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Members say: Relevant, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny
74
Critics
63
19 reviews
Members
76
94 reviews
 

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.... Read 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.'

 
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Avg Score

78
During previews
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like shows that address social issues.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy 2 person shows.

79
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy plays about the entertainment industry, specifically TV and like two-handers.

Don't see it if You like plays with longer scenes or have difficulty with characters peppering their conversation with Spanish.

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.

73
During previews
Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining, Cute set.

See it if you don't need to be challenged. It was a cute show. Great set/lighting. The actors were enjoyable and worked well together.

Don't see it if You need to be challenged, moved or provoked. It played like episodic TV. Lots of transition time. Too, too long without an intermission. :(

80
During previews
Absorbing, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You like a trifecta of great writing, acting, and direction. Dialogue is superb and both performances shine.

Don't see it if You need a story that will change your life.

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
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

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.

75
During previews
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you want to see a quirky comedy that portrays people who are other trying to navigate the white mans world and also make it their own.

Don't see it if You don't like two handers. Or diverse voices. Also a bit tele novella at times.

Also I'm a fan of Tanya sarancho and I was definitely excited to see this p... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You like seeing a solid drama with resonant moments of humor and excellent acting.

Don't see it if You feel we live in a post-racial society.

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.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You like socially relevant, well-written plays.

Don't see it if You're looking for an escape from socially relevant themes.

80
During previews
Clever, Intense, Relevant, Great writing, Unusual

See it if You like shows about characters not frequently portrayed.

Don't see it if You need a plot that is not easy to predict.

69
During previews
Relevant, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in a fresh, contemporary take on race.

Don't see it if You're not interested in stories about the entertainment industry.

100
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want to a relevant story of the struggle up the corporate ladder and how much your willing to exploit for that next rung.

Don't see it if your a quick to anger far-right wing conservative.

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.

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.

95
During previews
Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see a funny show that exposes ethnic stereotypes on social, economic and professional levels. The show comes to a deceitful end.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show worth seeing that strives to teach us something about the way society stereotypes other ethnicities .

Also Great show overall...my one issue with the show is that it focuses too... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Intelligent, Indulgent, Great staging, Predictable yet well written

See it if You're into portrayal of latinx issues framed in the context of the television world.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of predictable plots and issues surrounding diversity.

Also This is dumb, but Lucia the young writer made several comments about t... Read more Read less