MCC Theater presents Anna Jordan's play about two teenage brothers living alone with no adult supervision. Directed by indie theater vet Trip Cullman. More…
Bobbie and Hench are home alone. Days are filled by streaming porn, playing video games, and watching the world go by. Their mom rarely visits these days, and it’s chaos when she does. But when animal-loving neighbor Jenny takes an interest in Bobbie and Hench's dog, Taliban, the boys discover a world far beyond what they know. 'Yen' explores a childhood lived without boundaries.
See it if Neglected teens and other suffering characters reach out to each other for support and relief. Emotional, raw, surprising, inspiring.
Don't see it if You are looking for lighter fare.
See it if you like heart breaking tales. The UK seems to be enamored of teengae angst. Great acting by all 4 stars
Don't see it if you need a happy go lucky tale of lost teens.
Also The rating is again a compromise of partner's 90% and my 80%
See it if you like new plays capable of surprising with two great young actors that also focus on the grittier side of life with daring staging
Don't see it if you're bored by coming of age plays, can't deal with a loud, out of control teen, don't want to see difficult family issues played out
See it if you don't mind a slow burn. The first act is slow, but the story picks up in the second act.
Don't see it if you're overly sensitive to shrieking sounds. One actor often screams loudly, threatening any ear drum within earshot. Porn factors heavily.
See it if You want to see a very raw, intensely acted play. The actors were all incredible.
Don't see it if You do not like seeing upsetting intense drama. Not a "fun" show. It is engrossing and serious but also strange and sad.
See it if I get so upset with shows like this. The characters were all well written and the acting was good but the problem is nothing really happene
Don't see it if d. The could have done amazing things with these interesting characters but dropped the ball on it.
See it if you want to see a sad statement about the impact that a lack of resources of all kinds has on people, especially young ones.
Don't see it if you want something light, you have a problem with accents, or you are disturbed by depictions of sexual violence or animal cruelty.
See it if you're looking for a dark & intense contemporary drama—a portrait of teens with absentee parents on welfare in poor socioeconomic situation
Don't see it if you can't stand vulgar language or do not follow urban British slang/colloquialism (this is not Queen's English), you want a light show
See it if You enjoy well acted unusual stories about poor parenting and socially challenged young people.
Don't see it if You want a happy story or if cruel and unfair treatment offend you.
See it if you can appreciate a raw, difficult look at the lives of kids whose upbringing is non-existent and whose very existence is precarious.
Don't see it if you aren't prepared to examine the harsh realities of kids who start life w/no chance. Hedges, Smith, Graynor, & Owen give stunning turns.
See it if You like strange, if you like crazy weird characters, if you like plots that make you work to understand.
Don't see it if If You find English accents hard to understand. If You do not like cursing. If you don't like violence and nutsy characters.
See it if you enjoy great acting, a drama about two brothers, a dysfunctional mother, and a girl.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy dark theatre. It was dark and sad.
See it if you want 2 see a drama that is raw, disturbing, but truthful about 2 brothers living alone & how a girl awakens them 2 the realities of life
Don't see it if you don't like dysfunctional family plays that are upsetting and show us how regular people live and survive.
See it if You like theatrical intensity and family dysfunction. Want to see a couple of fine young actors.
Don't see it if Are put-off by loud, irritating, vulgar sounds and language. You are looking for a light evening at the theatre.
See it if you like physically intense, emotionally upsetting contemporary plays and don't mind bloody theatricality.
Don't see it if This is a raw, intense, unhappy play. Consider skipping if you have triggers (child & animal abuse, sexual violence, language).
See it if you need refuge from a rain storm for a couple of hours.
Don't see it if you enjoy an interesting afternoon/evening in the theater. It's just NOT worth the time you will have invested.
See it if you enjoy gritty shows. This one is about two feral teenagers living without supervision in an abandoned apartment in a housing project.
Don't see it if your favorite cable channel is the Hallmark Channel.
See it if Justice Smith is fantastic! All the actors, but, Smith is the 1-2-watch. Subject matter is tough & kept me wondering of the direction.
Don't see it if Hate profanity, psoriasis, smoking on stage, intimacy, European accents, porn, dysfunctional families, partial nudity
See it if you like powerful, tense plays with an extremely dysfunctional family and a lot of teen angst.
Don't see it if you want happy, make me smile for two hours type of entertainment. These are unlikeable, angry characters in a very difficult situation.
See it if like your shows loud and disturbing. All the performances are excellent, but the play is not. Acting salvages otherwise bad play.
Don't see it if care about intelligent dialogue
See it if You like strong acting by young actors given a good script. 14 & 16 year olds on their own, left by dysfunctional mom. Happy ending.
Don't see it if You don't care about adolescent angst.
See it if you are looking for something that will challenge you. Great acting all around.
Don't see it if you are looking for something lighthearted. This is a very intense story.