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Of Good Stock

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Slow

About the show

The final show of Manhattan Theatre Club's 2014-15 season, Melissa Ross' new play starring Alicia Silverstone is about the fun and dysfunction of that thing we call family. More…

The three Stockton sisters are witty, brilliant, beautiful – and a total mess, thanks to the legacy of their complicated novelist father. In Melissa Ross’ new play, these women gather at their family home on Cape Cod for a summer weekend. Their reunion ignites passions, humor, and wildly unanticipated upheavals.

Member Reviews (9)


Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Slow
Avg Score

Banal, Disappointing, Annoying, Insipid, Boring

See it if you want to gawk at Silverstone. The script was truly awful. Nothing funny, insightful, or believable to be found. No strong acting, either

Don't see it if idiotic behavior drives you crazy. This play is chock-full of idiotic behavior. The word "Good" does not deserve to be in the title.

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Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if Well written story. Well acted. Touching and funny.

Don't see it if you don't care that much about women's stories.

Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You like romantic comedy or "chick flicks". It's a nice story with comedic and dramatic moments. Fully entertaining

Don't see it if You don't like chick flicks

Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love great acting and a great set. Very entertaining.

Don't see it if You don't like family dramas.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if A sad and touching story. Its family issues should resonate with many.

Don't see it if You're not particularly interested in the joys and sorrows of upper-middle-class New York families.

Entertaining, Funny, Original, Resonant, Slow

See it if like a good family story with humor

Don't see it if you don't like silly family stories

Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Great staging

See it if Youb are interested in family dramas. I liked Alicia's role of a spoiled female the least. Stereoytyped character.

Don't see it if You like smaller theaters with nice staging and personal shows

Great acting, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see something new and different

Don't see it if you're not open to off Broadway, off beat plays

Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy seeing tales about family

Don't see it if you want to see something intense

June 30th, 2015
"'Of Good Stock,' actually feels like a better-than-average chick flick — well acted, smoothly paced, occasionally touching and, for those who indulge in such forms of reassurance, as comforting as a quart of mint chocolate chip ice cream, eaten straight from the container...Some of the dialogue ...
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June 30th, 2015
"In 'Of Good Stock', directed by Lynne Meadow for MTC, rising writer Melissa Ross mixes in some laughs and insight, but overdoes it on the tears, clichés and whining...The play looks great; you may wish you could live in Santo Loquasto’s fancy rotating beachside home set. But although it’s presen...
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June 30th, 2015
"Has a distressing air of familiarity in its depiction of a trio of squabbling siblings whose respective emotional issues are endlessly and loudly expressed. It may be cathartic for the characters, but for the audience, not so much...The evening is not always as painful as it sounds. Ross display...
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June 30th, 2015
"Playwright Ross’ quips give 'Of Good Stock' the engaging feel of a good sitcom, though the jokes are particularly suited to an NYC audience... It is only during the sisters’ climactic airing-of-the-grievances stretch where the play begins to feel longer than its breezy two hours. (Silverstone’s ...
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