Through the eyes of celebrated playwright Charles L. Mee, a couple in their sixties meet and fall in love - for the first time in their lives. More…
'First Love' embraces Edith and Harold as they work their way toward one another through the accumulated baggage of their lives, wondering if they can avoid sabotaging the last chance for love they'll ever have.
See it if An elegiac ode to senior love Mee's in a minor key with his collage shaped tragi-comedy Weild's deft direction & heartfelt leads ground it
Don't see it if Not for those annoyed by non-linear form - a Mee specialty Meanders from political to karaoke; the literary to senior sex, wistful to banal
See it if you follow playwright Charles Mee, enjoy surreal setting & absurd dialogue charting course of a relationship seeing senior citizens in love
Don't see it if not open to depictions of senior citizens in love, prefer realistic, linear plot lines, don't enjoy 2-handers or satire
See it if you enjoy seeing two wonderful older actors falling in love (on stage) and in a very entertaining manner. Nice staging.
Don't see it if you don't believe in romance. I think this show appeals more to women but men can appreciate the witty dialogue and staging.
See it if Fan of Mee's style of storytelling. It's odd, abstract, some light/dark truths-this time about 60+ yo's falling in love. Not for all.
Don't see it if Want representational, linear theater on realistic set w non-magical characters. Has its moments & actors are OK, but you'll soon tire of it
See it if I loved this show increasingly as it unfolded and recommend it to anyone over 40 who yearns for something mature.
Don't see it if If you need snap, crackle and pop, so to speak, to make your experience worthwhile. I don't recommend this to those under 30.
See it if You want to ponder the complexity of love at any age, told in an impressionistic style as only Mee can do
Don't see it if You want traditional or avant garde theater , this is in the middle
See it if You are in the mood for a thoughtful, low key theatre escape. You like relationship analysis.
Don't see it if Desire dynamic production values -- though the Magritte inspired set is lovely.
See it if You are of a certain age and like to reminisce. The third character is interesting and has beautiful, creative costumes. Excellent acting.
Don't see it if You are looking for a story with a complicated plot and many twists.
See it if The acting is great, especially Angelina. Heartwarming to see an older couple in romance.
Don't see it if The play is disjointed with its mystical overtones, extra character and some confusing actions and reactions.
See it if Don’t bother! A complete waste of talent and time. Not what I thought it would be considering the title.
Don't see it if You really are into romantic stories. This is definitely not romantic, but very disappointing. A comedown for two talented actors!
See it if You like plays that aren’t plays but a meandering conversation about love punctuated by a couple of love songs and one domestic argument.
Don't see it if You wish they’d stop producing plays that have sat in some ‘name’ playwright’s drawer since college. You are irritated by actors so defeated
See it if you enjoy Charles Mee and his usual setup of plays
Don't see it if you have a hard time following plots that are not decisively linear, or are weirded out by seeing older people have sex on stage!
See it if A very unusual love story inspired by the paintings of Magritte. I enjoyed the relationship of the two main characters.
Don't see it if Lots of dialogue, can get slow, directed towards Boomers. The young lady representing Magritte seemed unnecessary. Why was she there?
See it if you are fans of the two leads or of the usually impressive Cherry Lane repertoire, or are open to stories of mature love.
Don't see it if you are disinterested in romance and soul-baring, prefer toe-tapping musicals with no emotional content, are put off by mild partial nudity.
See it if You love good acting and beautiful writing and poetic references and like a quirky love story. Michael O'Keefe is phenomenal
Don't see it if If you need big shows to peak and keep your interest.