Manhattan Theatre Club presents a play about the forces that bring people together, the realities of facing the world with physical disabilities, and how deeply we all need each other. Directed by Obie winner Jo Bonney, More…
Truck driver Eddie is struggling to rebuild a relationship with his estranged wife Ani, and Jess is trying to navigate the day-to-day with John, her new boss, in a job that she desperately needs. People are hard.
See it if In relationships w/ disabled people and their caretakers, the stronger person isn't always who you might think. Deep themes, great acting.
Don't see it if You do not want to see severe disabilities, sexual issues/nudity, exploration of vulnerability and who needs who.
See it if Majok's intense look at disabilities both physical & emotional Great acting from the 4 leads rendering them all both heartbreaking & selfish
Don't see it if Plot takes a radical turn midway through & hurts dramatic believability. Author goes political (leaving behind psychological) & drama sags
See it if 9 shows with revolving stages...The question of loneliness always gets to me. A comp. of a 70% and a 75%. Good acting. Sets always great at
Don't see it if The two tales do not a play make. .
See it if you enjoy plays that explore new subject matter, use actual disabled people to play such roles, depict touching relationships
Don't see it if if you need to see the connections between the characters from the start, don't like graphic depictions of disabled bodies or onstage nudity
See it if excellent acting and creative staging make an appealing combination..
Don't see it if a slightly contrived and confusing plot spoils a good night out. There are two stories played with weak but surprising points of connection
See it if moving use of disabled but highly skilled actors, affecting play about characters disabled physically or emotionally
Don't see it if many parts of script unexplained or improbable, two separate stories individually compelling but do not cohere theatrically
See it if you are interested in how people with emotional and/or physical disabilities navigate their world. Some very powerful and memorable scenes
Don't see it if you're looking for a comedy. The play is uneven and a little slow in parts, but the excellent acting smooths out the ripples. Worth seeing
See it if you enjoy plays about the human experience, focusing on the physically disabled and their caregivers. Moving, insightful, and often funny.
Don't see it if resonant/relevant content and focus on an underrepresented group is not enough for you to get past some uneven writing and acting.
See it if you enjoy pieces discussing physical disabilities, income inequality, living on the edge of the grid.
Don't see it if watching actors with different abilities is difficult for you
See it if stories about people with physical disabilities and their caregivers who have their own economic & emotional issues; 2 parallel stories
Don't see it if male nudity even if brief; 2 parallel stories that are uneven; an intense & disturbing moment that will make you gasp
See it if You want to look at the difficulties experienced by people with disabilities and their caretakers. This play is very moving.
Don't see it if You want something more upbeat and lively.
See it if You want to support shows where characters with disabilities are played by actors with disabilities.
Don't see it if You want an interesting story. You want a cast with balanced talent.
See it if You like solid, hard hitting, dialogue, unusual looks at love and connections.
Don't see it if You are squeamish, can see or discuss physical pain, distortion, or failings
See it if Thoughtful show about troubling subject--engaging and well acted. Staging was great.
Don't see it if Don't like shows without intermissions and are uncomfortable with nudity.
See it if You want to be sucked into fully-realized characters' emotional tumults.
Don't see it if Sad plays about relationships and struggle aren't your thing. Conventional story arcs annoy you.
See it if You like plays that explore human needs and desires from a unique perspective.
Don't see it if You cannot forgive some writing deficiencies in the script.
See it if You're not offended by disabilities, sadness, interracial couples, cussing, brief nudity. Staging was nice. I cried, but, I'm biased. I wish
Don't see it if I didn't miss the 1st 15-min or else, i'd give it a 100... No reason not to see this.....
See it if you are interested in seeing a different type of story on the stage and different types of actors offering their all to tell a story.
Don't see it if people with disabilities, male nudity (even if brief), or issues a race and class make you uncomfortable.
See it if you want to see an unusual play with two handicapped actors in two parallel stories that do not in any way signal where the plot is going.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with disabilities or if you only like fast-moving drama or comedy.
See it if you want to see the lives, needs, and desires of those with/without physical handicaps weaved together in a touching, sad, even funny way.
Don't see it if you are not comfortable with issues about disabilities, care-taking, unemployment, or very brief shower scene with some nudity.