On the rooftops of suburban Ohio, a 9-year-old girl and a 70-year-old man strike up the most incredible friendship. Richard Masur stars in this comic and heartfelt drama. More…
Bernard just wants to sit on his roof to enjoy a drink and get some peace and quiet. When his 9-year-old new neighbor, Rory discovers him out there, peace and quiet are the last things on her mind. The story of two eccentric people and a most unlikely friendship.
See it if you'd be amused by a two-hander odd couple sitcom, driven by a thoroughly unbelievable 9-year old
Don't see it if you find child actor cuteness cloying or are annoyed by dialogue that goes for a laugh at the expense of any believable speech or behavior
See it if You like a well acted play with well written dialogue that is touching. The play is well executed throughout and always works.
Don't see it if You are bothered by clichés and maudlin sentiment even if it is well done.
See it if ..you'll enjoy a touching relationship between a retired gentleman and a his young neighbor. Excellent performances.
Don't see it if .. you don't enjoy sentimentality
See it if you want to see a rare play carried by both a septuagenarian and a child, and enjoy a simple, direct play that hits the expected beats.
Don't see it if your teeth are put on edge by a child's performance that has pace and talent but precious little spontaneity. Masur's masterful.
See it if you enjoy a moving story about a girl (her youthful ideas, family issues and honesty) and a 70-year-old who bridge gaps and help each other.
Don't see it if you don't like kids play major parts in a play and/or don't enjoy the (sometimes brutal) honesty with which kids see and describe the world.
See it if Some of it is charming, and the acting by the older actor was natural and engaging.
Don't see it if You like a play with more to say and don't care for feel-good plays that star children. Some of the young girl's words were unintelligible.
See it if A wonderful story that holds your interest. Worth seeing, even though with my hearing problem some of the girl's lines were not clear.
Don't see it if This is not a "Disney" play. Both characters are faced with problems and have had their share of sadness.
See it if You enjoy 2 character story, intimate theater space, great set for small venue, heart warming story of friendship
Don't see it if You prefer productions w/larger cast, acting is good -at times difficult to understand 10 yr old girl. But she knew all her lines-impressiv!
See it if You like a show that slowly explores the lives of each of the characters. The little girl is remarkable that she could learn so much dialog.
Don't see it if Big broadway productions is what you are after.
See it if You enjoy following the lives of two completely different people and seeing their stories unravel
Don't see it if You want something light and funny
See it if You love the honesty, openess, caring and hilarious quips of children, like heartwarming stories, both laughter and tears, you have empathy.
Don't see it if You dislike talky, energetic children, or have a problem understanding them. You don't want a child to have most of the lines.
See it if You would like a simple two person feel good show with a touch of sorrow.
Don't see it if You have low tolerance for an extremely annoying child actress.
See it if You want to see performance by young child who sails through performance and her counterpart, an actor who does great job in his role.
Don't see it if The child was difficult to understand at times-it might be better if she slowed down. Liked the basic idea of story.
See it if This place is a cute and touching tribute to 2 unlikely people that become friends. One is a 9 year old and the other a 70 yo.
Don't see it if You want a big cast and all the broadway hoopla. We enjoyed this show very much and would highly recommend it for a sweet production
See it if you want to see a Seinfeld episode (nothing happens) starring a 9yr old. Child actress carries the weight of 75min no intermission dramedy.
Don't see it if you are looking fwd to Richard Masur doing more than sit in a chair & drink. He doesn't get a monologue until Act 3.
See it if Talented child actress although hard to understand her enunciation Some comic moments, but not enough
Don't see it if You do not want to see an annoying kid get under your skin.
See it if U want to see a fabulous play with outstanding performances.Masur is BRILLIANT and young Eve Johnson is a powerhouse actress in the making.
Don't see it if Themes of depression, grief, loss or difficult family dynamics is a trigger.But this is a gem-a chance to see a brilliant actor at his best.
See it if you like intimate, dialogue-heavy shows. Sweet story and very funny at times.
Don't see it if you expect anything profound or exciting to happen, or if you don't appreciate shows with children actors.
See it if you are moved by the story of a 75 year old veteran as his beloved wife falls into dementia and a nine year old neighbor shares her troubles
Don't see it if the somewhat shrill delivery by a young actress would keep you from treasuring the insights and affection shared by two lonely characters
See it if Interested in witnessing a series of cute interactions between old/young characters with different world views
Don't see it if you’re expecting deeply thought-provoking material or you wouldn’t enjoy a 9-year-old delivering a majority of the lines
See it if you are interested in a heartwarming scenario between an aging man dealing with loss and his 9 year lonely young female neighbor.
Don't see it if you only appreciate seasoned performances.