Already closed | 2h 0m | Gramercy

This Day Forward

From 139 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

About the show

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.

2h 0m | Already closed | Vineyard Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (139)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

45
Pointless, Strained, Disappointing, Annoying, High production values

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.

12
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Overrated

See it if you want to see what an awful show looks like.

Don't see it if the worst show all year.

40
Disappointing, Disheartening, Dismaying, Mediocre, Aimless

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.

5
One note, Humorless, Slow, Banal, A stinker by nicky silver

See it if you want to see a leading candidate for the title of "Worst Play of the Year."

Don't see it if you have admired Nicky Silver's work in the past. This one is a clinker.

Also The play does feature some great set and costume designs. There is a d... Read more Read less

20
Horrible characters, Horrible writing, Excruciating, Insipid

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.

Also This show has cemented the fact that I'm not a fan of Silver. The only... Read more Read less

32
Disappointing, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if you will laugh at anything

Don't see it if you want a fast moving comedy that has an interesting plot.

39
Forgettable, Bland, Fluffy

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.

45
Confusing, Well designed, Poorly written, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy petty, white-problem dramas.

Don't see it if you expect anything that feels fresh or relevant.

Also while the scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound were all thoughtfully... Read more Read less

During previews
49
Disappointing, Unbelievable, Annoying

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

Also unpleasant. The two men are supposed to be in a relationship but that'... Read more Read less

During previews
2
Cliched, Banal

See it if Very uninspired plot and writing

Don't see it if You look forward to good entertainment


November 21st, 2016
"Fans of Mr. Silver’s angry wit and whimsy may feel he is missing in action in this portrait of a misbegotten marriage...The production has been directed with as much smoothness as the script allows by his frequent and fruitful collaborator, Mark Brokaw...'This Day Forward' feels unfulfilled, lik...
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November 21st, 2016
"There will be a horrid, selfish mother; her children will grow into unhappy adults; their dad is dead or dying. Those criteria are dutifully met in the acid-penned playwright’s new black comedy...Such a bad beginning will never lead to a happy family, an obvious conclusion that Silver doesn’t do...
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November 21st, 2016
"This dry hump of a comedy, with affectations of tragedy stapled in, got me to laugh, or rather snort, only once...Its people are just ordinarily crazy, not fantastically so. And ordinarily crazy people are no fun. Nor can they be very tragic, if you hate them — as I defy you not to do. Despite t...
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November 21st, 2016
"The play does start off surprisingly, with a first act that resembles the sort of strained farcical comedies that populated Broadway in the 1950s...But little about the proceedings feels fresh, and...the brittle dialogue and thin characterizations aren't very funny or interesting. Everything in ...
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