Lincoln Center Theatre's Third Stage (LCT3) present this new play about a high school senior who decides to compose a full requiem - and almost destroys her family in the process. More…
Caitlin takes her senior year off from high school to compose a full-scale requiem. Inspired by her dedication, her father, Dean, becomes obsessed with requiems and the people who love them, while her mother, Allison, becomes concerned about Caitlin’s isolation from everyone aside from her music teacher. As their once-cozy Vermont home becomes a nexus for lost souls, Dean and Allison must confront the fact that their daughter’s project is destroying their family.
See it if you want to support the LCT3 mission of promoting new playwrights .
Don't see it if you want a coherent plot; this show squanders the considerable talents of the actors.
See it if Little gets resolved and even less gets evolved. It felt more like a long subject without much verb. It's entertaining enough, but uneven.
Don't see it if The point of theater for me is movement. Little changes on this play. It's like a painting Most characters are left as you found them.
See it if Entertaining enough, light laughs here and there but overall it's just ok. The actress who played Mirtis was quite funny & entertaining.
Don't see it if I don't see this show has having a wide appeal. It never fully takes off, at times is unfocused, & chemistry between actors not always great
See it if You're a fan of character drivin contemporary family drama... with a little bit of quirky thrown in.
Don't see it if You like fast paced light hearted fluff that you don't have to think very much about.
See it if if you are interested in alternative lifestyles. This is what happens when hippies grow up. Beautiful set is like a visit to the country.
Don't see it if you are looking for a lot of action. There is a lot of talk but not much is explained.
See it if You want a paint-by-numbers show where the situations are all mundane things we've seen 1,000 times before.
Don't see it if You want a fast-paced show. Although it's only 90 minutes, it feels twice as long.
See it if you want to see three fine performances from Mare Winningham, Peter Friedman, and especially, Keilly McQuail.
Don't see it if you do not like plays with a million subplots. This work also needs a few more rewrites before it should be produced on stage.
See it if you appreciate fine acting in an original, interesting drama about creativity and obsession in an unusual family situation. Nice set, too.
Don't see it if you are thrown by unexpected plot lines. It's more about the mid-life crisis of the father than the precocious teenage daughter composer.
See it if You like an orignal script. One parent totally supports his child's dream which ultimately puts a lot of pressure on the family dynamics.
Don't see it if You want to see a light entertaining story with all of the bells and whistles.
See it if you enjoy new original plays. The cast alone is worth the visit, play not so much. though.
Don't see it if are expecting a mind blowing experience and/or do not mind a play that drags at time.
See it if You want a play that purports to take the one through the process of music writing but just showcases terrible people and mediocre acting.
Don't see it if You want to see relatable characters who aren't just thrown in the play for no reason.
See it if If your looking for a moderately entertaining family dysfunction plot or are interested in learning more about how Requiems are structured
Don't see it if Slightly pedantic dialogue about music/composers is not enough to hold your attention. Every other plot element is underdeveloped and random
See it if you wish to see a well acted and well produced show. The play's not so good, unfortunately.
Don't see it if you expect a finished product from Lincoln Center Theater. Unfortunately the play has been rushed into production.
See it if Are interested in thought provoking drama (with bits of humor) that could go cliche, but doesn't.
Don't see it if You aren't into dramas with kind of flawed irresponsible characters.
See it if you are fascinated by cliched family interaction and problems with quite an unrealistic theme and subplot.
Don't see it if You want to see a realistic theme well written and brought to interesting life.
See it if interested in an original new play with some thought-provoking themes and well-developed characters all longing for an elusive something
Don't see it if you're looking for something light and cheery; this is a darkly humorous look at one family's existential struggles
See it if A dirge for the dead, composed by a prodigy, will bring a dysfunctional family back to life and send you deeper into the mystery of creation
Don't see it if A plot-less meditation on family dynamics with near incoherent themes will have you snoring faster than the man sitting next to me.
See it if you want a play examining our collective need to establish our individual meaning vis-a-vis art or the artistic process, at great expense.
Don't see it if you do not want to tease out the significance of secondary and tertiary characters offstage that clutter the central story towards ambiguity
See it if You want to see an inexpensive show at Lincoln Center and like Mare Winningham.
Don't see it if You don't like plays that have extraneous characters and plots that you can't follow.
See it if An opportunity to support a newer playwright and you appreciate difficult family scenarios. Fine performances by Winningham, Van Patten.
Don't see it if another promising but deeply flawed and somber drama of troubled, inadequate parents, uneven performances,