Our Brother’s Son
Ends Jun 24
Our Brother’s Son
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Our Brother’s Son NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(61 Reviews)
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90%
Mixed
3%
Negative
7%
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Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great staging

Charles Gluck's drama about a family torn apart by a medical problem makes its New York debut. 

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Member Reviews (61)

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722 Reviews | 204 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like excellent productions that reflect real-life, difficult circumstances. This intense drama builds as you learn more about characters

Don't see it if you do not like tense family discussions with shouting or if you are bothered by lots of scene changes in a short play.

607 Reviews | 89 Followers
81
Intense, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a meaningful drama with good acting and set. This is a painful but realistic family drama. It is very thought provoking.

Don't see it if you do not like family dramas or talk of medical conditions. This drama packs quite a punch. Read more

357 Reviews | 51 Followers
88
Perceptive, Relevant, Fine cast & set, Intelligent, Extremely interesting

See it if you like realistic plays about family dynamics, moral issues, very interesting plot, fine acting, characterizations, set & dialog.

Don't see it if you dislike serious plays about family dynamics, disfunction & tensions that require analysis to enjoy.

319 Reviews | 195 Followers
90
Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if A moving drama with interesting family dynamics that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Don't see it if If you wanted a light play, then skip this one.

350 Reviews | 55 Followers
67
Great staging, Quirky, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if family dramas are your thing. There's PLENTY of family drama to go around in this play.

Don't see it if you don't find the discovery of family secret bombshell interesting. Read more

277 Reviews | 26 Followers
90
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well written and acted play about a family with problems.

Don't see it if you want to see a play that is light and funny. Read more

177 Reviews | 13 Followers
95
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A wild ride from start to finish - storyline has twists for each character that are interesting and thought provoking. Gripping. I loved it

Don't see it if Realistic family dramas are not relatable for you.

112 Reviews | 23 Followers
91
Great writing, Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a well written and acted play presenting a complex life problem for all of us to ponder. Jump in to life’s complexity.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a lighthearted comedy. This intense play asks complicated questions and makes you part of the family.

Critic Reviews (6)

Theatermania
May 6th, 2022

"Dr. Gluck is certainly better qualified than I am to comment on the ethics of organ transplants from the young to the old. And perhaps as someone who has spent a career witnessing hard choices, he wanted to let his audience off easy. As a new dramatist, however, it's tantamount to malpractice."
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Lighting & Sound America
May 11th, 2022

The battery of shocker revelations keeps things lively, but Our Brother's Son is what Variety used to call a "sudser," with characters and dialogue that feel imported from a long-ago plot arc Guiding Light or Another World. There's no nuance or shading in the writing, just a ton of exposition followed by a series of bombshells that cue plenty of finger-pointing.
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TheaterScene.net
May 6th, 2022

Freshman playwright Charles Gluck, a retired gastroenterologist who has finally followed his dream to write a play, has turned out one terrific piece of theater. There is virtually no superfluous dialogue in this script; almost every line serves a specific purpose, whether it’s to provide key exposition, continue to build the play’s fully three-dimensional characters or to accelerate and intensify the dramatic through point.
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Theater Pizzazz
May 6th, 2022

Our Brother’s Son suffers from single-issue doldrums exacerbated by symptoms of contrivance, cliché, and casting. It needs a script doctor more than a doctor playwright to prescribe a remedy for relief.
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New York Theater
May 6th, 2022

The premise of “Our Brother’s Son” is a promising one, and Charles Gluck, though a first-time playwright, might seem like the right person to explore it: He was a practicing physician for thirty years. But, while the play seems initially like a workmanlike family dramedy, it begins to feel like a missed opportunity, until it takes a sharp turn into an outright misfire.
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Off Off Online
May 8th, 2022

Despite family secrets being revealed, two brushes with death, a constantly rotating set and repeated storming out of the house, not all that much happens in Our Brother’s Son, a passable but toothless drama by career gastroenterologist turned first-time playwright Charles Gluck.
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