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 laugh. The pranks these ladies pulled on each other were great. Was surprised often. Thoroughly enjoyed this show.
Don't see it if You need a big production in a large theater.
See it if You appreciate funny pranks and a sense of humor
Don't see it if You cannot see humor in growing older and the challenges that older people face
See it if You enjoy everyday stories with extraordinary stakes. You enjoy female-centric plot lines.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy neat endings. You don't enjoy family drama. You want something that is more than just an entertaining story.
See it if You're a fan of verbal zingers, sarcastic old ladies, impromptu skydiving, heartbreaking moments and haunted houses.
Don't see it if If you're averse to tonal changes in your theatre . This play goes from rip-roaringly hilarious to dark and heartbreaking in seconds.
See it if you enjoy a laugh-out-loud script, sharp comic timing by two leading ladies and well-set-up comic surprises
Don't see it if you want something weightier than a romp or find serious personal revelations in a comedic script to be off-key.
See it if you like a fun comedy with endearing characters and immensely talented actors. I had a blast. A great evening all around!
Don't see it if you prefer edgier, challenging material. This show is fun and heartfelt, but not something that expands the art form.
See it if you want to have a great comedic experience at the theater with some very fine actors. Ridiculously funny show with a huge heart!
Don't see it if you are not interested in jokes about the elderly and dying and if you are put off by sometimes quirky humor.