This new drama explores the horrors of war through the story of a former WWII surgeon. More…
Having served as a surgeon in Guadalcanal during World War 2, Robert confronts the regrets of his youth with the help of his granddaughter.
“The play’s concept is certainly one that makes for a compelling and thought-provoking drama...However...the play dragged on slowly, and by the end...I was left with no feeling or emotional investment for its characters....While the play was not without...flaws, it nonetheless is a drama that leaves you thinking...and it deserves credit for exploring overlooked, if not uncomfortable, themes and issues." Full Review
See it if you enjoy a well written story with good acting, that starts out slow but captivates you, then catches you with an unexpected twist.
Don't see it if war stories trigger you, if you need an elaborate set, and if don't want to a family story.
See it if For the sweet grandfather-granddaughter interaction. For a look at post WWII lives and regrets. Interesting facts about women in the war.
Don't see it if U want slick sets or U don't like plays that skip back & forth in time. The year of the present is unclear. The end jumps the shark.
See it if YOu enjoy historical fiction, and can learn a bit from a drama. And enjoy unpredictable story lines. Great views of old NY
Don't see it if YOu don't enjoy dramas and have no interest in history.
See it if you are interested in elements that may make a good play with refinements, staging and sound. It is an interesting subject on after effects.
Don't see it if you cannot tolerate a loose, in-the-works production on a nearly bare stage. The one microphone used for the young actor was echoing.
See it if The child actress is special with presence and singing talent. The story had some potential but hard to get through.
Don't see it if The meandering plot, terrible sound problems with feedback unaddressed, plus the fake banjo playing and Scottish accent were off putting.
See it if You really like off Broadway plays and want to see something original good or bad and a great child actress who upstages the older cast
Don't see it if Just to see child actress upstage the rest of the cast is not enough of a draw
See it if You need to see another play with a holocaust memory theme.
Don't see it if Skill with tech issues is something you expect from a play being done for the public. The sound equipment malfunctioned seriously.
See it if you like a story with an interesting mix of war with its horrors and love, family, honor, attempts to do the right thing.
Don't see it if you only like big productions with lots of props (this one has very minimal props) or don't like to be reminded of war.
See it if You like an original subject, historical connections, bare bones staging, talented actors. Interesting historical film backdrops.
Don't see it if You want a fast moving up beat evening or elaborate staging
See it if You like good acting; you like melodrama (which here was meant to be symbolic) with a historical backdrop
Don't see it if You do not like fictionalized history, and this history was fictionalized into a preposterous story, you dislike melodrama
See it if you'd like to see what appears to be an unedited plot lifted from a 1940s war movie with all kinds of disparate detours; has some moments
Don't see it if you would like to spend your time watching a coherent, finished piece of work and not sit there wondering how you would fix this one
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