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 enjoy show with funny dialogue and fast paced ethnic humor. greatly improved since first viewing at davenport theater.
Don't see it if don't like ethnic comedy or jokes about the kid in the show having an operation as a baby
See it if You'll appreciate the far-funnier 2nd act with many surprises, people pretending to be other people, a funny drag queen, etc.
Don't see it if You want a fast-paced show, as the first act drags and has uneven acting. Should eliminate the intermission.
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 have a good sense of humor, a flair for the dramatic and are gay or gay friendly. See it if you want to have fun. Great cast, talented.
Don't see it if Are homophobic, don't like flair or if you expect a fabulous theatre, or you need assisted devices (walking) theatre not so accessible.
See it if Stereotypical characters in a plot built entirely around a silly deception concept, misunderstandings, mistaken identities and coincidences
Don't see it if It's corny, predictable and painful--just don't ....
See it if For a humorous evening a must see. What we will do to make our parents happy! LOL
Don't see it if if you don"t want to laugh.
See it if you love laugh-out loud very NYC comedy -"Daddy Issues" has one hilarious surprise after another… Talk about pressure to have a grandchild!
Don't see it if you can't handle an edgy comedic take on parents - and grandma - pressuring a gay son to have a grandchild
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.
See it if You just want to relax and have fun. Moves like a sitcom. Good for a chuckle.
Don't see it if You don't like VERY small theatres. Looking fo a surprise ending.
See it if You like mistaken-identities, drag queens, stories about family, joke after joke after joke, funny actors.
Don't see it if You don't like smart humor or children.
See it if You like zippy, zany, larger than life comedies! Reads like a sitcom, and the humor is on point. Definitely a worthwhile night of theater.
Don't see it if You have trouble suspending your disbelief. This show is all about laughs and well timed awkward moments, and not for the analysing brain.
See it if You want to see funny and great actor Yuval David on stage. His hilarious reactions to the other silly/funny characters keep the show alive.
Don't see it if The direction seems off. The script or the direction can probably be better. The play has potential to be better and funnier. Shallow humor.
See it if What a sweet show. I went in expecting another sloppy comedy...and instead found heart in the story and the over-the-top actors. So funny.
Don't see it if You don't like comedies about families.
See it if This is a silly, light-hearted, sitcom-like show. Starring the adorable, funny, talented, & sexy Yuval David. I'd be his "Marry Ellen!" Yum.
Don't see it if This is not heavy theatre -- it is a great comedy, perfect for the world today, to just laugh a lot with the silly characters & their goals.
See it if To see a failing show's 2nd chance. The last cast was fun. Fire the director for this awful version, painfully presenting inept caricatures.
Don't see it if No substance to the script, production, or dated shallow material. See it if you are voting for Trump & believe in simplistic stereotypes.
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