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Out of the Mouths of Babes

From 61 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

About the show

Cherry Lane Theatre presents the world premiere of Israel Horovitz's comedy about four women and the 100-year-old man who loved them. Starring Judith Ivey and Estelle Parsons. More…

In Israel Horovitz's new comedy, four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100 year-old man who loved each of them variously and simultaneously. For 24 hours they share his apartment, delicious secrets, and a dead cat. This intimate play stars Francesca Choy-Kee, Angelina Fiordellisi, two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey, and Oscar winner Estelle Parsons.


Member Reviews (61)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful
82
Avg Score

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if you want see Judith Ivey and Estelle Parsons at the top of their game. The other two actresses do themselves proud as well.

Don't see it if you are not ready for some old time humor. It is not quite thought provoking but a welcome 2 hours of even treating suicide with a dash...

69
Cliched, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you're a fan of the stars,like meaningless comedies with no character development or real plot, unbelievable situations, nonsense

Don't see it if you go for intelligent comedies in which characters behave believably & whose issues come naturally from the plot, or hate easy, cheap jokes

99
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You love great acting by powerhouse actresses, a funny sitcom plot, and laugh-out loud scenarios.

Don't see it if You're looking for something serious or if you don't like to laugh.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy comedy that is a bit over-the-top, acerbic old ladies, good acting, amusing plot; and, of course, Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey!

Don't see it if you are very young and can't appreciate what it means to have lived a long and interesting life; no other reason to not see it.

65
Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid, Raunchy

See it if you want to see Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey in action on a spectacular set and if you enjoy really light summer entertainment

Don't see it if you expect some substance along with your fluff or if your tolerance for cunnilingus jokes has already been reached.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you want a very good laugh delivered by 2 pros - Ivey and Parsons.

Don't see it if you want a sensible story. The plot is unbelievable but hysterical.

70
Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see some of our greatest actresses having a great time together

Don't see it if you are looking for great writing, this is just a fun piece without much substance

74
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like charming comedy. Well performed and staged. The play, however, often feels like a well-done TV sitcom.

Don't see it if You want serious drama.

100
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are an intelligent, sophisticated Baby Boomer enjoying fresh views of relationships between women and men and other women

Don't see it if You are very young, unintelligent or do not have a strong command of English to appreciate comedic nuance and double entendre

85
Edgy, Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Original

See it if You want to see comedic actresses at the top of their game, you enjoy gallows humor, you don't mind adult language/references.

Don't see it if You can't find the thought of suicide funny under any circumstance, you don't want to exert effort to understand an overdone French accent.

78
Clever, Fun cast, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Are a fan of the one and only Estelle Parsons!

Don't see it if Are unwilling to go in a fun, lightweight ride.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy a show with great acting, humor, intrigue and you'd like a nice night out.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor.

78
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Charming and witty

See it if enjoy laughing at others' mistakes; well written, well acted plays performed primarily by talented elderly women; funny, emotional dramedies

Don't see it if you're concerned about aging, infidelity, suicide, May-Dec romances, and cunnilingus or, as the man is described, "he's very cunnilingual"

79
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to laugh, see great actresses, a fun night out

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor

76
Entertaining

See it if You like some comedies.

Don't see it if You expect the play to be really very funny.

81
Clever, Hilarious, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see a funny show about women dealing with loss of a former lover.

Don't see it if The topic of unfaithful men is uncomfortable for you

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you'd love seeing Estelle Parsons & Judith Ivey get their groove on. Story about reunion of wives & girlfriends of man at his funeral.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in a story about love everlasting with a womanizing man.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny

See it if you like to laugh; you like good older actresses (parsons, ivey); you like situation comedy; you like good old fashioned funny writing

Don't see it if you don't like silly stories; don't like situation comedy; don't enjoy laughing.

81
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like to laugh and enjoy some very talented actresses!

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh or are turned off by salty language

75
Clever, Cliched, Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny

See it if You like plays that are on the smaller size and want to laugh.

Don't see it if Plays that deal with cheating and suicide upset you. The start of the play is a bit slow but it picks up.

50
Entertaining, Banal, Cliched

See it if you love Judith Ivey.

Don't see it if you like substance with your comedy.

86
Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if If you want to see a talented well seasoned cast dealing with the complexities of human relationships. Ms. Parsons is terrific!

Don't see it if You don't want to even think about anyone's sexuality in old age.

65
Cute, Quirky, Disappointing, Sit-com

See it if you miss Neil Simon (and can forget how well Simon wrote this type of sit-com).

Don't see it if expect two great stars to make an otherwise bland comedy into something special.

78
Entertaining, Great acting, Well-written

See it if You want to see 4 perfectly-cast women go head to head in a well-written comedy.

Don't see it if You're looking for anything serious or lasting. Also, avoid sitting in the very back of the theatre. It felt miles away.

68
Entertaining, Fluffy, Great acting, Banal, Flat

See it if You're up for a summer divertissement with good acting by veterans Parsons and Ivey.

Don't see it if You like comedy with more wit, bite or relevance.


June 19th, 2016
"An improbable and eventually even fantastical comedy, enlivened by an excellent cast…Mr. Horovitz has written more than 70 plays…'Out of the Mouths of Babes' is not among the most substantial, though it offers roles that snugly fit all four actors…Although the acting keeps things lively, and the...
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June 21st, 2016
"A lightweight comedy about seriously dark subjects...Tales of multiple suicides (and some hilarious attempts), deep depression and overlapping adultery abound…and then the late lover boy’s final wife shows up, and things really get complicated. But that’s also, unfortunately, when the dramatic f...
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June 19th, 2016
"Pure theatrical sitcom, albeit an amusing one. The play is also very well performed, no surprise considering that its cast includes two of our finest stage actresses, Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey…It's all as supremely silly as it sounds, but under the expert direction of Barnet Kellman the pl...
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June 23rd, 2016
"There are two hardy reasons to shuffle to see 'Out of the Mouths of Babes.' One is the four accomplished actresses. The other is the playwright himself, who still knows how to write a solid comic line that works...The actresses work as an ensemble, playing off each other with skill, and director...
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