See it if Old fashioned play. Well acted and written. Not obvious. Keeps one guessing.
Don't see it if Some characters that lengthen the play but add next to nothing save for the run time.
See it if Well acted, well directed play with good lighting. If you like Horton Foote.
Don't see it if The play is inconclusive and leaves you wanting a finality. Play only scratches the surface.
See it if you would like a view of post WW2 in America where business/work/wealth collides with the American dream home/family/death. Great costumes.
Don't see it if you do not like productions of the 190's that have a different pace and do not provide all the answers. Here you have to think for yourself.
See it if 60-y.o. couple struggles to move on after son's suicide and man's job loss. Poses questions about masculinity, love & money.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in characters struggling to navigate 1950's gender roles & attitudes. Slow, lingering scenes. Read more
See it if you enjoy excellent traditional dramas with clear plot points and themes that leave you thinking.
Don't see it if you prefer musicals or experimental work.
See it if you're a fan of Horton Foote & Michael Wilson's interpretation, curious as to how play won Pulitzer, like family sagas with secrets & denial
Don't see it if don't like slow-moving, obvious plot, you find Kirstein Nielsen annoying (she does fine), odd set (what with the doors?),or gay subtext
See it if you like a drama with great acting and wonderful writing. These are characters you can care about and relate to. I was very moved.
Don't see it if you like comedy or avant garde theater. This is a down to earth play done in a down to earth way. Read more
See it if u want to see Foote's inexplicable Pulitzer winner about secret lives, coping with modernity & loss (of life, career, dignity, money, trust)
Don't see it if u expect to meet Foote's Willy Loman or experience an important & impactful play from this prominent writer. [This is 2nd rate HF, at best] Read more
CRITIC’S PICK "A Heartbreaker Returns in ‘The Young Man From Atlanta’: The Signature Theater’s compassionate revival of Horton Foote’s 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a slow route to devastation."
3/5 Stars: "Even the most fervent Horton Foote fan might be hard-pressed to explain the appeal, much less the Pulitzer Prize, of 'The Young Man From Atlanta.' The playwright was renowned for his delicate, layered storytelling, but this 1995 drama lays it on thick."
"‘An Unwanted Guest to be Thankful For: Signature Theatre’s new revival of Horton Foote’s work makes clear the play’s surpassing excellence."
"'The Young Man From Atlanta' and the Old Man From Houston: Signature Theatre revives a Horton Foote play that it premiered 24 years ago."
"There is no greater Horton Foote authority than Michael Wilson, the director of the current edition, but this time his handling is a little wobbly…The pluses outweigh the minuses, however."
"The play may not pack the wallop it did twenty-five years ago, but 'The Young Man from Atlanta' offers a potent view of the United States on the cusp of social and political change."
3/5 Stars "Horton Foote won the Pulitzer Prize for this play, which doesn't stand up especially well in 2019."
"WANTING AND WONDERING: The folksiness in Horton Foote’s family drama grows tiresome."