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're interested in how families eb and flow in the face of struggles ...you like to laugh and cry at the same
Don't see it if ...you don't like swear words ...are hard of hearing - they talk a mile a minute / overlapping
See it if when it wasn't a sitcom starring a black family, it was a great play about aging parents and their adult children
Don't see it if you have a parent suffering from Alzheimer's or senile dementia now, it would be too painful and truthful to watch
See it if you want to watch a show with a heavy plot line with hilarious content to make it less intense.
Don't see it if you cannot handle topics such as dementia or homosexuality.
See it if you can catch it! It's closing this thursday. Also, the characters are really well developed.
Don't see it if you can't bear any preaching. Towards the end of the play, the white gay character will give you a speech that breaks the fourth wall...ugh
See it if You like plays about dealing with family situations, and a touching story filled with both funny and sad moments.
Don't see it if You don't like lots of yelling and fast paced dialogue, or a play with a story that ends because our snapshot is over.
See it if you love serious family drama & plays that tackle serious issues. I STRONGLY disagree that the play should end after Donnie plays the piano.
Don't see it if This is a decades-old tradition of African-American play-writing that has it's own style. See the following: http://scribblers.us/tj/?p=134
See it if you'd like to be pleasantly surprised by a family dramedy. I usually can't stand them but this one left my heart full and my eyes teary.
Don't see it if you don't want an evening of empathy. This production is beyond charming & refreshingly human, but the subject matter is very affecting.
See it if you enjoy watching family drama and comedy during challenging situations
Don't see it if You can't laugh and be moved at situations such as alzheimers
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 family dramedys are your thing. It's a refreshing spin on the living room drama. The actress who plays Dot is marvelous.
Don't see it if issues with senior citizen and mental health problems is a trigger for you.
See it if You want to laugh and then cry at the challenges of watching loved ones age. And the performances are spectacular! Especially Dot!
Don't see it if Alzheimers is a painful topic for you
See it if You can appreciate the humor in challenging situations and like character-driven work.
Don't see it if You're offended by humor relating to Alzheimers.
See it if You want to see the exciting, young talent Michael Rosen!!! His performance steals the show. Some great one liners in this script as well.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy being yelled at. Made me tune out certain characters about halfway through the first scene.
See it if You like dramedy, you want to hear about universal issues, you like beautiful sets, you like shows featuring diversity
Don't see it if You like quiet shows
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.