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 touching play about the declining state of an aging, but independent widowed father and family dynamics then ensue with his son's visit.
Don't see it if Want splashy entertainment, prefer musicals or don't want to see a play that's very reality based.
See it if You admire Len Cariou; important msg of how we should take care of aging parent; realistic scenic design; intimate black box space;
Don't see it if 2hr with 15min break; No nuance in writing, feels slow & daily; no father-son chemistry between 2 actors; “son’s” laughter feels rehearsed
See it if You like shows that deals with family dynamics, lots of emotional dialogue, caring for an aging father becomes a burden for the kids
Don't see it if You do not like long plays, small cast (two people only), lengthy dialogues, shows gives you emotional rollercoaster
See it if This show's bonus, if U R a fan of TV's "Blue Bloods," is actor Len Cariou starring in both, so co-stars are apt to show up in the audience.
Don't see it if 83-yr old "Harry" is fighting alzheimers & maybe LC (age 81) is a lil too. Lots of yelling & awkwardly recalling his sexual episodes w/ wife
See it if Len Cariou and Craig Bierko are both excellent as dad and son in this drama about life and change and aging.
Don't see it if family dramas are not your thing.
See it if You enjoy plays that deal with serious aging/family issues with some humor.
Don't see it if You expect a play that realistically portrays the difficulty of addressing these issues.
See it if You enjoy the 2 actors involved, showing an issue that is becoming so prevalent in these times.
Don't see it if You enjoy musicals, comedies or are not interested in issues of today.
See it if you never tire of shows centered around old age, losing independence, vulnerability, and the challenges it presents to everyone involved.
Don't see it if you consider a show about senility an old topic. Pun intended.
See it if U enjoy great acting in a father son play that works thru their relationship and what to do with the father who is unable to live alone.
Don't see it if U don’t like these 2 fine actors, are uncomfortable with the subject matter or prefer musicals.
See it if You’re interested in a touching and funny exploration of the physical and mental deterioration that comes with getting older.
Don't see it if Including the subject matter, the playwright gives us nothing we haven’t seen before. Could have been trimmed to 1.5 hours.
See it if son trying to convince his father why he should move to a senior living place. fun yet sad. great actors
Don't see it if this topic doesn't interest you
See it if Average comedy like a sitcom regarding a son's visit to his aging father. A few laughs on occasion in addition to some decent acting
Don't see it if If you don't like either of the actors or a family member dealing with old age
See it if you're a fan of the actors and want to see a play about family dynamics around an aging parent.
Don't see it if you're looking for a light and fluffy comedy.
See it if You are into family relationships, especially children and their elder parents. Very touching, poignant and great acting.
Don't see it if You are not into family dramas concerning elderly parents.
Also Len Cariou and Craig Bierko are excellent together.
See it if you like a powerful & moving play about a father who wants to stay home in his house and a concerned son who wants him in assisted living.
Don't see it if this story is too close to home for you to handle. You would miss 2 amazing actors, though, giving incredible performances!
See it if you want to enjoy a dark comedy about one of today's major social issues, "aging".
Don't see it if you do not enjoy plays where the scene does not change.
See it if you want a humorous play that tackles the aging process and decisions families must make.
Don't see it if you want a play with an ensemble cast; it's only Len Cariou and Craig Bierko.
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 You like intimate, small casts exploring everyday troubles, like whether or not it's time for Harry to move out of his home.
Don't see it if You want something explosive, or a spectacle. This is a quiet affecting play.
See it if A touching story about an elderly man dealing with the effects of aging. Focuses on his strained relationship with his son.
Don't see it if You want an innovative play. The story has been told before. This is a slice of life work, without much of a plot. Could be shortened.
See it if A rather predictable play that deals with a tough subject; a bit long with some corny humor, but it is touching and relevant. Fine acting.
Don't see it if You have no heart and dislike sentimentality.
See it if Two person drama with strong actors. Ok with family stress dealing with aging parents and conflicting options
Don't see it if Only enjoys fluff. Rather not see plays about family aging issues