Wry and bittersweet, Primary Stages's new drama is a portrait of five Godless and God-loving people finding that their struggles bring them together in unexpected ways. More…
With her mom undergoing chemotherapy, Hiro, a NYC transplant, returns home to Kentucky after years away, struggling to let go of the demons she inherited. Sophie, her born-again Christian sister, confronts her faith while tackling inevitable adversity. James, their recovering alcoholic father, wants to repair his fractured relationship with his daughters. And John, an old classmate and thirty-something single dad, worries about leaving a lasting legacy for his only son.
See it if Some of the acting was very good. But there was also too much screaming at times to convey emotion. Not much humor.
Don't see it if you would not enjoy a play taking place in a hospital room concerning someone dying of cancer. So many problems (not just cancer). Too much.
Also Might be cathartic for some, too much for others...
See it if You have never experienced how a death in the family brings out the best, worst, and all in-between. Or just to see Jay Patterson's perform
Don't see it if You have,
See it if you want to see a show that explores family dynamics and alcoholism and race with a cast of five
Don't see it if one of those 5 cast members being such an excruciatingly bad actor ruins much of the good work the other artists are doing. It's a shame.
See it if Unique characters in an cliched plot. Humorous take on a family dealing with alcoholism and cancer.
Don't see it if The two characters who represent the future are one-dimensional. Becomes tiresome and predictable.
See it if You're interested in stories of coping w/ a loved who has cancer. The strongest scenes were the ones with the 2 daughters.
Don't see it if Performances were a bit uneven and the pacing drags occasionally. Could tighten up through preview period.
See it if you want to see a shallow story of family dysfunction-obviously with a much deeper backstory than is presented here; some amusing bits
Don't see it if you cannot abide watching a character dying of cancer & her self-involved family bickering & arguing over her hospital bed.
See it if You want to see a story about an Asian family even if there isn't specifically Asian about their story.
Don't see it if You want to find a portrait of a family that's relatable. Or if watching someone slowly succumb to death is triggering to you.
See it if stuffed with sitcom humor and thin characters. unfortunately, the brutal subject matter act a substitute for dimensional characters
Don't see it if let down by all aspects of this piece. directing and design felt uninspired, and many performances felt cartoonish at times
See it if You enjoy dramas about dysfunctional families, dealing with a dying parent, confronting and accepting the past.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with character dying of cancer. Some writing was good but at times seemed too much like a sappy melodrama.
See it if You are interested in an end-of-life story with cliche family drama.
Don't see it if You are expecting the plays description...this play is not about Kentucky and it’s barely about religion.
See it if you're interested in family dynamics, the story of one child returning home to deal with a dying parent and the other child who stayed.
Don't see it if you'd prefer to avoid stories about cancer. you'd prefer shows not centered on an abusive/alcoholic dad. you're looking for a happy ending.
See it if you have 100 minutes free. I always make an effort to find redeeming qualities in any production - this one, not so much.
Don't see it if loud, gratuitous profanity is not your thing.
See it if you like plays about cancer and how families deal or family dramas or, better yet, if you want to support new voices in the theater
Don't see it if don't like plays about cancer or about people of faith dealing with the disease
See it if you liked "Kentucky" (or so i've heard)/ you like family dramas that end on a bittersweet note
Don't see it if you seek a family of characters that relate to each other in developed/ non-cliched ways
See it if there's a worthwhile play here underneath the rural stereotypes, sitcom shtick and sappy melodrama this director has imposed on it.
Don't see it if you've already seen A Very Special Episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. A missed opportunity to know a loving if dysfunctional Kentucky family.