Abingdon Theatre presents a world premiere coming-of-age tale by playwright Charles Messina, set in Greenwich Village during the '70s. Starring Ralph Macchio. More…
Charles Messina's semi-autobiographical comedy, 'A Room of My Own,' revolves around a writer who grows up in a wacky Italian-American family. Set in a small tenement apartment in late 1970s Greenwich Village, the play follows in the grand tradition of playwrights like Neil Simon, who used their own early family lives as inspiration to create indelible and uniquely American Broadway hits.
See it if If you remember the late 70's/early 80's NYC (esp. if you're Italian), you'll love it. Great show, very funny.
Don't see it if If you're pc/easily offended
See it if You enjoy comedic family stories with a snarky, sarcastic edge. You like to watch actors so attuned to each other they make a true family.
Don't see it if You are easily offended and cannot enjoy a comedy that uses alot of raw language. Family comedy drama is not your thing.
See it if You relate to Italian family relationships in NYC in 1979. You enjoy Mario cantones humor style. You like narrators who talk to the audience
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with cursing and child cursing. Child and adult version of same character having conversations.
See it if You enjoy a great story about the intricacies and insanity of family life. The difficulties of growing up and figuring out a place in life.
Don't see it if You have a problem with excessive cursing.
See it if You like theater that is both funny and touching, that draws on nostalgia for remembering our childhood the way it was vs the way we wish.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy family humor in the style of all in the family, or a unique form of narrative.
See it if you like a good laugh and shows about the intricacies of families. It's also touching and very well acted.
Don't see it if don't like shows that touch on the more uncomfortable realities of families.
See it if Funniest yet full of such real moments. The message from the writer is powerful. The actors are top notch. That little kid stole the show!
Don't see it if You are easily offended and can't handle ethnic humor and children curse. I wished this show was on tv so we could see more of it.
See it if You are open minded and are ready to explode into laughter as well as tears. Writer is very talented as well as that little boy!
Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor with (actors) -children cursing and if you are a polically correct type person.