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 dark, poignant stories driven by fraught interpersonal dynamics appeal. Worth seeing for Marin Ireland alone—she's compelling, mesmerizing.
Don't see it if averse to group therapy setting & interaction. Damaged, abused souls are revealed, but w/ hope, determination, compassion, humor & dignity.
See it if You like a diverse cast of 6, who all can act. Great staging. Humor mixed in with despair, anger, and anguish. I was excited to see this and
Don't see it if Was thrilled to get discounted seats. I love Kristolyn Lloyd and have seen her at least in 3 pieces prior. However, I was confused as to why
See it if you want to see great acting trying it's best to improve a poorly written script
Don't see it if you like well written scripts that move you. First Act not much happens - Second Act - what? Deep accents hard to hear the dialogue
See it if you want to see a brilliantly crafted piece about group therapy, addiction, recovery and conflict with magnificent acting and a tight script
Don't see it if you dislike anything to do with mental health issues and recovery, or don't have an open mind about sex, religion and the AA 12 step program
See it if You can wait for the reveal, u enjoy quick intense dialouge, u enjoy the idea of damaged, imperfect people in seach of their better selves
Don't see it if You want something that's easily explained or has simple good and evil characters, or if you want some happy go lucky
See it if you are interested in halfway houses and twelve step programs
Don't see it if you like to understand the dialogue. Actors who mumble and heavy accents made it difficult to understand what was happening.
See it if you want to see a unique play with a fresh voice
Don't see it if You are invested in the play but don't like it when the ending reduces the main character who was so much more interesting prior to the last
See it if I really cannot think of a reason to see this show. It isn't horrible, but it isn't very good. The story does not touch you as it should.
Don't see it if you aren't a subscriber to The Atlantic Theater or if too many biblical quotes are not your thing.
See it if You enjoy seeing plays with good actors making the most of weak material. Point of the play is very unclear. If you are fan of Marin Ireland
Don't see it if You need characters to root for, plot-driven focused text not a lot of filler. You don't like Marin Ireland or plays about group therapy.
See it if you like plays about people sitting around talking with no conflict or dramatic tension. Excellent hearing. The actors mumble. It's slow.
Don't see it if You have hearing problems, like plays with a plot and characters you care about.
See it if You haven’t had your fill of addiction plays.
Don't see it if You want to see something interesting and unpredictable. If you liked “People, Places, and Things”, you won’t like this.
See it if you enjoy simple, honest plays about people who are lost in a moment. It's about experience, not events. Very realistic, moving, and timely.
Don't see it if you seek razzle dazzle, or need the play to be about major events. It poses more questions that it answers about complex people.
See it if you're up for a 2-hour character study, with some characters being better fleshed out than others.
Don't see it if you have high expectations in the plot department. The most interesting bits are in the backstories of these characters.
See it if you enjoy explorations of why we sabotage our lives and how everyone tries to heal themselves and fill the holes in their lives differently.
Don't see it if you don't like anything to do with rehab or people struggling to put their lives back together. But be aware that it has humorous moments.
See it if you're interested in a play about a southern halfway house, looking to see a comedic drama
Don't see it if you don't like it when characters speak really fast, don't like long expositions before something actually happens
See it if You enjoy stories of people trying to straighten out their lives, ie. in rehab., or in the case of this play, in a half way house.
Don't see it if You would have a hard time understaning strong, southern accents, need to see fast moving plays, or do not like conflicts between people.