The Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness set in 1960s Brooklyn. More…
The Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. But as the girls come of age in a rapidly changing world, their paths diverge—in drastic and devastating ways—from their parents’ deeply traditional values. Despite their fierce love, each young woman harbors a secret longing that, if revealed, could tear the family apart. When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighborhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future.
See it if you like a period piece with a message. Decent acting.
Don't see it if slow at some points, if you have a heart condition, at one point you will be scared out of your wits!
See it if Daughters and wife struggle to cope with violent repressive father. Period setting is well done. Big surprise at the end of act one.
Don't see it if There is no subtlety. Characters are one dimensional. Themes are preached. Father is mean. Women learn to assert themselves.
See it if Kennedy's dysfunctional Brooklyn family, Italian style. Furious but unharnessed talent on display Overall good acting helps smooth edges
Don't see it if A mid-play calamity does little to ease Kennedy's operatic mis-en-scene; actually almost sinking it under all the "kitchen-sinkness"
See it if you want to sit at the dinner table of an Italian family in the 1960's to ride the highs and lows they face in our ever-changing world.
Don't see it if you are bothered by family squabbles, cultural differences and unexpected loud shattering moments.
See it if you like sagas with violent fathers, daughters finding themselves, mothers trying to make sense of a changing world & a historical event
Don't see it if you find family stories from the early '60's to be predictable, subtle depictions of lesbianism and interracial friendships disturb you
See it if slice of life dysfunctional first gen Italian-American family in 1960 brought to life by some lovely performances
Don't see it if play's ingredients/abusive old world father, suffering mother/kids not cohere theatrically; pales vs. View from Bridge Ital'n-Amer'n tragedy
See it if You are curious to see a family drama about Brooklyn in 1960. Lots of issues being addressed. Too many in fact.
Don't see it if The acting is good but the play itself is not that great. Although it is basically entertaining it is also somewhat slow.
See it if It about a family living going thru problems of day to day living. Parts are funny.
Don't see it if Not a musical, no dancing. Normal stage, like bedroom, kitchen.
See it if you are Italian or like plays about Italian families
Don't see it if you are looking for something different and refreshing. This subject has been tackled before and been better.
See it if You like drama about an immigrant family in NYC in the early 1960's with a twist. You may identify if you are from that era.
Don't see it if You dislike lots of discussion. Are anti-abuse within families.
See it if you haven't already had your fill of plays about Italian immigrant families in Brooklyn coping with a tyrannical father.
Don't see it if you like plays that give deeper focus to fewer characters.
See it if you enjoy stories about Italian-American immigrants & 1960s period pieces. You might like a few scenes that thrill based on shock/surprise.
Don't see it if you are looking for something original or with a new perspective. The script is mostly dull with a couple of intense, yet cliched scenes.
See it if you like shows about families.I loved the relationships, the acting and the set. Most of the relationships felt real.It was a bit pat.
Don't see it if you are looking for something that is experimental.This is a standard family drama, set in Brooklyn in 1960.Believable characters.
See it if An interesting story that doesn't go where you,think it will. Terrific performances all around...
Don't see it if ...but some of the accents were so atrocious that I found it distracting. Should have hired a dialogue coach.
See it if Another mediocre show from Roundabout. Turgid family drama set against major catastrophe - yet the catastrophe is trivialized. Issues...
Don't see it if ...raised and language idiosyncracies are out of sync with era. Actors, even their Italian accents, are unconvincing as is denouement.
See it if you like realistic family dramas that just fall short of melodrama. There are almost too many stories and themes within this family.
Don't see it if you are looking for a fast moving play.
See it if Solid acting in story of an Italian-American immigrant family in Brooklyn & their dynamics in 1960, & an event that changes everything.
Don't see it if There are clichés - abusive father, subservient mother. I didn't buy the mother's complete acceptance of her daughter's lesbianism in 1960.
See it if Interesting play based in 1960 regarding an Italian immigrant family of parents,three daughters. Play involves many important life issues.
Don't see it if You prefer a light,comedic play.This play has humor,but is definitely a serious drama with major tragic elements.
See it if You love family based, sibling oriented period (60s) dramas. Want to see a very impressive special effect of a Park Slope historical event.
Don't see it if You are bored by excessive familial dialogue. Need a tight and well-paced story line.
See it if You want to see a great cast, sweet moments that some may find familiar, show about growing pains by strong young women in Brooklyn.
Don't see it if You are impatient- first act is slow to develop. But hang in, everything changes. Don't like loud noises (it's really big at end of act one)
See it if you come from an immigrant Italian family and want to see what it must have been like (sort of) for your ancestors - if you can believe it.
Don't see it if really poorly crafted writing and play structure full of stereotypes and a manipulated "happy" ending is going to drive you crazy.