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The Weekend Will End

From 46 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Great acting, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

About the show

Randomly Specific Theater presents this comic and moving look at siblings trying to navigate their past mistakes and build a better life. More…

Jake was looking forward to this weekend. He’s invited some new friends over to his house for relaxation and fun. But when his sister Katie shows up unannounced late Friday afternoon, he must do whatever it takes to get her to leave. Why is Jake hesitant to let his sister meet his friends; why is Katie so insistent on staying? 


Member Reviews (46)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Great acting, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining
82
Avg Score

78
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You want to see a well written and acted show that will make you think about some serious topics in a pretty light hearted way.

Don't see it if If your threshold for reality is set super high. I thought the writing was great but if those characters really exist I fear for our future.

74
Ambitious, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if If you want to see a new work with bare bones of a staging. Deals with people and there hurt etc.

Don't see it if If you want a big production or something thought provoking.

89
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if Clever different idea re:how to solve problems.. Very good acting by all 5 in the cast. A follow up to 5 years hence would be welcome

Don't see it if Not sure if the squeamish might be upset. An intimate space might not work for those who want extravagance.

83
Entertaining, Intense, Funny, Quirky, Riveting

See it if You want a not-quite realistic drama w/ comedy about siblings, unresolved issues & coping methods.

Don't see it if You want a fully realistic play. You prefer an all dramatic or comedic play.

90
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Must see, Delightful

See it if you want to escape the world for 90 minutes of pure entertainment with some laughs, some real life struggles and a cast that brings it alive

Don't see it if you aren't willing to be open to understand that different things make people tick so they can operate in our society - no prejudgments here

89
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Comedy about people with issues and trying to deal with them in a different way.

Don't see it if you want to laugh and think.

80
Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a brand new play with lots of potential

Don't see it if You have trouble giving in to a weird topic that you need to find believable

Also The big moment of the play happens 10 minutes into it. It’s very dange... Read more Read less

89
"different", Unusual premise, Great writing, acting, direction, Unexpected, Larryphilips-esque

See it if want 2 B surprised by totally unconventional premise & possibilities 4 comedy drama & conflict, suspend your disbelief 2 enter Philips'world

Don't see it if cannot suspend your disbelief, or appreciate "other's" coping mechanisms, or R 2 close to trauma yourself 2 watch others deal with it

49
Cliched, Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy, Excruciating

See it if You are under the influence of something heavy duty.

Don't see it if If you are reality oriented and expect a traditional play.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intense

See it if You want to laugh. You want to see some great acting performed by a great cast. You want to see some moments of intensity in this play.

Don't see it if You don't want to laugh. You don't want to see a very good play with a great cast.

Also I laughed so much and the cast did such a great job in this play. I do... Read more Read less

70
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intense, Funny, Interesting book

See it if you're open-minded. Good book, quirky premise, interesting twist. A bit like a Twilight-Zone episode (cue music) but humorous, not horrific.

Don't see it if you're looking for a big elaborate production. The book is the star here (life's ups & downs), w/some ok acting & simple set to support it.

Also How do we deal with life's trials & tribulations?... Read more Read less

86
Clever, Entertaining, Intense

See it if like family drama plays. Underneath the quite interesting twist at the start lies a much deeper exploration of family dynamics.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays with extreme plot devices.

Also Sorry for being a bit cryptic, but te twist at the beginning is quite ... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense

See it if drawn to intriguing ensemble plays (w/ odd titles?). An unusual premise yields such fascinating dynamics between these troubled characters!

Don't see it if you require elaborate staging or venue; this is an intimate, bare-bones space, allowing deserved focus on these talented actors & playwright

Also Unfortunately, some reviews reveal and "spoil" the premise, grrrrr!!! ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Bizarre

See it if You want to see an intimate character drama, w/ five people working through their hurts, exploring what responses are societally acceptable

Don't see it if Dolls make you uncomfortable, you don't want to just watch five shouty people in a room together.

80
Clever, Well acted, Funny

See it if Interesting scenario and quirky-yet believable-characters. Good dialogue, although the themes became a little repetitive at times.

Don't see it if Dragged a bit after the very funny 1st 1/2. Premise ran out of jokes after a while.Play could have used some lightening up towards the end.

94
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Must see

See it if you enjoy a creative, clever comedy-drama with a very non conventional premise

Don't see it if you don't want to see a show involving non-conventional relationships

Also The premise, though very bizarre, almost has you believing and accepti... Read more Read less

75
Dizzying, Edgy, Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You are intrigued by the oddball idea of people pretending that dolls are their babies so they can remake their shattered lives.

Don't see it if You have no patience with weird characters working out their quirks and traumas from the past.

98
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You want to see great acting, with an amazing story about family drama, relation wt siblings, addiction& to see how we deal with our problem

Don't see it if You do not like Small theatre setting, basic decor, powerful family drama.

Also This was beyond my expectation, acting was so strong (not only by the ... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Peculiar self-therapy group, Dysfunctional family and friends, Somewhat absurd

See it if you enjoy being in shared self-therapy sessions. Recovering addiction and trauma victims use cult-like methods to relieve their pain.

Don't see it if ...you're not interested in dysfunctional family and coping with mental health issues. Acting ok. Direction fair, scene changes clumsy.

87
Clever, Suprising, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if Unexpected/unique twist to what looks to be a sibling relationship drama & turns out to be much nuttier-but still grounded. V well written~

Don't see it if You'd have a hard time relating to the out of the box solution these charachters come up w/to deal w/their emotional pain/couldn't identify~

71
Clever, Some funny moments, Quirky

See it if You believe people can love each other love their pets and love their dolls

Don't see it if You don’t like weird story lines

75
Good acting, Twilight zone-esque, Different

See it if you can go into the theater with no expectations either way & just go with it.

Don't see it if you can't keep an open mind about the resulting behaviors of trauma & loneliness.

Also i tried to think of a way of describing this play, and the only thing ... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Must see

See it if You want to see a completely original play with stellar performances and direction.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see it. But don’t let anyone spoil the plot for you.

Also I saw play this company produced a few months back that I thought was ... Read more Read less

25
Unexpected, Unbelievable, Weird

See it if like to waste time and have nothing else to do, even reading the newspaper is better than sitting through this.....

Don't see it if you want to be entertained in a conventional way and feel good about yourself afterwards.

70
Disappointing, Funny, Overrated, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if An absurd dark comedy about the relationship between a distant brother and sister might interest you, without an intermission

Don't see it if you want a play that leaves you satisfied in the end. Good acting but last 30 minutes leaves you hungry after an appetizing 1st hour .


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