Set in Southern Appalachia, Atlantic's world-premiere is a pitch-dark comedy about heartbreak, hell-raising, and healing. More…
In "Blue Ridge" a progressive high-school teacher with a rage problem retaliates against her unscrupulous boss and is sentenced to six months at a church-sponsored halfway house, where she attends to everyone's recovery but her own.
See it if you want a play about people in pain that subtly challenges what you think about feminism and racism without beating you up with dogma
Don't see it if you don't like sad, intense plays; you prefer perfect political correctness
See it if you believe Marin Ireland is walking in the footsteps of Meryl Streep. You like tight ensemble acting & intelligent, emotional scripts.
Don't see it if rapid-fire, overlapping & charged dialogue, 12-step process, single set dramedy at the ever reliable Atlantic is just not enough for you?
See it if you like well-written, well-acted play about people going through rehab, but laced with humor as well as interpersonal conflict
Don't see it if you are out off by language or behavior or if you want a neat, fully upbeat conclusion
See it if you want to see yet another great performance by Marin Ireland, as well as a terrific cast. The characters are well-drawn.
Don't see it if you don't want a play that attempts to take a deep dive into mental health issues, but concludes in a seemingly tacked-on, unsatisfying way.
See it if YOu like Marin Ireland, this is a showcase for her incredible acting. Also, great interplay of character dialogue. Lots of issues raised.
Don't see it if YOu want a clear understanding of the characters and their choices. Or if you need to have a clear message from the playwright.
See it if You like dramedy and the challenge of troubled individuals working to be less troubled
Don't see it if Intimate dramas of human struggle, both intrapersonal and interpersonal, does not appeal to you
See it if you want to see some good acting-but not from Marin Ireland.I found her performance irritating, fussy, mannered, full of fury but empty.
Don't see it if you value your time & know that there is so much better theatre out there to experience.
See it if u wanna see a play that's not city-centric, liberal-centric or the people you may expect to see/hear on stage in whole-hearted performances
Don't see it if u're not into intense dramas centering female stories, dealing with violence, white privilege, + sexism or you don't like when ppl talk fast
See it if Examines conflict in a half way house. Marin Ireland and Peter Mark Kendall give excellent performances.
Don't see it if Don't care for rehab and fractured people. Bible verses and 12 step lingo. Southern drawls and melt downs.
See it if Rate the play 70-75, the performances 80-85. Worth seeing even though not a totally satisfying experience.
Don't see it if Unsympathetic protagonists & unresolved endings don't appeal.. If you can't get past the play's weaknesses to enjoy the acting.
See it if You enjoy great ensemble acting. Although the play contained both humor and rage, the acting elevated the script
Don't see it if Plays about rage or addiction will bother you. Or if Ireland isn't starring.
See it if You could leave the theater feeling these actors gave it their all with finely nuanced performances.
Don't see it if But when you reflect back at the unfolding conflict that erupts in the play, you say to yourself, "was much to do about nothing".
See it if You are such a Marin Ireland fan that you must see and will enjoy everything she is in (as I thought I was — I was wrong).
Don't see it if Halfway through the first act, the story, the staging, the acting led me to conclude that I wouldn’t make it past the intermission.
See it if you enjoy theater that explores deeply fraught themes with humor and empathy, and an incredible performance by Marin Ireland.
Don't see it if you have no interest in themes of mental illness.
See it if you enjoy heartfelt dramas about mental illness. You like seeing real people onstage.
Don't see it if you want just entertainment. This is realism at its finest.
See it if Fan of Marlin Ireland. Great acting performances by cast. The play was very intense.
Don't see it if Offended by sexual discussions and cursing. Unresolved ending. Don't like to witness emotional blow-ups out of the blue.
Also The play is slow-moving.
See it if You enjoy a deep theatrical story with a current thought provoking topic (mental health), intense acting, diverse cast, intimate moments.
Don't see it if You're not into old theatre references, dark stories, sexual scenes, Bible or church references, introspection or sadness.
See it if you wanna see a group of characters struggling to challenge, better themselves in a structured, communal environment. #yesselfcare
Don't see it if People displaying self-injurious, explosive behavior triggers you/ if you soley deal in rainbows and butterflies