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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

97
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You LOVE Nicky Silver's work.

Don't see it if You don't love Silver's work.

During previews
83
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if Fun story keeps you guessing what's gonna happen next. Fun recognizable characters. Great acting. Very entertaining. Touching arc.

Don't see it if You want big productions. This could easily be taking place in London. That kind of humor.

During previews
82
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy comedic dramas about dysfunctional families/relationships. Fantastic acting and engaging story w/ flawed/relatable characters.

Don't see it if It's a great off broadway play. It doesn't break any new ground necessarily but it doesn't need to. It's entertaining w/ a good story.

During previews
82
Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like the playwright Nicky Silver and want to see his latest play. You enjoy great acting and like seeing actors play double parts.

Don't see it if If you prefer big Broadway productions.

Also The sets and lighting were excellent and so were the costumes.

During previews
79
Great acting, Great staging

See it if 2nd act is funnier (dry humor). Acting is top notch and set design is exquisite.

Don't see it if 1st act keeps saying the same thing over and over and over again.

During previews
79
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you have enjoyed previous plays by Nicky Silver or if you like your humor with a biting edge.

Don't see it if you have seen too many plays about dysfunctional families or don't get Silver's brand of humor.

Also This first-rate production has terrific acting, great sets and costume... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Funny, Romantic, Cliched

See it if you like a well staged and acted play expressing a somewhat romantic story in a funny and mostly engaging way.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy long monologues as personal history or a not well developed storyline which bores at times.

During previews
78
Two distinct yet intertwined stories

See it if You like intergenerational familial drama. You like broad performances (Act1). You like angsty self exploration (Act2). Great sets/costumes.

Don't see it if You dont like artificial/unconvincing premises. You dont like incidental, domestic abuse, basically mentioned in passing.

Also The first act was a comedic take on an unhappy wedding night. The seco... Read more Read less

During previews
78
Acerbic, Psychodrama/comedy, Shallow characterizations, Some fine female actors

See it if Misogynism & clueless men are appealing. There's a bit too much withheld emotion and too little modulation to be really strong but life...

Don't see it if ...can be bitter in a Silver play. Wish the characters took some responsibility for actions and didn't resort to madness to avoid it.

During previews
88
Clever, Funny, Masterful

See it if you love Nicky Silver's humor concerning a decision made for the wrong reasons & regretting the effects it takes on your life and family.

Don't see it if don't like off beat, quirky stories about family decisions that have after effects on your life.

During previews
74
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Biting, Great acting

See it if You want comedy with an edge, exploring love, romance, responsibility, and relationships. Nicky Silver again hits hard with biting humor.

Don't see it if You're not prepared for some uncomfortable moments amidst the at-times dark humor. A strong play, and not light entertainment.

During previews
65
Cliched, Disappointing, Good production values, Good acting

See it if You like Nicky Silver's plays, even if they remind you of, and cover the same ground as, much of his prior work.

Don't see it if You want to see this playwright tackle new themes he has yet to cover in his work.

During previews
78
Dated, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like to see amazing set design, in a small theatre. Good acting (for the most part). 2 acts in 2 different eras. Gays. Dementia. Sadness

Don't see it if Dislike all of the above and 2 acts which are a little disjointed....

During previews
68
Disappointing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Maddening, Falls short

See it if Holley Fain and Joe Tippett shine; Beautiful sets; Nicky Silver dialogue as playfully funny and biting as ever; 10 points more with time

Don't see it if PREVIEW! was rooting for NONE of the characters; curtain came down to silence as so much was left unresolved; high expectations not met

During previews
53
Great acting, Indulgent, Quirky, Stale, Disappointing

See it if you're such a fan of Silver's work that you are happy to see another, lesser play about an angry gay man fighting with his acerbic mother.

Don't see it if you've had enough of plays about angry gay men fighting with their acerbic mothers.

Also The farcical elements of the first act suggest that Silver is up to so... Read more Read less

During previews
80
Clever, Intelligent, Resonant, Slow, Cliched

See it if you like nicky silver; you like lots of family drama; like some eye candy on stage. gays;

Don't see it if you dislike plays w/ obligatory gay characters; stories about aging parents w/ problems; don't like family problems, contrived plots.

Also A Nicky Silver play without Linda Lavin - interesting concept. Act 1 w... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing, Acerbic, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of Nicky Silver and don't mind spending an evening with somewhat cartoonish characters who don't allow you to care for them.

Don't see it if Despite the above you can't laugh at human foibles, are insensitive to superior acting and stagecraft though script is not the strongest.

Also Still an entertaining if somewhat unresolved play which leaves you han... Read more Read less

During previews
81
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if want to see a light funny show...

Don't see it if you don't like shows with dysfunctional family members...

Also The set in the 2nd act was really nice...

During previews
64
Slow, Clever, Disappointing

See it if you like shows with a unique twist on plot and timeline.

Don't see it if you want to spend two hours watching a story that can be told in 20 minutes. So wordy and so much unnecessary dialogue.

During previews
85
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You like Nicky Silver, Excelent acting, great stage decoration.

Don't see it if You don't like disfunctional families, long first acts, unresolved endings.

Also An interesting play with a great first scene and the rest of the act i... Read more Read less

During previews
61
Confusing, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Quirky

See it if You like some time hopping although this is all confusing. There is some good acting but the material is weak.

Don't see it if If you don't like broken writing that doesn't know quite what story to tell

Also I adore the Vineyard Theater but this is a weak piece that really does... Read more Read less

During previews
78
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great set design, Very moving

See it if You are a Nicky Silver fan. Not his best but good acerbic dialogue and an interesting plot and play structure.

Don't see it if You are looking for light mindless entertainment.

Also First act is a little too long, needs tightening. Second act much more... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Clever, Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you see every Nicky Silver play and enjoy his dysfunctional family dialogue.

Don't see it if you re expecting another Pterodactyls or The Lyons.

Also The barbs aren't new, but they work. The first act took way too long t... Read more Read less

During previews
86
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like snarky clever comedy

Don't see it if If you don't like snarky clever comedy

During previews
81
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy watching the differences in a family in 1958 and then 2004. Funny and sad.

Don't see it if You find family dynamics boring. You don't enjoy a jump of 40 years. You need more detail.


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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