See it if Very entertaining and fast paced drama. Lots of plot twists in just 80 min. Very well acted and written. Absorbing and entertaining.
Don't see it if You prefer comedies.
See it if You enjoy shows with LOTS of drama and twists. The subject matter is serious but this show is a lot of fun! Story moves fast in 80min.
Don't see it if You prefer a slow play where nothing happens.
See it if You don’t mind sitting through an average written and acted show to get to a few interesting twists and turns that are there only for drama.
Don't see it if You want to see a good show. I’m not sure if the acting was so bad or the writing just made it seem that way. Maybe a little of both. Read more
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.
See it if An interesting and well-paced story with a ending that leaves you wondering. A bit more closure would have been nice.
Don't see it if You expect a fluffy show. This is a thinker.
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
See it if Family drama that funny and you are thinking O'boy. Make you think what would you do if?
Don't see it if Family drama, broken promise and suprises.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.