Roundabout Theatre Company presents Mike Bartlett's new dark comedy about what happened to the free-loving teens of the '60s when they started to face middle age. Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer. More…
London, 1967. Beatlemania is in full effect, the “Me” generation is in its prime, and Kenneth and Sandra have the world at their fingertips. It’s the summer of love, and that’s all they need. But what will happen when the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll fade away and these boomers have babies of their own? Tony-nominated playwright Bartlett ('King Charles III') follows one couple through four tumultuous decades.
See it if you want to see a sharp satire/morality play for baby boomers (and, to a lesser extent, Gen-Xers) wrapped in an entertaining family drama.
Don't see it if you're not willing to see/accept/laugh at the failings of your own generation (be it boomer, gen-x or millennial).
See it if Caustic, pitch-black comedy about boomers & their children over three generations. Excellent acting (Amy Ryan!!) with sure-footed direction
Don't see it if Corrosive irony can get to be much by the third act but overall a sharp, insightful satire on the gradual warping of a value system
See it if /for hilarious & disturbing portrait of narcissistic, materialistic boomers particularly by Amy Ryan as mother-from-hell w/ fine ensemble
Don't see it if /since predictable criticism of boomers as self-centered parents w/ damaged kids; still expertly and hilariously dissected
See it if You want to see these wonderful actors in a very entertaining play.
Don't see it if Family drama with a lot of fighting is not your thing. It is entertaining but gets dark.
See it if You are a baby boomer who could never figure your parents out; wondered why some siblings were so different;like changing sets
Don't see it if You dislike changing sets;2 intermissions:drug and alcohol use; 60's 70's 80's;parents as the villains
See it if you want to feel good about your own family dynamics; you enjoy good acting, even if the characters grate on you; excellent third act.
Don't see it if you want to like the characters in the play; you're not interested in the making of a dysfunctional family by me, me, me baby boomer parents
See it if you want to wade through 2 acts of overblown overacted junk,to get to 3rd act that actually has something to say.Set is good.Sound is bad
Don't see it if you want a show that entertains & enlightens. This drags with angry caricature characters. In the last act, you actually see one real person
See it if Interesting concept, with something relevant to say about our current situation and the 60s generation responsibility for it.
Don't see it if Amy Ryan was not believable as a 19-year-old, and had a very annoying affectation that softened as the show went on but never went away.
See it if you are interested in dysfunctional family relationshipd told through the history of three different decades.
Don't see it if uncaring self-centered characters make you uncomfirtable or poor parenting upsets you.
See it if You want a smart and funny modern play. This family will make you feel better about your own (hopefully)
Don't see it if You only like the classics or to reinforce the ideal family dynamic
See it if you enjoy an absorbing, witty play in which the characters experience different eras of their lives.
Don't see it if you require likable protagonists. These folks swim in the seas of self-involvement.
See it if Fresh, funny examination of the repercussions of selfish baby boomer parenting. Each act a different decade. Great acting, esp. Amy Ryan.
Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with the possibility of seeing some of your own less stellar parenting moments played out; some "ouch" moments for me.
See it if You want to see fine actors working with a well written script by one of the best
Don't see it if You like your drama in iambic pentameter.
See it if you remember the 'sixties and enjoy looking back to that strange time.
Don't see it if you are unable to suspend your belief in characters who age over 40 years during the three acts.
See it if You enjoy a play that is funny and topical,particularly since it spans over 40 years in the life of a family. The actors shine!
Don't see it if Great comedic performances are not your cup of tea. It is a stretch for Amy Ryan and Zoe Kazan to play teens,but they are terrific.
See it if Comedic satirical take from the 60s through 2000s of two baby boomers as they grow from Oxford through careers, parenting,disillusionment
Don't see it if You can't stand selfish boomers leaving destruction in their wake, especially their children, filtered through British cultural perspective
See it if Your are a fan of Mike Bartlett (we are) and you want to see some fine acting in a dismal play
Don't see it if You lived through the 60s and have a sophisticated point of view than simply stereotyping those who may still be trying to build a new world
See it if you enjoy plays about class and inter-generational issues. You like comedies with a hefty dose of social commentary.
Don't see it if you're a boomer who doesn't like to face the fact that you sold out your countercultural values and your kids' generation.
See it if You like great acting, want to be surprised by a show, and be thoroughly entertained.
Don't see it if You need to "like" the protagonists. They were blithely unaware of how unlikeable they were.
See it if you enjoy satiric comedy about social and historical issues, delivered by an exceptionally talented cast.
Don't see it if you can't laugh at boomers behaving badly.
See it if you want to see some dazzling acting in a script which requires them to play the same characters across a span of 30+ years.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy observations about the life and times of the Baby Boomer generation.
See it if It's essentially 3, one act plays about a family of awful human beings at three distinct periods in their lives. Clever and entertaining!
Don't see it if If families behaving badly is not something you care to see played out in yet another show.
See it if you like storytelling that progresses unfolds over generations; like plays with a stinging message;
Don't see it if don't like plays that point out a generation's flaws; don't want a dose of reality.