What first appears to be a standard cat-and-mouse game of wit and wiles soon becomes a dance to the death. Who is the cat and who is the mouse? And who will make it out of Switzerland alive? More…
It’s 1995 in the Swiss Alps, and the reclusive crime writer Patricia Highsmith is visited by a genial young man, sent by her New York publisher to convince her to write the final installment of her best-selling Mr. Ripley series.
See it if One of the most intriguing, literary plays I've ever seen. Really made you think about the process of writing. Both actors were excellent!
Don't see it if you don't know anything about Patricia Highsmith or her book The Talented Mr. Ripley. If you don't and you plan to go, read up on it.
See it if Non stop mind play, intelligent, absorbing, pay attention at all times writing; some insight into the mind of a great writer & complex mind.
Don't see it if you do not like tension or psychological thrillers; it takes time and lots of talk for the story to unfold.
See it if you enjoy plays about writers—especially mystery writers like Patricia Highsmith—who is a character in this cat & mouse play.
Don't see it if you like a play that starts reasonably well and then takes a quick nosedive. Poor acting and staging also lead to this play's downfall.
See it if You want to see a thoroughly engaging 2 handler in which you realize the story being presented isn’t the whole story. Quite a thriller !!!
Don't see it if You are only wanting to sit back and let a plot wash over you ! This is not that kind of play. It will totally engage you if you let it, wow
See it if you are a fan of Patricia Highsmith's oeuvre, particularly the Ripliad and want to see a work that captures many aspects of her.
Don't see it if you don't like talky plays, don't know Highsmith's novels or the novels based on them, or are expecting a thriller more than a dark comedy.
See it if you are a Highsmith fan and want to see a glimpse into her later life (real and imagined).You enjoy snappy dialogue in a feisty female role
Don't see it if you don't know who Patricia Highsmith is, don't know her famous characters, and don't care. (Play will be somewhat meaningless to you)
See it if Ninety minutes in the mind of Patricia Highsmith & the talented Mr Ripley give insight into the character & imagination of a mystery writer.
Don't see it if You don’t like Patricia Highsmith’s books and don’t want to see a Who is it? or Who done it? inspired by her life and writing.
See it if Audience seemed to like it. Laughed at what I thought were pretty lame jokes and attempts at high minded wit. Male actor was OK.
Don't see it if Dialogue cringe worthy at times.Actress not convincing but then this role is written so over the top not sure anyone could make it believabl
Also Tries for smart, profound and witty - fails miserably.
See it if You like caustic writer types talking about writing and writers; you have a vested interest in Highsmith or Ripley.
Don't see it if You want a satisfying conclusion. The play works when it's about the real-life characters; not so when it becomes a psychological thriller.
See it if You like Patricia Highsmith, Tom Ripley, or 2 person plays with confusing twists.
Don't see it if It's pretty confusing. After a couple of conversations about it, I think I know what happened, but those chats were needed.
See it if What seems to be a straight-forward plot is anything but. Elegant script and outstanding performances make this a show not to be missed.
Don't see it if You’ve never heard of Patricia Highsmith or Tom Ripley. It helps if you have but won’t hurt if you haven’t.
See it if You enjoy psychological ,dramedy with sharp dialogue. You're a fan of Patricia Highsmith's work & enjoy satiric view of NY's literary world
Don't see it if You dislike two character, "small" plays, that are steeped in literary references. You're not familiar with any of Patricia Highsmith's work
Also The two actors, Peggy J. Scott and Daniel Petzold, were superb!
See it if you are a fan of the writer Patricia Highsmith and would like to see a play that imagines her own story.
Don't see it if you've never heard of her and don't like cat-and-mouse thrillers where you can't be sure of anything until the surprise ending!
See it if Very well done. Dry humor. Absorbing and interesting twist. Good job.
Don't see it if If looking for pure entertainment, not for you. A drama, mystery and a touch of humor.
See it if you loved The Talented Mr. Ripley and would enjoy verbal repartee between its author and her publisher representative.
Don't see it if you would find a 90 minute conversation with a couple of surprises thrown in to be boring - or if you have no familiarity with "Mr. Ripley."
See it if You love Highsmith/Ripley; it helps to be at least familiar with the writer and character.
Don't see it if A writer writing about writers talking about writing will bore you.