Lincoln Center Theater presents the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's play about a group of young missionaries prepping to visit the Middle East. More…
In the basement of a small evangelical church in southeastern Idaho, a group of young missionaries is preparing to go to the Middle East. One of them—a man who recently lost his father—has bought a one-way ticket. But his plans are complicated when his estranged sister returns home and makes it her mission to keep him there. Directed by Davis McCallum, who frequently helms Hunter's work.
See it if you like works with strong characters. The premise was solid, but the issues are repeated often, and the end felt like an unearned trick.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with religious fervor. The acting and staging are effective, but the play needs trimming.
See it if you enjoy great acted, intelligent, thought provoking looks at topical issues. Religion is a sort of umbrella topic here but it's MUCH more!
Don't see it if you're looking for fluff. This ain't it. It's a great piece of work that I'm going to be thinking about for a long long time!
See it if you want to see Samuel D Hunter's expert, hyper-realistic dialogue & sharply-shaped characters fully realized by uniformly excellent actors.
Don't see it if you don't want to spend 1 hr 45 min watching Six Characters in Search of an Author... who could guide them to a meaningful end.
See it if Hunter's humanistic writing still excites; exceptional characterizations of Idaho youth searching for identity through misssionary work
Don't see it if Numerous plot lines hamper sympathetic feel for faith based youth; excellent acting & top-notch direction save Hunter's schematic plotting
See it if you're a Sam Hunter fan & like his probing looks at quirky, interesting characters stuck in Idaho acted by some fine young actors
Don't see it if you don't like stories involving Christian evangelization, characters mixed up about their feelings & fears, coming of age tales
See it if You're a fan of well-acted, interesting new plays by younger playwrights that cover topical issues. Or if you're a fan of Sam Hunter's work.
Don't see it if You don't like plays about religion that may challenge (or possibly mock) your faith -- in this case, Evangelical Christianity.
See it if You want to see these excellent actors. The play was slow at times but all the actors were wonderful and were compelling to watch.
Don't see it if You prefer a play with more laughs. This play is quite serious and at times stressful to watch.
See it if You enjoy 2-hour intermission-less shows where people talk and talk and talk, and the whole thing feels false
Don't see it if You hate shows that are endless and need serious editing. 2 hours with no intermission. Really horrible to sit through.
See it if You enjoy shows based solely on religion and religious activity. You enjoy themes about millennials trying to find themselves.
Don't see it if A one theme show is not something that interests you. The problems and passions of Evangelicals aren't of much interest to you.
See it if you want to see the latest work from one of our very best young playwrights. He explores issues of faith and doubt.
Don't see it if you become easily depressed and upset at seeing choices young people made. Also, if you don't want to see religion explored on stage.
See it if You enjoy a slice of life look at religion and life through the eyes of believers and questioners. Phenomenal acting, staging, and emotion
Don't see it if Intimate conversations about faith, god, love, and life, aren't your cup of tea. While there are funny moments, it isn't a funny show.
See it if you enjoy dialogue driven plays about real people, and you're open to evangelical christianity being a force for good. Just too looooong.
Don't see it if you want something light or you're not a fan of long intermissionless shows. Frankly, the subject matter was as bleak as the set.
See it if you have an hour and 45 minutes to spend on what is really an 80 minute show. If it were tightened up, I think it has something to say.
Don't see it if there's anything good on TV. Use your time wisely. West Wing reruns are always a good choice. Acting was good, but play draggggggggged.
See it if you enjoy great acting, great direction and a wonderful, timely story of real people.
Don't see it if you dislike praying in tongues. you're not interested in how religion affects people's lives
See it if you like Mr. Hunter's specific brand of pathos, heart, humor, and intellect.
Don't see it if you don't like character studies that drop you in a world for 2 hours vs. giving you a propulsive plot with a pat ending.
See it if you want to relate to the characters on the stage. You so much care about these characters and want to help them through life.
Don't see it if you are tired of seeing plays about characters that are struggling with life.
See it if you respond to serious writing and complex characters in situations dealing with faith and family.
Don't see it if you have no interest in characters who are evangelical Christians.
See it if u appreciate a well written play, an excellent production in a gem of a small theater. Samuel D. Hunter is the admirable author. It's just
Don't see it if I didn't care for the brainwashed, holy-roller (evangelical) characters or the somewhat predictable situation. (Does he stay or does he go?)
See it if you had a religious upbringing with which you struggled to align with your life.
Don't see it if you find shows that make you question faith uncomfortable.
See it if you like new quirky plays that still need some work. exploring religion and devotion in a cult like atmosphere
Don't see it if you want happy concrete endings
See it if you like edgy new plays/you are a fan of Samuel Hunter/you speak in tongues.
Don't see it if you are easily offended by or want to avoid the subject of religion in theatre.
See it if you want to learn about Evangelical groups. Now I understand their voting choices a bit better. Scene changes were very good.
Don't see it if can't sit through 1.75 hours of pregnant pauses that could have been reduced to 1.25 hours.
See it if you like intense theater, explores people who are attracted to becoming missionaries. Long without intermission but absorbing throughout
Don't see it if you don't like religious themes, can't sit for almost 2 hours without an intermission