Ars Nova and WP Theater (Women’s Project Theater) present the world premiere of Rachel Bonds' play with music about twin sisters, featuring songs by Brooklyn indie-rock duo The Bengsons. More…
While navigating the unsettling waters of young adulthood, twin sisters return home to find their father in a moment of crisis. Under the cover of late-night, small-town shadows, sleep is elusive, connections are frayed, and the Southern summer heat presses in. An ethereal, honest, funny-sad show about seeing old faces with new eyes, and the liminal space between loss and letting go.
See it if you're interested in a handful of really fine performances. Unfortunately Bond's play is real let down and never materializes into anything.
Don't see it if you're expecting lots of music from the Bengsons. It's pre-recorded and barely featured. The set is also particularly amateurish.
See it if you like formulaic contemporary plays about loneliness and fear of the future.
Don't see it if you are expecting action to take place on stage. Action is replaced with sometimes-relevant musical numbers.
See it if you like quiet family drama; EXCELLENT acting, writing, and singing; lovely, moving, & melancholic small-scale personal storytelling.
Don't see it if you are deterred by a 2ish hour show with no intermission, you are looking for spectacle or a big and/or uncomplicated plot.
See it if You are able to go with the flow. Overlook the loose connections between story lines.
Don't see it if You need to have the connections between different stories. You need all the story lines resolved.
See it if enjoy family/relationship/emotional type storylines - really solid creative easy pleasant country style score as well
Don't see it if cant deal with 90 min no intermission - would have preferred they lengthened play with more music and added intermission
See it if If you are a fan of a drama with folk songs; If you are not a fan of conventional theater; If you enjoy shows that's "off the beaten path".
Don't see it if If you want to spend two very slow hours (with no intermission) about a show that's very hard to follow. Also, the music was not very good.
See it if you are in the mood to see a show that is not plot driven and has some beautiful moments
Don't see it if you really like plots and want a musical. This is not a musical but there are a few songs.
See it if a well written play performed by gifted actors is of interest. Soul-searching by the young and the aging, heart warming and heart aching.
Don't see it if you desire a thriller with lots of action. Don't see it if young coming of age-ish material not your thing.
See it if You appreciate the subtext in a play and the layers of what goes unsaid; you love a great ensemble cast piece; you like to spot new talent.
Don't see it if You prefer your family dramas with elaborate plot twists, big gasp-inducing reveals, and smashed dishes--this one is tender and understated.
See it if You're a performer, as the actors in this are wonderful. Production design is great also, as is Rachel's naturalistic dialogue.
Don't see it if very slow shows with low stake plots aren't for you. They're not for me. Characters are selfish and talk a lot about a little.
See it if You like sad-funny plays. You don't need all of the answers spelled out for you. You want to support a new female writer.
Don't see it if You're looking for great writing. You're expecting more than like 2 songs.
See it if You're seeking an escape from all the current-day issues; you want something light but still makes you think.
Don't see it if You want a play that grapples with higher stakes
See it if you enjoy stories that showcase everyday humanity, make you think, and evoke often unconfronted emotions.
Don't see it if you are looking for a show that provides you with direct answers, loud entertainment, or a conventional storyline.
See it if you like naturalistic, well-crafted, lovely plays. believable characters & family drama. talented cast! Peter Friedman is heartbreaking.
Don't see it if you're expecting a big flashy musical. It's a play with a few (4?) songs, and it is sometimes quiet & reflective (which I like!)
See it if you appreciate family stories, excellent performances, and subtle but effective storytelling.
Don't see it if you want to see a Musical with a capital M, or if you're in the mood to see something something with more razzle-dazzle than substance.