Set in an underfunded public school in Newark, Keen Company's New York premiere tells the story of a bible-toting boy with a photographic memory who befriends the cantankerous old lunch lady. More…
Against all odds, Tino and Bernadette help each other through the mess of growing up and growing old.
See it if You like stories about doing the right things. Especially as a young mind, it could be difficult as you are played by others' rules. 👍
Don't see it if You are easily agitated or aggravated by wrong doing. Or you simply crave for bigger stage or production.
See it if You are interested in the struggles of a child striving to rise above his circumstances and maintain the values he learned when younger
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the results of family dysfunction and child abuse and would be bothered by the lead actors not being children
See it if Care about people who go out their way, to be kind to you other than your Family.
Don't see it if Don't like to see a person being mistreated, for showing an at of KINDNESS , to someone who meant more to them, than their Family.
See it if The character Deja was very good in her role. Its a believable story and actors were great. I loved it.
Don't see it if You dont like bible references. All scenes roll into one setting on stage.
See it if You're interested in a middle school play, and the way religion can intensely surge for desperate youth.
Don't see it if You expect a realistic portrayal--the characters are a little over the top in middle school stereotypes, but all the actors were great!
See it if You enjoy a fresh take on youth, angst, overcoming adversity and selflessness.
Don't see it if Faith based motivation doesn't ring true for you. A bit heavy handed on turning to faith.
See it if At a time when family is taking on so many different dynamics it's interesting to see that someone is listening when necessary.
Don't see it if Language can be intense at times but so is life. Dark.
See it if You like a play with short scenes and interesting staging. Story of a young boy in a trying situation, but who has compassion for others
Don't see it if You dislike intermissions, limited staging, or stories that include religion.
See it if I loved this show because it made me feel like there was hope for goodness and compassion in this world. Filled the stage with warmth.
Don't see it if I don't understand why anyone would shy away from such a beautiful, well acted, kind play. I was totally immersed in the story.
See it if You're looking for a positive story about a protagonist's relationship to religion. Coming-of-age stories tug at your heartstrings.
Don't see it if You're not interested in teenage perspectives. You're less than enthusiastic about organized Christianity.
See it if You like shows that deal with people striving for humanity while living in a disenfranchised reality.
Don't see it if You're looking for a big broadway musical or a place to make out.
See it if you find religion--esply the Bible--inspiring. You like happy endings, even if unlikely. You don't mind long, off-stage voice overs.
Don't see it if you want a polished, coherent script. Or dislike adults playing 12 y/os. Story doesn't ring true. Short scenes w fussy stage biz. Nice set.
See it if Hmmmmmmm. This was not really painful but not very entertaining either.
Don't see it if You want an arc in your story. You don't want to listen to long recordings while no action takes place. Audiobook?
See it if You like slow paced shows w/ religious themes. Seems like the type of show that would be performed in churches or church communities.
Don't see it if Very Slow -. By the end of act 1 there is no hook or direction of what story is trying to be told. Doesn't hold attention. Needs work.
See it if you’d like to see an ultimately upbeat play about the troubles that 2 adolescents & the adult they befriend face together & deal with.
Don't see it if you have an aversion to seeing seemingly intractable life problems melt away before the final curtain.
See it if you want to enjoy a nice story set in Newark with a fine cast and an interesting set.
Don't see it if many short scenes seem to make it drag and keep it from feeling finished - saw the first preview with a lighting miscue & weird intermission
See it if About a good young man having faith thru hard times in his life. During his way find friendship.
Don't see it if If religion bother you then you might not want to see it. Some curse in this show.
See it if you would like to see a show about a young person who rises above his troubled upbringing and becomes a caring wonderful person.
Don't see it if you like a sophisticated drama or a play with lots of dramatic action. Lots of things happen but in short spurts.