This new drama focuses on a Texas family trying to come to terms with a tragic act of violence. More…
In the midst of widespread media attention, their story becomes an allegory for the national debate over religion, tolerance, and the seedlings of hate. With humor and resilience, they confront the ghosts of the past and discover the brutal universal truths that define the American family in the 21st century.
See it if Intense fast-paced and dramatic. Multi-layerd plot. Kiberd is riveting to watch. Very entertaining and thought-provoking.
Don't see it if LGBT and religiosity issues are not for you. Small but adequate production. Some really uncomfortable acting.
See it if You like family dramas with LOTS of drama. Breakdowns, confrontations, revelations - it plays out like an entertaining soap opera.
Don't see it if Performances are uneven. Verges on melodramatic - prob not the directors intent but entertaining nonetheless & never boring.
See it if Topical issues - gay rights, religious freedom, mass murder - portrayed in a simplicitic, melodramtic fashion. Able actors work in vain
Don't see it if A more skilled director may have honed some credibility out of proceedings but alas director & author are one & the same. A sad misfire
See it if you enjoy issue plays touching on current topics including religious hypocrisy & gay acceptance, family plays with multiple revelations
Don't see it if References to recent events such as school shootings, religious bigotry & family rejection make you uncomfortable
See it if you enjoy a great drama. One action brings so much reaction and changes all the characters' lives. Excellent acting and very relevant.
Don't see it if you like comedy.
See it if you want to be surprised in a great way like I was.
Don't see it if you think its going to be a big broadway show, yes that play is located on broadway but not a broaday show. Not much bad to say
See it if you want a well-acted, well written play about themes which are relevant today. Aside from being a bit long, this was a very satisfying show
Don't see it if you dislike themes of hatred and homosexuality; otherwise no reason to not see this show unless you only like musicals.
See it if Family melodrama of fundamentalist religiosity, same-sex marriage and gun violence. Intense plot,relevant issues and good acting. Well done
Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment. Inconsolable sadness leavened by Granny's pathos and humor. Loved the boys, too.
See it if you are in the mood for a very serious drama about how intolerance can destroy a family.
Don't see it if you want a fresh perspective on a topic that has already been addressed in many forms.
Also Although very well acted and a good play, there are few surprises.
See it if you want to see an intense story about a broken family with varied beliefs as they try to deal with loss and healing.
Don't see it if you are not open to seeing/hearing other people's viewpoints on polarizing topics like religion and LGBTQ issues.
See it if You would like a well-acted, riveting show regarding a hate crime. Despite the confusing about-turn in attitude by the mother - worthwhile.
Don't see it if You want a fluffy show or don't like intense dramas dealing with religious beliefs.
See it if would like to see an 8 person play that discusses the harsh reality that religion can sometimes spread hate. Actors were uneven in talent.
Don't see it if you are looking for a feel good play. This play had me feeling unsatisfied on how it ends.
See it if you enjoy well written & acted contemporary drama exploring themes of loss, religion, gay adoption, hate, violence,& dysfunctional families.
Don't see it if you are offended by realistic portrayals of evangelicals using religion to espouse hatred. Sorry if my bias shows in this comment.
See it if You want to be challenged and blown away by the ultimate showdown between fundamentalist rigidity and the power of gay love. Explosive drama
Don't see it if You only want light fluffy entertainment and avoid serious theater examining the crucial issues of today.
See it if really well done tale about intolerance; well written, excellent acting
Don't see it if you don't want to deal with religious issues of intolerance
See it if you want to see a moving play dealing with LBGT issues versus organized religion.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a playwright's first play with emotional issues.
See it if How hatred and prejudice can destroy families. Intense. Slow. Uneven acting but worth seeing
Don't see it if If you don't want to visit themes of homosexuality and violence
See it if you like to be close to the performance. This show touches a lot of nerves plus you think about how love is given and withheld in families.
Don't see it if you have an affinity for Baptists and their beliefs/hypocrisy.
See it if You enjoy great acting in an intimate theater, drama, relevant to what happens in today's world
Don't see it if You don't want to see a drama or need a big production
See it if You want to see a story about Christianity and homosexuality. If you care about social and familial issues.
Don't see it if You're expecting comedy, or are offended by homosexuality.
See it if you are looking for a well-written, well-acted new play with the intimacy and value off-Broadway offers.
Don't see it if you are upset by the show's topics.
See it if Brilliant acting and a story that needs to be told and heard and held close to our hearts (and minds).
Don't see it if You want to grow as a human being (liberal or conservative).