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 want to see great costumes and laugh over lingering mis-steps between generations.
Don't see it if you want really tight ensemble acting - all actors are talented but not always coordinated with each other.
See it if you like seeing very disfunctional families. June Gable was excellent in two roles.
Don't see it if you don't like exaggerated acting styles and a new version of the sins of the mothers and fathers carrying on to the next generation.
See it if you're interested in clever writing, good acting, and, perhaps, not perfect new plays.
Don't see it if you expect a "happy" ending to what seems to be a comedy.
Also This is not a perfect play; but, it has merit and a very good cast.
See it if you're a Nicky Silver fan.
Don't see it if you're a Nicky Silver fan who expects it to play out like other Nicky Silver plays. The show is inconsistent as to what it wishes to be.
See it if You want to see a comedy about life. You want to really know what people are thinking sometimes when they marry. You want to have fun.
Don't see it if You want a musical or can't stand slice of life stories.
See it if You like family dramas that cover wide range of subjects.
Don't see it if You find treatment of family conflicts over care of parents with dementia painful.
See it if You are a Nicky Silver fan. Not up to par with The Lyons or Pterodacryls but if you like Silver's style you'll probably like this.
Don't see it if You don't like (semi) farce as Act I is a bit over the top. Act II is nowhere near that style, but I think that was the point.
See it if you don't mind Acts 1 & 2 having completely different tones (farce, drama). It felt as if there was directorial infighting, and nobody won.
Don't see it if you like one cohesive play. Act Two comes together as a nice family drama, however, and the lead actor seems better attuned to it.
See it if Your a fan of Nick Silver
Don't see it if Your looking a clever, thoughtful Nick Silver play. Although there were some amusing lines on the whole it was a terrible disappointment.
See it if you want to introduce your mom slowly to good theatre, and homosexuality.
Don't see it if you find cliches & farce too old school. Not enough contemporary quirk to make reviving this genre worthwhile. Stage Kiss, did it better.
See it if You don't mind an overly long first act that aims to be funny but often isn't; the second act is serious theater and well acted.
Don't see it if You don't like seeing two totally different plays in one, the first act a farce with cartoon characters and the second a poignant drama.
See it if u like a play with a split personality. The first act is comic, well acted and well staged. The 2nd act is a drama that leaves you hanging
Don't see it if You don't want a play that seems to end because it's reached the two hour limit. Too many plotlines in the 2nd act.
See it if You don't mind if the two acts don't really jive
Don't see it if You don't like cute comedy (1st act) or another tired gay romance (2nd act)