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This Day Forward

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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.

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Member Reviews (139)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever
70
Avg Score

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

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.

68
Disappointing, Quirky, Great acting, Beautiful set, Great staging

See it if You like disfunctional family dramas; appreciate quirky characters

Don't see it if You want more of a resolution to the story

Also Hard to relate to the characters' choices and their motivations seemed... Read more Read less

68
Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky, Intense

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.

73
Intelligent, Funny, Confusing, Clever

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.

60
Disappointing, Dizzying, Edgy, Intense, Slow

See it if Don't see it. There wasn't a good reason to see this show

Don't see it if Just don't see it. It's mindless.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Enjoy delightful sets and a great combination of comedy and compelling drama.

Don't see it if You can't follow non linear storytelling

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

65
Quirky, Funny, Dated, Disappointing, Great first act

See it if You like your shows breezy and light even if they're potentially trying to get dark

Don't see it if You need more from your theatre than snappy dialogue

Also Loved, loved, loved the first act. The second act unfortunately meande... Read more Read less

72
Entertaining

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.

98
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

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.

70
Great staging, Entertaining, Intense

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.

65
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Disappointing, Slow

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.

65
Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious, Fluffy

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.

50
Fluffy, Great staging, Disappointing, Slow, Banal

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.

79
Funny, Disappointing, Fluffy, Clever

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.

71
Confusing, Absorbing, Uncomfortable

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.

88
Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You can tolerate plays that dig right in.

Don't see it if You do not want to leave the theater continuing to think about the play.

78
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Worthwhile dark comedy !

See it if You enjoy dark comedy or are thinking about getting married soon !

Don't see it if You want a happy ending ...

62
Great acting, Disappointing, Incomplete

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.

Also None of the plotlines in the 2nd act came to a satisfactory conclusion... Read more Read less

75
Disappointing, Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy, Uneven

See it if You're a major Nicky Silver fan, as am I.

Don't see it if You expect it to be as good as everything he's done before and you're not willing to, "give him this one ".

Also Great first act, what you've come to expect from Silver, but really go... Read more Read less

70
Tame., Points of poignancy., Ii > i.

See it if you want an easy evening of theatre. And if you like June Gable.

Don't see it if you want to be challenged.

70
Entertaining, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Disappointing

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)

70
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Cliched, Dated

See it if ok

Don't see it if ok

70
Cliched, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you are a Nicky Silver fan and want to see every work

Don't see it if you like other Nicky Silver work

75
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like dysfunctional family fare.

Don't see it if you like your theater thought-provoking.


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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