59E59 presents the world premiere of Andy Bragen's dark comedy about love and hate, and friendly and not-so-friendly competition. Tennis is just tennis...until it isn't. More…
Kate and Leslie explore the complexities of their boyfriends' competitive spirits in this explosive comedy. Russ has a temper. Brian has been known to cheat. As their weekly tennis sets play out aggressively onstage, Kate and Leslie dissect their friendship and rivalry in a volley of sharp observations and wry wit.
See it if A light gender satire that feels like an extended sitcom. Pokes fun at competition both within and between the genders. Left me smiling.
Don't see it if It's a bit contrived. Still it makes me wonder about these little power struggles we have with our friends and family.
See it if You'd enjoy a show focused on a tennis rivalry and two couples arguing. The actors were all excellent.
Don't see it if You expect big production values. This set is spare but is used very well and really does look like a tennis court.
See it if You want to see a clever satire on both male sports frenzy and male-female relationships.
Don't see it if You need an elaborate set and costumes to feel engaged in a play. You want to leave the theatre with a plot worth serious debate.
See it if you enjoy shows about relationships; tennis as a vehicle for one's personality traits; excellent direction and non-linear plot development
Don't see it if you don't care to see yet another show about family/relationship conflicts; you only enjoy linear plots and traditionally developed plays.
See it if You liked GOD OF CARNAGE or similar plays about what makes socially civilized behavior, gender roles, and competition in the 21st century.
Don't see it if You don't like sitcom-like (albeit intelligent) exploration of why and how men (and women) compete, and civilized behavior as a veneer.
See it if You like small theatre and interesting stage design. "Okay" with profanity, and have knowledge about tennis... It was high-octane at times
Don't see it if If profanity and tennis don't interest you; the references will go over your head... Good-acting, however...
See it if You want something different, clever storytelling, strong cast of 4, engaging, fast paced
Don't see it if You don't want to hear the F word, don't like non-linear plots, simple set (tennis court) or story about relationships, conflict,competition
See it if You would enjoy a thin play that centers on two tennis obsessed men that is mildly amusing
Don't see it if You like plays with complex characters and emotion
See it if you like your plays to move quickly, with smart and snappy dialogue and dynamic movement; you're interested in the state of the modern man.
Don't see it if the emotional struggles of straight middle-class men seem self-indulgent to you, or you hate the idea that men find self-worth via sports.
See it if It's a light-hearted, well-acted -- Jeanine Serralles stands out in a uniformly excellent cast -- and extremely well-directed piece of fluff
Don't see it if It wants to find deep meaning in a tennis competition but doesn't deliver, leaving it an amusing sitcom
See it if you like exploring characters that might inhabit the real world. It's funny and diverting.
Don't see it if you are looking for major character growth, or if predictability bothers you.
See it if enjoy shows about simple relationships & their problems, using the game of tennis as the focal point
Don't see it if want a show with a fancy set, are offended by profanity, don't enjoy tennis or understand some of it's basic terms