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 want to see a solid story about a family dealing with illness and the intense feelings we only associate with family. Funny and sad.
Don't see it if You want a totally even production, some great moments of subtlety (some of the best I've seen), mixed with some serious over acting.
See it if Cancer strikes dysfunctional family with a Kentucky father, an Asian mother, and two estranged sisters. Their sad fate brings them together.
Don't see it if You want a tidy plot with a happy ending. The belief in God could have been any religion.
See it if Good ole Kentucky boy meets Japanese girl in Calif, brings her home, has 2 daughters. He gets drunk, she gets cancer. Lots of tears & laughs
Don't see it if Gets mawkish at times. Sometimes hard to watch the cancer patient suffer. The Asian-American daughters' differences are well portrayed.
See it if you want an entertaining evening dealing with not so entertaining subjects. Thanks to terrific acting and direction the play is saved.
Don't see it if you don't like family dramas that have Hollywood endings.
See it if You want to see a play about family and their struggles. You want to laugh and also have some scenes that will pull at your heart strings.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to someone that was struggling with a type of addiction. You don't like plays about a family and their struggles.
See it if you like plays that are touching about family dynamics, fine writing, realistic characters and people trying to cope with life's problems.
Don't see it if you dislike plays that involve cancer, family conflict and are serious, realistic and quite sad.
See it if You enjoy family dramedies and clever, fluid staging. You want a show that would be at home at Playwrights Horizons.
Don't see it if You dislike slightly over the top performances (the characters had moments where they felt more like caricatures).
See it if you appreciate a cathartic deep dive into navigating problematic familial and other relationships and quest for meaning in life and death.
Don't see it if you need surprise and brilliantly inventive resolution of life’s complexity and obstacles, comedy, or a musical. Scenario is trite & cliche.
See it if Two daughters and a cancer-battling mom try to heal from an ex-alcoholic father. Three Asian females with complex plots and roles! 💁🏻♀️
Don't see it if Cancer, alcoholism, disease in the family are triggering. Doesn't go very nuanced into family's relationships and mixed race issues.
Also Free ticket from Show Score.
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 like a good family drama. What are the mediocre reviews about? This was good! Great acting all around; I got emotional. The daughters
Don't see it if Were EXCEPTIONAL. The set was amazing. It works for the religious and non religious. Tonya Pinkins was in my audience- I was extra thrilled
See it if A couple of engaging well rounded characters and a few excellent performances esp Blair and Coiner who provide some of the cleverest dialogu
Don't see it if You're not interested in yet another dysfunctional family drama. The "everybody just get along" ending was a bit pat.
Also Young writer worth watching.
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 You enjoy new young writers. You like plays about families. You like small intimate stories.
Don't see it if You would’ve upset be frank discussions and portrayal of chemo & cancer. You’re looking for something light or fluffy.