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'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 You're a die hard fan of Nicky Silver. Or if you've always wanted to see a Linda Lavin show without Lavin.
Don't see it if You think people in 1958 should be given dialog like they're in the 50's. Or if you want a show with any characters you don't hate.
See it if you're content with a few, but not enough, laughs; you'd appreciate some nostalgia in the 1958 first act.
Don't see it if you expect that the two time frames would have anything to say about changing gender norms or relationship attitudes; there's nothing there.
See it if you find humor in the premise of a man being told on his wedding night that his wife has never loved him. A few mildly-amusing jokes ensue.
Don't see it if you're expecting the usual excellent and funny play by Nicky Silver. This is not one. All but one of the characters in the second act are