Second Stage's world premiere comic drama tells the story of what happens when a small-town girl decides, quite literally, to paint the town red. More…
Paint it red. So begins Lydia's wild idea to invigorate her Rust Belt town. But when a whip-smart entrepreneur co-opts her scheme, a precarious rivalry is born. A battle for the town's soul ensues, causing its obsessive mayor, its defiant matriarch, and the rest of its residents to question who they are and where they're headed.
See it if you want to see a play that tries hard to be topical/relevant, dealing w/racism, xenophobia, gun violence, depression, urban renewal, sexism
Don't see it if you don't want to see a play fail miserably at being topical/relevant, aimlessly drifting from one topic to another, one style to another.
See it if Attempted suicide, ethnic slurs, sleeping with your sister's ex, voyeurism, "yellow peril", mentally disabled character, debts as humor????
Don't see it if And that was the good part. The bad part was listening to Anna Chumsky screech through every scene. I very much like male lead.
See it if you are a fan of the TV-star leads, like plays that appear to deal with current urban issues, and prefer relatively fast-paced plays.
Don't see it if you expect to see real characters on stage, a deep treatment of the topics the play raises or more than mediocre (and over-) acting.
See it if you like Adam Pally, he's the best part of this show. This is impressive considering the material and limited lines he was working with.
Don't see it if you are looking for the next great new play. Story lacks cohesion and feels forced. Uses disabled character as negative stereotype for plot.
See it if You to see one actor shine above all the rest; you enjoy seeing shows that don't really make sense
Don't see it if you're looking for a very well written show with a concise beginning, middle, and end.
See it if You don't want to be challenged.
Don't see it if you've seen literally any show or movie before; you like Adam Pally in Happy Endings and don't want to learn how bad an actor he is.
See it if you can stomach some cartoonish sitcom-like plotting and wouldn't be disappointed by a lack of authentic concern toward the subject matter.
Don't see it if you're legitimately interested in place-building and the future of small towns; this show is supposedly about that but shows no respect.
See it if you like confusing shows with mediocre acting that will have you checking your watch wondering if it's over.
Don't see it if you like good plays that have a developed plot line.