Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and The Storm Theatre present Eugene O’Neill's classic comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young man and his loving family in a small Connecticut town on July 4, 1906. More…
O’Neill described his play as, “A nostalgic comedy of the ancient days when youth was young, and the right was right, and life was a wicked opportunity.”
See it if you are O'Neill completist. More telling to see AW (even subpar prdn) than read it. Lead (Richard) is talented. More melodrama than comedy.
Don't see it if you want strong acting/staging. Many diff acting styles, mostly unsuccessful. Script may have merit, but imposs to tell here. Amateurish.
See it if you're an O'Neill completist and want to see a community theater production of his sole "comedy" about turn-of the-century coming-of-age.
Don't see it if you're seeking laughs from your comedy [There are scant few to be found here]; you seek a fast-paced, exciting theatre piece.
See it if you want to see a play by O'Neill that isn't often seen. It's a pleasant story about a family but it's dated.
Don't see it if you want an exciting drama or a great comedy.There is humor but it's at the expense of an issue called alcoholism.
See it if You love O’Neill and are willing to see a less than quality production of one of his earlier plays. You enjoy classic plays.
Don't see it if You need a highly polished production of a well-known classic to enjoy that classic. You are looking for a 90 minute show. This is over 2 H.
See it if Want to see O'Neill's only "comedy". This is a period piece written in '33 and set in 1908. It's slow, long, and doesn't hold up.
Don't see it if You want to laugh. This production drags from its first scene and I felt depressed when I left. Apparently not all O'Neill needs revisiting.
See it if coming-of-age story of young man at turn of 20th century, an O'Neill story with a happy family; the young man likes to recite poetry*
Don't see it if want characters with depth, don't want cliches, 2 hrs 45 min with intermission**; alcoholic character treated humorously
See it if you HAVE to see all of O'Neill's works. Actors were very good - the play itself is not. Language felt offensive to women - "Man knows best".
Don't see it if you don't want to be offended. Story is dated has not aged well.
See it if You are a fan Eugene O’Neill work, comedy, family drama, historical pieces, coming of age story set in 1906 in CT
Don't see it if You dont enjoy shows that deals with family dynamics in 1906 in rural area, offended by referral to alcoholism, prostitution, long plays
See it if Worth seeing if you love O'Neill and American Classics, even tho the director seemed to forget it's supposed to be a comedy!
Don't see it if You'll get impatient with the slow pace and lack of laughs in spite of some good performances. Can't justify 2hrs20min
See it if you see all things O'Neil. Be warned that this only a "comedy" because it isn't like the rest of the O'N cannon, not because it's funny.
Don't see it if Slow, uneven acting more at the low end, nothing much to say other than perhaps hearkening to simpler times, skip it.
See it if you are curious what an O'Neill comedy looks like or you want a long, slow period piece.
Don't see it if you care that the acting (with the exception of Richard) feels either disengaged or forced and that it feels as long as it is.