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 Good off broadway production and storey line was clever. The acting was very good. Nice staging. Deals with writers that loose their way.
Don't see it if you don't like serious drama
See it if An entertaining and unique story. It really makes you think deeply about the main characters relationship.
Don't see it if A bit slow moving.
See it if Entertaining and well acted. Whimsical sometimes. Good story and great acting. Sweet story. Very nice staging, great projections.
Don't see it if You dislike watching "artistic" types acting spoiled. It's slow at times and some scenes could be shortened.
Also It's a solid production and I was entertained.
See it if It's an entertaining story with good performances from the cast. Set design was well done and I enjoyed the use of the projections & music
Don't see it if It takes a little bit to set up and some parts are a bit slow. They could probably trim the runtime by 10min. (Saw 2nd preview).
See it if You enjoy a good story, cleverly told, well laid out, takes its time to build full characters with lots of details and background. Nice set!
Don't see it if You’re looking for fluff. This is a nice, well paced well told story with some real depth of character and soul.
See it if if you like great staging. Very innovative and excellent staging. The Character Peter was very good.
Don't see it if If you like a play that is consistent in it's story. The play delves to much in the last 45 minutes.
See it if You want a smart, layered, and wonderfully written play. Dan Lauria is outstanding as are the other 2 cast members.
Don't see it if You don’t like plays without an intermission. You prefer light fares with simple themes. This has layers.
See it if you seek a creative, well-intentioned & mostly effective story about aging, hero-worship & professional competition set in the kid-lit world
Don't see it if you expect a kid's show. [There were some uncomfortable parents who brought their small children to what turned out to be an adult play.]
See it if Excellent design (esp projections) & three hard working (very hard!) actors can't manuever around all the pot (plot) holes in the script
Don't see it if Bitterman's drama about a lionized author's writers block starts out strong but quickly sinks into soap opera & it's a quick sinking 'stone'
See it if you’re interested in the tremendous pressure that maintaining a successful career in the arts can put on the artist.
Don't see it if you have no desire to spend an hour-&-a-half in the company of a self-centered, selfish, close-to-has-been genius who is no fun at all.
See it if you would enjoy great acting with solid material that touches on true life situations: aging and burning out, starting your arts career.
Don't see it if you expect a children's story or lots of laughs. This is dialog and mannerisms that you need to pay attention to for the entire play.
See it if Best thing about this show is the set/lighting/projections. Very creative & unique. Never seen this technique before.
Don't see it if The acting was fine but the play was not. Very predictable, not that interesting or entertaining.
See it if if you like a story about the difficulties of maintaining a high standard of creativity. Dan Lauria gives a strong performance.
Don't see it if you expect to see a children's story about a Stone Witch. This play is for adults not the kids.
See it if you like children’s literature, witches, character design (as it relates to illustration & mythmaking), creators haunted by their creations
Don't see it if you want tight logic or a cutting edge, trendy play (w/ music, postmodern winking, “issues”). This missed the memo on NYC’s trend cycle
See it if you like plays about writers and the writing process, aging issues, dealing with irrational people and superb set set design and graphics.
Don't see it if you dislike shows with themes (older irascible writers and their mentors) that have been done many times before and, often better.
See it if You have a creative spirit and want to see amazing talent on stage that will take you to some magical places in your heart.
Don't see it if You want a "once upon a time"story that follows a standard path. And if you don't want to see something that touches one very deeply...