Second Stage Theatre presents a new comedy about love and friendship in NYC's aspiring artist scene. More…
Kevin and Molly are a 30-something couple about to get married. Their best friend Nate (played by 'American Idol' alum Constantine Maroulis) just broke up with Lil, his much-younger performance artist girlfriend. The group is navigating Gotham living at varying levels of success, which inevitably means attending friends’ basement art shows. In Sofia Alvarez's world premiere comedy, the characters are confronted with what it means to support each other's artistic endeavors and how that impacts their friendships.
See it if you have friends in the show; you want to support Second Stage (which usually presents much better material); you enjoy self-indulgent art.
Don't see it if you have high expectations. (The abrupt ending implies that even the playwright & director didn't know in what direction to take the play.)
See it if It presents a real-life situation re: Paintings, Music and Performances. How does one react to a pal's work?
Don't see it if you have pals in the show and will not know how to react to their work
See it if You are under 35. You enjoy pretentious empty shows. You like a plot that includes drugs. You don't mind loud bad music.
Don't see it if You are looking for an evening of thought-provoking theatre. You are over 35 years old.You enjoy recommending a show to other theatre goers.
See it if you have been dragged to see friend's performance pieces and been forced to render an opinion. Relationships felt forced. Acting was weak
Don't see it if you want an engrossing show.
See it if Entertaining fluff. Ridicules the performance art scene and the folks who populate it.
Don't see it if We've seen it before; it says nothing new. The romance story doesn't add much. The performance art scenes were really bad.
See it if you have friends whose art you are obliged to support whether or not it's any good.
Don't see it if overly self-involved characters are a turn-off for you.
See it if You appreciate a nice set that uses all possible spaces. You support friends' performance art. You are a fan of Constantine moroulis.
Don't see it if You want an interesting show with believable characters and understandable relationships. You are a fan of good acting.
See it if inscrutable relationships between quirky people interest you.
Don't see it if you want to care about characters or their lives. Felt like friend art to me. I just didn't get it and took nothing away with me.
See it if You enjoy plays by Labute (very similar in tone, setup), or like the "30-something, upper middle class, white New Yorker problems" genre.
Don't see it if You want a play that actually examines the themes this touches on; this is a cliche take on relationship drama and early-30s life crises.
See it if You're up for some random stuff happening. There's a lot that goes on in the show that makes it real and refreshing.
Don't see it if You're more into hard dramas and realistic plays. It's real, but honestly to an extent.
See it if you've supported the artistic endeavors of your friends! It's hilariously relevant.
Don't see it if you haven't supported a friend's artistic endeavors. The humor definitely relies on the audience having had that experience.
See it if Great effort to create a mindful piece that attacks the struggles of 30 something's. I thought the acting was good but I left wanting more.
Don't see it if You want to see a perfectly polished work.
See it if You enjoy quirky relationship stories, or enjoy Constantine Maroulis. He is adorable and the other actors are engaging. Funny and smart.
Don't see it if You are not interested in interpersonal dynamics, or are offended by party life.
See it if Well acted especially Chao. Entertaining and cute. Characters and their flaws are recognizable. Alas none really grow from their experiences
Don't see it if you have any vocation in life other than being an "artist." Woe be unto you! Such preachy outdated cliche. No character evolution/conclusion
See it if you can relate to 30 somethings contemplating their life choices w/ career/romance. It's entertaining with a few laughs. Zoe Chao is great
Don't see it if Molly is by far the most interesting character, when she isn't present the show stalls. No real resolution to her story,which is frustrating
See it if you want to see an insightful, refreshingly honest take on the intersection between interpersonal relationships and creativity.
Don't see it if you're only excited by plays with tour de force performances from actors.
See it if u like realistic plays about misconstrued jealousies and think you picked the wrong partner or career. To see Constantine Maroulis!
Don't see it if Dislike drug use or offensive language. Are too old to remember being young