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 You want to see some incredible young performers take on an engaging, dramatic story. This piece engages both the heart and mind - a rarity.
Don't see it if You prefer avant-garde forms of theatre to naturalism. You prefer subtle to dramatic stories. Very heavy subject matter.
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 want some british/euro-style theater with intense young leads.
Don't see it if you're not in the market for swearing or working-class realism
See it if You like theatre that makes you think and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Don't see it if You don't like strong language and violence
See it if You are looking for an intense character study of the younger generation, with strong, specific dialogue.
Don't see it if You are turned off by foul language and suggested material, you are looking for a neat, conclusive ending.
See it if You enjoy a good acting and aren't turned off by an unusual story or script
Don't see it if You want a more traditional show. This show has a lot of references to and implied sex and violence.
See it if you enjoy serious dramas about families and coming of age in a difficult world.
Don't see it if Violence, cursing, sexually explicit themes are deal breakers for you.
See it if for the courageous acting of this ensemble. There are some truly dark moments and the actors threw themselves into it.
Don't see it if You are easily disturbed.
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 open to seeing are hard hitting play that may be difficult to watch but equally rewarding. After the show I was in total awe!
Don't see it if You can't handle hard subjects, or you don't enjoy plays that break boundaries.
See it if you want to plumb the full range of human emotions, recognizing in particular the significance of love in the face of shame.
Don't see it if You prefer not to explore outside the bounds of calm, unchallenging, safety.
See it if you want to explore the humanity of people who make bad decisions/are crude and misbehaved. Realistic, heavy story. A challenge for actors.
Don't see it if you're off-put by crude behavior or heavy drama.
See it if You like to see an intense British drama on dysfunctional relationships and how their lives ended with misfortune
Don't see it if Can't handle too much disturbing scenes
Also Simple set with great lighting
See it if You like an intense, unflinching look at family dysfunction, emotional issues, teenage angst. All about connection/feeling. Very engaging.
Don't see it if Cursing bothers you. If raw, bleak stories make you uncomfortable. If you want a happy ending.
See it if you dig raw,brutally honest and surprising contemporary dramas that stay on you after the house lights come up/ incredibly committed actors
Don't see it if you are sensitive/triggered by high volumes of cursing/sexually explicit material, abuse/violence and/or mature content.