Theatre East presents this Southern Gothic drama about the discovery of a long-buried family secret. More…
In 'A Name for a Ghost to Mutter,' Lucretia and her three grown children are cleaning out the home of Lala, the matriarch's recently deceased cousin. When they uncover a mystery, Lucretia and her kids are forced to reckon with spirits from the past, and confront how much they really know about their own family.
See it if You like to see a play about family. You like a good story with a historical family view. You are okay with a reflective story being told.
Don't see it if You don't like to hear a good story. You don't like a reflective story being told. You don't want to see something nice happen at the end.
See it if you like family dramas with ghosts of relatives last.
Don't see it if you dislike long drawn out scenes and confusing plots with family names mentioned that seem to come from nowhere.
See it if You don't mind long speeches which,though well-written,don't have much to say. You can keep up with how everyone is related. I got lost.
Don't see it if You want more than an interesting device used to present a story - which when all is said and done - isn't much of a story.
See it if a study of family history interests you
Don't see it if you have no interest in your past and how families get from point A to point B,C and D.
Also The play has a feminist slant which makes it even more interesting.
See it if you like to be drawn in to family dramas. Great acting that tells an interesting story with the mystery solved that will keep you talking.
Don't see it if You expect loud family fighting and lots of action
Also The characters were so well written and the actors were perfection
See it if You like shows that present seamingly simple stories that subtly comment on and question our basic understandings of "women's roles."
Don't see it if Storytelling told through flashbacks/memories and soliloquies interspersed throughout the "primary action" of the play.
See it if You appreciate an original story presented by great performers.
Don't see it if you can't follow a non-linear story told with many flashbacks.
See it if This is a gift for all students of acting, writing and directing. And, it is a great history lesson.
Don't see it if I suppose you might not want to see it if you are afraid of YOUR family history. Just kidding. You will love it, too.
See it if You would enjoy stories told in alternating now and then timing and you like family stories, specially told from the femenine perspective.
Don't see it if You find family history uninteresting and prefer sequential more traditional plays.
See it if You like family history from a female perspective. You like short scenes going back and forth in time. Have a taste for Southern Gothic.
Don't see it if You prefer lighter, fluffier entertainment. This is serious, quirky and somewhat downbeat, but relevant and clever. Important feminist POV
See it if you are interested in complex family history extending several generations. Professional production with quality sincere acting.
Don't see it if your interested in having fun since this is serious play. By subject matter more of interest to women than men. At times talkative and slow
See it if The lead was incredible. A gorgeous family drama that does it's best to juggle four generations of women. The atmosphere is well crafted
Don't see it if It did it's best to make sure you knew what time period it was, but the constant time jumps were still confusing. Too short for all it was
See it if your interested in a slow, steady family drama. Simple staging with text driven action.
Don't see it if Your looking for a sense of urgency, looking for topical drama with consistent performances or dynamic staging.
See it if You like drama. You want to see great acting in a super story. You don't mind ghosts as characters.
Don't see it if Want to see a musical or comedy. Stories regarding ghosts and the past bother you.
See it if You enjoy thought-provoking story about family and the interconnectedness of generations of women
Don't see it if You don't enjoy straight plays or don't enjoy plots centered around familial themes