The night before a class assignment is due, Caroline and Anthony plumb the mysteries of a Whitman poem, unaware that a deeper mystery has brought them together. More…
Homebound due to illness, Caroline is something of a loner. So when popular student Anthony unexpectedly arrives to work on a school project about Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, she is less than thrilled. But, as the poetry project progresses, Caroline finds herself opening up in ways she never imagined possible, and the two discover a deeper mystery has brought them together.
See it if if you are perplexed as to why the folks at 59E59 Theatres thought this was a good choice for New York audiences. Amateurish, at best.
Don't see it if you enjoy good dialogue, good acting, and good staging—you'll find none of that here.
See it if Teenage theatre goers might enjoy this more, although one of the problems was that the two actors seemed a bit old to be teenagers.
Don't see it if You or anyone in your family has a chronic illness likely to result in death.
See it if You like a show that holds your attention throughout, and then a twist-- a surprising and totally unexpected ending.
Don't see it if If want to see a production that is totally predictable and light.
See it if Ok it's a little heavy on the lit references-- but really well acted and interesting twist at the end was EVERYTHING
Don't see it if You want big splashy production or have an irrational dislike for Walt Whitman
See it if you like teen angst and an overly repetitive storyline. You like massive plot twists, this has a huge one.
Don't see it if you hate teen slang, texting, or dramatic fake crying that's supposed to be realistic.
See it if your interested in a mediocre new play with stiff dialogue, who's twist ending doesn't make up for the terrible 80 minutes that precedes it
Don't see it if if you're interested in good writing or acting and value your time
See it if you really love Walt Whitman. This play makes an admirable attempt at explaining why you should. For quirky teens. Well-dressed set.
Don't see it if you like to watch people on stage who feel real. Even teenagers who love poetry don't sound like this. Entirely false with decent acting.
See it if You love plot twists and enjoy new works.
Don't see it if You have an angry teenager at home & already listen to someone bitching all the time. If sudden mood swings outbursts make you want scream.
See it if Want to support local theater.
Don't see it if I honestly wanted to like this but the acting was so-so, the story fell flat, and by the twist ending I was already completely uninterested.
See it if you don't mind the slow build which leads to an epic and heartbreaking conclusion.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a show that does't make sense or seem to be going anywhere until the very end.
See it if you like a twist, like to see teenage angst, a two person play, have patience as it can have a repetitive feeling.
Don't see it if you don't like the above reasons.
See it if You love great theater, poetry and want to see what Millennials are talking about.
Don't see it if You are not into seeing young love come about in an unexpected circumstance.
See it if it's been done elsewhere to good reviews. For that I won't comment on the writing which can't be combed through the disastrous "acting".
Don't see it if The end gimmick comes at a point when the pain of watching the acting is so awful that you just don't care anymore. You just want out.
See it if You're a 15 year old girl whose taste has yet to evolve. This show belongs touring Jr. High Schools not the New York stage.
Don't see it if Just don't. The acting is bad, the writing is bad, the characters are unlikable and annoying.
See it if You're a fan of YA stories. You want to hear realistic teen dialogue.You like literature as part of the plot.You want something different.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of YA stories. You don't like literature as part of the plot. You like plays about big issues. You want a traditional play.