This new, spiky dark comedy, which was inspired by an original cello composition and features live cello throughout, explores inspiration, music, life, and the right to die. More…
Time is up for the vivacious Hester Brooke: celebrated cellist, wild woman, lover, mistress, friend, recluse. She’s lived her life on her terms and, with a cancerous death sentence looming, she is raising a glass of Rioja to her fate with no regrets. But into her world drops Sara, an enduringly adolescent social worker obsessed with death and social media. Deep and muddy waters are stirred and death is not as easy as it looks.
See it if seeing a mother and daughter perform together is enough for you; you enjoy 2 character relationship plays even if the writing is flawed
Don't see it if you're expecting a well-written play; you're hoping for a dynamic production
See it if You appreciate very good acting. You deal with issues of aging and terminal illness.
Don't see it if If you would rather not see a rather dark play, even with some black humor.
See it if you have interest in issues of end of life loneliness and desire to control one's own fate. Good dialog. Gradually revealing story-line.
Don't see it if you want a light evening.
See it if Part of thr brits on Broadway. See it if you like plays about death and life altering themes. Actor actually plating the cello.
Don't see it if If you want a consistent plot or if you like good staging ie lighting. Video and verbiage not that great.
See it if You enjoy seeing the British imports at 59E59. Acting was very good but script was not. Seemed longer than 90 minutes.
Don't see it if I don’t think many people would enjoy this play. A one note rant about wanting to die. I noticed that many fell asleep during the show.
See it if Cellist (played live by actor) wishes to end her life w/ social worker assisting as sound board. Confounds aged stereotype.Actors related.
Don't see it if This Brits Off Broadway entry lacks cohesion (projections), but this dramedy's raison d'etre is built around the live cello.W/o it, standard
Also Clever title.
See it if you've not seen many plays about death, or are eager to see things of that nature.
Don't see it if you want to feel that you spent your time well.I never cared about the characters, and amused myself by thinking of a more aptly named play.
See it if you would appreciate a show that centers on an older character and considers end-of-life issues.
Don't see it if you are looking for new insights or a wild ride at the theater. The attempts at video and lighting are weak, silly, and unnecessary.
See it if you are comfortable with a script that focusses on death. There is plenty of humor tossed in but it is about death and what you leave behind
Don't see it if if you don't like two-hander plays, themes about death, small theaters, simple staging
See it if you are interested in new work that attempts to deal with some of the nuances in dealing with death.
Don't see it if you need a solid script, solid acting (although the older actress was quite good), and a solid sense of direction. The piece wanders.