In this world premiere drama, Charlie’s daughter, Kailey, returns home with exciting news of a pregnancy, but joy quickly turns to dread when facts emerge that paint Kailey’s story in a much darker light. More…
From the show:
In his first world premiere since the critically acclaimed Spaceman, which earned fellow company member Erin Treadway a Drama Desk Nomination For Best Solo performance, Leegrid Stevens continues to break apart themes of belief and delusion with A Peregrine Falls. Charlie’s daughter, Kailey, returns home with exciting news of a pregnancy but joy quickly turns to dread when facts emerge that paint Kailey’s story in a much darker light. The play explores the power of illusion and why sometimes it’s impossible to see what’s right in front of you.
See it if You like shows that aren’t exactly what they appear from the surface but have some twists and turns and a lot more depth than expected.
Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy or a musical.
See it if I loved act 1. It was mysterious, disturbing & humorous. The actors excellently portrayed an off-kilter family with secrets.
Don't see it if I didn’t like act 2 as much. It was blatantly dark & anguished, as everything came tumbling out into the open.
See it if you enjoy plots that build in tiny incriments by seemingly stray comments where truth is open to reevaluation.
Don't see it if dysfunctional family life is too close to the bone for entertainment.
See it if Troubled daughter's announcement forces concern to fam.Inspired use of scene-breaking narrator in and out of character."I threwup happiness"
Don't see it if Religion/Mormonism is hiding in plain sight.Ward.Tithe. "I thought you wanted to get back into the Church/There is no buried treasure in me"
See it if Great writing, directing, acting and staging are things that you like to see in a play. You want to see a play about family drama.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a play about family drama. You don't like small theater performances.
See it if enjoy mystery drama about family relationships and delusions of self and loved ones with twists
Don't see it if you lack patience to sit through irritatingly narrative/slow first act to reach a powerful and almost shocking/questioning conclusion
See it if you like slice of life, intimate family dramas; enjoy seeing new plays.
Don't see it if you dislike plays that break the 4th wall,plays in which an actor plays multiple roles,dramas about dysfunctional families & mental illness
See it if You enjoy very well done productions about family serious family issues
Don't see it if If you want to leave the show with a song in your heart
See it if You are interested in a new drama with a small ensemble about family secrets being revealed.
Don't see it if You are interested in seeing a comedy or a play isn’t obvious in its twists and turns.
See it if you like "family explorations" long term effects of trauma. Enjoy solid dialogue and big performances.
Don't see it if Mind some overacting and there not being much of a plot arc. Want characters to have semi happy ending. Are uncomfortable with truama.
See it if If U want to see a well honed script crafted into a play with substance & great acting. The clever presentation keeps audience captivated.
Don't see it if U want a fluffy mindless show or musical. I highly recommend this play for fans of theatrical drama & to those who appreciate fine acting.
See it if the well-proven theme about the stories we tell ourselves, "double-think" and self-delusion is enough to make the show for you
Don't see it if you want this theme handled with subtlety/complexity; you want the acting to feel more sincere and less put-on; you want plot surprises
See it if you're interested in a great portrayal of family dynamics as they address a very serious and traumatic situation.
Don't see it if you want something upbeat. This isn't light entertainment.
See it if You enjoy intense family drama that slowly unfolds w/some predictable twists. Very good acting, Good character development.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with topics involving abuse, mental illness, dysfunctional families. narrator unnecessary & disrupted flow of story.
See it if A drama about a family digging up tragedy from their past. Lots of family fighting with one another.
Don't see it if You don’t like plays about people uncovering skeletons in their closets.
See it if You want to see a well acted play in a minimalist theater with a very dark climax.
Don't see it if You prefer, lighter, funny shows or intricate scenery.
See it if If you'd like to see a very well acted play that isn't all there plot and pacing wise, but still brings forth some interesting ideas
Don't see it if You're looking for a play that is tight and tense start to finish, as this one takes awhile to get off the ground.