Signature Theatre presents a world premiere comedy by A.R. Gurney about a wealthy widow who is determined to donate almost everything she owns, until her plan hits a snag. More…
Cornelia Cunningham has led a life of grace and privilege—and she’s making up for it as fast as she can. Determined to donate almost everything she owns before the end, Cornelia’s plans are questioned when an ambitious and ingratiating young man, who may be the grandson she never knew she had, arrives to claim his inheritance.
See it if you love AR Gurney. I found the script insipid. No profound discussions about either love or money. The plot device fizzles. Nice set.
Don't see it if you require intelligent, insightful theater. Lamos made the most of what's there, but it was far too little! Don't know why this was revived
See it if If you like A.R. Gurney (which I do), but this was not one of his best. The acting and set were great but the story was predictable.
Don't see it if you don't like dramas about rich people and their troubles.
See it if You want to see every AR Gurney play written.
Don't see it if You're looking for one of Gurney's substantive investigations into classic Americana.
See it if You want to see anything A.R. Gurney writes. (But this is definitely a strange one!) You like your plays SHORT.
Don't see it if You like to see plots that make sense.
See it if You want a peek into WASP manners and mores, and enjoy drawing-room farce-like fare
Don't see it if You are bored by first-world problems or stereotypical characters, or need to care about the emotional or other "stakes" in a story
See it if u enjoy A.R. Gurney's plays, respect Signature Theatre and appreciate quality production values. +Cole Porter songs -- but they're filler.
Don't see it if This play seems to have been rushed into production. It starts off delightfully, but resolves too quickly and not at all effectively.
See it if You want to see all of Gurney's oeuvre regardless of quality
Don't see it if You want to preserve your inner positive sense of Gurney and not see a play he apparently wrote that is derivative of his own best work
See it if An interesting and worthy theme about family,inheritance, and philanthropy but treated too superficially and not profound.
Don't see it if you are looking for a more serious approach to what is really a provocative theme.
See it if the issue of class distinction resonates and you like the work of A.R. Gurney
Don't see it if you're expecting a deep examination of love or money.
See it if For Gurney completists, but not a good introduction to his work for those unfamiliar with his other, better plays. Decent acting, nice set.
Don't see it if It feels underdeveloped; a slight idea that isn't worked out in an interesting way.