Second Stage Theatre presents the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts' drama about a devout man who has a crisis of faith. Starring Tony winner Reed Birney ('The Humans.') More…
Sometimes even the most devout can lose their faith. When Ken (Birney), a middle-aged man from Nebraska, suddenly realizes he's lost his sense of purpose, he goes on a wild adventure to find it. Along the way he encounters a world vastly different from his own, filled with chance meetings and romantic encounters that shake him to the core. Written by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts ('August: Osage County').
See it if You want to see the typical "I lost my belief in God" drama. The terrific acting by a very talented cast saves it.
Don't see it if You are not into mid life, lost my belief in God dramas.
See it if - the story of a middle-aged man going through an existential crisis resonates with you - you're a die-hard Tracy Letts fan
Don't see it if You're unenthused by the not-so-sad story of an otherwise privileged man.
See it if The scenes where the husband goes to England to "find himself" are quite fun - the dance club, art studio, hotel bar, etc...
Don't see it if ...but the beginning scenes at home with the wife are very slow-paced and sleep inducing.
See it if you want to see a Tony winner in a slow thoughtful drama about life, marriage, religion and the search for meaning. Great cast.
Don't see it if you need lots of action or you don't like dialogue and character driven pieces.
See it if You want to see a solid piece of theater with good writing and acting.
Don't see it if You are looking for pure entertainment - it is slow at times, but worth the time watching the character's journey.
See it if If you enjoy existential stories about religion, relationships and lifestyle.
Don't see it if if you want a fast paced traditional story and characters which are easy to predict and understand.
See it if You enjoy the work of Tracy Letts and the acting abilities of Reed Birney and Annette O'Toole. Cast is great.Excellent use of space on stage
Don't see it if You are expecting another "August Osage County". The play is interesting and entertaining,but not as accomplished re: plot,ending
See it if you're a Reed Birney fan. You care about crisis of faith.
Don't see it if you don't need to see another story about an older white man having a crisis and going through all the cliches a privileged white man does.
See it if you want intense character portrayals & a show focusing on character (vs. plot) development & how each person deals with their own crises.
Don't see it if you don't want a slowly-paced play & quiet intensity. Though most gave strong performances, some moments felt oddly explosive & out of place
See it if Enjoy weighty discussions of faith but don't require any answers or even personal breakthroughs.
Don't see it if you hate pregnant pauses, slow moving and talky plays, or desire some kind of catharsis or thought-provoking ending.
See it if You are interested in an unexplained crisis of faith, and great performances, especially by Reed Birney
Don't see it if You want to see a play that more deeply explains its characters' motivations and is relatable.
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