In this '80s-set comedy, a man tries to appease his parents by hiring his ten-year-old downstairs neighbor to play his son. After a successful limited run earlier this year, the show transfers Off-Broadway. More…
It is 1982 and Donald Moscowitz has overbearing parents. They disapprove of his choice of profession (actor), his flair for decorating (pastels), and his lifestyle (homosexual). The one thing that would make them happy is a grandchild. His solution: pay the kid downstairs to pose as his son. What could possibly go wrong?
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 unfunny, slow, preposterous plays that rehash embarrassingly old issues in cliched & stereotypical manner with underwhelming actors
Don't see it if You are sick of cliched light comedies that uncomfortably rehash coming out issues within a stereotypical Jewish family. Lots of shouting!
See it if You are interested in a story of a dysfunctional family with a gay son, and the lengths he will go to to try to apease. his parents.
Don't see it if If you are tired of shows with about a dysfunctional family. Although there are some laughs, the ending is quite predictable.
See it if You like old fashioned farce. Sam Given's flamboyant performance as a drag queen friend/neighbor is worth the price of admission! He's fab!
Don't see it if You can't sit through a show that is dated and poorly staged.
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