The first installment in a three-play, real-time cycle tracking the lives of the Gabriels throughout the coming presidential election year. To the rhythm of peeling, chopping, and mixing, 'Hungry' places us in the center of the Gabriels' kitchen. The family members discuss their lives, disappointments, and the world at large. As they struggle against the fear of being left behind, they attempt to find resilience in the face of loss.
See it if you like realism. Hungry feels like an edited film of a real family. Still, Nelson's hand is evident in its humor and intelligence.
Don't see it if you want something bold and theatrical. Hungry has a small focus, used to spotlight our times especially women's roles. Strong ensemble!
See it if it's very well acted and the writing+directing make it feel very true to life and immersive. But has no plot or point.Nothing to think about
Don't see it if For a trilogy you're left with no hook whatsoever.Nothing to get curious about in a sequel. Nice but as forgettable as kitchen conversation.
See it if You want to see a true to life scene of a family conversation around the kitchen table. It's well acted & realistic.
Don't see it if I've experienced more interesting & entertaining dinner conversations at countless friends or family get-togethers. Hungry left me hungry.
See it if You like great characters, rich deep content so full and real that their lives could be yours. I felt like I was eavesdropping!
Don't see it if You're looking for fast paced and lots of action. This is gentle beautiful scents of these people's lives.
See it if You fancy yourself a modern-day Gladys Kravitz, spying through your neighbor's kitchen window. Or if you intend to see the entire trilogy.
Don't see it if you are hungry. (A whole meal is cooked on stage.) Or if you're searching for insight. Nothing of any substance is discussed in 110 minutes.
See it if you like intimate, realistic family stories, have seen Richard Nelson's Apple Family plays, like up to date theater relevant to today
Don't see it if the mechanics of everyday family life bore you on stage, you don't want to think about how this intimate story relates to you!
See it if /for beautiful simulation of what people say to each other in the privacy of their homes; fine ensemble
Don't see it if you expect to see a play with passionate political arguments; subtext: the game is fixed in favor of the 1%
See it if You wouldn’t mind a play that’s simply a bunch of upper middle class white people sitting around a kitchen table chatting.
Don't see it if You saw The Apple Family plays and weren’t keen on those either.
See it if You want to see incredible naturalist acting. It's a very moving play. All the actors were terrific. I loved it!
Don't see it if You want to see a big musical or a play with a lot of action.
See it if You like realistic plays that are staged so that you feel as if you are looking through a window at an ordinary family.
Don't see it if You need high drama and raised voices and lots of action to enjoy a play. This is NOT that play. A literal kitchen sink play !
See it if you enjoy intelligent theatre and do not mind a lack of plot. Also, if you enjoy excellent ensemble acting from this cast of six.
Don't see it if you do not like to listen closely to what is being said or if you need a strong plot line in order to enjoy a play.
See it if You like the actors and the last plays by the playwright featuring the Apple family Do not expect to be as entertained
Don't see it if You expect to be really invested in the plot
See it if you enjoy intelligent dialogue, flawless acting, and dialogue interspersed with wit, wisdom and humor.
Don't see it if you absolutely can't stand a show where nothing really happens.
See it if you enjoyed Nelson's Apple family series, if you enjoy fine ensemble acting, if you enjoy intelligent conversation.
Don't see it if you expect a strong narrative arc and an intriguing plot.
See it if You enjoy slow-burn stories with no real conclusion, just the "day in the life of" plays. Beautifully acted.
Don't see it if You go to the theater to forget your problems. This play puts real world issues to the forefront and doesn't solve the issues. Very real.
See it if you're interested in watching a slow-burn slice of life play with great relevance to the 2016 election, you like real, relatable characters
Don't see it if you want high drama, high stakes, fancy sets and earth-shattering cliffhangers.
See it if ...you enjoy watching other people cook and discuss banal things. About 10 minutes toward the end was interesting.
Don't see it if The rest of it was like watching paint dry. Like sitting in on a bunch of people talking about people and things only they care about.
See it if you enjoy subdued family dramas with minimalist staging that pack an emotional punch.
Don't see it if you're going in on an empty stomach. Their cooking made me HUNGRY.
See it if You want to feel part of the family, join them in the kitchen for a meal, a cry, a discussion of our changing times.
Don't see it if You do not have the patience for a show that is about conversation, family relations. Show is greatl conversation, not much action, beware!
See it if You like thought-proving theater.
Don't see it if You need lots of action onstage to keep you interested.
See it if Like me, you loved the Apples. Now you must hope that sitting through this sets you up for some pleasure in watching the next two episodes.
Don't see it if You need action, or at least something happening. You like more than the utterly quotidian when you go to the theater.
See it if you like family dramas about regular people with regular problems. Absolutely see it if you liked the author's Apple family plays.
Don't see it if you like a lot of action.
See it if If you liked Nelson's Apple family plays; enjoy dialogue (nothing happens, they just talk); working-class concerns resonate with you.
Don't see it if you're bored by Chekovian talky dramas. These characters are ultra true to life and finely acted but there's little "drama" or action.