MTC premiere's Jeff Augustin’s newest play where a mixed race family, a teenaged daughter, and her dads are all trying to find happiness. More…
From the show:
Can you ever really live the life you envisioned? In a mixed race family, a teenaged daughter and her dads are all trying to find happiness. Eisa wants to be the next Lauryn Hill and is struggling to break free of her sleepy New England town where she feels hopelessly trapped. Her fathers are being pulled in different directions of their own, one trying to re-connect with an old love, the other clinging to the path he always believed would be their future.
See it if Great and important themes being discussed, not really preached. Gives space for audience to think. Great acting.
Don't see it if Issues of homosexuality are not for you. Sometimes slow. Could use a little trimming.
See it if A fine ensemble (esp the always interesting Bougere), Ali's strong direction & some potent writing from Augustiin helps hefty issue drama
Don't see it if Just too many plots lines (while all of various interest) to keep afloat Augustin's writing veers from astute to soapy to finally exhausting
See it if Interracial gay dads are impacted by infidelity, white privilege, and their angry daughter's vendetta against her white teacher.
Don't see it if "White people can't believe that we have lives beyond our skin/I'm a black student and you're a white teacher and it'll be seen that way."
Also Herbal smoking and vaping on stage.
See it if some astute observations on growing up black in a narrow-minded white NE town; sharp perfs by Javier Munoz, black dad, & daughter Kara Young
Don't see it if tries to do much too much; different plot lines involving unhappy fathers, disgruntled teen & her teacher, simply don't cohere
See it if Intelligent, probing drama of black and white gay dads trying to raise a black teen daughter while being the only family of color in town.
Don't see it if Great acting, direction and set. Uncomfortable drama for the white audience. Similar themes treated in "Fairview" and "Slave Play."
See it if seeking a multi-story drama with seriousness, tenderness, humor, & surprise; unbothered by different arcs "fussiness"; a fan of the actors.
Don't see it if homophobic, need writing and character development that does not fall into the trappings of trope and stereotypy; need more cohesive work.
See it if You want to see an excellent production with great acting and an universal theme.
Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable about seeing a gay family.
See it if you want to see a queer family's journey in suburban New England. It's a pretty soapy drama, so if that's your thing, you'll be well set.
Don't see it if you want to feel like your characters' choices are earned; you want fully developed characters; you are interested in full resolution
See it if First of, I’d totally see this again- bummed it closing tomorrow— it’s totally my type of show: there’s humor, drama, and suspense. LGBT,
Don't see it if Interracial, inter-generational, timely... what else could I ask for? The acting was spot on, by all. The teenage, “mulatto”/black girl,with
See it if you'd like to see a short play with some social themes of multi-cam, sitcom quality.
Don't see it if you want a robust and extremely deep examination of interracial, queer families in American suburbs.
See it if You want a fresh theater voice that presents a layered, yet not preachy, sense of living as a person of color.
Don't see it if You want a face paced, provocative, edgy piece of theater. This is a thoughtful, slice of life play
See it if like small theaters and a story about the problems of a non-traditional family in a small traditional New England town. "Our Town 2019"
Don't see it if you want to get below a surface view of each character's motivations. Character development relies on stereotypes without enough depth.
See it if you are interested in seeing a family drama and watching characters fumble along, skirting happiness and (sometimes) decency.
Don't see it if you want to see something uplifting and fun. Some genuinely funny moments, but uneven writing, and I somewhat missed the overall point.
See it if you're interested in shows about the feeling / fear of being stuck somewhere and how that can eat away at you and turn you into someone else
Don't see it if you are frustrated when a character's motivations aren't spelled out clearly, or if you need your minority characters to be above reproach
See it if You want a play with great writing and acting. Beautiful story line and production that makes you think and feel. Very topical.
Don't see it if You prefer light hearted comedies or non dramatic work.
See it if The role Race plays in the suburbs combined with a teenage girl with two fathers is of interest to you
Don't see it if You are not interested in Plays dealing with racial issues in the suburbs.
See it if you like fully developed family dramas - in this case mixed race family in largely white New England
Don't see it if you don't want to see a fully developed family drama - in this case about a mixed race family in largely white New England
See it if you wonder what it might be like to be African-American in a small New England town, growing up in a biracial gay family.
Don't see it if you are rigidly straight,, conservative and like fluffy theater.
See it if you like shows about interracial and gay issues, privilege, relationships, parenting, life. Acting was very good and story relevant.
Don't see it if you aren't into gay and racial issues, would prefer something more light hearted, prefer a musical.
See it if You like a thought provoking play, that has you questioning your life decisions/choices and parenting!
Don't see it if You're not entertained by teenage antics or you feel judgmental!
See it if You enjoy great acting, well-developed, interesting, & likable characters, & if the dynamics of today's modern family interest you.
Don't see it if you seek an elaborate set & fluffed-up production, have gay, trans, or racial issues. Don't see it if you are closed-minded.