Will Arbery's ("Plano") new drama offers an exploration of a country at war with itself, through its story of four young conservatives who have gathered at an after-party in rural Wyoming. More…
From the show:
It’s nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They’ve returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. On a chilly night in the middle of America, Will Arbery’s haunting play offers grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself.
See it if you're taken w Catholic conservatism. Lng discussns abt abortn, Vrgn Mary (particularity), political cycles. No liberal chars. Great actors.
Don't see it if you want likable chars, plot, intellig politics. Chars horribly damaged by adherence to medieval religion. Too dark/loud/long. Needs cuts!!!
See it if Not your main screen show for they are all Christians. Discussion subject of all things
Don't see it if Some of the discussion could leave people uncomfortable, but I think that the point.
See it if Accustomed to theological discourse,adult friends beg question:Why does Catholicism necessitate conservatism?Holy fools searching for grace.
Don't see it if By kilowatt-challenged porchlight, if you've ever wondered if your faith aligns with your voting bloc. "No there-there in liberal future."
Also Title refers to history repeating itself in four stages.Pawk is great.
See it if you like a cliched version of the Christian Conservative right. You will not hear views of average Republicans and moderate Democrats.
Don't see it if you are a Republican hoping to hear your viewpoint for the first time in NYC theaters. These characters hate Trump more than Barbra at MSG.
See it if You want to see Tony-award winning Michele Pawk do her magic later in the play. Want to feel how some rural people act & think. Great acting
Don't see it if You're biased against Christians. You're intolerant of those w/different political opinions. You don't like hearing both sides of arguments.
See it if Want 2 see specifically Catholic conservatives try 2 confront each other on validity of their views in a fraught and (literally) dark play.
Don't see it if You're not Catholic, Christian, or conservative as most arguments are difficult to understand. It's uncomfortable, and not in a "good" way.
See it if you want a bible lesson and views of the Christian Right that most New Yorkers know nothing about.
Don't see it if you want a straight forward play. At 2 hours, the talk, with hardly any character development, goes nowhere.
See it if You are politically aware and interested in the conservative/liberal dilemma. Appreciate bold playwriting and courageous acting.
Don't see it if You are disturbed by loud noises or 120 minutes without intermish. You are looking for an entertaining, light, escape.
See it if you want to see a play that shows characters with a conservative point of view. Each character is truly and realistically represented.
Don't see it if if you don't care to see realistic characters with a conservative point of view.
See it if Incredibly long slow dogmatic discussions of Catholic Orthodox thinking
Don't see it if if you want interesting characters that have decent morals and a plot that look charitably on conservative thought. Flawed mess of a plot
See it if Arbery presents point of view he does not necessarily agree with, and with eloquence and empathy. The characters are beautifully drawn.
Don't see it if You only want to see shows whose characters espouse your personal beliefs, and you don't appreciate great writing.
See it if you are not afraid to hear ideas discussed intelligently even if they are the opposite of your own intelligent realizations.
Don't see it if you are unable to enjoy rapid fire political rants that actually have some meat. This is not a fluff fest.
See it if You are willing to sit with a slow-burn play about ideas. This is theatre of debate, filled with strong philosophical and political views.
Don't see it if Want a traditional drama. This is not a play for polite ppl and I disagreed with 90% of the ideas tossed around.
See it if I can't imagine why anyone (aside from friends and family) would enjoy this show.
Don't see it if You don't want to spend well over 2 hours with no intermission sitting in the dark watching a group of misfits babble incoherently about
See it if you want to get into the mind of conservatives and witness a conversation that's crudely honest
Don't see it if you don't like talky theatre that wants to tackle bigger and deeper themes; or you don't like 2 hour shows without an intermission
See it if You like conservative political diatribes by millennials nostalgic for their old college days, spoken entirely in the dark (a metaphor?)
Don't see it if You prefer action, a well-lighted stage, a plot, well-defined characters, interesting dialogue.
See it if You would like to hear the political views of today’s republicans and Trump supporters. It is good to have these rarely expressex political
Don't see it if You are utterly repelled by Republican/Trump notions. Play is talky but talk is absorbing in the mouths of this great cast.
See it if If you like thoughtful dramas with characters who you shouldn't like, yet somehow come across as somewhat endearing
Don't see it if If you like talky dramas or aren't too close (we were in the second row and the show is very dimly lit, further back could be harder to see)
See it if You're willing to hear intelligent arguments supporting political and religious views that are anathema to you. Eye-opening!
Don't see it if ..you can't suspend your point of view enough to hear others. You can't bear giving time to the opposition.
Get alerts about your favorite artists and theater companies