Tony winner Len Cariou and David Lansbury star in this new father and son comedy. More…
From the show:
Sometimes it's harder to like someone than it is to love them. Meet Harry Townsend, an incurable romantic and irascible charmer whose sharp mind and dry wit is at the center of this new comedy. As his prodigal son Alan returns home, the visit raises the complexities of their relationship, placing father and son at odds. Harry Townsend’s Last Stand is a must see new play about the inescapable ups and downs of family to which we can all relate.
See it if you love jokes abt farts, sex, drinking... No new insights. Why was this produced? 2 clueless white men (my GF's got me doing yoga hahaha)
Don't see it if you expect theater to entertain and/or enlighten. HTLS does neither. Way too long. Misogynistic; women = sex objects. Outdated! Off-putting!
See it if you’d like to see an onstage sit-com about an octogenarian in physical & mental decline.
Don't see it if you don’t think that a string of thematically related jokes equals a play.
See it if you want to see these two actors and the topic of children dealing with aging parents is of interest to you.
Don't see it if feels like a bad sitcom. Relevant issue but not done that well. Writing is very obvious.
See it if Clumsily acted and badly written depressing story about a middle-aged son addressing the needs of his elderly father
Don't see it if nothing new introduced in this depressing topic with awkward silences, and actors forgetting and tripping over their lines.
See it if you like third-rate Neil Simon, laughing at elderly parents failing, pat endings, hearing elderly men talk about their sexual exploits
Don't see it if you want a serious consideration of parental aging and loss of faculties, cliches annoy you, you prefer thoughtful drama
See it if You like family two-handers about generational differences and issues. Topical but treated rather lightly
Don't see it if You are unsympathetic to father-son banter plays
See it if Want to see 2 good actors, enjoy father son stories regarding aging ,memories, expectations and change. Have or are an aging parent
Don't see it if Want a nuanced story of aging and family. Don’t like small plays, want a straight drama or comedy or a new take on familiar story
See it if You absolutely have to see Len Cariou on stage (who does deliver) or are into really light Neal Simonesque plays.
Don't see it if You're looking for something interesting & unique beyond just a nice performance by a theater legend.
See it if like Len Cariou and want to see him act. Also, if you're interested in the challenges we all face when it comes to family and aging.
Don't see it if you're looking for something inspiring and original.
See it if You like a two-character realistic play performed by fine actors with great chemistry.
Don't see it if You can't stand to see yet another play about putting dad (or mom) into assisted living.
See it if you're in the mood for a non-offensive, easy-going play like "On Golden Pond" that'll make you chuckle and think about your family.
Don't see it if you want something cutting edge or contemporary, or a true "gut buster."
See it if you enjoy a "Hallmark Channel" type story of an aging father and his concerned son performed by two pros.
Don't see it if you are bothered by a superficial treatment of parent/child bonding in what should be an explosive situation, but isn't.
See it if Theatre icon Cariou & a competent Bierko try their able best but can't spin gold out of non-comedic straw Lazy direction doesn't help
Don't see it if Script has quality of a 'lifetime for women (men?)'special Tidal wave of one-liners/puns in Act 1 gives way to heavy sentimentality in Act 2