The Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies returns to MTC with a funny, unsettling play about the limits of compassion and filial obligation. More…
When troubled Billy appears out-of-the-blue in his estranged brother David’s Wall Street office, he soon tries to re-insert himself into the comfortable life David has built with his philanthropist wife and college-age son. What does Billy really want? Can he be trusted? And how much can family bonds smooth over past rifts? Tony winner Daniel Sullivan ("The Little Foxes" and "Proof" at MTC) directs.
See it if Very-well acted family drama about a rich family & the crude homeless brother who suddenly appears. Family secrets from 20+ years ago.
Don't see it if You don't like modern dramas by well-known authors, with fancy rotating sets & high-caliber Broadway performers. Runs just under 2 hours.
See it if You appreciate Great acting and a fabulous set. It triggers with twists of deception and vulnerability
Don't see it if Complicated Family dynamics and dying are subjects you want to avoid.
See it if Enjoyed it There was humor - it was timely and displayed lots of dysfunction with the revelation of the masks people hide behind.
Don't see it if If you want a stronger story
See it if Ne’er do well older brother pays a final visit to successful younger brothers family; then proceeds to open old wounds.
Don't see it if You don’t like family drama with common themes: sibling rivalry, addiction, infidelity, family secrets.
See it if Great set, great acting, but unfortunately, the story is banal and cliched. Liked most of the play, but some moments were slow and unpredict
Don't see it if You want a challenging well written play that moves.
See it if You like family dramas. Takes twists and turns. Super set. Acting good.
Don't see it if You have seen Margulies’ other plays. This one falls short. Plot points ridiculous. Everyone lies but lies become forced and contrived.
See it if want to see a predictable, mediocre family drama. It hits the expected notes of black sheep, drug-addict sibling stories on a snazzy set.
Don't see it if expect the past brilliance of this author. Some interesting themes are raised, but dropped in favor of banal family intrigue. It's skippable
See it if You like plays that are like lifetime movies. You'll see just about everything
Don't see it if You want to see a play with intelligent writing. Want to see something groundbreaking or original. Want something deep or profound
See it if you like boring soaps, think day-time TV drama with slow motion, awkward lines. Everything is off except the set
Don't see it if don't want to waste time on trivial, predictable, uninteresting and unintelligent writing with zero inspiration
See it if You want to see every hokey cliche in a relationship drama spread over 100 minutes. A poorly written show.
Don't see it if You can see anything else. This was painful to sit through.
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