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 plays that really make you think about life and how we spend our time with our loved ones and how fleeting our time really is.
Don't see it if You want to see a light, fluffy play.
See it if You are young and see the elderly as superfluous. Middle age worry about the future and fate of your parents. One of the elderly, worrying.
Don't see it if You avoid serious issues about life and aging. You want an entertaining, glitzy show. You want a tightly written, unpredictable, script.
See it if You want to see a funny well-acted 2-hander about a poignant father-son relationship. Great script & great chemistry between Cariou & Bierko
Don't see it if Don't want to see a show about aging parents, although this one is really well done.
See it if u'll enjoy a "slice of life" play w/2 strong performances.Len Cariou is a Broadway treasure & he's still a marvelous actor. Bierko was good,
Don't see it if U dislike "slice of life" plays; think old people shouldn't tell adult kids anything about their sex lives. You can't laugh at getting old
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 a fan of Cariou (bio says he's a legend) or Bierko. Both give charming performances in this intimate but schmaltzy piece w/ a sitcom vibe.
Don't see it if subjects of aging parents, overburdened children-as-caregivers & their shared obliviousness too personal, particular in an intimate staging.
See it if you want to see Len Cariou (He's great) or are interested in an intense family drama about coming to terms with the limitations of old age.
Don't see it if a parent losing their ability to take care of themself is a triggering subject. The first act is very stereotypical and unnecessarily long.
See it if You want a small show about self, aging, family dynamics, and the loss of one’s ability to care for themselves. It’s a nice small play.
Don't see it if You don’t care about the above, don’t know the actors, or want a lot of activity and cast. It’s a small, enjoyable, two-person show.
See it if you have or are an aging parent thinking about the need for downsizing and moving into a retirement community
Don't see it if you'll be upset by a father-son play involving an estranged relationship even if it has a positive resolution
See it if looking for a well done play about the issue of old age and person coming to grips with needing to move on in life.
Don't see it if looking for a musical or something more up beat.
See it if you love Len Cariou. It is great to see him up close. What a treasure he is. Bierko is good considering the fairly weak script. Nice set.
Don't see it if you require a strong script. This is quite a cliche, although act 2 is better than one. Cariou seems to be playing 94, not 84 but is good.
See it if You want to see a play with great acting that is funny and very moving about difficulties in aging.
Don't see it if If you don’t want to both laugh and be moved to tears.
See it if you want to see a masterful performance. Watch acting at its finest. An intimate setting bring you close to the action.
Don't see it if you are not interested in watching the final stages of independent living of a loved parent.
See it if you're a fan of the 2 actors. Enjoy serious topic w/ humor. Are interested in the interaction of son and failing elderly father
Don't see it if you're expecting a show that delves deeply into the problem of having to move an unwilling elderly parent into an assisted living facility
See it if See two great actors tell a relatable story about an aging father and concerned son with no holds barred.
Don't see it if A story about an aging person losing their independence and a father/son sometimes contentious relationship.
See it if You want to see two great actors do a great job with their roles. It is about a son struggling to deal with his aging father.
Don't see it if You want to see a new play with new ideas to express.
See it if You want to see a well acted play with only 2 actors about aging parents and the difficult decisions that need to be made for them.
Don't see it if You don’t like depressing subject matter for plays, you want a lot of action.
See it if It’s a superficial look at a difficult problem of aging, family, responsibility and practicality. These are good actors with a lot of banter
Don't see it if It may hit close to home without enough depth to address the few insights. Lacks development of son’s character. Raunchy stories deflect.
See it if you want an honest sympathetic look at loss and the inevitability of change. Len Cariou is quite wonderful. No Sweeney Todd here
Don't see it if you want action, glitz and heavy drama. This is a domestic tragi-comedy that works because of its small scale ambition.Some fluffy dialogue
See it if you want to take a look into a father-son relationship dealing with elderly care issues. Lines were well written and comebacks were funny.
Don't see it if you don’t like stories dealing with elderly parental care or two hander plays.
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