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 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 Good acting, if you like a drama about a family , the relationship between a sick Mother and the father and two grown up daughters .
Don't see it if Don’t like drama . It is a sad story about a dying mother and her family.
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'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 want to see a story about life, death, change, slight redemption, and never fully understanding why bad things happen to good people
Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about cancer, or want a highly comedic play without serious undertones, or want a musical
See it if You want to see a fresh story about a family coming together during a tough time. A well done dramedy. A great mix of laughs and tears.
Don't see it if You’re sensitive to stories about people with cancer.
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 want to support new work and better representation of Asian Americans onstage and behind the scenes, you appreciate family drama
Don't see it if Hospice hits close to home, you have high expectations for dynamic staging
See it if You like small cast shows about family drama, great writing with lots of funny, clever moments about serious topics.
Don't see it if You want something splashy or are looking for intricate sets. You don't want to see a show that deals with cancer and hospitals.
See it if Watch this young playwright; she's good! From a bunch of quirky, not all lovable characters, comes a poignant play with ensemble acting.
Don't see it if You've seen one too many of those plays in which someone's imminent death brings the family and their issues to a climax.
See it if you like dark comedies by up and coming young playwrights about dysfunctional families coming together in a crisis.
Don't see it if you've seen enough plays staged in a hospital room where a family deals with its past conflicts.
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 Some absolutely touching scenes, that shows how we manage dysfunction, how we confront mortality, and how to live while still flawed
Don't see it if You don't want to see very comedic and serious scenes interspersed together. Pacing is uneven.
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