Northern Stage's new dark comedy skewers a family in crisis on Halloween. Starring Gordon Clapp ("NYPD Blue"). More…
A distraught husband, a nosy neighbor, and a dark secret set the wheels in motion for a night of confrontation, mystery, and relentless suspense.
See it if you like a serious subject treated with humor while enjoying some plot twists by a good cast on a good set with light and sound plusses.
Don't see it if you expect a light story with a definite end. This is a roller coaster of family + one who make the situation ridiculous in some ways.
See it if you enjoy family drama where the past informs the present. Some great moments and marvelous performances.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you have if issues with representations of dementia. The deep secrets are fairly predictable and are slow to be revealed.
See it if you like twists and you won't be bothered by a super uneven experience (from the tone to the performances to the direction).
Don't see it if you don't want to see what happens when someone has a fun idea for a play but the script and the production don't rise to that idea.
See it if Very naturalistic acting. They seemed more like a real family than almost any family I've seen depicted on stage. Very nice set.
Don't see it if you don't like family dramas. Dark subject matter. Serious. Engrossing. Described as "dark comedy" but not particularly funny
See it if you enjoy a well written play with excellent acting and lots of twists in plot. I really enjoyed watching the drama develop.
Don't see it if you don't like talk of Alzheimer's since it is skillfully used as part of the plot. This could disturb some who don't like humor used.
See it if a play that gives you a moral dilemma and you find yourself thinking that what you’re seeing on is right at times but then very wrong
Don't see it if You will be offended that they took a very dramatic subject and made it sort of into a black comedy
See it if Dysfunctional family mishandles a bad situation in a tragic dark comedy.
Don't see it if You can’t laugh at funny plot lines at the expense of a character with Alzheimer’s.
See it if you like stories about families, relationships, friendships. This is a well acted show. Set is amazing. Very interesting story
Don't see it if you want a brassy musical.59E59 is one of my favorite theatres. They do a great job of curating their shows.It is rare that a show is a bomb
See it if you like situational comedies with some serious thinking points thrown in. A lot of calamity and farce, but also deals with Alzheimer's.
Don't see it if you're hoping for something consistently funny or insightful. Cliche and disappointing at times. Acting mostly good, sometimes over-the-top.
See it if Family history & issues are spun as different members unwillingly share information. Sort of refreshing/sort of diabolical.
Don't see it if If you're not comfortable with lots of high volume anger, this is not for you.
See it if you want to see a dysfunctional family deal with a sad but weird situation. Had funny moments mixed in with the tragic.
Don't see it if you want all the pieces to come together at the end. There were some plot points that were mentioned by never fully explained.
See it if you want to see a show taking the American version of "honor" killings seriously.
Don't see it if you think that people with absurd beliefs should be portrayed in dark comedy rather than serious drama.
See it if You can suspend disbelief a bit to see a dysfunctional family at work. They’ll do anything to keep the family together. Everyone has secrets
Don't see it if You didn’t like the show Rosanne. The set and play both reminded me of it. Annoying Boston “accents”.
See it if you wanted to spend some time seeing actor Gordon Clapp act. Yes, I have missed not seeing on the canceled TV show NYPD Blue.
Don't see it if you were expecting a polished production with a serious subject matter.
See it if You like dark comedy. You don't mind seeing a show about Halloween in January.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable laughing about serious topics including Alzheimer's disease.
See it if You like intense family dramas and are not bothered by onstage depictions of violence. Good acting, disturbing show.
Don't see it if I struggled to find any humor in the topic, or in the brutal characters who seemed to feel violence was the best solution to most problems.
See it if You want to see a drama (this is not a comedy, whatever the advertising says!) about Faustian bargains people make to protect their families
Don't see it if You will be pissed off by an inconclusive ending - nothing is resolved, the whole thing just peters out.
See it if you enjoy plays involving dysfunctional families; good acting alone is enough for you; a great-looking set is more important than the play
Don't see it if you want a play with good, tight writing; you like happy plays; you expect surprises in the play
See it if you enjoy dark humor, family drama, a slowly developing plot, a quirky twist in the story
Don't see it if don't enjoy a show about family drama, Alzheimer's and violence, one that takes too long to divulge details
See it if You're looking for a clever idea that could have made for a very successful black comedy or drama.
Don't see it if You're disappointed by poor writing, pacing and muddled acting that can't decide whether the tone is serious drama or dark humor.
See it if Like a good farce stuffed alongside dark comedy. Tonally, not a bad mix. Move over, PB & J. Cozy theater to occasionally visit.
Don't see it if Must suspend disbelief. A lot of holes to be justified. Overstuffed with plot and soap opera ready!
See it if you want strong performances with well written dialogue and a dark but funny first act with very dark family melodrama in the 2nd act.
Don't see it if you mind an intense shift in tone in the late in the play that makes it difficult to know how to react. A 2nd act diminished by the first.