The Vineyard Theater presents this new cross-generational comedic drama by Colman Domingo and directed by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. More…
The holidays are always a wild family affair at the Shealy house. But this year, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. This twisted new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood.
See it if you've already seen everything else you want to see. It's nice but not worth prioritizing.
Don't see it if you'd be frustrated by the writing fluctuating from insightful to cliched, or the performances ranging from masterful to inconsistent.
See it if You like dysfunctional-family dramas with some comic relief thrown in and have two-plus hours to spare.
Don't see it if You like cogent storytelling.
See it if A worthy theme but too many sub-plots.Excellent acting by "Dotty" but much of the acting over the top by the other women. Needed editing!
Don't see it if You are unhappy with plays that go on much too long needlessly.
See it if you like the subject matter and seeing some good acting , for the most part
Don't see it if you want something that is riveting or simple comedy
See it if you are interested in what it is like to care for someone with dementia.
Don't see it if you are not interested in the issues surrounding adult siblings.
See it if saw in first preview. It was a 75 show until the last 20 painful minutes which completely derailed this touching play into a 150-min slush.
Don't see it if just run out of the theater when piano starts playing and you will have a great experience. I really hope they end it there before it opens.
See it if You like comedic family dramas/stories re: Alzheimers. It's a nice show with some heart felt moments & good performances (for the most part)
Don't see it if This show could be GREAT but the last 20min were excruciating & unnecessary. Should end w/ piano playing. Hope they fix in previews.