A uniquely curated selection of three one-act plays by celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney. More…
The plays specifically chosen for this special engagement include: "The Love Course," an observation of the culminating meeting of an undergraduate romantic literature course, co-taught by two of academia’s most eccentric professors; "The Rape of Bunny Stuntz," an enigmatic story of an overburdened woman anxiously trying to keep her personal life from the throes of chaos while leading a rowdy community meeting; and the titular "Final Follies," the last chapter in Gurney’s oeuvre of short plays examining WASP life in America, about a forlorn Manhattanite searching for the key to adulthood in the most truly, and literally, adult place imaginable.
See it if 3 satires full of little twists. Gurney punctures your expectations while tickling your funny bone. Romantic yearning triumphs.
Don't see it if You don’t want to go on a journey outside the cultural norm. The second play drags a bit, and wasn’t as funny as the first and third.
See it if Despite crackerjack comedic actors (esp Aidem & Marek) aided by Saint's slick direction, these one-acts about WASP mores only shine dimly
Don't see it if The professionalism of the evening only heightens the feeling of this being sub-par Gurney All three playlets feel like stylish rough drafts
See it if you are a fan of A R Gurney or just enjoy wonderful telling of stories. Very funny especially the first and last story. Very well cast.
Don't see it if you like serious drama.
See it if three different one act plays - satirical looks at WASP culture, suburban pretenses & academia; strange scenarios but very funny
Don't see it if want plays that are more developed, have a problem with highly unlikely scenarios no matter how funny.
See it if You're familiar with Gurney's work and enjoy his duels with WASP society. His humor is intelligent and sharp. His writing is insightful.
Don't see it if You do not want to think at a show or comedy. You have no clue about literature or WASP society that ruled America for years.
See it if you are a devout fan of anything playwright A. R. Gurney writes.
Don't see it if You are expecting the caliber of a play like his previously written works -Love Letters, The Dining Room, The Cocktail Hour, and Sylvia.
See it if you want to see 3 short plays in one evening; you enjoy seeing the same actors in very different roles; you love A.R. Gurney's plays
Don't see it if you only enjoy musicals; you don't like Gurney's poking fun at the WASP culture
See it if you like cleaver one act plays. Two of the three plays are terrific, the one of them is a bit confusing. The third play has great acting.
Don't see it if you want a big show with a lot of action.
See it if A light three play comedy that is a pleasant night out in the village. Gurney has a way of presenting the shrinking wasp look at life.
Don't see it if An off broadway show that may not appeal to those that want a big show for their bucks.
See it if you want well acted Gurney plays. I liked the first and third, not the middle play as much.
Don't see it if you don't like Gurney, who pokes fun at WASP culture.
See it if you would like to see how wasp culture is portrayed? You enjoy a dramatic scene between literature professors.
Don't see it if Want something that feels new. It lacked depth. The 2nd one was boring. The first one was funny but not by the end. I liked the third one.
See it if you care about old, white, WASPy dinosaur playwrights. You love Cherry Lane, light sit-com/rom-com, & want to go to Chumleys after
Don't see it if you crave new, relevant, modern, progressive dialogue in theatre. You are easily offended by gender norm stereotypes & rape ref
See it if You like initimate theater experiences that deal with a variety of topics that range from hilarious to very serious.
Don't see it if You want a big, dazzling, Broadway style show. Or if you don’t want to see a show that talks about rape.
See it if You like an evening of one acts which are quite humorous in places albeit a bit raunchy and while dealing with serious themes.
Don't see it if You want to immerse yourself in one play for the entire evening.
See it if you enjoy some light, comedic, and funny storytelling, with a brief display of an actor in his underwear.
Don't see it if you do not like small productions with three short stories told in 2+ hours
See it if you like multiple stories, wrapped up in one. I found the staging and direction to be a little strange and I like that
Don't see it if you have no desire to see an all but dying American culture, or the patience to sit through the inevitable
See it if you're a fan of Gurney and of the multi-mini-play format, you like seeing actors play very different roles.
Don't see it if you require updated innovation or grander productions in large venues
See it if It's 3 1-acts. Amusing send up of WASP culture, acedemia, adultery. Great acting by 2 actresses in over the top monologues.
Don't see it if You prefer dark, dramatic plays rather than a light, gentle point of view.
See it if You want to commemorate all that A.R. Gurney brought to the stage over his long career.
Don't see it if You want to remember Mr. Gurney’s great work rather than 2 tepid one act plays and one interesting one.
See it if Final Follies was was very entertaining: it had upsetting moments and also very funny moments. It also touched on subjects that ring true.
Don't see it if Hmm, I think everyone would like it.