Second Stage Theatre presents Lucy Teitler's dark comedy about ugly feelings in an age of beautiful self-images. More…
It’s summer in New England and every weekend is someone else’s engagement party. The wildflowers, specialty cocktails, and artisanal appetizers are totally Instagram-worthy, but the people are not quite so perfect. One night, Lauren decides to make sure that her best friend doesn’t marry an inadequate suitor...a drunken mistake that incites a cascade of calamities, threatening to expose all of her secrets. Presented at Second Stage Theatre Uptown.
See it if You like shallow plays about shallow people. They tried to make it good though.
Don't see it if It didn't live up to expectations. Didn't like or connect to any characters or themes... But also not worst thing I've seen.
See it if you're intrigued by the banality & misbehavior of privileged 20-somethings. Some decent, realistic performances elevate the material.
Don't see it if you're not interested in "Lifestyles of the Rich and Millennial". Though amusing & mildly enjoyable, it's really just people behaving badly.
See it if like seeing social conventions upended; like morally dubious characters "winning"; questioning of accepted gender roles
Don't see it if snarky dialogue & morally questionable behavior rubs the wrong way; plot lines get shaky
See it if if you have never seen a Neil Pepe play before.
Don't see it if If you have seen a play by Neil. This write wasted such a good opportunity here, I would love to see what Neil could have done with this.
See it if you want a show about relationships and deception. Main character is a terrific actress. Rest of the cast can't keep up with her.
Don't see it if you want a well paced show. This should be a 3 character show with no additional sub-story.
See it if You are under 30 and you find nervous, rapid speaking women cheating with their clueless best friend's fiance a good time.
Don't see it if you think men might have some integrity. you think women can be friends. you are tired of dumbed down characters.
See it if you're interested in watching privileged narcissists sleep around with each other in this less than original, cliched, failed RomCom.
Don't see it if you're interested in serious theatre, uniquely theatrical experiences, or theatre that doesn't pander to the lowest common denominator.
See it if To support and celebrate young female voices. Thrilled by open-minded casting. Beautiful set, lighting, and projection design.
Don't see it if Intimidated by smart, sharp tongued women, annoyed by millenial/gen Y ennui and self-destructiveness. Oppose stylized inner thought monos
See it if you relate to millennials' challenges with navigating love, or you want a good, devilish laugh in a sharp, crisp production.
Don't see it if you might be easily bothered by the show's cynical tone. While it's a comedy first and foremost, that cynicism feels very real.
See it if you don't require any of the below.
Don't see it if you want it to actually be an original, quirky rom com that makes a statement in 21st century relationships.
See it if Cute enjoyable light fare. Well acted,as you notice text is at times lacking. Good staging. The poster matched the play. Don't expect more.
Don't see it if You want to think. This is CW. The ending is rushed & not thought out. 1st dancing transitions are embarrassing.
See it if If you enjoy chick-flicks/rom-coms you will like this play. Fun story w/ some good laughs. It's short & sweet and a fun night out.
Don't see it if You are looking for a show with substance. It's a cute & light. Some bits need help (dancing between scenes is awkward & works only once).
See it if you're interested in new, messy work with some very interesting things to say about why we make bad choices.
Don't see it if a production that feels tentative, in the sense that the actors and the director seem to be holding back a little bit, would frustrate you.
See it if You want a frothy, sometimes realistic comedy about millennials and their social whirls and world. It has some clever dialogue.
Don't see it if You are looking for a thought-provoking evening of totally original ideas. You don't enjoy plays about the 20-30's urban professionals.
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