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 u have 100 minutes to waste with a bunch of self-indulgent, unlikeable 20-somethings spouting navel-gazing millennial claptrap... to no end.
Don't see it if u expect answers to the questions: who's story is this? what's the point of the story? was I meant to read Ann Tyler? why are they dancing?
See it if you like a story about the worst book group in the universe, characters that demean themselves and young people that are totally depressed.
Don't see it if you like a reason for young people to act stupidly, speak insultingly and to care about the ending, which by the end I did not care at all.
See it if you want to see a bunch of characters on stage that you have no chance of liking
Don't see it if You are expecting good theater which is what you normally get from Atlantic
See it if How a can go from bad to worse in just 90 minutes. I felt as if I was eavesdropping on the authors privacy rather than being drawn in.
Don't see it if You are looking for a linear play this is not it.
See it if you're patient with unpleasant characters talking pointlessly (& endlessly) - interspersed w/inexplicable dancing to loud pop. LONG 105 min.
Don't see it if you want thoughtful theater. Tries to be LaBute or Lonergan - but is instead poorly staged, banal conversation among emerging young adults.
See it if You want to see how poorly an older white man can write for Gen Z, women and black people.
Don't see it if You want a coherent play. This was more like two (poorly written) scenes mashed together with "choreography" sprinkled in.
See it if The idea of a group of young adults in a book group is intriguing-but we never care about any of the characters. Some interesting movement.
Don't see it if so many ideas that are briefly mentioned but nothing gets developed - the characters drone on in circles. i nodded off-I never do that!
See it if you want to see a fairly well-written 20-minute two-hander that takes place about 2/3 of the way into this play.
Don't see it if you don't want to have to sit through a dreary production of two-dimensional characters in which key events are told rather than performed.
See it if you want to learn why a 41 year old white straight man has no business writing plays about 20 year olds, women, LGBTQ folk & People of Color
Don't see it if you need your play-going experiences to require a point, perspective or purpose.
See it if you want to see a bunch of self-indulgent, unlikable 20-somethings with no insights of themselves or others . Young actors try their best.
Don't see it if you want to see a dull, meaningless and pointless play that rambles all over the place without saying anything important
See it if you want to hear about the lives of some not very interesting 20-somethings in the big city.
Don't see it if You need an absorbing plot. Maybe you have to be around the same age as the characters on stage. I found this one boring in the extreme
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