In this new play by Tony winner Jack Thorne, friends gather for a book group, anxious to prove their intellectual worth, but that anxiety gets the better of any actual discussion as emotional truths come pouring out. More…
From the show:
There is a moment when you want to look ahead to the future, but the past is eating you whole. In Sunday, friends gather for a book group, anxious to prove their intellectual worth, but that anxiety gets the better of any actual discussion as emotional truths come pouring out.
See it if you want to support young actors.
Don't see it if you're bothered by performers suddenly dashing around the stage without explanation, illogical plot development or gratuitous public peeing
See it if You're interested in young adults revealing personal history & talking about social issues through their discussion in a book club.
Don't see it if You would like histories & social issues discussed in depth or in a way that goes beyond cliche & presents them as real people & not types.
See it if A play about millennial’s and their problems. Lots of dialogue interspersed with strange dance moves. I found it very slow moving.
Don't see it if You are over the age of 30, and don’t care about millennial problems. Lots of drinking, and some drug use included. I prayed for the end.
See it if like wordy, discussion-based stories of 20-somethings, like having a narrator filling in past & future events & commenting on current ones,
Don't see it if you want to like or empathize with the characters, don't want scene broken up with dance sequences (at least it makes it less wordy)
See it if and ONLY if a play about damaged millennial friendships interest you. The best thing about the play it is only 90 minutes long.
Don't see it if a play about damaged millennial friendships doesn't interest you. Initially, I was interested until I became bored by ALL the characters.
See it if Want a wordy character study of millenials. Have patience -- the first half is tough to get through. A later 2-character scene delivers.
Don't see it if You need a cogent, full-baked play. Are offended by raunchy language or frank talk of sex.
See it if you want to see cringey, mean, annoying millennials talk in-depth about a random book (Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant).
Don't see it if you don't like talky, plotless plays; uncomfortable sexual overtones; or incomprehensible dance breakdowns mid-scene.
See it if you want to see what a non-Millennial thinks Millennials are like.
Don't see it if you are interested in a realistic ideation of the life of an actual young person in NYC or if you hate awkward scene transitions
See it if you're interested in an examination of a quirky group of friends during a snapshot in time, brought together on this night by a book club.
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for awkwardness. Ultimately, very little truly happens, and we get a flash forward to their adult lives at the end.
See it if 20-somethings gather for one reason, obviously becomes something else with a narrator to clarify more-or-less. Plus there's a guy downstairs
Don't see it if Want to care about characters. Was not drawn in or curious as to where writer was going. Felt as detached as characters. Maybe the idea?
See it if You enjoy Lee Sunday Evans' work. The choreography was dope as hell.
Don't see it if You're looking for a show with a profound message and aren't into Millennial navel-gazing.
See it if You're looking for something about millennials and are ok leaving without all your questions answered.
Don't see it if You don't like a slow burn. Very little happens very slowly.
See it if if you are really into portrayals of other people's attempts at book clubs. if you like random confusing robotic-dance-scene interjections
Don't see it if if you want to stay awake & engaged, or be enlightened or entertained. One dialogue towards the end was good; narration was good.
See it if You enjoy listening to rich millennials discuss a book you’ve never read and break into pointless half-assed “dancing” for no reason.
Don't see it if You don’t like watching horrible people try to sound intellectual in unconvincing dialogue.
See it if you're interested in stories concerning millennial thoughts and problems, enjoy Jack Thorne, and can find nuggets of gold in a messy play.
Don't see it if you want perfection, are easily set off by problematic race interactions between characters, detest experimentation in movement.
See it if You are a fan of Anne Tyler, you're interested in a story about base white people problems
Don't see it if You prefer something fast-paced, have a short attention span, are looking for a coming-of-age story, are looking for something uplifting