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 like bittersweet aging father/son dramas with clever banter that often misses its mark by clumsy acting and lost lines
Don't see it if You want a polished production. The father seems sincerely challenged by the scope of the script and gets lost sadly often
See it if you want to see a well-acted, relatable story about a middle aged man dealing with his aging father.
Don't see it if you want a play that explores new ground. This is a pretty by-the-books story that isn't particularly engaging or memorable.
See it if You love Len Cariou & Craig Bierko, & want to see a son dealing w an aging father. Some funny lines, good observations. Some good acting
Don't see it if You don’t need to know more about caring for aging parents or want to see an original show. (Not realistic. Very toned down.)
See it if Like both stars, want to pay respect to Len Cariou; understand that people of certain age can't memorize their lines and need a prompter
Don't see it if Situation on stage is too paintfull as you have a family member with dementia. Feel sorry for actors who are in need of more rehearsal time
See it if you are very interested by the challenges aging adults and their caretakers face filtered though a strained father son relationship story.
Don't see it if you mind a fairly predictable plot and extremely clichéd discussions. Mind some flubs by the actors and lots of discursions.
See it if You like father-son comedy/drama and don’t mind some cliches or plays about the pitfalls of aging.
Don't see it if You find plays about old age depressing or don’t care for family dramas.
See it if You are a fan of Len Cariou and Craig Bierko. The story is about a son and his aging dad. It certainly rings true for a lot of families.
Don't see it if You are bothered by predictable shows or if father - son relationships don’t interest you.
See it if A highly pleasing 2-hander from a pair of fantastic actors No revelations in this father/son play, but well constructed, funny and affecting
Don't see it if If want cutting edge theatrical experimentation or deep drama
See it if you like unreal shows about going to a home. Jokes that aren't funny and shouldn't be. like Good performances exp by Bierko
Don't see it if If you really want to understand family relationships, the difficulties of admitting aging. You don't want like shallow
See it if You want to laugh and probably cry because you know someone delightful who struggles with old age.
Don't see it if You have a difficulty with a son and father at odds because the father insists he can continue to live alone, and the son knows he can’t.
Also Brilliant writing, set, and direction.