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 have read Ann Tyler’s novel Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant and remember details.
Don't see it if No reason to see this unless you are a subscriber of Atlantic Theatre Co. and have already paid to see this drivel !
See it if You want to see a bunch of pseudo-intellectual kids pretentiously abusing booze and their obnoxious behavior .
Don't see it if You’re looking for a pleasant evening at the theatre.
See it if You are twenty or younger.
Don't see it if You are over twenty or if you are a smart under twenty. Poor acting, bad writing, hard to hear, “actors” don’t project. Amateurish.
See it if The acting is uneven to bad. The first hour is just talking heads and the last 30 minutes the most interesting character shows up..too late.
Don't see it if The writing & development of the characters are, at best, ambitious but border more on awful. Young folks figuring out their ways is not new
See it if you're under 30 and can figure out what this is about.
Don't see it if unless you want to be tortured and trapped in your seat for 90 minutes
See it if You have a few hours to kill on a boring night.
Don't see it if You expect a coherent thought out play with interesting and developed characters whose motives and actions make sense.
See it if If you would like to see another play by the writer of Harry Potter
Don't see it if If you want to connect to characters or want to be presented with an interesting situation.
See it if you're friends with the actors, who did an amazing job committing to their characters. Or if you're looking for an expensive spot to nap.
Don't see it if you don't like tons of exposition, being confused, watching weird dancing scene changes, or cringing every 5 seconds.
See it if You want to be bored to tears, wondering why anyone thought this bland mess was worth producing.
Don't see it if you dislike dull, lackluster conversation with little point to it.
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 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 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!