Presented as part of Lincoln Center Theatre 3rd Stage (LCT3) which is dedicated to producing the work of new artists, this world premiere tells the story of an ex-con as she attempts to reunite with her son. More…
Andy returns to her hometown after three years in prison and takes a job at the local slaughterhouse while trying to reconcile with her 15 year-old son, B, a passionate vegetarian. This world premiere, which won an award at Williamstown Theatre Festival, is the playwright's professional debut.
See it if you love Marin Ireland. She is always, always, always good. This is a "45" level play with a "90" level actress. The plot was ridiculous.
Don't see it if you want an insightful, coherent play. It was worth suffering w/the script to see MI. She should be required to be shows 12 mos a year.
See it if You find awkward and uncomfortable conversations and situations between characters amusing.
Don't see it if You don't find uncomfortable scenes or awkward conversations entertaining. As this show is one uncomfortable situation after another.
See it if you enjoy Marin Ireland in a role well-suited to her kinetic performance style, and seeing a play in a wonderful space.
Don't see it if you become impatient with a meandering script devoid of dramatic highlights and pedestrian staging.
See it if You like new, different plays by new playwrights, even if the material is very dark.
Don't see it if You like more uplifting work. This is a downer.
See it if you would like to ponder why Paige Evans and her crew at LCT 3 decided that this play was ready for a full production.
Don't see it if you enjoy seeing a play that features good quality writing, and is not at the Playwriting 101 level.
See it if You support new work and don't mind "rough draft" productions. Must be able to tolerate 90 minutes of awkwardness/pain among characters.
Don't see it if You are upset by abrupt, unfinished endings, in-your-face shouty acting to buttress middling dialogue, and uncomfortable situations
See it if you don't mind actors who may as well have had a script in their hands it was so robotic. It wasn't ready to be onstage. Made me squirm.
Don't see it if a tumultuous reconciliation of estranged mom and son doesn't interest you. the acting was repetitive and boring. definitely not a must see.
See it if This was a poor script, confusingly directed, with some bad acting. It was cliched and not coherent.
Don't see it if you are interested in a strong theme put together well.
See it if want to see a not quite developed, new play with very good acting. Story could be interesting but needs some nuancing. Wanted to feel more.
Don't see it if you want to see a fully developed play. Characters are too one dimensional. Not a lot there to make you connect with their characters.
See it if you feel there are too few stories of the reverberating effects of prison on the lives of mothers and their children.
Don't see it if you would get queasy hearing about slaughterhouse processes.
See it if You like to see plays by new playwrights and good acting.
Don't see it if You're bothered by the slaughter of animals and blood on costumes.
See it if you want a startling new play with a huge heart, understated lyricism, trenchant observations, and deep soul
Don't see it if you'll have a hard time when things get upsetting, desperate, or grim (though the play strikes an elegant tonal balance)
See it if You are interested is seeing a first play by a very talented playwright. Dark, edgy, unsettling, well produced and directed.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable seeing a story about a troubled, dysfunctional mother and son.
See it if if you want to see the work of a new playwright and trending personal subjects; failed relationships, dysfunctional family struggles
Don't see it if you want geniune character insight, you squirm at fairly graphic sexual enactments, you expect crisp timing and good drama
See it if you enjoy stories about regular people with every day problems, or if you like stories about complicated family and personal relationships.
Don't see it if you want a comedy or if you don't like plays about relationship problems, in any form.
See it if you like well-written, well-acted multi-layered dysfunctional characters in a thought provoking drama that allows for possibilities
Don't see it if you only like fun-filled dysfunctional families that are rich and live in the Hamptons.
See it if You love good acting and fresh characters. Very smart writing and well paced directing. Very human explorations. Humanly funny.
Don't see it if You like everything tied up nicely. Or if sexually [homosexual] provocative situations bother you.