Theater Breaking Through Barriers presents A.R. Gurney's theatrical meta-comedy about the intersection between real life and life on stage. More…
Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can't stand it. Peggy's usual exquisite taste has been overcome by a mysterious lapse which caused her to redo the room as if it were a stage set. Everything faces one wall, 'The Fourth Wall,' and everyone who enters the room begins to behave as if they were acting in a play. Troubled by this odd behavior, Roger calls in the local theatre professor in the hopes that he can "doctor" Peggy's “play,” break 'The Fourth Wall,' and bring the madness to a close.
See it if It is a different Gurney type play, very funny at times with good acting and directing.
Don't see it if This show needed an intermission. If you don't like Gurney.
See it if you are a A.R. Gurney fan who enjoys both the experimental and didactic aspects of his writing. Yes, the world is indeed a stage.
Don't see it if you are put off by the "message play" that sometimes tries too hard to make a point at the expense of just drama on the stage or this room.
See it if If you love Cole Porter and enjoy a simple plot line that makes fun of the obvious. Solid acting.
Don't see it if You don’t love Cole Porter. This show is Lso not for you if you would find a play that wants to be a musical annoying.
See it if you are a fan of A.R. Gurney and enjoy the chance to see one of his less known plays.
Don't see it if You prefer very straightforward plays that don't mix genres. Only expect perfection.
See it if you love A.R. Gurney, intelligent albeit somewhat self-indulgent writing, and period pieces that are relevant now, you get TBTB productions
Don't see it if you don't like a combination of expressionistic and realistic theatre which doesn't always mesh the two adeptly
See it if You want to see something which tries to deal with larger ideas and philosophies. Some good jokes.
Don't see it if You are easily annoyed by some actors. Get bored with repetitive humor. Don't like being pandered to.
See it if Acted in the round by handicapped people is brilliant. Blind, wheel chair bound etc fade into the background with riveting acting of Classic
Don't see it if You are put off by AR Gurney classic style, don’t care for drama, don’t like sitting in the middle of the action, all within 3 rows of stage
See it if you like to have something to discuss for the rest of the night. Also, if you like open (no-borders) casting.
Don't see it if you like a play that is easily categorized and easy to follow.
See it if You don’t mind sitting through 100 minutes for a handful of laughs. An interesting idea, that doesn’t work. Nice set.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see 4 actors work really hard for nothing. It’s staged really odd and the actors often speak and face away from you.
See it if Ave. of an 80% and a 75%. Some great lines esp. for theater people. Great set. An "early" Gurney needed a production. Staff so nice at ART.
Don't see it if Repetitious at times. Location of the site still a problem to be solved.
See it if you want to support an earnest theater co. tackling a Pirandello-esque comedy about theatrical conventions, activism & patrician domesticity
Don't see it if u don't enjoy Gurney's slice-of-WASP-life plays; u expect a routine drawing room comedy; u can't abide clunky pacing that lessens the comedy
See it if you are a Gurney completist & need to see the revised version of a not-so-frequently revived play.
Don't see it if you are not looking to spend your evening watching 4 game actors trying to beat some comic life into a dated patchwork of a script.
See it if you're a fan of Gurney & never seen this play before, support TBTB's mission and programs, enjoy pop culture references
Don't see it if you're not a fan of Gurney, don't like comedy that is not really funny, expect livier, peppier shows
See it if You're familiar w/Gurney & want to see his hallmark themes w/a lighter touch & musical numbers. You enjoy meta references.
Don't see it if You prefer classic, more well-known Gurney. You don't like plays w/music. You dislike meta.
See it if you enjoy A.R. Gurney or meta comedies. The representation of actors with disabilities is inspiring.
Don't see it if bad acting and indulgent writing turn you off. Some performances are better than others, but they’re all either wooden or unconvincing.
See it if the theater as a subject attracts you. The play is an extended metaphor with excellent performances.
Don't see it if you prefer action to clever dialogue. Also the 3/4 round seating does not serve the performance, try to sit in the center section of seats.
See it if you enjoy a very unusual drama about the theater and politics. Very good use of the stage and very witty and humorous dialogue.
Don't see it if you are a Republican without humor. George W is main target but even deceased Barbara Bush gets a hit..
See it if you are a Gurney fan, enjoy witty conversation, many theater and political references, oddball singing thrown in with player piano.
Don't see it if you need total realism in plot and don't like to have to think about what you are hearing or actors overcoming disabilities successfully.
See it if You enjoy comical references to theatrical devices and stage business as they are being performed.
Don't see it if You don’t like Cole Porter or a drawing room comedy that keeps reminding you that you are in an audience watching a play.
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