Lois Smith stars in the New Group's new wrenching and caustically funny portrait of an American family in crisis. More…
Mary Frances has lived a good life; she's ninety years old and ready to die. Born to refugees fleeing the Armenian genocide, her last wish is to die peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Her dream collides with reality as three generations of explosive women flood her small New England home to battle for their family’s legacy. Mary Frances must navigate the volatile relationships of the children she raised -- or die trying. Lois Smith stars as a tenacious survivor, struggling to break the bonds that tie her to this life.
See it if Great cast (not a weak link) Endorsement for a one child family. A must for those of a certain age.
Don't see it if Set and the ensuing sight lines are a problem.. a nice attempt but maybe created with another stage in mind. At times some dialogue is lost
See it if You love Lois Smith and are okay with depressing plays.
Don't see it if A play about a semi-dysfunctional family caring for a family member in hospice would hit way too close to home and be upsetting.
See it if New Group assembles famed female-driven cast as only they can. Dying matriarch unravels family. Exceedingly good Smith-Cameron as always.
Don't see it if Dour circumstances in poorly written play. "August Osage" w/ a darker cloud and fewer steps. The female performances shine throughout.
See it if you enjoy a drama about a woman dying among her dysfunctional family. Acting was good and set very well used. See if Lois Smith fan.
Don't see it if you do not like to see a play about an elderly person dying and talk about the process of dying or see another dysfunctional family.
See it if You ever had sibling disagreements while caring for an elderly parent. To see Lois Smith as a mother trying to hold her family together.
Don't see it if You dislike slow moving plays that go on long after the main point has been made. Have recently suffered a parental loss.
See it if you are interested in the best & worst that dying can bring out, specifically in a dysfunctional family; great acting; absorbing.
Don't see it if peace comes slowly for Mary Frances - a little editing would go a long ways. The 2 male characters are weak, but I guess that's the point.
See it if You like shows that deal with dysfunctional families. If you like August Osage County you will also like this
Don't see it if If you need some of your characters to be good hearted people. Everyone is good and bad but these people are mostly bad
See it if A raw, true to life exploration of how an elder’s final days affect their entire family. Brilliant performances.
Don't see it if The second act was slow in places.
See it if If you enjoy disfunctional family dramas and elder care issues or are a fan of Lois Smith
Don't see it if If you want a well developed storyline and belivable characters.
See it if you want to see another great performance by Lois Smith. Play kind of rambles, but the topic is important.
Don't see it if you find plays about dying depressing
See it if You’re okay with “tough” theater. It explores death, addiction, family dysfunction, and end-of-life issues in a challenging absorbing play.
Don't see it if You want a “finished” product. It felt like a work in progress, with several themes left unexplored. But, it stimulated a lot of discussion.
See it if you like an intense slice of real-life family drama with phenomenal acting and brutally honest portrayals. A DO NOT MISS PRODUCTION
Don't see it if you are triggered by family crisis involving the lingering death of the matriarch or if you dislike theatre with a decidedly sad demeanor.
See it if you are a Lois Smith and J-Smith Cameron fan...
Don't see it if you don't like seeing shows that display the fragility of a very emotionally fractured dysfunctional family...
See it if For Lois Smith who brings life into play though spending her time trying to die. Interesting view of highly dysfunctional family.
Don't see it if Don't like overly long plays dealing with process of dying & family disfunction. Many scenes superflous & overly drawn out.
See it if You want to see excellent performances in a story everyone who has experienced the death of a parent will relate to at some point
Don't see it if You recently lost a loved one and are not ready to rehash what it was like to deal with their death and hospice
See it if you are interested in the coming together of dysfunctional family facing the death of their mother. very good actors. like naturalism.
Don't see it if You need fast pacing. Are confused by the characters feelings for one another. Dialogue is very realistic, explaining things you know.
See it if You aren’t truggered by the death of a relative and are comfortable seeing some dysfunctional intergenerational family dynamics
Don't see it if You are triggered by the idea of death and illness in a loved one and seeing the inner workings and dysfunctions among the family members
See it if Incredible performances, great set, very realistic. Life story that touches most people who have experienced loss. Left me with goose bumps
Don't see it if want a musical, can not deal with death or family turmoil.
See it if you are a fan of good solid acting and like discovering new playwrights.
Don't see it if you are on the brink of caring for a dying parent or just did.
See it if Lois Smith, J. Smith Cameron and Johanna Day together in a new play is as good reason as any to see this play.
Don't see it if The play is a tad too long with a few loose ends in the narrative.
See it if You enjoy a play about family and the drama within. This play hit home since the topic was fresh and up to date.
Don't see it if You do not like to watch plays about death. This show deals with the dying matriarch who has been placed in hospice care.
See it if Lois Smith is a great actress. The set is perfect and it is realistic. A family dynamics show set around the dying matriarch.
Don't see it if This is a bittersweet show dealing with death and dying. Don't see it if you don't like this subject .
See it if You like well-acted plays about families in crisis.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a family of pretty unstable, maladjusted adults at a pivotal moment in their lives, portrayed by very good actors.
See it if You enjoy well acted family dramas with lots of "in-fighting" like "August in Osage County".
Don't see it if You hate shows with family arguments centered around a dying mother.