See it if If you want a holocaust story about children who are disabled. Some good acting in this show.
Don't see it if If you want a story that doesnt have huge holes in it.very slow at times and disturbing at others. If you want something uplifting.
See it if you are fascinated by Nazis. AOC is well acted/staged. Polished productn. Tension builds. Some lags; mostly gd pace. Disturbing content.
Don't see it if you get that Nazis were monsters. Bishop, who argues for kids, IRL didn't protect Jews. Shn't be moral voice here. Repetitive dialogue. Read more
See it if What the Nazis did to the children of Germany that did not fit in their plan.
Don't see it if subject is not a happy one. Read more
See it if Best use of "Theater in the Round" (my favorite) 5 great Actors with a slight edge to John Glover Lighting and set so good. ALSO
Don't see it if Not for the squeamish. Read more
See it if You like a serious subject done well.
Don't see it if You don’t want to watch a play about an upsetting story.
See it if Want to see an incredible drama with great acting in a perfect and intimate space
Don't see it if You are not in the mood for a very sad and depressing show Read more
See it if superb acting & production values, ideas explored & listening are your areas of theatre interest, intimate staging that you can't avoid, GO!
Don't see it if you're a fan of fascism, don't like listening or theatre itself, define entertainment as not questioning or making U feel uncomfortable Read more
See it if Broadway cast in highly compelling drama about a doctor at a clinic where children are being murdered during Nazi Germany. Raw emotions.
Don't see it if You're not in the mood for a 90 minute drama with superb acting. Highly watchable
“A powerfully performed production...Toward the end, ‘All Our Children’ loses its vital restraint and teeters into luridness, but until then it makes compelling, conventional drama. This is a play about the care that people, and nations, owe to the weakest among them. It is, at its core, about the sanctity of life. And while that may sound rooted in religion, the idea is far more basic.”
"It is careful, well thought out, and surprisingly false...Von Galen is a fascinating figure -- both heroic and morally blind -- and somebody ought to write a play about him. Here, he is a figure cut from good German cardboard. Ethan McSweeny's direction is efficient in terms of pace, but his handling of the actors is notably uneven...Ostensibly a disturbing, provocative drama, 'All Our Children' is a wooden, obvious piece of work."
"In a concise 90-minutes Mr. Unwin’s masterful writing expertly blends exposition, documentary detail and drama...Director Ethan McSweeny's excellent work with the cast is matched by his accomplished physical staging on the four-sided playing area...'All Our Children' vividly dramatizes this chapter in history and subtly parallels the contemporary world scene with its depiction of a totalitarian mindset."
"Manages to both impress, captivate, as well as entertain...Experienced playwright Stephen Unwin has smartly provided all of the characters with clear backgrounds and personal opinions which become clearly identified as the play progresses...Ethan McSweeny achieves remarkable results directing this production in the round. It creates a marvelous juxtaposition, a sense of both intimacy and appropriate uneasiness of the subject matter...This is an unflawed production in every way."
“Acted with care and vicious depth, I was glad I went to see ‘All Our Children’...to witness the unfolding of this horrific story, and the love that rises up from it...The play reflects the fanaticism, the persecution of those not like us, that is happening right now in our own backyard. Horrifying to think we have the capacity for such hate and single-mindedness...This is not an easy play to watch as it will tear at your soul, but it is well, well worth the watch.”
"A drama that, unfortunately, is more valuable as a history lesson (…with contemporary relevance) than as consistently engrossing theater…As various horrendous facts are elicited, von Galen can do little but question the atheistic doctor's feelings, express his Christian empathy, note his disgust, and argue for the value of human life, all things that brook no dispute, regardless of one's religion. The result is a one-sided debate that, for all its implicit interest, barely catches emotive fire."
“Unwin’s modern-day morality play...It is Tasha Lawrence performance that is the heart and the soul of this piece...McSweeny's direction keeps the play moving, but it is really Savage’s set of piles of file cabinets that give us the clue of the numbers killed. I wished they had been used more. Unwin’s script brings our focus to this discrimination and persecution, but in my opinion not enough. I would have liked this play to tell me more.”
"Directed by Ethan McSweeny with a clear and steady hand, the tension grows and the sides are drawn, as truths are uncovered about the center and its mission, and the characters come to terms with their respective complicity and individual morals and conscience...A heartfelt tribute to the people who suffered and died, and to those who stood up, raised their voices, and bravely objected...'All Our Children' is a gripping reminder of the realities of the Holocaust."