After two hit runs at Playwrights Realm, Lincoln Center Theater presents an encore engagement of Sarah DeLappe's drama about a suburban girls soccer team. More…
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team members navigate big questions and wage tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
See it if you like EXTREMELY light fare on a regurgitation of Mean Girls. good acting and staging
Don't see it if Vapid & shallow. Unfocused & Pointless. Pretty much a headless chicken mentioning all Mean Girl topics and delving into none. Unemotional.
See it if It's well acted and the depiction of high school teens seem to be fairly realistic.
Don't see it if Show meanders around - Another mean girls story with no new perspective - Girls can be catty & everyone has issues. Nothing new here.
See it if you want to see the work of an exciting new voice, with an ensemble of exciting young actors, in an original, nuanced, captivating play.
Don't see it if you have no interest in the lives of teenage girls (tho this play avoids the usual stereotypes, conventions and pitfalls you might expect).
See it if you like straightforward narrative in innovative yet realistic manner, enjoy women's sports & seeing young women at varying maturity
Don't see it if Overlapping dialogue bothers you, have no interest in women's sports, you are not permitted within 500 feet of young women
See it if you like groups of teenage girls at their worst, rarely at their best; cohesive ensemble; you enjoy hearing everyone talking over each other
Don't see it if you do not like stereotyped characters and contrived endings. The play meanders at a slow pace, lots of words with nothing to say. Why?
See it if you like plays about young women on the verge of adulthood, struggling with feelings about the future- family, men, the world, friendships
Don't see it if you expect an elaborate set; think the play is about the forest; have no interest in teenage angst; can't follow 2 conversations at once
See it if you’d watch a day-in-the-life of teenage girls; you’ve never seen a female coming of age plot
Don't see it if you’re over adolescence; you expect new ideas about young femininity
See it if Original topic. Very true to how teenage girls are, without the typical cliches. Several nice performances. Well staged.
Don't see it if Some people might find the cross-talk hard to understand.
See it if you enjoy coming of age pieces that focus on teenage women on a soccer team.
Don't see it if a drama with cohesive conclusions is what you seek, this play asks a lot of questions with few answers
See it if touching story of teens (females) who you see working out in preparation for soccer games, where their characters & stories develop slowly
Don't see it if would be annoyed by 2 or more conversations going on simultaneously; don't want stories about teen girls no matter how creative or touching
See it if Absorbing look at a group of teenage girls and their individual life journeys. Beautifully written and produced.
Don't see it if If you prefer musicals or light dramas.
See it if You want to experience a unique play dealing with the life issues of teenage girls as they train and play high school soccer.Cast is great!
Don't see it if You are disinterested in a play that uses soccer to explore the important life circumstances of high school girls
See it if you want strong acting in naturalistic (almost eavesdropping) play about the members of a high school age girls soccer team.
Don't see it if I recognize this as thoughtful theater, although must acknowledge I was often bored by seemingly endless adolescent chatter without focus.
See it if you appreciate a good script that tells a compelling coming-of-age story of the members of a girls soccer team. You know all of these girls.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy stories about teamwork or trying to follow multiple parallel storylines.
See it if Team of blistering adolescence, sharing a common goal: female adulthood. Great ensemble.
Don't see it if Rapid fire dialogue takes some adjustment. Cannot get a ticket.
See it if You need to know that young actresses get their exercise, but are happy to be bored with silly banter & no real plot.
Don't see it if You are looking for an interesting night of theater.
See it if You want to see something on a stage that resembles actual life and the people who inhabit it without artifice. Unapologetically brutal.
Don't see it if You are not interested in plays that do not follow a typical narrative arc. You are not ready for something truly heavy.
See it if you want an insight into the world of teenagers today, team sports or all the complications that both provide.
Don't see it if you blush at adult language or talk about body functions and sex or aren't interested in what teenage girls are like today.
See it if Realistic rendering of the multitude of issues facing high school female athletes transitioning to adulthood (sometimes messily)
Don't see it if High school issues in suburbia may not be everyone's cup of tea; attempts to not reveal plot makes for an awkward final scene
See it if Insightful drama into the life of teen age girls centered around a soccer team. Well-written and directed with great ensemble performances.
Don't see it if You like your plots structured, and your characters mature.
See it if you like sports and are interested in teenage lives. You will enjoy the complexity of the characters and watch them grow.
Don't see it if you don't care about teenagers and their problems. If you think that teenage problems are not as important as your problems.
See it if Great ensemble piece where you feel like you’re eavesdropping on teenage girls with their smart takes on life and individual personalities
Don't see it if You can’t handle overlapping dialogue though it’s realistic. Nice to see the teamwork of the actors and the athletes they portray.
See it if you are interested in adolescent thinking and action. There is too much going on to care about any of it or any of them. Pity
Don't see it if you are looking for an indepth development of character or plot. well acted but poorly constructed and superficial. terrible ending
See it if you care about issues of teens (esp. girls). Nails their voice--witty and cringeworthy. Beautiful rendering of pack mentality of sports.
Don't see it if you seek plot...story imposed on girls team and *spoiler alert* ending feels forced.