Manhattan Theatre Club presents a a high-stakes comedy by Pulitzer Prize winning author David Lindsay-Abaire about two women of a certain age locked in a no-holds-barred battle to the death. More…
When the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her desirable room in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. Starring Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor and directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce.
See it if you want to see two outstanding actors wasted on inferior material. Burke and Taylor are terrific, but the script is annoyingly insipid.
Don't see it if you require a funny/smart script. I was absorbed by the performances, but repelled by the story. Such a shame!
See it if You like great acting, humor. A play about older women -- you'll view these characters very differently when you leave than at the start.
Don't see it if You don't like quirky characters.
See it if you are fans of the two actresses in the leading roles. Also, if you like a watered-down version of "The Odd Couple" for women.
Don't see it if you don't like sit-coms masquerading as theatre.
See it if You want to see two theater pros riffing off each other, a very funny plot and strong supporting performances.
Don't see it if You're age-ist or you're looking for profound messages.
See it if You enjoy a sneaky comedy that never fails to surprise. You enjoy great comic acting.
Don't see it if you hate watching fights between roommates in a retirement facility.
See it if you want to see a show that will make you laugh out loud and enjoy some over the top moments.
Don't see it if have no sense of humor or are looking to see a serious drama.
See it if You are "of a certain age" or have a friend/parent moving in that direction; enjoy sit-coms with few surprises but great comic timing
Don't see it if You want something challenging or thought-provoking.
See it if you are a fan of the leading actresses
Don't see it if you have little patience with sitcoms that get weighed down with cliched sentiment and misguided efforts at pathos.
See it if you want a funny and poignant evening in the theater with two great actors
Don't see it if you don't like stories about old people.
See it if u want to be pleasantly surprised after ?? reviews. I was w/ this one, big time. I loved it. And the cast is "spot-on." MaryLouise Burke!
Don't see it if I'm struggling here. What...you want DEATH OF A SALESMAN every time out? This is delightful. LiKe theater? See it. Title means? Find out.
See it if Even two wonderful actors couldn't save this lazy play by David Lindsey-Abaire who should have known better. Story not surprising and boring
Don't see it if You wan to see ecellent playwriting and a believable story.
See it if you enjoy an evening of quirky fun, with great actresses and an entertaining story with just enough depth to be resonant.
Don't see it if you don't a like a little silly fun