The Barrow Group and The Pond Theatre Company present this black comedy about friends discussing their day-to-day worries while a natural disaster is occurring halfway around the world. More…
One night in January 2010, an earthquake in Haiti leaves around a 100,000 people dead and almost two million homeless. Meanwhile, somewhere in a leafy North London suburb, a group of six individuals convene over avocado and prawns, followed by a monkfish stew. They struggle with worries over their mortgages, their mobile phone fees, their Facebook friends, their careers, their love lives, their diets, their alcohol intake, their holiday plans, and whether or not any of them will be able to make any lasting impression on history.
See it if you enjoy terrific overall productions- good writing, excellent acting, terrific production values (sets, lighting & costumes)
Don't see it if you are impatient with slow starting shows and prefer lots of action.
See it if I found the characters 3-D & the theme of "how can we be enthralled by petty problems when so much suffering in the world" to be compelling.
Don't see it if you would be bothered that the same plot device, people accidentally eavesdropping on others' conversations, is used at least three times
Also Colleen Clinton as Jessica and Richard Hollis as Simon were excellent!
See it if You want to see what's happening in the kitchen before/during/after the dinner party from hell. You enjoyed Torben Betts "Invincible."
Don't see it if you need a play with an arc. You don't want to watch insufferable people who you don't care about saying insipid things.
See it if You agree that people get wrapped up in their own world and fail to connect with the rest of the humanity. We know this, but it's a reminder
Don't see it if You think that you already care enough about what's going on in the world or if you're not up for a drama with moments of comedy interlaced.
See it if You enjoy theatre that doesn’t explore romanticized ideas but rather the mundane reality that we all face and how willing we are to not care
Don't see it if You want a plot that is stuffed with perfect characters in an unrealistic setting. See this to see relevant problems in modern relationships
See it if you want to see excellent acting, writing and staging and solid ensemble.
Don't see it if you are in the mood for something lighter or don’t like plays about complicated characters and relationships.
See it if You want to be apart of what's playing in the theatre community. Want to see an excellent cast. You want to see something smart!
Don't see it if You're looking for a big splashy production. You don’t want to think about what’s being said.
See it if you like Alan Ayckbourn, Mike Leigh; you like truthful acting & directing; you like exploring human relationships
Don't see it if you prefer entertainment that doesn't make you "think"; you only like musicals
See it if You want to see some of the best acting in New York. You like realistic plays. You are interested in some of the "big" issues of the day.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of realistic plays. You prefer exciting or more action-driven plots.
See it if Great cast and direction. Timeless themes, relevant, dramatic, witty, sarcastic! Intimate setting. Highly recommended.
Don't see it if If you like plays.... you should probably see it... just saying.