See it if You enjoy a lighthearted comedy that may be silly with cliched characters, but ultimately funny and entertaining.
Don't see it if you cannot ignore the imperfections and just sit back, go with the flow and let yourself laugh.
See it if you like over- acting and the discussion of "Daddy Issues". you like farces
Don't see it if you've seen this type of show before and don't like farces.
See it if You want to laugh and be entertained. You don't take life so seriously. You have daddy issues or don't. You want to see a really good play.
Don't see it if You take life too seriously. You can't sit back and enjoy a funny entertaining play. You don't want to laugh.
See it if you like family comedies w/a festive drag-queen thrown in for fun. Cute show, funny albeit very predictable. Give it a shot when it returns.
Don't see it if silly family humor bores you, and a simple theater-lite night-out for everyone wouldn't cut it. Not much thinking involved, just campy fun.
See it if you want an entertaining time with a story about what we do to please our family and how it backfires with hilarious laughs & a happy ending
Don't see it if you don't like gay theme plays or silly situations.
See it if you like a light, comedy. The acting is reasonable. The plot is unsurprising. The play is not too hard to watch.
Don't see it if you don't like a predictable play with stereotypical humor.
See it if You like TV sitcoms and exaggerated characterizations
Don't see it if You are discriminating about your humor
See it if you would like to see a comedy dealing with what one would do to please the family while hiding their true self
Don't see it if gay stories are not your thing
"With its cast of swishy gays, kvetching Jews, and drunken Irish, it serves as a veritable compendium of stage clichés, for easy reference. Drama students could also profitably use it as a case study in how not to construct a farce...Quite apart from its poor construction, Goldberg's script contains some of the lamest gags in town...The director, David Goldyn, seems to have encouraged his cast to behave like a cartoon, but, really, it's hard to know what else they could do."
"For a fun twist on family drama, Marshall Goldberg’s 'Daddy Issues'
delivers. Approaching familial issues and expectations in a hilarious and
heartfelt way, this comedy makes a powerful statement and has something for each
member of the family."
"What makes 'Daddy Issues' so captivating is the cast’s agility within the comedic script. The writing itself is a pure joke machine...This nimble cast—under excellent direction by David Goldyn—knows exactly how to make the audience squirm with anxiety and then let the tension snap in moments of sheer comic genius. Beyond humor, Marshall Goldberg’s play taps into the core of what it means to be a father, mother, and son."
"We welcome from the stage the bombardment of three Mary Ellen McGuires and calculatingly hysterical ethnic and general humor. There are a whole host of 'Daddy Issues:' circumcision, faygeleh interior designers, a drag queen and that that damned dropped bladder. All of which contribute to an evening of merriment...Certainly a few may find 'Daddy Issues' a bit dated, particularly through the lens of 2016, but for me it was funny and sweet theater.."
“You’ve seen a variation of this substitution plot device somewhere before, of course, either in movies, on TV, or on the stage. ‘Daddy Issues’ is the kind of play that should drench you in a storm of hilarity; there are laughs, of course, but instead of a storm we get a drizzle with an occasional thunderclap...It’s hard to find funny the inherently cruel situation of a guy trying to deceive his loving family; it slices painfully through the comedy's otherwise genial spirit.”
"A sitcom in the theater...If you are hungry for the genre and nostalgic for '90s television, you will have a blast...Although the jokes are sometimes predictable, the ensemble pulls it off and makes the show enjoyable. The duo of fiery Levi and phlegmatic Henrietta were my absolute favorite. Somewhere between not-so-original jokes about Henrietta’s weight and Levi’s femininity, those two created a comedic sidekick duo both caricature-like yet believable and therefore lovable."
"The play is sheer screwball silliness...This is a veritable festival of implausibility…David Goldyn directs this sitcom of a play very capably…Child actor, Austin Levine, steals the show. Levine is a natural con artist, suave and charming, adorable qualities in a ten year-old…'Daddy Issues' wants to be nothing but a good time. You will do yourself a favor by turning off your discerning mind before entering. Allow this zany comedy to entertain you with what it has to offer."
"Yuval was either badly guided by director, David Goldyn, or bad at taking direction as his character is never fully 'camp' nor 'straight-acting'...Rossi’s performance is so one note that it is a relief to see him leave the stage...Pleasure can be found in the women of this cast...'Daddy Issues' is a good effort... If you don’t mind a little struggle in your entertainment...slap a few bucks down on this one."