Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos”) stars in this world premiere drama set in the blue collar, urban landscape of the 1950s. More…
From the show:
A broken family shattered by personal destruction. A salvation that gives them hope. Set in the blue collar, urban landscape of the 1950’s, DRIFT is the hard-hitting new drama where secrets come to a head, difficult choices must be made, and startling consequences must be faced. The world premiere of a new American play, starring Emmy Award® winner Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos”) and directed by Academy Award® winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby).
See it if A conventional if uninspired tale of blood & brothers buried under the sledgehammer direction of Moresco. Mickiewicz emerges as least bloody
Don't see it if A priest's blessing at the play's onset is the last moment of serenity in this loud, toxic, agitated dysfunctional drama a la Miller & Mamet
See it if you want to see an interesting story of family relationships unfold. Some of the past events were a bit confusing.
Don't see it if you don't want to hear actors screaming at each other -- a lot of yelling, as the whole play was presented at a fever pitch.
See it if you enjoy seeing blue collar families work through their issues in their own way, you enjoy seeing the pain of family secrets
Don't see it if you don't like witnessing anger and loud voices, you want a comedy
See it if you like old-fashioned, straightforward dramas; you're a fan of someone in the cast (breakout work by Alex Mickiewicz!).
Don't see it if you don't want to see another play about white men. The script is very traditional; don't go expecting anything new or fresh.
See it if You like contemporary stories that are well written and well acted and have exceptional staging for their limited space.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a fluffy musical. This is a good serious drama. Well acted and well written.
See it if Absent Chicago bro returns to reassemble orphaned other bros."Some people got this inside of them and it just makes its way out"Fine acting.
Don't see it if Underneath the angry exasperations is a tender, sensitive drama screaming to get heard. "Broke as a joke, walking around like street meat."
See it if acting is good, each actor had time to shine. Clever set.
Don't see it if Story a little thin. Director needs to tone things down, way too much screaming. Most of the show is in one furious register.
Also Made me think of the play Orphans by Lyle Kessler.
See it if you like a drama with a lot of conflict between characters.There is much shouting which after a while became tiresome.Plot is confusing.
Don't see it if you don't like stories about conflicts within family or a lot of shouting.
See it if You'd enjoy the tale of 3 brothers (2 who have hot tempers & 1 who is very shy), a boss who acts like a father to them, and dark history
Don't see it if You don't like extreme violence on stage in the next-to-last-scene, where one character is confronted about the truth of the past.
See it if you like old school family dramas that feel like Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams wrote them a long time ago
Don't see it if You are hoping for a happy and cheerful piece of theater
See it if you want an engrossing story about a dysfunctional family and their questionable affiliations. Holds your interest until the conclusion,
Don't see it if you want a musical or a comedy. This had some funny moments but overall, a dark drama.
See it if You like depression era family drama With a good set , and sad stories The ending packed a punch that redeemed it
Don't see it if Uneven writing and ineffective Yelling. It needed editing at 90 minutes and a more nuanced touch
See it if you want to see a tragic tale about three brothers whose parents died, one of whom may have been murdered - serious fare that's well-acted.
Don't see it if you don't want a lot of yelling. The characters are understandably angry. The play has some powerful moments, but the yelling is too much.
See it if 1957-set drama on 3 bros, an ex-con, would-be boxer & special needs & gifted "baby" brother who must face how their father died.
Don't see it if you dislike intense plays on tough circumstances, out-of-control emotions, family secrets or 90 minutes w/o intermission. Pantoliano strike.
See it if you enjoy good dramatic performances. This one has that.
Don't see it if you're not interested in a well done gritty drama that shows the heartless underbelly of greed, and the grip it has on good people.