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 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 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 like Nancy Meyers movies. You like the two lead actresses and want to see them on stage.
Don't see it if you're not part of MTC's older subscriber base. Play goes on for longer than it needs to without entertainment value or plot justifying it.