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 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 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 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.
See it if Haunting narrated reenactment of moment when a child's view becomes grownup perspective. Adult take on what abuse looks like in adolescence.
Don't see it if Thick accents with all the Scottish burrrrrs intact. Shortcomings of the venue work against what they're trying to accomplish on the stage.
Also Title refers to the tricky swingset maneuver.
See it if you'd like to see an engrossing tale of 5 friends in Scotland and their childish "games." The narrator is looking back at an intense moment.
Don't see it if you have a problem with heavy accents, exacerbated by a loud AC system. I was in the second row and missed a lot of the dialogue.
See it if you're willing to struggle with strong accents and won't mind grown men playing the parts of young boys; you like serious dramas.
Don't see it if you dislike plays that are more storytelling than drama.The narrator does an excellent job--& it helps that he has one of the weaker accents
See it if A great forum to see a talented young cast pull out all the stops: comedic beats, tragic beats, a great range of physicality.
Don't see it if There’s a moment in the script where we find out what happened to a character that feels distant. Otherwise a powerful coming of age story
See it if You want to see a well written, acted, and staged production about the lose of childhood innocence.
Don't see it if You prefer something comedic or do not like adults playing children.
See it if Sharply focuses on five 9-year old boys & their daily meets & boyish pranks at park swings, until a violent act wrecks their lives.
Don't see it if You can't face sex abuse of kids addressed in a 5-man stage play, 3 Actor's Equity members, all equally fine. Abuse not shown.
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