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 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 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 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 Anne Washburn continues to playfully stretch & prod theatrical conventions. Here she is aided by amazing production design & an able cast.
Don't see it if looking at an empty stage while listening to an epic dirge for a dead ant will not fill you with equal parts sadness and joy
See it if you like quiet, quirky theater that is subtle and beautifully staged with well-rounded performances and an unconventional script.
Don't see it if you find Washburn's work to be too weird/pretentious or have difficulty with slow-paced works with little plot.
See it if You appreciate a stellar performance by a cast working well together, and are willing invest some deep thinking in order to follow the plot.
Don't see it if You need closure in the play. There is none here. You'll be disappointed if you prefer pure entertainment rather than a thinking piece.
See it if You love Anne Washburn's writing and exploration of themes such as mortality, time and memory. Or you want a play that requires discussion.
Don't see it if You need everything spelled out for you and wrapped in a bow at the end. Show is 110 mins, no intermission.
See it if you appreciate witty, thoughtful dialog and great characterization that works great on a scene-to-scene level.
Don't see it if you need a solid a-to-z plot and can't tolerate a meandering, ultimately sort of pointless piece.
See it if you enjoy non-linear theater; you enjoy thinking about what you are watching; you enjoy theatre for the mind
Don't see it if you like closure; you like linear writing; you don't like to have to concentrate and think about what you have just watched.
See it if You're interested in a meditation on life/death/memory. Beautifully acted and stunningly designed. Flawed, confusing and totally unique,
Don't see it if If you're not willing to over look the play's flaws or can't make it through the plays slower moments. This play will really make you think.