See it if you'd like grown actors playing 9-12 yr olds who run, swing, argue. Gr opening song...downhill fr there. Tedious. Deus ex machina tragedy.
Don't see it if you want plot/depth. Narrator's conclusns superficial (memories fade, pain lessens). "Kids"/swings annoyed me. Male cast, dir, writer,prodr.
See it if A story about growing up and lifes decisions. Fantastic acting and directing. This is a breath of fresh air for a play. Great writing.
Don't see it if Scottish accents are thick and difficult at times to pick up. Ending can be rough for some theater goers.
See it if Lively physicality of roughhousing boys around a swing set. Great natural acting & dialog. I fell in love w/these kids. Powerful message.
Don't see it if Dark ending followed by an appeal to the audience for sympathy. Strong accents.
See it if Entire cast gets into the age of the roles.Lighting very effective. Use of slow motion dead-on. A cappella (take them on tour) No weak links
Don't see it if The theater needs air conditioning. Not the most comfortable seats. It takes time to "get" the Scottish accents Many steps to the theater
See it if you’d enjoy awakening memories of childhood with on-target direction of believable characters, some accapella, meaningful lighting- see it!
Don't see it if you will be disappointed to miss every word due to accents and acoustics or you do not like the sadness that comes with decisions in life.
See it if Memory play about 9 year old boys in rural Scotland in 1983 and the incident that changed their lives forever. Well acted, lit & staged.
Don't see it if Heavy Scottish accents & poor acoustics sometimes make dialogue hard to understand. Horrific incident (not shown) involving child abuse.
See it if You want to see an amazing cast give an awesome performance about friendship and coming of age and how one incident can change it all.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a really great performance and You want to miss out something very special. You don't like coming of age performances.
See it if Elicits the innocent yet troublesome ways that boys play with each other. Toxic masculinity starts young with potentially risky effects.
Don't see it if Childhood trauma is triggering. The lead up to "what happened" went long, maybe trying too hard to pull heartstrings.
See it if If rather thick Scottish accents aren't a barrier for you, the energy of the young cast will win you over.
Don't see it if If you have no patience for stylized, somewhat abstract motion oriented story telling, you might want to pass on this one.
See it if You are interested in Scottish plays about Kids who play on swings & what happens teasing takes place. Excellent cast, staging, agility👍🏼
Don't see it if If you have trouble with accents. I had no trouble understanding language. Not into dark theme
See it if This import from Scotland was worth the wait! Bravo Bravo Bravo! Outstanding in all rating categories. Go see this real gem!
Don't see it if Very little if anything to criticize.
See it if you enjoy an absorbing slice-of-life without much of a plot. The guys are attractive and convincing
Don't see it if you don't like adult actors playing children and prefer that the main (only) plot point was so obvious.
See it if you enjoy memory plays and want to see a show in which a young adult relives key moments from his youth.
Don't see it if you don't want to see adults playing pre-teens and/or you prefer plays that are more consistent. There is a major tone shift in this play.
See it if you are looking for a surprisingly entertaining look at how the effects of childhood trauma can last into adulthood.
Don't see it if you insist on understanding every word. The Scottish accents are impeccable -- but thick.
See it if Interesting play involving actors portraying themselves as young children from memory. The actors were all very physical.
Don't see it if Portraying their youth both the good and the bad times. Difficult subject matter might upset some theatregoers.
See it if A defining moment in the lives of childhood friends reminds us of the gift life is and what we do to live our lives. A special loving play
Don't see it if It is thought provoking and moving and it invites us to look inward and out at life. It is set in Scotland so there are accents.
See it if You like small, intimate shows about childhood and growing up.
Don't see it if You want entertainment only, and do not want a story that centers around violence against children.
See it if Very well-acted, funny-sad story of a group of 9-year-old, Scottish boys in the summer of 1983 & the incident that changes their lives.
Don't see it if Scottish accents would be problematic or violence towards children is triggering.
See it if you’d like to experience a sharply written, staged & performed engagement of an almost unbearable subject, violence against a young child.
Don't see it if engaging the subject of violence perpetrated against a child might be too hard for you to sit through.
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