The New Group presents Hamish Linklater's new drama about a fractured community weaving a circuitous route back to one another. Starring Zosia Mamet ('Girls') and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz. More…
After much time away, Kristina is back in Berkshire County, and word spreads that she and her ex-husband are caring for their estranged, ailing daughter Julie. Brokenhearted and giddy with love and confusion, surprising visitors from Julie's complicated past practically trip over each other to reach the young woman they thought they'd lost years before but still feel deeply connected to.
See it if you like dysfunctional family/friend dramedies. TW has huge gaps in plot/character, but the strong cast delivers zippy lines. Impressive set
Don't see it if you want deep insights. TW doesn't add up. Moments of revelation are awkward (almost laughable). Overstuffed plotting; improbable ending.
See it if You are a fan of one of the actresses. Their scenes are good and the most make sense.
Don't see it if You are a fan of one of the actors. All of their scenes could be scraped with no consequence to the "plot". Sad subject done with no heart.
See it if ACT 1: 50 / ACT 2: 75: Act2 is vast improvement on Act 1. The women & Orsini all did well. Long Flashback scene in 2nd act was the strongest
Don't see it if Act1 is a CHORE to get through, all over the place; most scenes are pointless, VERY boring & at times obnoxious. Couple actors overacting.
See it if you want to see a winsome, if imperfect, play by Linklater. A good dramaturge could tighten the script & loose ends of this fledgling play.
Don't see it if you aren't willing to give an experimental piece with a number of plot holes a chance. This was written in earnest & has a lot of potential.
See it if Loved the staging, acting all good But... 80 and and a 70 produces the 75. Sets are great. Small space works well.
Don't see it if some scenes needed more projection by the actors. .. some confusion re; who is whom.. Will be better with some tender loving care.
See it if Linklater's emotionally charged drama is barely saved by superior acting Themes of reciprocity & blame try to emerge amid whirligig of ideas
Don't see it if Elliot's valiant direction tries to bring coherence but is often defeated However, ending does come together in a somewhat convoluted way
See it if You'd enjoy an everyone-is-connected dramedy performed by an ace ensemble.
Don't see it if You don't need to see another suburban-set, white-family dramedy about addiction, love, loss, and death.
See it if you enjoy characters that do not encourage your sympathy. I could not like any character. I wanted to like this play but couldn't.
Don't see it if you like whiney characters.
See it if Extremely well-acted & heartbreaking tale about a mom's daughter who is dying because of a decision made years ago. Superb cast.
Don't see it if You're easily confused and can't keep track of scenes that go back and forth in time.
See it if you want to see a play with potential and a talented cast; you can hold out for a more interesting second act.
Don't see it if There is a good story here and the play could be profound. Unfortunately, there is too much fat and not enough meat to make this compelling
See it if you want to see a very good cast performing a sad, mixed up show. While subject matter was relevant, the time shifts were confusing to many
Don't see it if you can't follow non-linear plots; you want light subject matter; you prefer musicals.
See it if you want to see a good, but not great play dealing with themes of addiction, grief, and guilt. Excellent cast despite flaws in script.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that drag on too long or seeing some great acting wasted on a mediocre script.
See it if you like dialogue driven shows about addiction, with non-linear timelines and no happy endings.
Don't see it if you need a linear plot line and you want a clear resolution. I had trouble following what was going on, and frankly lost interest in trying.
See it if you enjoy well developed characters and masterful acting. Butz is great.
Don't see it if you don't like sad plays and flawed characters that are often hard to like.
See it if you enjoy stories about unusual relationships between dysfunctional friends and estranged family members.
Don't see it if interconnections between unlikely people, apparently for dramatic effect, bother you, or if you prefer happy straight-forward stories.
See it if Interesting concept: which less than perfect person in one's life is responsible for your fall into drug dependency? The rush among Julie's
Don't see it if ...failed support system to assume blame is affecting, if contrived, & ultimately unsatisfying, but moments of raw hope, pain & love emerge.
See it if Beautifully written and produced play about family and friends relationships.A psychological look at the results of early unmet needs.
Don't see it if If you prefer light dramas or musicals.
See it if you want a play that infuses comedy into sad situations beautifully. Because of its flow between now and then, it requires concentration.
Don't see it if you are looking for an easy straight forward play
See it if You are a Norbert Leo Butz fan. He is terrific.
Don't see it if You want a well written play with realistic characters. This is not it. Very contrived to intertwine the people; does not work.
Also Too many padded scenes. Too many coincidences.
See it if You appreciate great acting within a somewhat confusing play. Sad examination of the cycle of addiction. Norbert Leo Butz was outstanding.
Don't see it if The play doesn't totally hold together coherently; some characters seemed unnecessary, confusing. The acting was better than the play.
See it if you like excellent acting, character analysis and an examination of poor decision making and its effect in peoples' future lives.
Don't see it if you favor escapist light entertainment with happy endings.
See it if You want to see a 2.5 hour play about a dying addict & the people in her life including her parents and those responsible for her illness.
Don't see it if you don't like a play with unlikable characters and a story-line that is a bit confusing to follow and you really don't care about.
See it if (ONLY) you need to kill two and a half hours in an air-conditioned midtown location, before meeting friends for drinks or dinner.
Don't see it if you have a closet, cabinet, or desk drawer that needs to be cleaned out. Your time is better spent cleaning out that closet, cabinet, & desk