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Catch the Sparrow

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Production launched prematurely, Moving / resonant / absorbing / relevant

About the show

In this mystical new play, a father and son reunion seems destined to rekindle the fires of resentment that drove them apart. More…

After years of estrangement, Jeff learns that his father has fallen ill and reluctantly returns home to claim what’s his and bury his past. He leaves his job, his new wife, and his new life behind. Upon his arrival, the two men battle for supremacy of old memories and fight through the pain of years of denial. As Jeff fights to finally control his own destiny and the future of his childhood home, we watch as a family, torn apart by grief and blame, is forced to settle their differences, learn the true worth of family and what it means to forgive and let go.


Member Reviews (4)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Production launched prematurely, Moving / resonant / absorbing / relevant
66
Avg Score

70
Very intimate venue / ok set / well-lit, Moving / resonant / absorbing / relevant, Off-the-chain amazing lead actor (dad), Predictable "twist" / disappointing book, Dizzying / confusing / ambitious

See it if you like to support new young writers, actors, theater companies, etc. Very sad (moving) story about an estranged father-son relationship.

Don't see it if you want a comedic lite & fluffy play, &/or you confuse easily when the book's not linear. Performance-driven here, if you're interested.

Also Attended specifically because...... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Production launched prematurely

See it if you want to see a production with a great idea and some potential that still belongs on an editor's desk

Don't see it if you don't want to see a production that still needs a lot of work and exhibits many of a young author's flaw

Also This an author in desperate need of editor he trust. ... Read more Read less

70
Disappointing, Slow, Confusing

See it if A 100 minute confusing family drama that does not hit the mark. Some good moments but confusing.

Don't see it if You want a clear story told from beginning to end.

65
Confusing, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You wish to see a depressing play concerning dying and a strained father-son relationship.

Don't see it if You need to see a professional production that is not a confusing story.

Also This play was too confusing for me and amateurish for me to enjoy it.


November 14th, 2018
“A compelling story about the final reunion of an ailing father and his estranged adult son...The play is written wonderfully...From beginning to end, this well-written drama managing to keep the audience focused and wondering how this situation will ultimately end...All of the actors in this pla...
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