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 like sweet, funny, surprising stories about feisty old people; or the cast; or the playwright.
Don't see it if you're not in the mood for something light-hearted and fun.
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.
See it if you're a fan of David Lindsay-Abaire plays. Although not one of his best, still some very funny and thoughtful moments. I left happy.
Don't see it if want a heavily messaged comedy. There is fine acting, and the set up for this situational comedy might be aimed at a maturing audience.
See it if You love to laugh and would like to see some fine performances by this very talented cast.
Don't see it if You have no sense of humor or would not enjoy seeing a show set in a nursing home.
See it if you want to see two fantastic actresses engaged in hilarious hijinks!
Don't see it if you don't like comedy that is a little bit over the top.
See it if You'd be interested in a hysterical but also ultimately heartwarming play of geriatric one-upmanship.
Don't see it if You don't like to have fun at the theatre!
See it if you don't mind seeing older actors dealing with the subject of aging, assisted living and you can laugh at the human condition.
Don't see it if You only want to see hot young actors onstage.
See it if You enjoy a small ensemble show with an excellent cast; a funny (occasionally zany) script with poignant moments about senior issues.
Don't see it if You are expecting deep, nuanced and edgy theater.
See it if you are a Rachel Dratch, Holland Taylor, Mary Louise Burke, or David Hyde Pierce fan, you love old-school yet contemporary farce, like fun.
Don't see it if You scare easily, can't handle a little cheesy humor, don't like laughter.
See it if You want to see two of our best actors over 70 tear into great dramatic and comedic writing
Don't see it if The idea of the hijinks of two older ladies doesn't interest you
See it if you want to watch 2 master craftswomen - Holland Taylor & Mary Louise Burke - spar in brilliantly mad cap ways.
Don't see it if the setting of an assisted living facility disturbs or unnerves, or if you don't enjoy entirely outrageous(ly enjoyable) plot twists
See it if You want to see something that will surprise you, and you love seeing stage legends perform.
Don't see it if You don't have a sense of whimsy and a willingness to go along with some plot points that come from left field.
See it if you want to laugh out loud at the silly antics that these two older women get into. I was so surprised about how much I loved this show.
Don't see it if you expect a deep and serious play. If you cannot laugh at crazy antics, similar to I Love Lucy.
See it if you enjoy plays of any kind. It's imperfect and quite predictable, but joyously fun to watch.
Don't see it if you don't want to? I don't know, there's really no reason not to see this show.
See it if you have a good sense of humor about the trials of growing old. You are guilty of being a perpetual prankster.
Don't see it if you are looking for a romantic drama.
See it if You enjoy laugh-out-loud hijinks in a show with a heart as big as its jokes. Marylouise Burke IS this show.
Don't see it if You have no interest in the lives of seniors or don't want to laugh out loud.
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