Members say: Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

About the show

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.

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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.'



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50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Insipid, Predictable, Superficial

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.

95
Delightful, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy smart well paced two handers.

Don't see it if Want to watch another pretentious play

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you want to see an engaging relationship unfold

Don't see it if you dislike cursing, the Spanish language, want unrealistic happy endings

80
Relevant, Great writing, Cliched, Good acting, Well staged

See it if You like drama touching on race relations both between races and within the latino community a great cast, & a good tightly paced production

Don't see it if Hate obvious endings or can't deal with plays that have some Spanish dialogue that isn't translated (it didn't bother me)

80
Intelligent, Modern, Steady

See it if female playwrights make you go WAHOO! and you're into seeing themes of authenticity in culture play out.

Don't see it if you need to root for the main character. Unfortunately, the actress playing Lucia is hard to get behind in her search for self.

65
Funny, Relevant, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You don't mind a very familiar tale with a Mexican twist.

Don't see it if You aren't fond of stories done many times before but now with the characters being people of color.

50
Relevant, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

See it if You like contemporary plays. It's a relevant premise and the first 30 minutes were promising.

Don't see it if You like unexpected plots or strong acting. The show drags and unfortunately the acting isn't strong enough to move the show along.

100
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if If your into great acting funny.I though it was a great play loved it.a must see.

Don't see it if If your not into funny acting or have a problem with Spanish speaking in some of it.

95
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a show about current events that is also funny, moving, and clever.

Don't see it if you don't like social issues or two person plays.

91
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You're interested in a play set now (several mentions of Trump) that deals w/class & race issues; you want to see a young smart writer

Don't see it if You are put off by part of a play in Spanish; you want a perfectly polished production (might improve after previews); cursing offends you

Also I thought this was an excellent play and it was great to be exposed to... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

See it if You want reflect and dig deep in how privilege and whiteness impact minorities

Don't see it if you are looking for a big production

90
During previews
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Interested in a cultural and politically relevant yet comedic view of differing Latin lifestyles in the US. It is a Spanglish story for all!

Don't see it if There is a lot of Spanglish, which may be confusing if you speak no Spanish. The show would still be enjoyable, though not fully understood.

90
During previews
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you like topical plays or stories by and about underrepresented groups.

Don't see it if you don't like swearing.

89
During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like thought provoking theatre and contemporary playwright -- a fresh new voice. It's a lot of fun too!

Don't see it if you want a serious drama or a musical.

89
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see a play about a woman who fights her way up the corporate ladder and the lengths she will go to get there.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play about Latin descendants in the work place. You don't want to laugh. You don't have a sense of humor

Also I truly enjoyed this play. I loved Abel (not Abel) and how he approach... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Funny, Clever, Great writing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you understand spanish, are interested in the process of writing a tv show, enjoy a play that makes you think.

Don't see it if you don't want to think about stereotypes or are not interested in diversity.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a story exploring the developing relationship between just two people.

Don't see it if you are disturbed by some of the dialogue in Spanish. (I do not know Spanish but it was obvious from tone and expression what was said.)

Also The staging was clever and enhanced the action of the play.

86
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Engaging performances. A non-cliched look at Mexican-American life today. Was totally entertained and interested.

Don't see it if The ending was predictable. At the same time, how they got there was not really believable. Still needs work.

Also It was a delightful surprise to see a play about Latinos in L.A. that ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Great staging

See it if You care about the struggles of others. You don't mind shows with a small cast. You'd like to see something about the inner workings of tv.

Don't see it if You want music, singing, and dancing. You don't care about personal stories or struggles or how television is made.

86
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant

See it if you enjoy dialogue-based dramedy about intersectionality; compelling perfomances; meta-critique of TV as the American storytelling industry.

Don't see it if you are looking for escapism from sociopolitical reality, action-based shows, or can't make it through a 2-hour play with no intermission.

Also On a simple set (which still nicely depicts the corporate side of the ... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you're sick of "Mexican Americans" being a political label - and want real characters struggling with identity in their own individual ways.

Don't see it if you're put off by a few moments of the Spanish language on stage, even though it detracts from nothing even if you don't speak Spanish.

81
During previews
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like a 2 character play and both come off easily comfortable with each other and it just keeps moving.

Don't see it if when you see one character reaching their goal, then compromising the other character who was there with support.

80
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if Contemporary drama about socially and politically relevant themes are your thing. You enjoy shows about developing relationships.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy two-handers. You need elaborate sets and costumes to make a play enjoyable to you. You can't deal with raw language.

80
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in stories that are timely and well told.

Don't see it if You want to see a fun, light kind of play.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if Clever word play and resonant topical commentary.

Don't see it if Don't like "two people of different backgrounds gain an understanding" scenarios with an overly familiar "plot twist".


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