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 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 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 Convincing family drama about finding one’s way back and forgiveness.
Don't see it if Accessible but not deep, more of a polished student effort. Feels very personal (which isn’t a criticism).
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'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 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 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'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 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 like family drama surrounding the death of a parent. Interesting interracial family, but not explored.
Don't see it if ...you don't like stories about an abusive parent who changed.
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 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 Nice performances in a so-so play that has occasional moments of honesty.
Don't see it if There isn't much in the way of story or drama, and as a full play, the evening feels aimless and flat.
See it if you like family plays set in hospitals and the normal bag of problems like cancer, alcoholism, selfishness, Christianity, etc.
Don't see it if you're expecting something modern or fresh with the story.
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 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 See it for the moving depiction of a woman in treatment (hopelessly) for cancer.
Don't see it if you’re averse to seeing (yet another) play that brings together quirky family members to air out their mutual complaints and resentments.
See it if Characters in the show reminded me of my family. It was beautifully acted and made me weep cathartic tears by the end.
Don't see it if alcoholism or cancer is triggering
See it if You enjoy quality acting & chemistry among the actors with funny banter as well as humility. You can handle sad and serious issues as well.
Don't see it if You expect music and if fowl language offends you. Many "F" bombs but really done well.
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