Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of Penelope Skinner's exploration of our need for free will and connection, even in a world on the brink of extinction. More…
Sometime in the future, spouses Dolores and Silver (TV star Tim Daly) are living their lives within the constraints of a new world order. In an act of what seems like generosity, Dolores secretly opens their home to a stranger in need, but will she come to regret it? Can her actions have an impact or is it just too late?
See it if you like future related shows, almost a 1984 quality to it, big brother watching you.
Don't see it if Takes place in future revolving around a couple who don't want children in order to maintain their govt subsidy.
See it if You like plays about a dystopian future, even though ideas are limited and without foundation.
Don't see it if You like to see a fully realized future where you can understand how we got from now to there. And some of the action is predictable.
See it if sex trafficking, global warming, refugee crises and other current world pandemics suggest a dystopian future for us. Big topics, not new.
Don't see it if none of those things 'touch' your life or you really don't care about them, or would rather not think about them when you watch theatre
See it if You want a Black Mirror-esque tense dystopian drama dealing with themes of climate change and immigration with echoes of A Doll's House.
Don't see it if You want that drama to have fleshed-out, three dimensional characters or the sense of a lived-in, fully realized world.
See it if Not really worth seeing. I usually love Manhattan Theatre Club but this was just not up to their usual level.
Don't see it if You enjoy entertaining, amusing & interesting theater. This is slow and not that engaging. I found it hard to stay awake.
See it if you have an interest in post-environmental disasters, governmental control and national sterilization.
Don't see it if you prefer straight-forward clear exposition or are sensitive to discussion of animal or child violence.
See it if You've ever watched Black Mirror and thought "this is too intelligent and well written." Or if you want to see a well-aged Tim Daly.
Don't see it if Plays with a bleak, inevitable views of the future aren't for you. Or if violence toward children and animals make you uncomfortable.
See it if This play does have something to say about our present deficit of empathy through its dystopian future vision of environmental catastrophe
Don't see it if The show takes well over two hours to make its point, and tells the story through sad characters who I struggled to root for.
See it if You like Tim Daly, wonderful set design by Neil Patel, you don't mind predictable futuristic theme suggesting future environmental disaster.
Don't see it if You don't mind use of phoney British accents to mask bad writing and stilted acting, non PC themes. You need more than a beautiful set.
See it if you're addicted to the trend of dystopian plots with plenty of drama, but are not expecting to see an articulate point of view.
Don't see it if you're craving something adventurous or if you're looking for a drama to leave you hanging onto the edge of your seat. This is not that play