See it if you want to see three young actors who try hard, but the overstuffed, overlong play doesn't work. Comedy jolts into tragedy. Bad plotting.
Don't see it if you have other options. Much time wasted on set changes. Uncomfortable chairs. Bad sight lines. Script needs cutting.
See it if You've got a lot of interest in women's issues. They get there with this but it's slow and nothing new.
Don't see it if You're looking for something new or ground breaking.
"'Di and Viv and Rose' is a clever, comical and honest play...Twenty-seven years in the course of 130 minutes should feel like too much, but there is no doubt in this script and no doubt in the performances, by actresses who shine spectacularly through each year...To say it is refreshing to see a show where the female friendship is the focus is an understatement, especially one done so well, so believably and so uncompromisingly...What results for us to see is a triumph in storytelling."
"No special effects — just special writing and acting...I was expecting a frothier evening, a comedy. I did laugh, a lot. But I also fumbled for tissues when the girls made me weep...The playwright underscores the import of our rites of passage with the artful casualness that defines her prose...It’s a very big play on a very short run in a very small house. If you can get a ticket, I can promise you two hours of fresh, original theater in 'Di and Viv and Rose.'"
"Melodramatic...Directed by Leta Tremblay, the production is slow moving. Sadly, it just flat-lined, lacking any semblance of dramatic peaks and valleys. While the play felt lived in, the pacing called attention to the unnecessary beats…There is breathtaking chemistry and trust on stage. As a unit, the trio kept the story tight. You care about the girls as a trio. But when you hold a magnifying glass up at each individual story arc, they don’t seem to resonate."
"A bit saccharine…There are a lot of group hugs and late-night dance parties...While months or even years pass between some scenes, all we get to see is what seems like yet another big conflict landing in these poor girls’ laps…But regardless of the structure, Levine, Pierson, and Roth have a chemistry that is undeniable. They bring nuance and passion to the characters and all those hugs and heart-to-hearts read true in their capable hands and Bullmore’s fun, contemporary voice."
"All three actors bring us crystal clear, minutely well observed, contrasting characterizations that set up the engine of the play…Bullmore gives them witty but entirely plausible dialogue as they define themselves and each other...It’s a contemporary coming-of-age story from a purely female perspective that we so rarely get on stage…Look–we laugh and cry, we think about life...If not one for the ages, it’s a pretty darn good night in the theater."