Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Good acting
About the Show
In this drama, a divorced young man is tricked into returning to his hometown after a self-willed separation of nearly eighteen years to face an emotionally charged encounter with his past.
From the show:
A young man, Michael Stouffer, disillusioned by divorce and a failed academic career, is tricked into returning to his hometown after a self-willed separation of nearly eighteen years to face an emotionally charged encounter with his past.
An enthralling tour de force, this award-winning play deals with issues of love and loss, faith and doubt, the strength of family ties, and the possibility of personal redemption.
"Buzz McLaughlin's story and characters are potentially interesting but in the form currently presented...the play seems like a very accomplished first draft. The characters are never fleshed out by the script or the actors and the plot elements are never entirely surprising."
"McLaughlin's work examines the way that mental illness can both separate and unite families, and the difficulty of dealing with the heaviness and trauma of living with someone who is mentally disabled."