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Sunday

From 101 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Indulgent, Confusing, Slow, Banal

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (101)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Indulgent, Confusing, Slow, Banal

60
Awkward set, Dated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Hard working actors

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

50
Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

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.

58
Good for millennials, Banal, Slow, Disappointing

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.

Also No intermission and no way to escape during the 90 minutes.... Read more Read less

50
Banal, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow

See it if you have little else to do. This was really a bore

Don't see it if if you value your theater time,

69
Some great acting, Slow, Cliched, Wordy, Intelligent

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)

Also The narrator was excellent especially as one of the characters in this... Read more Read less

63
Quirky, Indulgent, Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious

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.

Also WTF was the purpose for the cast to break into dance in the middle of ... Read more Read less

68
Boring & slow, Difficult to like these characters, Intermittent dance & movement, Very few sparkling moments, Angsty & ponderous

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.

54
Indulgent, Confusing, Intense, Quirky, Banal

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.

Also There are some good points to this play. It's broadly well-acted; ther... Read more Read less

60
Excruciating, Great acting, Cliched, Banal, Ambitious

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

68
Uneven, Quirky, Indulgent, Absorbing

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.

62
Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you already have tickets.

Don't see it if you want a piece that's fully cooked. It feels like the playwright stopped working it before it was completed.

64
Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you enjoy plays about millennials and their problems and situations.

Don't see it if you dislike plays that need further development

69
Thought-provoking, Slow, Drifts, At-times boring, At-times interesting

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?

65
Banal, Slow, Ambitious

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.

54
Insipid, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you're young and self-involved

Don't see it if you enjoy reading (and read instead)

60
Banal, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if you want to catch fresh young talent.

Don't see it if you like straightforward plot-driven plays.

Also a strange little pointless play, spinning in place, anchored (if at al... Read more Read less

62
Slow, Disappointing, Entertaining

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.

Also I mostly liked the earlier parts of this show, but rather than explore... Read more Read less

53
Dull, Confusing, Pointless, Disappointing

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.

62
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you’re a fan of Ann Tyler and don’t mind young people taking her apart

Don't see it if time is precious to you

60
Uninteresting, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if you want to see a show that you care about

Don't see it if you have better things to do. there is some really good stuff on tv

Also I was pretty disappointed. There were some flashes of interesting thin... Read more Read less

66
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You like thoughtful plays with interesting characters

Don't see it if You don’t like dancing in show

55
Banal, Irritating, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing

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.

Also Why is there a narrator? Someone who doesn’t really know most of the o... Read more Read less

61
Indulgent, Insipid, Banal, Disappointing

See it if There's nothing on TV.

Don't see it if There's anything else you need to do. And that includes dust.

Also The wonderful young actors in this production are not in anyway respon... Read more Read less

68
Flat, Two plays in one, Great acting, Structurally amiss, Complicated

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.

50
Choppy, Inconsistent, Confusing, Slow

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

Also Sunday is advertised as a "coming-of-age" story which it most definite... Read more Read less


September 23rd, 2019
"Being Young and Bored in a Book Club on ‘Sunday’: In Jack Thorne’s listless new play, a group of feckless friends gather to discuss Anne Tyler and share their self-consciousness."
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September 23rd, 2019
2/5 Stars "Sunday is listless and out of joint, full of redundant arguments and, when it wants to make points with crashing clarity, third-person narration."
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September 23rd, 2019
"Unmagical Realism in 'Runboyrun,' 'In Old Age,' and 'Sunday.'"
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September 23rd, 2019
"The twentysomething members of a book club reveal their thoughts and insecurities in the new play by Jack Thorne, the Tony-winning author of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.'"
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