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 like very well acted, poignant tales with great staging. Very creative and high tech staging that is very well done.
Don't see it if You are looking for a musical. However, this is a very sweet, funny, well acted play.
See it if you enjoy plays about artists with issues and/or the children's book world. There is more than a passing resemblance to M. Sendak...
Don't see it if you like thinking it is an easy process to create books/art. It did feel like there could've been some more explanations on plot points.
See it if You will find the exploration of an aging creative minds interaction with the next generations talent, interesting subject matter for a play
Don't see it if You aren't a bit intrigued by what it is like for a creative icon to age. If you are not a Dan Lauria fan, you might want to skip this one.
See it if if you like puzzling characterizations on a small stage.Also characters who definitely are flawed with flashes of friendship as well.go see!
Don't see it if if you like big broadway productions with a limited staff.if you don't like to guess what is actually happening in this play.
See it if You want to see good acting and enjoy stories about an older artist who is a bit of a curmudgeon. The staging was great!
Don't see it if You need a story where everything is laid out for you or you are not a creative type.
See it if you like interesting characters, amazing design and great performances (particularly by Dan Lauria).
Don't see it if you want a riveting story. I was waiting for an interesting plot twist or major revelation & it never happened. But I enjoyed what was there
See it if Uare into watching a neurotic, alcoholic man slowly decline from being a creative genius. Set design is fantastic, totally worth seeing it.
Don't see it if You need the writing to be perfect and hate neurotic angry delusional behavior.
See it if You enjoy children's literature or stories about eccentric authors. You like the cast already - all three have been on TV.
Don't see it if You like a faster-paced, more clear-cut story. You do not like fantasy elements brought into your experience.
See it if you're interested in the following themes: the writing process, professional jealousy, mental health, and self-fulfilling prophecies.
Don't see it if you want a polished exploration of the themes listed above. This show is rough, and despite being only one act, it feels long.
See it if You are a fan of Dan Lauria. All strong performances, interesting story of aging writer dealing with alcoholism, dementia, past trauma
Don't see it if You want something light. Some laughs-mostly very serious topics. Too long, uneven, could cut some of angry tirades, past trauma confusing
See it if you enjoy fine performers in a half-baked somewhat dull play, with several dream-like unrealistic moments. Lauria's character is pivotal.
Don't see it if you don't have empathy for the curmudgeonly main character, who fades in and out of reality. It is a long 90 minutes.
See it if Interested in a play about the idea of creativity, being an artist/illustrator & the expectations of fame. Appreciate Maurice Sendak paralle
Don't see it if Want a musical or big splashy play. Aren’t interested in a show that explores the idea of creating and dealing with the horrors of the past
See it if you wish to see imaginative set design. A quite good young actor, Rupak Ginn.
Don't see it if you are expecting a musical. The story line is dated; and ever so predictable. Wanted to love it; didn't. 3 actors gave it their all.
See it if you're a fan of Dan Lauria (outstanding performance) and/or enjoy thought provoking entertainment. Also, wonderful set!
Don't see it if you don't like shows about serious life contemplations and/or don't have an imagination.
See it if A classic battle-young talent challenges an acclaimed master interests U-Add a bottom-line driven editor for temptation. Dan Lauria is primo
Don't see it if You're wedded to realism. The publishing situations feel implausible. The denouement feels pat. But it was a fast, enjoyable 1 1/2 hours.
See it if are a child at heart and love stories and good acting. Beautiful heart warming story...and funny! Loved it!
Don't see it if you are looking for a Vegas extravaganza that is pure glitz and no substance.
See it if Want to see a well acted, warm pkay about talent, fame, aging, mentor vs student/young talent and the creative process and trade offs.
Don't see it if You want a big splashy play . It is one act with 3 actors. Script could be a little tighter and some parts made clearer, drags bit in spots
See it if you respect creative struggles and artistic integrity. Dan Lauria is stellar as a bullying blowhard who can't face his literary demise.
Don't see it if you like plain vanilla shows that are staged in a traditional manner without special effects, or aren't willing to suspend reality a bit.
See it if great big, showy roles for veteran actors can be rare and this show offers one (Dan Lauria here, Judd Hirsch in its out-of-town premiere).
Don't see it if it's really never been clear, in both times I've now seen this script, what it's trying to say about art and about balancing art with life.
See it if you like small casts and stories about artists' struggles. Main character had some real, interesting demons.
Don't see it if you dont like swings from humor to seriousness. Revelations about the character often come on the heels of a funny part. Its a bit jarring