Primary Stages presents the NY premiere of this comedy about the burgeoning friendship between Lucia and Abel, two Latinos working at a ruthless Hollywood studio. More…
Lucia is a tenacious novelist, newly hired to write for a TV detective series and struggling to find her place among a team of domineering white male co-workers. Abel is one of the studio’s janitors, compassionate to Lucia’s difficulties, and generous with his opinions and personal anecdotes. As their bond grows, Abel’s stories quickly blur with those Lucia is writing for the show, and they find themselves in the center of their own not-quite-made-for-TV drama. Written by Tanya Saracho, co-producer of ABC's 'How to Get Away with Murder.'
See it if you like office comedies that deal with serious issues like class attitudes & minority treatment, as well as friendships on the job
Don't see it if you don't like two-handers, occasionally thick accents and use of Spanish, reminders of the pressures and manipulations of work
See it if you are interested in the process by which TV shows are created from the writer's point of view.
Don't see it if you dislike social messages in comedy. Although the characters are Latinos, they could be Irish or Jewish; ambition is a cruel human trait.
See it if you want to see good acting, a relevant topic without surprises.
Don't see it if you want an exciting night at the theater with a story that has more depth. The play starts off with promise but fizzles out.
See it if You like an easy to follow plot, are interested in Latinx culture, family drama, the TV industry, challenges to make ends meet.
Don't see it if You expect a great classic, Like changing sets and large casts, Do not like soap operas.
See it if You want to see a predictable story set in a different context . Well intentioned.
Don't see it if You are bothered by bilingual actors who don't translate everything .
See it if You are willing to tolerate an annoying protagonist to see a study of race and more importantly class in personal interaction.
Don't see it if You don't care or are blind to such things. And besides, the run is over.
See it if You want to give new playwrights a chance and TV sitcom on stage doesn't bore you. Actors that are way better than the script are ok for you
Don't see it if Stereotypes that add no new insights is what you expect. Predictable script and outcomes annoy you.
See it if You like 2-character plays that explore the Latino experience. You like thought-provoking theater. You love good acting.
Don't see it if You don't appreciate insight into a culture that isn't yours. You don't enjoy interactions between two characters only.
See it if you like plays of other cultures, are interested in how television shows are created, enjoy character driven plays
Don't see it if you are looking for big splashy production
See it if You appreciate an evolving relationship that doesn't depend stereotypes . Also, f you are a Mexican...the ones in the audience LOVED it.
Don't see it if you get annoyed when you can't understand a language, and therefore wont get, some of the laughs.
See it if you are open to light fare about a serious current subject.
Don't see it if you want to see a serious exploration of a topical social dilemma involving class, power and race.
See it if you want to see a well-acted two- hander with "Latino" characters in an office setting, where there are interesting dynamics at play.
Don't see it if you absolutely need a play with a great deal of action, dislike potty mouth dialogue and can't tolerate some plot predictability.
See it if you want to see great actors convey a story with a fresh take on class and race relations; you enjoy productions on an intimate stage
Don't see it if you don't enjoy 2-person plays; the subject matter of race in America right now is not interesting to you
See it if you like intimate two-handers; powerful yet accessible depictions of class, privilege & power & its impact on our everyday relationships
Don't see it if you believe success is "self-made", or you don't want to question your role in the world, whichever side of the aisle you sit on.
See it if you want to see a relevant play about striving and discrimination against latinos.The acting is excellent and the ending is not surprising.
Don't see it if You don't want to relate to the characters.
See it if You like slowly-building storylines with a small cast.
Don't see it if You don't have patience for a slowly-building storyline.
Also The acting was very good.
See it if you are interested in social and racial dynamics and enjoy crafted dialogue
Don't see it if you are looking for a thrill of a fluffy break from reality
See it if You want to see a diverse story about two Latinos living in the US. The final image of this play is epic -great design and direction.
Don't see it if You don't want to sit through 75% of the play before something goes wrong and things get interesting.
See it if you want to experience a deeply moving piece of art told through perspectives that aren't often heard.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in watching a two- hander
See it if a witty, thought provoking play about sexual office politics
Don't see it if you want to see how women have to deal with the insensitive treatment of male co-workers