This imaginative Off-Broadway premiere about a children's book author explores the power and the cost of creativity. Starring Dan Lauria ('The Wonder Years.') More…
Extraordinary art must be tamed. Simon Grindberg is the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer and illustrator —but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential—but he doesn’t yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter’s youthful exuberance can unleash Simon’s aging genius for one final story.
See it if you want to see an drama that is almost great. An interesting idea that is not fully explored.
Don't see it if you do not want to see a show where the audience has to mentally fill-in missing pieces of information for the plot to make sense..
See it if Editor assigns young charge to cabin to coax eccentric author's delayed final book. Great set/ forest visual create maximum atmospherics.
Don't see it if Thin plot and underdeveloped characters force a tedious one-act 90 min. evening.
See it if Poignant character study about an older writer who's all alone, getting older & jumps at the chance to buddy up with a younger writer.
Don't see it if Prefer more fast-paced action, as the beauty is in the characters here. Could use a 10-15 minute trim to the 95 min runtime.
See it if A Lauria fan, you're a would-be writer (I guess), like stories about creative journey (but you might be disappointed.) Lots of trying hard
Don't see it if Want plot 2 have some kind of story arc that's not obvious from the getgo, are hoping for character development. Some scenery chewing here.
See it if An unfortunate title for entertaining play. Good acting by the cast, a bit slow but it does deliver a message.
Don't see it if Do not see if you want a light drama or musical. You have to be patient with this to the end.
See it if You want a great set with lots to look at. Dan Laurie always excellent.
Don't see it if You are tired of age old story: young protege and older wiser man at odds, then form close relationship, then young one grows
Also And becomes the wise accomplished one.
See it if you'd enjoy 3 good performances. Book is slightly disjointed, but works itself out. Great set, smooth transitions, dazzling visual effects.
Don't see it if something light and fun is what you're looking for. Few chuckles here and there, but it's intense in parts, w/dementia as a recurring theme.
See it if you r a fan of Lauria who stars in a talky play about a blocked writer who gets help from a young writer that is slow in building interest
Don't see it if you are not interested in plays that build up to an interesting story line, but have a lot of fluff filling time rather than action.
See it if Superb acting and a fascinating story about the creative process of writers/artists. Beautiful sets. Compelling.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in a glimpse at the life of an artist
See it if Superbly acted play of a famous children’s book author who hit an 11 year dry spell.
Don't see it if You like only musicals, prefer a cast larger than 3, or want something light.
See it if You are a Shel Silverstein fan. There are quite a few nods to him. You want to see a play that is both haunting and beautiful.
Don't see it if You want something "family friendly." Despite its themes, it is not really a show aimed at young audiences. Although kids can enjoy it too.
See it if you love Dan Lauria or you like shows about writers.
Don't see it if you don't want to see Dan Lauria in a completely different kind of role or you are not interested in show abou writers.
See it if Strong acting.View of creative genius/artist haunted by brutalities inflicted upon his family- Insight into life & struggles of artists
Don't see it if for light entertainment.Can't closely follow dialogue to end. No interest in Pressures of artist to create to highest standards .
See it if ...you're a big fan of Dan Lauria. He gets to chew the scenery. Good set. Good projections. Story is an adaptation of Ira Levin's DEATHTRAP
Don't see it if Characters are thinly drawn, with minimal development or backstory. Slow-moving.
See it if An imaginative show about a children's book author needs his final swan song. Well written and starring Dan Lauria who is brilliant.
Don't see it if a strong drama performance by a successful man on his last mission is not for you
See it if Good acting talent, but the lead went overboard. Attempt to pin the lead's writer's block on the Holocaust was less than believable.
Don't see it if If you are uncomfortable with irrational outbursts, lack of control, and unmotivated behavior.
See it if you like a story that pulls you in and makes you want to know what will happen next.
Don't see it if you want a fast paced, easy solution to a problem story.
See it if you like dan lauria, are interested in the creative process and liked sleuth's focus on has-been writers v young, ambitious ones
Don't see it if you don't like 'small' dramas that are a bit confusing...
See it if You want to see a great new piece that speaks to the struggle of creating art and personal demons; incredible set, sound, lighting
Don't see it if You want a very well written script. Some was slow and clunky.
See it if You love plays that make you think about your own creativity, it's importance in our lives and the process of making money at it.
Don't see it if If you prefer more action packed plays with less dialogue and more movement.