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The Hummingbird's Tour

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Members say: Quirky, Clever, Entertaining

About the show

This Off-Broadway premiere features three opinionated siblings in their 60s and their ancient childhood nanny, who are thrown into a philosophical frenzy by an unexpected guest with a mysterious prediction. More…

It's California, 1970. Norton, a retired professor, entertains his sisters in the weeks leading up to Easter, the eldest of whom has just visited a nearby Ashram. There she claims to have met someone with unique powers, the description of whom is almost as unsettling as the fact that he's just outside the door. The three siblings, one a realist, one an old Episcopalian and one on the 'Hummingbird's Tour of Theology' are thrown into a comic metaphysical frenzy by this unwanted guest's agitating predictions and bizarre intimacy with their lives.


Member Reviews (1)

MEMBERS SAY:

Quirky, Clever, Entertaining

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Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want a fun, realistic show about family, aging, and death.

Don't see it if you can not sympathize with people at different stages in their life.


October 29th, 2015
"None of this stirs up much in the way of drama; instead, everyone passes the time making wry little jokes that are often deficient in wit and insight…The lack of urgency in her text and in John Augustine's direction does little to engage us in the characters' very mild problems, but at least the...
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October 27th, 2015
"While the script isn’t entirely forgiving of its age—much of its dialogue feels rather creaky, and many of its discussions never reach their full existential potential—it does manage to inject what could be a rather stuffy premise with a hearty dose of humor…Though it may not be remembered as th...
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October 26th, 2015
"Playwright Margaret Dulaney does an excellent job of mixing comedy, philosophical notions and relatable family drama into one story. There was the occasional one liner that didn't quite land with the audience, but the general tone of humor flowed well throughout the story."
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October 29th, 2015
"'The Hummingbird’s Tour'... has enough thoughtful substance to engage those with a bent toward this kind of material; its repartee—despite the potentially ponderous subject matter—is blithe enough to generate gentle laughter, and its schmaltzy conclusion, far-fetched though it is, may stir some ...
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