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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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're looking for a funny, heartwarming evening at the theatre, with two great leading ladies
Don't see it if You are looking for something innovative and life-changing.
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.
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