Ends Jan 21

Butterside Down

Members say: Confusing, Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant, Ambitious
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This new comic drama explores how the ill equipped the young are to lose each other, and whether, when you’ve lost the love of your life, your sense of humor can keep you alive.

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In the aftermath of Liv’s untimely death, her boyfriend, Adam, her best friend Cat, and her sister Sally, negotiate everything from a raucous wake to releasing her worldly goods to the Jewish Women’s League.  Running the gauntlet of the five stages of grief, the thirtysomething trio compete for who ranks highest on The Grief Meter, reveal hidden unspeakable truths and fail to agree on epitaphs and the allocation of earrings.

 

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Confusing, Unlikeable characters, Interminable, Bizarre set and staging

See it if OK w 3 overwrought (& overacted) characters dealing w loss and grief. OK w crude language, a play that wants to be more than it is.

Don't see it if U feel trapped in a never-ending show w no break, bothered by varied English accents, don't like bad behavior of unlikeable 20-somethings.

Also Maybe it was because I wasn't feeling well, but this play made me crin... Read more Read less

79
Edgy, Great acting, Relevant, Confusing

See it if you like English accents, slightly confusing relationships, plays about dealing with grief

Don't see it if don't like English plays about young, 30s? dealing with the various stages of grieving.

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Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if You find the topic of loss fascinating. Seeing how different people morn the loss of a young person from the husband, sister and best friend

Don't see it if You are not a fan of a staged workshop. This is a show where the creative team does a production with actors but without the benefit of sets

Also Lorien Haynes play leaves the audience wanting more. This was mybfeeli... Read more Read less

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Confusing, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a show about how 3 friends deal with the death of a loved one.

Don't see it if if you have problems with British accents. 2 of the 3 actors are British - one easier to understand than the other.