Members say: Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Intense, Clever

About the show

The Cherry Lane Mentor Project presents this new work about a strange agreement forged between a high school drug dealer and the father of this former best friend.

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When the dealer does a drop off at a new address, he’s unexpectedly reunited with the father of his childhood best friend. The laid-off father is holed up to re-start the painting career of his youth, and this young entrepreneur wants to help. So, they make an unusual arrangement.

Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project pairs three early-career playwrights in a season-long, 1-on-1 mentoring relatonships with experienced dramatists. On 'A Patron of the Arts' playwright Kate Cortesi was mentored by Anne Washburn.


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92
Insightful, Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Thrilling

See it if you are unafraid to travel some of the darker passages of the (male) human heart.

Don't see it if you prefer your rides smooth & your plots tidy.

Also Playwright Kate Cortesi has constructed a spiky psychological thriller... Read more Read less

90
Intense, Thoughtful, Smart, Raw, Visceral

See it if you love meaty roles where actors get to ferociously verbally go at one another. You care about what makes art worthwhile.

Don't see it if drug abuse is a trigger. Or you don't accept shows with zero female roles (even if written by a promising young woman).

Also Should be so simple to stage (just a couple of actors and basically on... Read more Read less

82
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Slow, Great staging

See it if You'd like to see a fresh story with finely drawn character. Full of memorable moments and insight.

Don't see it if You don't want to see constant drug use or a twisted father-son dynamic.

80
Absorbing, Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Satisfying

See it if you want to see a pretty incisive look at what people want and need from each other, and what they end up getting.

Don't see it if you can't handle a pretty slow pace, even if it's exactly the right luxurious pace for this piece.


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