Manhattan Theatre Club presents Penelope Skinner's new drama about one woman's crusade to confront the stigma of female aging. More…
Linda Wilde has it all. She’s an award-winning senior executive as well as a busy wife and mother. But when she pitches a revolutionary concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age, she finds herself fighting for her own relevance as every part of her carefully considered life starts to show cracks. Helmed by Manhattan Theatre Club's artistic director Lynne Meadow.
See it if Women's mental health damaged by pressures of society and family. Writing hits you at multiple levels. Good characters, well acted.
Don't see it if You are not interested in women's issues. You are looking for something uplifting. This is brutally insightful.
See it if Janie Dee is the powerhouse behind Skinner's cautionary, overwrought "woman has it all" tale. Ikeda offers fine support as damaged daughter
Don't see it if Intelligent & well written but oddly flat and more damaging - unaffecting. Linda as victim of consequences not a cause never really explored
See it if you enjoy topical comedy with serious undertones, interested in role of women in workplace, family issues,past secrets and Janie Dee's perf.
Don't see it if you don't like somewhat contrived coincidences, some twee plot developments and characters, or lots of plot
See it if /4 ambitious story of why a woman cannot have it all, electrifying performance by Brit star Janie Dee/in class of Helen Mirren
Don't see it if play tries to bite off too many feminist issues so loses focus, dialogue at times is wooden/stilted, at times more a diatribe than a story
See it if you enjoy watching a woman unravel over 2.5 hours. Really wanted to love Janie Dee's performance—just wish she had better material.
Don't see it if you don't like cliched and repetitive and wooden dialogue in a play. Also, a revolving set that gets overused.
See it if you want to see the terrific actress Jamie Dee in a relevant story, with a great nemesis in Griggs. First act left me yearning for more.
Don't see it if you are not interested in a disappointingly predictable second act, which is cliched, cringe worthy and overly calculated.
See it if you enjoy timely plays that deal with feminist issues, aging, ethics of advertising/marketing industry
Don't see it if you don't care about gender equality or feminist issues, you want more character development and less predictable plot twists
See it if Beautifully written and acted. A spot on woman's play. Absolutely well crafted concerning contemporary life issues .
Don't see it if You only enjoy light musicals or dramas with little family conflicts.
See it if Janie Dee is the powerhouse. Ikeda offers fine support as damaged daughter. Female identity, privacy, self worth & aging movingly explored
Don't see it if viewing a woman's life crumble around her is not your cup of tea. A heartbreaking tale. Well acted and directed. Saw 3/14/17
See it if you are interested in seeing new works.
Don't see it if you are not interesting in being about to discuss all the issues it will provoke after sitting through it for two hours.
See it if A dynamite lead & good performances are enough to make up for an unevenly directed & thematically overwritten script that reverses itself.
Don't see it if You want to see female empowerment & self-determination rewarded, or a pertinent, important subject resolved in any meaningful way.
See it if you enjoy an intense drama dealing w/ appearance issues middle-age+ women face; where each character faces a conflict or two.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy a show involving a powerful, dynamic women and the issues most women eventually deal with
See it if you want to see an offbeat slant on the feminist problem of balancing career and family plus a dazzling performance by Janie Dee
Don't see it if you don't want to see any more plays about the feminist problem of balancing career and family!
See it if Gaining insight into lives of ambitious women is important. Linda reminds us that women can't have it all without paying a high price.
Don't see it if You're not interested in women's issues, like frustrations working in a man's world, or dealing with the double standard.
See it if You are interested in plays about gender inequality and hanker for strong female leads. Janie Dee is terrific if a bit strident at times.
Don't see it if You are frustrated by the overly ambitious and under-realized panoply of sub-themes, the ineffective ending. A worthwhile if flawed endeavor
See it if you're interested in exploring the professional and family life of a woman who appears to have it all.
Don't see it if you're not interested in a look at what it's like to be a successful but aging woman.
See it if you are interested in looking at the roles women play in society; you are ok with plays full of unlikable characters; you like the author
Don't see it if you want a satisfying ending; you like fluffy or happy plays
See it if you'd like a play on the role of women in the workplace, the hazards of technology plus other timely subject matter.
Don't see it if you'd rather be at a splashy musical.
See it if you are interested in female empowerment and the strains of adult womanhood
Don't see it if you want a happy ending or at least a hopeful one.
See it if You are a woman over 50. A mid-life crisis that may be resonant to all women at a certain period of life.
Don't see it if You don't like feminist or aging issues. The play is too long and most of the characters are stereotyped. Act 2 is weaker than Act 1.