Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of Anne Washburn's new play about a group of old friends who reckon with their pasts as they bury a loved one. More…
In a ranch house deep in Texas Hill Country, a once tight-knit group of friends reunites to bury one of their own. Sadness and nostalgia go hand in hand, as they begin to reminiscence. But as they look back through their lives, it becomes clear they’ve lost more than just their old pal. The boundaries between then and now grow disarmingly blurry as these estranged friends confront their slippery past.
See it if You're a fan of The Big Chill or are from The Hill Country of Texas or have a dear friend who has recently died or all three like me.
Don't see it if You're looking for a fast paced story that spoon feeds you all the answers. This one is going to make you think.
See it if you're an Anne Washburn fan, like "Big Chill" style reunions, fans of Annie Parrisse and Rob Campbell who deliver, like out-there themes
Don't see it if you lack the patience to figure out how all are related and wait for key information, eerie mysteries and drawn out stories tax you
See it if you enjoy very pretentious theatre. This is a very big disappointment from Anne Washburn. Even Ken Rus School couldn't fix this disaster.
Don't see it if you're smart. Stay away.
See it if Entertaining for awhile. Drew me in with engaging performances. Wasn't as weird as the author's other plays.
Don't see it if But ultimately added up to not much. Left with questions that I didn't care much about knowing the answers to.
See it if you like ambitious, intelligent theatre even when it's not fully successful.
Don't see it if you have little tolerance for ambiguity and experiments with form.
See it if you want to think about the nature of life, love, death and the human condition. Like a confusing dream, and an hour later the meaning hits
Don't see it if you like straightforward plots with clear resolutions
See it if u like a v well staged new play by a young and very promising playwright. It's haunting, mysterious and goes its own way. I was fascinated!
Don't see it if Well...it is slow and somewhat etherial. But it's bravely -- and daringly -- written. Admirable...and Annie Parisse is tops.
See it if you don't mind unexplained and uncleared situations or see the always talented Anne Parrise.
Don't see it if You get frustrating by seeing a play that has tons of voiceovers and is incoherent.
See it if you enjoy smart, captivating writing and are capable of really listening to long exchanges between characters without a lot of "action".
Don't see it if You are easily distracted. Her work requires (and deserves) your full attention at all times.
See it if you like The Big Chill. This show is a slow burn that requires you to think and just go with it. Great writing and acting make it worth it.
Don't see it if you want all he answers given to you and don't want to use your brain inside a theater. This isn't escapist at all.
See it if you enjoy shows that leave you thinking afterwards, partially because you're trying to figure out what exactly happened.
Don't see it if You want a show with a clear-cut story that comes to a conclusion at the end.
See it if you want to see a brilliant writer experiment with form and theatricality within a low-fi, gorgeously-designed production
Don't see it if you're less interested in something a little dryer, a little harder to hold onto-- ruminative, elliptical, and strange
See it if You enjoy being captive for 1 hour 45 minutes with no intermission, listening to confused voice overs and sitting in the dark, listening.
Don't see it if You want theatre to engage you fully.
See it if you love Anne Washburn, clever sound & lighting design.
Don't see it if you love Anne Washburn (à la Mr. Burns). This does not match up.to some of her other works.