This new work examines the challenges of caring for aging parents with wit and candor. More…
From the show:
Jane, an independent artist living in Oregon, has increasing concerns about her aging parents in the Midwest. The responsibility of their care falls on her shoulders. Jane's only sibling and mother's favorite, sister Sammy refuses any responsibility and the sibling rivalry begins between! Caring for aging parents is riddled with complications and astonishing revelations. With brilliant candor and comedy, this play examines the very real challenge of caring for aging parents.
See it if You want to see vignettes of a married couple getting older & older, forgetting things, medical problems, etc. Feels very real.
Don't see it if Can be slightly amateurish in spots, but overall entertaining & its heart is in the right spot. 80 minutes flies by.
See it if you want to support a production team that really wants this to be good and does everything they were taught(wrongly) makes a show watchable
Don't see it if you have no tolerance for bad decision on top of bad decision
See it if you would like a very heartfelt & realistic t depiction of aging in our society with its myriad of problems for individuals & loved ones.
Don't see it if you demand a highly professional presentation in regards to acting, script & direction.
See it if if you have (or had) elderly parents and siblings and caring for them became an issue
Don't see it if you find the that aging is a difficult ubject
Also I found the play very meaningful to me.
See it if you want to see a moving play about you or your parents getting old which we all can relate to.
Don't see it if you only like light entertainment or you are not interested to think about how it might be when you or your parents get old.
See it if You want to learn more about Bess Myerson's life in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if You do not want to hear what it was like to live in Bess Myerson's shadow and not be valued as her daughter.
See it if If you like plays dealing with aging parent and the hardships that the family has to deal with this situation.
Don't see it if If you don't like dealing with plots that involve aging and depressing situations.
See it if If you want to encourage new playrights and support them. The issue of dementia was relevant, so the night wasnt a bust. C for effort
Don't see it if If your not willing to try new things
See it if You need a little nudge to think about late-life issues, especially your own or family members you care for and/or about.
Don't see it if You are a twenty-something with young and healthy parents and you just want distraction.
See it if This is a very true-to-life depiction of a woman struggling to deal with her emotions of having aging parents. See it if that's who you are
Don't see it if You like big staging, a big cast, good sound system, a musical or an upbeat show. this is a show that was well acted but difficult to watch.
See it if You’ve ever taken care of elders in your family and you don’t mind seeing a slice of life and are against nursing homes
Don't see it if You don’t want to spend an evening looking at the harsh reality of what happens to people when they get older