The Vineyard Theatre presents the world premiere of Nicky Silver's new comedy about love and marriage and everything in between. This production reunites 'The Lyons' playwright with director Mark Brokaw. More…
Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene’s children wrestle with their past and a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory.
See it if you are a Vineyard member. It won't kill you, but it won't thrill you. Great sets. Nice costumes. Lousy script. No insights, few laughs. Ugh
Don't see it if you want theater that entertains and/or enlightens. This just fills two hours. Frustrating waste of cast. Highly artificial.
See it if you like smart (if somewhat quirky) storyline that is equal parts funny and a punch in the gut.
Don't see it if you don't care about parent/child dysfunctional relationships or looking at possibilities of how/why they turn out the way they do.
See it if you're a Nicky Silver completist. [But be prepared for disappointment. If you're a fan, like me, you might be better off skipping this one.]
Don't see it if you expect a sharp, funny play from Silver, who adds all his usual elements (overbearing mom, gay son, neurotic family) w/o any of the wit.
See it if Minor league Silver; has unpolished feel to it, Good acting by ensemble & Brokaw (Silver's go-to) directs with brittle gusto - nothing works
Don't see it if Silver fans (me!) will be very disappointed. Also the "monster mother" theme has grown a bit tiresome
See it if you cannot miss a Nicky Silver play or a Vineyard production/
Don't see it if expect it to be one of Silver's best. Something is missing compared to his past works. (Yes, It is a tough goal to reach)
See it if for inventive comic situation involving loveless marriage, solid comic acting particularly Holley Fain as dewy and slightly daft bride
Don't see it if first act farce, second act more a psychological exploration of dysfunctional family, simply don't work together
See it if you enjoy derivative plays that theoretically have something to say about happiness but don't pack enough of a punch to actually say it.
Don't see it if you've ever seen any other play before. There isn't anything original about this one.
See it if You enjoy family dramas. You want a drama w/comedic elements. You want great acting.
Don't see it if You want 2 fully cohesive acts-the acts don't match in tone. Act 1 is an over the top sitcom, Act 2 is a real-life drama w/comedy.
See it if You're a fan of Nicky Silver's work or enjoy "comedies" that are more dark and depressing than funny.
Don't see it if You think you're going to see a romantic farce of a comedy, as the marketing would lead you to believe. This is borderline upsetting.
See it if You like plays about relationships and written by Nicky Silver;all areas are covered - reluctant brides, mother conflicts, two time periods
Don't see it if You expect to laugh a lot and want the characters to be unpredictable;dialogue & situations seemed forced and boring
See it if fan of Nicky Silver or the Vineyard Theatre, want a primer on how not to raise a family or have a successful marriage
Don't see it if not a fan of Nicky Silver or don't want to be reminded that someone has to take care of mom when she starts showing up at JFK in her pajamas
See it if you have nothing better to do. It's predictable, much of the acting is dull. Set is excellent. Very predictable.
Don't see it if you are looking for characters you care about. Totally uninvolving. Acting is uneven.
See it if you are a Nicky Silver fan (I am) and feel you must see everything he writes (you mustn't). June Gable very good.
Don't see it if you don't want to be disappointed ( you probably will be). Repetitive 1st act. 2nd act somewhat better, but not up to Silver's best work.
See it if you enjoy a show that presents serious issues in a light and humorous way. There is still something to think about but without getting sad.
Don't see it if you don't want your standard beliefs about love and marriage to be tampered with.
See it if You want to laugh. You want to see great staging. You want to be entertained. You don't mind a slow moving story with attention to details.
Don't see it if You don't want to laugh. You are too serious. You need super fast paced theater. You don't want to see a love story. You like simple staging
See it if You're a Nicky Silver fan, or want to see a very smooth & pro cast give life to a well-staged ultimately flat & unresolved script.
Don't see it if You want a second act that really flows & resolves the first. Well packaged, good looking show with a very polished ensemble, but for what?
See it if You want to form your own opinion. Not familiar with this playwright's work, I found it so sharply written so I felt deep cuts in my psyche.
Don't see it if Marital and family squabbles are not your thing. Also, if a critic you often agree with found it lacking.
See it if You want a well acted, light albeit funny production of a woman torn between the desires of her heart and the expectation of others.
Don't see it if Loveless marriage and its negative effects on the entire family. You are uncomfortable watching one facing the onset of dementia.