From the show:
In a rundown house of a California suburb, a group of loser twenty-something roommates find their slacker existence threatened when one of the friends invites a girl he met online to move in, igniting tensions and digging up the home’s past familial trauma.
See it if You know someone in the cast or crew and want to be supportive.
Don't see it if You want more than an occasional spark of decent acting from an otherwise dull, drudge filled two plus hours of millennial melodrama.
See it if Emotionally damaged young people seek refuge in a house that is haunted by past trauma. Relationship fireworks lead to self searching.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in flailing 20-somethings. One character was stereotypical comic relief.
See it if u want to observe a group of Gen Z slackers as they navigate young adulthood (& self-destruction) in a perceptive, fresh backyard drama.
Don't see it if ur looking for explosive drama, fast-paced storytelling & tidy endings; u simply can't relate to the young-life crises of Gen Z/Millennials.
See it if Extremely well played & staged, its' Reid's writing that captivates While overwritten, it unfolds at its own pace providing its tension
Don't see it if The influences are fairly evident; notably Shepard & Guirgis the storytelling is very potent Characterizations can often be one-dimensional
See it if subtle direction of complex interwoven character backgrounds interests you. Five people each exploring deep wells pain.
Don't see it if tobacco smoke bothers you. The auditorium is small and the actors smoke on stage.
See it if Not as strong as The Floor is Lava but has a lot going for it. Similar psychological candor re expectations & growth makes it worthwhile.
Don't see it if Both Lava & Parrots feature chrctrs at parties they aren’t enjoying. If dissatisfaction w/ surface contentment doesn’t interest, might skip.
See it if You want a play with a relatively interesting plotline. We meet our cast in a round robin, several critical points are brushed over here.
Don't see it if You want an overstuffed, underdeveloped play. 2 hours 20 min and a lot of door slamming. The plots could have been streamlined and allowed
See it if A evening of drama which was emotionally wrapped in sadness & denial produced a true winning formula. Kudos to the entire cast. Thumbs up!
Don't see it if You are allergic to tobacco smoke. It is a key component to the emotional release of pinned up feelings.
See it if You enjoy story telling at its finest. The relationships between the characters was funny, poignant and very intense.
Don't see it if Your looking for an evening of nothing but light hearted fluff
See it if You appreciate the complexities of family relationships , smart writing and well developed characters
Don't see it if You want a snappy story with a happy ending, or a big production. This is an intimate theater in the round. 2+hrs
See it if You want to see a story about a group of friends that you like but don't find exactly riveting.
Don't see it if You expect to come away with a clear understanding of the characters even after 2 hours and 20 mins.
See it if you enjoy great dialogue and well drawn interested characters exploring a complicated array of themes. enjoy dramas about family trauma
Don't see it if you mind a play being a bit overstuffed with ideas so that not all pay off. Mind a lack of a strong resolution.
See it if You want to see some very talented young actors dealing with subjects of loss, addiction, family issues and just plain unhappiness.
Don't see it if You have trouble sitting through a 2 and a half hour play. A bit too long considering where it ends up. Climax could use some rethinking.
See it if you like character-driven stories about relationships, baggage, trauma, etc. that are wonderfully acted and written. Lots of humor, too.
Don't see it if you lack empathy, you don't like flawed characters, you don't like to think/witness authentic dialogue and only want lots of action
See it if You enjoy a well developed play and complicated family dynamics. This is sensitive, intelligent, complex and moving and captured my heart.
Don't see it if You are not into the nitty gritty of family members in a complex and powerfully dynamic moment in their lives it asks us to listen.
See it if you love some good ole fashioned angsty young person plays, like plays about outsiders or well acted millennial dramas
Don't see it if you have a short attention span (it's a long play), if you are looking for a feminist story, lots of screaming men but what's new
See it if you want to support yet another playwright who seems determined to write the same play over and over and over again.
Don't see it if you don’t want to support yet another playwright who seems determined to write the same play over and over and over again.
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See it if You like strong realistic dialogue between millennials. If you feel you can relate.
Don't see it if Want a strong plot, some scenes go on too long