Playwright Sam Hunter ("The Whale," "Lewiston/Clarkston") returns to Lincoln Center for this new drama set in an Idaho mining colony.Read more Show less
See it if The falling apart of a small town/family; smart writing makes you empathize with these strangers; 2hr50min passed in a wink;
Don't see it if Horrible scenic design & seating: 2 side areas are behind the stage, 4 pillars are blocking sight. 2 intermission with long toilet queue Read more
See it if You enjoy perfect and realistic family dramas that will keep you captivated for three hours
Don't see it if You are looking for something light. I can’t imagine anyone seeing this play and not being emotionally moved to tears Read more
See it if You want be sucked into several character's life story and don't care if there is a happy ending.
Don't see it if You do not wish to see so much angst and unhappiness in the lives of others.
See it if You want to see an amazing new play from a master young genius playwright who knows all the crevices of the human condition intimately well.
Don't see it if You don't wish to descend into the mine shafts of your buried emotions. Read more
See it if you like an outstanding play about current issues (race, class, mental illness) played by stellar actors (esp. Judith Ivey, Edmund Donovan).
Don't see it if you are not patient enough for a 2 hour 50 mins play (including 2 intermissions). But they flew by quickly as play & characters developed. Read more
See it if See it for Edmund Donovan (Joe), he is incredible. Other actors fantastic too.Very well written play, riveting. Interesting & surprising set
Don't see it if Show is long (although it didn't feel that way). Two intermissions worked because each section was fairly short. Bad sightlines... Read more
See it if You want to see one of the great stage and film actresses of our time, enjoy subtle character studies, particularly about small-town people.
Don't see it if If you need fireworks and excitement or lack the patience /maturity for a three act play (which goes by fast). Read more
See it if you want to enjoy an intense play that touches your emotions. The play has wonderful twists and turns in the plot.
Don't see it if you enjoy light themed plays or are into musicals.
"‘Greater Clements,’ the Tragedy of a Town that Closed: Samuel D. Hunter’s creaky play about the downsizing of the American West features terrific performances by Judith Ivey and Edmund Donovan."
5 Stars. "Chekhovian in spirit but utterly modern in its concerns, Greater Clements is suffused with Hunter's signature combination of gentleness and despair...The play is nearly three hours long. It's not boring for a moment, though, because it is so rich with nuance and quiet dread."
"'Greater Clements,' a Small-Town Drama Where the Town’s Disappearing"
"Judith Ivey and Edmund Donovan play a single mother and her troubled son in a dying Idaho mining town in MacArthur Fellowship recipient Samuel D. Hunter's elegiac drama."
"Samuel D. Hunter’s new play, now at Lincoln Center with stage legend Judith Ivey, dives deep – literally."
"‘Greater Clements’ is the best new play of the year"
"An American Town Dissolves and a Family Struggles to Remain Solid in 'Greater Clements': Judith Ivey and Edmund Donovan star in Samuel D. Hunter's latest drama."
"Judith Ivey and Edmund Donovan Extraordinary in Samuel D. Hunter's 'GREATER CLEMENTS'"