In Previews: Opens Sep 23 | Chelsea

Sunday

From 38 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Confusing, Excruciating

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 (38)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Confusing, Excruciating

During previews
40
Banal, Disappointing, Pointless, Indulgent

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?

Also This meaningless, aimless (and exceedingly dull) evening at a book clu... Read more Read less

During previews
37
Excruciating, Edgy, Disappointing

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.

Also The only character in this play that was interesting and strong was co... Read more Read less

During previews
27
Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy

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

Also I see a lot of bad theater and it usually doesn’t disappoint me becaus... Read more Read less

During previews
33
Slow, Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

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.

Also Explain the unnecessary and bad choreography. It makes no sense. Just ... Read more Read less

During previews
47
Disappointing, Slow, Talk-y, Tedious, Indulgent

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.

During previews
0
Problematic, Cliched, Bad direction/"choreography", Bad acting, Terrible writing

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.

Also I was expecting this to be bad but not as bad as it actually was. The ... Read more Read less

During previews
49
Slow, Banal, Indulgent, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if You're 20-something and grapple with connecting to others

Don't see it if You want a mature show in which you see growth in the situation or in the characters

During previews
44
Lost opportunity, Insipid, Indulgent, Boring, Disappointing

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!

During previews
31
A show that has too many themes

See it if you have a subscription to The Atlantic and want your money's worth.

Don't see it if you want to see a coherent play. The story is all over the place. I don't want to waste your time writing more. Don't go.

During previews
42
Indulgent, Boring, Slow, Confusing, Banal

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.

During previews
45
Slow

See it if You like new plays. You like a slow burn.

Don't see it if You want more than a short story live on stage.

Also Disappointing. I understand what the playwright was going for about mo... Read more Read less

During previews
20
Slow, Terrible, Excruciating, Banal, Cliched

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.

During previews
40
Poorly written, Insipid, Cliched, Banal

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

Also Poor and lazy writing ruins this play where everything has to be expla... Read more Read less

During previews
46
Slow, Disappointing, Excruciating, Boring, Confusing

See it if you need to see everything the Atlantic does.

Don't see it if you like shows that are interesting and have a point.

Also There was dancing/choreography in the show and I literally have no ide... Read more Read less

During previews
48
Disappointing

See it if You are interested in an ensemble drama about young adults.

Don't see it if You want plot or more than a character study.

Also For me there’s only about 20-25 minutes of a play here. The later scen... Read more Read less

During previews
49
Boring, Slow, Excruciating

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


“Sunday” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)


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