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. More…
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.
See it if You want to see a snapshot in time of a family during W’s reign that is without a doubt the family that became the Trump supporter today.
Don't see it if You don’t care about personal character study or development. This play is pretty slow except for watching the slow arc of each character.
See it if It started out well enough. Writer tried to squeeze to much in during 90 minute performance.
Don't see it if Acting was slow and a lot were miscast in this show. Last scene came out of no where with JJ character.
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.
See it if you want to look in on the struggles of a family over a two year period and you do not require complete resolution to all they face.
Don't see it if you want an answer to everything. There is a lot of dialogue and the teenager's language may be too intelligent for his age.
See it if want to support New Light Theatre Project or the actors, or to examine what motivates choosing new work for production today,
Don't see it if NLTP's non-discovery of their doctor by day, playwright by night 21st century Chekov would disappoint you
See it if You want to get out of the rain for 90 minutes, sit in comfort, look at a nice set, good lighting and sound. Don't mind seatmates snoring.
Don't see it if You want to learn or be entertained. 3 blackouts, three times the audience left. tepid applause for a tepid production.
See it if You want to see a play with great actors that is absorbing because you are wondering where it is going.
Don't see it if You think all things will be answered by the end of the play.
See it if You love living room dramas and can put up with uneven acting, costuming (overalls? WHY?) and directing. The actors seemed to try hard, but
Don't see it if between the stilted dialogue and the different styles of acting, it was like each actor was in a different play -it wasn't a cohesive whole.
See it if you enjoy long plays with many undeveloped characters/unresolved relationships in style of Chekov or consider this performance as parody
Don't see it if you prefer comedy or musical, plot that resolves conflicts or developes characters, or you cannot sit 90 minutes without interval
See it if If you want to see family drama unfold. If you like plot twists. The people change each act!
Don't see it if You don’t like shows with unhappy endings.
See it if you like shows that reflect on teen parenting and awkward and complicated family relationships.
Don't see it if insipid, non reflective banal storyline with off phrasing and awkward verbiage will distract you from an overall mediocre experience.
See it if you respect actors wrestling with cynical material light on motivation and showy with vocabulary for 90 uninterrupted minutes.
Don't see it if you're a devotee of G.B. Shaw or S.N. Behrman as this playwright falls short of both predecessors with his odd drawing room comedy of ideas.
See it if you are interested in a failed attempt at the signature Chekhovian blend of humor & tragedy, want to see some lovely design elements.
Don't see it if you value strong acting, coherent character choices, consistent tone, and/or don't want to spend 90mins in the company of terrible people,
See it if I had trouble with this answer as I am not sure I would encourage people to see it.
Don't see it if you want well written characters with clear motives and and interesting plot.
See it if you like mediocre dialogue and stories about basic families and their perceived dramas.
Don't see it if you will pick up on some obvious missed opportunities such as weaving in 9/11 when a character's birthday is the 12th.
See it if you want to see a drama with some accomplished actors struggling with writing the varied from strong to weak.
Don't see it if you want to see drama that comes to some solid conclusions or that expresses a real view point.
See it if you want to support the company or the actors; are willing to take a chance on a family drama that's not well-written (in my opinion)
Don't see it if you want to like the characters; want something somewhat realistic and believable; want something interesting and entertaining
See it if you are interested in the hard work of playwrighting, in this case by a doctor. The theme is messy family relations.
Don't see it if you like only first-rate scripts.
See it if you want to support local theater and are in the mood for a thought-provoking play
Don't see it if you want to be entertained or moved; unfortunately, the idea was promising but the execution wasn't quite there
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