Members say: Disappointing, Slow, Confusing, Excruciating, Banal

About the show

New Light Theater Project present this world premiere drama, the story of a woman, two men she has loved and one man she is tempted to love, and the teenage son she stifles with good intentions. 

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Irene, once carefree and artistic but now a low-level corporate manager alarmed by the erosion of her family's financial security, imposes two measures to shore the family up. She rents out a property -- the garden cottage that has been her current husband's retreat -- to a teacher who infatuates her. Then she inveigles her ex, who is her son's vehemently estranged but influential father, into launching the boy on a lucrative career path.

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"An innocent light-hearted play with a bubbling cauldron of simmering rage just below the surface. Written by Ben Josephson and efficiently directed by Robert Kalfin, the story is disarmingly simple and allows the fantastic company of actors room to play...A somewhat frothy, uneven evening of theatre, satirical in tone with mature themes that are very compelling, but perhaps, haven’t been fully fleshed out." Full Review

Great acting, Intelligent, Timely

See it if you like Chekhovian plays (traditional storytelling) and new work. GREAT acting ensemble and design elements.

Don't see it if you like musicals or action-packed plays.

Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if The weather is bad and you need shelter or a/c. No intermission.

Don't see it if You cherish your time, total waste of it.

Excruciating, Inept, Tiresome, Endless, Dowdy

See it if you think you will better understand what makes good theater by enduring a prime example of the very bad.

Don't see it if experiencing massive ineptitude in the theater pains you.

Also As the 2nd decade of the 21st century comes to a close, there might be... Read more Read less

Banal, Excruciating, Cliched, Slow, Ineptly gross attempt at comedy

See it if you need baseline of poor writing/staging/overacting, trite plot and character deterioration, to compare other work, or you see as parody

Don't see it if you have any other entertainment, productivity, or sleep options or you cannot sit 90 minutes without interval

Also Not a scintilla of originality or refreshing, insightful theme. Attemp... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like theatre in the style of Chekov. A little absurd, a little slice of life, good characters, funny monologues.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical, something edgy or experimental

During previews
Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You want to see problems and how they are handled by 5 different characters.

Don't see it if You like good acting

During previews
Intelligent, Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You like an intelligent one act play that is pretty simple with a few key characters.

Don't see it if You want to have empathy for any of the characters and want to find them relatable. Also don’t see it if you like happy endings.

During previews
Thought-provoking, Banal, Insipid, Weak, Low-key

See it if you like a dram like "The Cherry Orchard".

Don't see it if you expect something edgy.

During previews
Funny, Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you like a play with very unusual characters, some quite vulgar and yet funny at the same time. The plot is confusing.

Don't see it if you like a drama where characters act consistently and don't change without reason Some of the vulgar language was unnecessary by ex husband

Also This play has possibilities but some of the characters, especially the... Read more Read less

During previews

See it if It explores the family unit

Don't see it if You don't like a show that is slow. It picks up at the very end.

During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you know somebody in the cast or you love unnatural dialogue often delivered as if reading from a script.

Don't see it if you expect natural language and situations, you expect likeable characters, or you expect professional direction, acting and writing.

Also Half-baked and not ready for a professional production. Sure, this scr... Read more Read less

During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if This was 90 minutes of dribble. No Plot, no structure. Just plain bad.

Don't see it if You want 90 minutes of good writing and a plot you can follow.

During previews
Intense, Confusing, Overrated, Dated

See it if intense family relationship drama with gutsy language

Don't see it if some salty language; son railing endlessly against mother in sickening attacks; seemingly insipid males controlled by mother figure

During previews
Quirky, Slow, Disjointed

See it if You would be happy with just a few somewhat intetesting scenes.

Don't see it if You want well developed characters and a story which flows from one scene to the next.

During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if If you have to and your friends with someone in the cast.

Don't see it if You want to see A memorable show

During previews
Excruciating, Dull, Unlikable characters, Impossible to care about...anything.

See it if You like family dramas with characters who can't relate to each other, are wholly dysfunctional, and in a story that's nonsensical.

Don't see it if You're expecting something meaningful or insightful.

During previews
Indulgent, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are into watching dysfunctional characters in a family drama, who cannot relate to each other. There are a few sad attempts at comedy.

Don't see it if you have anything better to do. None of the characters garnered any sympathy although they each portrayed a disassociated person in society.

During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if It is a really hot and humid day and you long for a nice, comfy, air-conditioned space to hide away for 90 minutes

Don't see it if You are looking for a play that has a realistic plot, is thought provoking, or has good acting. This show left me feeling sad and depressed

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