Ars Nova presents The Mad Ones new work in which the creators of a 1970s children’s television program have commissioned a focus group to probe the parents of the show’s target audience. More…
Over stale coffee and donuts, a group of strangers navigates the murky waters of American belief and perception.
See it if You’ve never seen a focus group. It’s like going to work. No story. Limited tension, drama that results in nothing. Felt like going to work.
Don't see it if You prefer storytelling. None to be found here. Performances were good but...
See it if You like improv. This show grew out of scenes written by The Mad Ones. Lacks structure.
Don't see it if You like shows with narrative, and a more traditional story. This show seems like it needed an Act 2.
See it if You really miss the 80s. Or even if you sorta miss the 80s...it's fun to go back in time.
Don't see it if You want a transformative experience. The show is entertaining, but doesn't have the profound themes that Miles for Mary did.
See it if you enjoy quick, somewhat witty dialogue.
Don't see it if if you want a play that builds and has a conclusion or resolution. There's a certain evenness with no change in tone or development.
See it if you love the Mad Ones and want to see these great actors work or if you want to see a work in progress and get a glimpes into the process.
Don't see it if you want a clear plot or dramatic tension. Nothing much happens. There are funny moments but a lot of missed opportunities. It gets tedious.