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 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.
See it if You're ok puzzling between reality, dreams & the supernatural, even if the play didn't earn your curiosity by leaving enough breadcrumbs.
Don't see it if You want loose ends tied up, and weary about investing time in a worthy, thoughtful work that might be in need of a rewrite.
See it if you want a cerebral yet moving meditation on life/death/memory/dreams/the firmament that reveals itself as friends casually reminisce.
Don't see it if you do not want to ponder significant matters, piece together meaning from well-crafted fragments, listen vs. watch, OR leave w/o closure.
See it if There are so many things I liked and didn't like about this. cast is good in particular one actress who was like a breath of fresh air
Don't see it if you. Don't like plays with long overdrawn scenes. Very confusing
See it if you're a fan of Washburn. Or if you like theatre that isn't necessarily fully formed; if you like having to figure it out yourself
Don't see it if You want a play that clearly lays out the plot for you. This show left a lot of questions unanswered.
See it if Insipid drivel, dull wandering plot served up in tedious limp language. "You were slumbering, slumbering, slumbering." Weren't we all.
Don't see it if You might be afraid, as I was, that for the first time in your life you might scream out in the middle of the show, "Who cares??!!!" Agony.
See it if you're interested in a meditation of sorts on how relationships of the past still affect the present/future.
Don't see it if it exhausts you to hear the everyday cadence of entitled people complaining about their mediocre lives. Such "art" simply makes me sleepy.
See it if you'd like a quiet, surreal, gorgeous, and deeply haunting meditation on friendship and death. This play will forever stick with me.
Don't see it if you're not interested in something sprawling, meandering, and nearly structureless. This isn't for the masses.
See it if You want an old ghost story dragged into a confusing series of memories and present action
Don't see it if you thought you wanted to see another work by the creator of last year's fabulous MR. BURNS.
See it if you're willing to be challenged by silence, affectless acting and a confusing plot. I saw a preview. Maybe it will be fixed by opening.
Don't see it if you're easily bored. The audience I saw it with was restless & on edge given its slowness. Want to feel invested in a character? Not for you
See it if You like original plotting devices, experimental theater + a show that will remind you of growing up and the food that paints our landscapes
Don't see it if You need the plot spelled out and for it to be super clear.
See it if you are equally amazed and terrified by the meaning of life, relationships, mortality, and emptiness; you aren't basic.
Don't see it if you need answers all the time about what things mean. Don't see it if you are obsessed with things like Noises Off; you are basic.
See it if you like thought provoking content that is still a bit rough, beautiful set design, and if poor staging/acting isn't a complete turn off
Don't see it if slow moving shows with a bunch of actors standing around a counter talking, may be a turn off.
See it if you want a show more about life itself than a character's life—and interested in listening and experiencing theatre, loosely tethered.
Don't see it if conversations about death really bother you, or don't want a show that is more about asking questions than providing situations or answers.