Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of Dan LeFranc’s new comedy about anxiety, awkward neighbors, and fending off existential despair. More…
We never meet young Richie and Lonna, whose marriage is on the rocks. But miles and miles away, in the affluent Southwestern suburb where Richie's parents live, that couple’s separation is disturbing the tranquility of a community they barely know. In this comedy, the residents of Rancho Viejo drift from one gathering to the next, wrestling life’s grandest themes—set against the lustful, yearning strains of a distant bolero. Featuring Tony nominee Mare Winningham and directed by Daniel Aukin.
See it if Older suburbanites faced with choices about what to sacrifice in order to maintain their personal and communal relationships.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a slow pace that allows for rich character development. There are some confusing surrealistic elements.
See it if You enjoy great acting in a interesting and humorous play that is also quite strange. I really enjoyed it and did not find it too long
Don't see it if You don't want to see strange characters talking for three hours. It's a long show. 3 hours with two intermissions.
Also It was quite funny. And bizarre.
See it if You'd be interested in seeing something truly new and original -- a suburban drama turned into a so-quirky-it's-funny comedy.
Don't see it if You can't sit through a three-hour play or hate weird, quirky comedies where the laughs come from seemingly "off" situations and characters.
See it if You want to see a very Southern California style show. If you know what I mean by that expression you will probably enjoy this play !
Don't see it if You are looking for a classic comedy. This plays veers off into many unusual directions. Fast action is your thing. Play has 2 intermissions
See it if you like shows that challenge you.Acting is superb.Pace is slow.Parts are confusing, but it is well worth staying til the end!
Don't see it if you want a short, straightforward play. This one will make you shake your head and wonder what's going on and who's who. Worth it, though!
See it if Quirky, funny story told in quick scenes. Mare Winningham and Julia Duffy were standouts. Very, very funny in many parts.
Don't see it if Three hours long. Got weird in the third act.
See it if you weary of plays about 20 & 30 somethings and yearn for something meaningful about baby boomers with their first world problems.
Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3 hour show (with two intermissions) and lots of dialogue. you don't care about how to remain relevant while aging
See it if you like quirky relationship plays. Mare Winningham and Mark Blum are outstanding. Excellent supporting cast. Love the first 2 1/2 acts.
Don't see it if you can't sit 3 hrs. I viewed the intermissions as 2 opportunites to leave, but the writing doesn't unravel until the last 1/2 of 3rd act.
See it if You like slice of life dramedy. There were parts that were funny and parts that were sad. Nobody seemed to have any real emotion, except
Don't see it if "Pete" who was obsessed witht he marriage of the son of one of the couples. THIS SHOW WAS WAY TOO LONG, 3 hours and 2 intermissions.
See it if you like spending time with off-beat characters and plays that explore ideas of community.
Don't see it if you have no patience for long plays with almost no plot.
See it if u like serious theater, a superb production, plus a critical view of suburban America in recent times. I found it's 3 hour length absorbing.
Don't see it if Well, OK, it is long, but there are two intermissions. I found the characters & their complexities challenging and entirely satisfying.
See it if you want to laugh at a couple's existential & absurdists crises within the confines of California suburban sprawl.
Don't see it if you like your plays short and sweet -- this once clocks in at 3 hours with 2 intermissions. Never feels slow though.
See it if you like dreadfully long plays that come to no real ending or point.
Don't see it if you can find anything else to see. Please...PLEASE!! However, Mare Winningham was delightful. Only redeeming factor
See it if You like chatty, dialogue-driven plays. The first two acts are entertaining. The third act was very disappointing.
Don't see it if you don't like three hour plays with two intermissions. Also, if you value thematic consistency.
See it if you're opened to something murky and mysterious with resonant themes
Don't see it if are annoyed by sparse dialogue and stage pauses and no simplistic resolutions
See it if you are game for an unpredictable, uneventful & mostly unresolved ride with some vaguely recognizable characters
Don't see it if you can't be bothered with plays that don't even try to resolve their mysteries; if 3+hours of not much happening isn't your idea of drama
See it if You want to sit in your seat for THREE hours. This is why they don't tell you on line how long the show is.
Don't see it if You can't sit in a seat for 3 hours. (There are 2 intermissions.)
See it if You enjoy plays that seem to be about nothing until it hits you that it's about so many of the things you question in life.
Don't see it if If you think a 3 hour play is not for you or you wouldn't enjoy hearing a character speak in a foreign language without subtitles.
See it if You enjoy cringe comedy and/or identify with oblivious manchildren. For the very specific characterizations of the supporting couples. Marti
Don't see it if The minutiae of suburbia and middle age relationships leave you cold, especially as thru eyes of the pathologically naive. Wtf dream cacti
See it if You are prepared to spend 3 of the strangest hours you may experience at the theater this season
Don't see it if You need a beginning, middle, and end - and don't have an appreciation for the absurd
See it if You enjoy a long (almost 3 hrs) slow story of couples interacting in a pretty meaningless story. It left me wondering a lot of things!
Don't see it if You want a story with substance and action or has some depth of meaning