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 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 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 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 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 like political plays about seeking a wider perspective, have a generous attitude toward less polished acting tackling enjoyable scripts
Don't see it if you dismiss the possibility of gaining a wider perspective, don’t excuse hammy acting, want an unqualified good show/Gurney done really well
See it if You want to see a play that is entertaining, has a great set, good acting, some singing but a little slow at times.
Don't see it if You need a fast moving play. You are not interested in a play that has some singing.
See it if You want to see actors transcend the fourth wall. You like cole porter tied into scenes. The supporting actors need development.
Don't see it if You cannot bend reality or like plays with interpersonal drama.
See it if I usually enjoy a drawing room comedy &appreciated this theater company breaking through barriers. But this made little sense & was tedious
Don't see it if Felt no chemistry among the actors despite the couple being an actual couple. It went on too long without being funny or meaningful.
See it if Gurney’s folly. Tries to comment on the state of theatre today(ish) but it’s too meta by half and the acting is a (very) mixed bag. Next.
Don't see it if I forgot I was in New York during this, but not in a good way. Felt like dinner theatre in Peoria with the requisite talent, such as it was.
See it if Gurney fans who want to see every production of his work might feel happy. And actors with some challenges are to be applauded.
Don't see it if You expect a totally professional show.