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 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 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're into tough, edgy, British dramas with strong language meant to expose the violent, ugly underbelly of poor, uneducated society
Don't see it if you're bothered by violence, abrasiveness, and strong language all at the service of a supposed "edginess" that doesn't feel fresh
See it if Like disjunction all family drama with hard to understand English accents and characters you will not like
Don't see it if Want good theater left at intermission
See it if you like imitations of angry british plays of the 50's & 60's & if you want to view justice smith's amazing physical/ acting tour de force
Don't see it if you don't like loud, rap like, sad plays about dysfunctional families offering no hope.
See it if like Shameless, don't mind waiting for a story to get interesting, and don't mind characters who yell and scream on stage.
Don't see it if you want to see good theater with well-developed characters who have some type of redeeming quality.
See it if You like vulgar shows with boring uninspired writing trying to pack an emotional punch. This play just didn't do it for me.
Don't see it if If you don't want to waste your precious money.
See it if you enjoy suffering. One low after another. No break in emotional continuity. Just down, down, down.
Don't see it if you need to do laundry. That would be time better spent.
See it if You are interested in unusual theater - this is different from everything else I remember seeing recently. (But it is also very troubling.)
Don't see it if You have issues with sexual assault, animal harm, and/or mental illness.
See it if Committed acting by principals cannot overcome manipulative writing about economically lost British lower class Hedges & LaVie Owen standout
Don't see it if Jordan's dark script is often contrived & bleak humor fails to leaven but worth a look Cullman's punk operatic staging is a (rare) misstep
See it if you want to see powerful acting by Lucas Hedges and Justice Smith and like depressing dramas about the underclass.
Don't see it if have trouble with thick British accents and avoid plays with sexual themes, violence and foul language.
See it if complex, confusing family dynamics is your thing.
Don't see it if two troubled, abandoned brothers with no direction for 2+ hours carry on. And, trying to muster up compassion is out of the question.