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 you enjoy family relationships that are discussed and tested during the course of the mother's chemotherapy which bring the family together.
Don't see it if you're not interested in family drama and don't want to watch a mother's chemotherapy experiences on stage which serve as the catalyst.
See it if You and/or your family have experienced the struggling of illness and the strain of family relationships.
Don't see it if You are looking for a fluffy, carefree, light show.
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 up for a tightly written script, great performances (Jay Patterson is stunning), and satisfying family drama.
Don't see it if hospital rooms or medical dramas make you ill.
See it if The acting and staging was excellent. A difficulty show about relationships ND CHANGES MADE. BY ALL.
Don't see it if Familial relationships and the difficulties involve will traumatize.
See it if you like a messed-up family story; GST deals w cancer, alcoholism/psychl abuse, born-again Xians, anger, escape, the south, duty, healing.
Don't see it if you find cancer triggering/dislike forgiveness for abusive father/expect discussion of inter-racial marriage. Still, GST has heart & humor.
See it if you want to see another story about family dysfunction around a member fighting cancer. Good performances.
Don't see it if There's very little new to this version of a traditional theme though it is nice in its own right. Could be shorter.
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’d be interested in a show that bumps it’s way through more than enough topics for one play yet still hits many of the emotional notes.
Don't see it if You’re not willing to take the ride. This is not presented clearly and straight forward but has a pretty good payoff if you stay with it.
See it if You want a play about a dysfunctional family where sickness brings them back together. Some good acting.
Don't see it if Humor at times is forced,artificial. Directing not so good.... has characters going through the motions and uninspiring.
See it if Winkler's intelligence & humor keep semi-autobiographical dramedy from slipping into lifetime movie bathos; Ako's dying matriarch superb
Don't see it if Unfortunately, other cast members unable to reach Ako's poignancy; signaling dysfunction through hysterics & verbal abuse Poor direction
See it if you want to see an engrossing family dramedy exploring how each member reacts to crises & how familial bonds are challenged & reconciled.
Don't see it if you expect any heft or deep meaning from a play that tackles serious issues, incl. aging, addiction, cancer, emotional abuse & religiosity.
See it if you’d like to see a deeply felt portrait of an imperfect family & how the illness of 1 of its members utterly changes its internal dynamics
Don't see it if you cannot endure the graphic presentation of illness.
See it if you enjoy family sagas, here about a Japanese-American one, love stories between interracial parents & the children opening up to them
Don't see it if you don't like family stories dealing with disease & non-communication issues, coming home again after 20 years stories, strong women story
See it if You want a portrait of family dynamics through illness shown from multiple perspectives. You want a mix of sincerity & humor
Don't see it if You want a consistent tone: often beautiful & grounded, at times forced & melodramatic. You're uncomfortable w/themes of illness & death.
See it if you live in the real world and have an appreciation for family relationships and how illness forces interactions that otherwise are avoided.
Don't see it if you are bothered by the troubles of illness and how it tears at loved ones and causes friction and love.
See it if Daughters harbour resentments when one parent survives and the other parent struggles with cancer. Both ultimately accept familial love.
Don't see it if Predictable sentimentality, but entertaining nonetheless. Subplot points forgotten. Thick accent. Cancer ward. Cheap AA framing device.
See it if you like a drama with lots of emotion, about relationships with both other people and God. Very excellent acting and dialogue.
Don't see it if you do not like discussion of cancer or its effects or of its treatment. This is not a religious show but there is discussion about God.
See it if you want to see a well-acted drama about a family under stress that mixes humor with pathos.
Don't see it if you don't like plays set in hospital rooms and if you don't like rough language.
See it if U want 2 c realistic situations + depictions of a family in the throes of fatal cancer.There r funny moments but this play is brutaly honest
Don't see it if If realistic and ugly cancer situations are going to bother you.