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 a well acted, well produced Off-Broadway dramedy. You are OK with strong depictions of family medical crises and dysfunction.
Don't see it if You avoid emotional, tough depictions of battling cancer. if it's hard being patient with talented emerging playwrights still working it out
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 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 well acted play about family dynamics when one of the parents get sick. Some performances are truly standouts.
Don't see it if You don't like plays that deal with the dysfunctional family. However, I think everyone will take something away from this play.
See it if You like stories about cross-cultural marriages and prodigal children returning home.
Don't see it if You dislike stereotypes about millenial midwesteners who move to the east coast.
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 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 are up for a intense, sad, funny family drama about cancer, death, forgiveness, and healing.
Don't see it if you are triggered by the topics of cancer, death and alcoholism.
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 like three-tissue family dramas, you want to support Asian-American playwrights and actors
Don't see it if you are triggered by plays dealing with cancer, a parent's imminent death, 12-step programs and alcoholism, incontinence. Lots of triggers.
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 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 You want to see another family dysfunction drama. Great performances.
Don't see it if There is nothing new to add to this family drama theme. Overall good performances.
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 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 enjoy touching plays about dying and lasting family plays. Discussions of coming to terms with your home and family.
Don't see it if You mind some cliches and a first half of the play that is a bit over the top in establishing each persons basic personality.
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 to see a family through illness shown from a lot of different perspectives, both tragic and sweet
Don't see it if you don't like shows that include the cancer topic or an abusive inter-racial marriage
See it if To hear a sweet story about family, there are some touching moments, good actors overall, set in modern Kentucky which is really interesting
Don't see it if It’s not the most profound story I have ever seen, but it is enjoyable, don’t come looking to see innovation
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 are ready to experience intense emotion about illness & death.
Don't see it if You are not ready to experience a troubled family going through fear and grief.
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