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 the rise new American plays, love a good family drama, and want a good laugh.
Don't see it if you can't handle tonal shifts, interracial couples, sickness, or sentimentality.
See it if - you saw Nanako Winkler's KENTUCKY - forgiveness as a theme speaks to you - you enjoy SOBBING
Don't see it if - you don't enjoy sobbing - you haven't seen KENTUCKY - touching family comedy/dramas aren't your thing
See it if You like emotional plays. The play was well done and the struggles of each character were realistic.
Don't see it if You are looking for a happy go lucky musical.
See it if you like energetic performances laced with humor and surprise. On the topic of dying this play yielded a lot of laughs and a couple of tears
Don't see it if you don't like stories of mixed-race families with dysfunction, some cursing, dealing with mortality and emotional issues.
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 liked "Kentucky" (or so i've heard)/ you like family dramas that end on a bittersweet note
Don't see it if you seek a family of characters that relate to each other in developed/ non-cliched ways
See it if there's a worthwhile play here underneath the rural stereotypes, sitcom shtick and sappy melodrama this director has imposed on it.
Don't see it if you've already seen A Very Special Episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. A missed opportunity to know a loving if dysfunctional Kentucky family.
See it if you enjoy dramas about families coming together in difficult situations and finding ways to overcome deeply held beliefs about each other.
Don't see it if you have trouble with plays depicting illness or loss.
See it if This play stayed with me. I am still thinking about it and having strong emotional reactions to the script which was so well acted.
Don't see it if I guess you should not see the show if you don't like dramatic content though some of it is very funny.
See it if you've been through losing or nearly losing a loved one, have a complicated relationship with your flawed parents
Don't see it if you don't do earnest. this play wears its heart on its sleeve in a beautiful way.
See it if ...if you know someone with a family member experiencing a fatal condition. So many families have a similar story.
Don't see it if ...if someone you love has recently gone through chemo or is about to. It would be too raw. This was difficult to sit through.
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