quickly
See it if If you are a fan of Williams regardless of the fact that this is one of his lesser produced works.
Don't see it if If you are not a fan of Williams or have difficulty sitting through a lack luster 1 hour 45 min about depression era lives.
See it if you like Tennessee Williams' writing. Nielsen & O'Toole terrific. Set is chock full. Shades of Blanche can be felt. Sensitive yet funny.
Don't see it if you are bored by four women chatting about hopes and dreams that will probably never be. Think women would like more than men.
See it if you must see every Tennessee Williams work brought to life, including this lesser-produced work; like female-centric dramas & the actresses.
Don't see it if expecting the power of Williams’ more popular works; you can’t stand watching a bunch of women’s worlds revolve around men even when absent.
See it if you need to see everything by T.W. The play is very wordy but a very interesting view of women's lives in 1930's.
Don't see it if you want an action play. Another wordy T.W. play. Predictable ending, and the journey wasn't that thrilling.
See it if you know & enjoy T Williams' &/or A Pendleton's work. Book's both comedic & serious. Intense committed performances (no one breaks onstage).
Don't see it if you want an upbeat comedy or fluffy musical. It's NOT a happy play. Note: Lots of German is thrown @ you w/o translation. Very off-putting.
See it if You want to see amazing performances from 4 actresses with superb direction. It's a play that is still with me after seeing it yesterday,
Don't see it if You like lighthearted comedies. This tends to be on the dark side.
See it if You find grumpy old ladies amusing. You love Tennessee Williams. Great staging of a great American play.
Don't see it if I don't really know. Somehow the score is not very good. I loved it.
See it if you like Tennessee Williams; want to see some good performances; enjoy plays about marginalized characters.
Don't see it if you dislike Tennessee Williams; you don't like somewhat dated plays; you prefer plays with lots of action. Yes, it is a little slow in parts
See it if you love prototype Williams and are a fan of seeing Kristine Nielsen.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of the usual "nervous woman complaining about the heat and a beau" trope.
See it if If you like Austin Pendleton directed plays. Also rare Tennessee Williams play with a plot about a broken heart.
Don't see it if Slow plays with multiple scenes in the same room. Like more musical oriented fare or lighter topics
See it if Kristine Nielsen is a wonder (as usual) bouncing between pathos and hilarity; as close to a 1st class production as you will see
Don't see it if Awful acoustics mars the zippy dialogue typical of TW; at best and worst mirrors a bad Kardashians (assumed) episode; minor work