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A Walk on the Beach

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Slow

About the show

A new drama about the Kennedys, politics, art, media, and what happens when they clash. Based on a true story. More…

In 2000, David Lewis, a sculptor in Cape Cod, designed a statue of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his son John Jr. both as men walking on the beach. The idea was to give the two a moment together that they never had and to give the Cape a beautiful work of art. 'A Walk on the Beach' explores the controversy that developed when a local paper championed the idea that this statue contradicted, even spit in the face of, history.

Member Reviews (13)


Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Slow
Avg Score

Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want a period piece on JFK. Very informative and entertaining.

Don't see it if If you want a big stage production or a musical.

Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You’re looking for a very interesting evening with lessons to be learned and a little bit of Camelot circa 1960’s

Don't see it if You’re looking for a musical.

Ambitious, Intelligent, Slow, 2 male leads believable and anchor story

See it if You are a Kennedy fan. Reminders of great speeches. Hearing the speech JFK would have given the day after Dallas was worth hearing.

Don't see it if Hagiography is not your style. You dont have patience to wade through a 15 min dead space starting Act 2.

Also The production is typical of this theater. Low tech. There was an odd ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in serious treatment of art vs history, fake news and/or the power of suggestion.

Don't see it if you want comedy or music, or a fancy theater.

Also This was a very good play that could have been even better with a litt... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Too long, Repetitious, Interesting subject

See it if you are interested in everything about the Kennedys; are curious about this story based on a true controversy

Don't see it if you'd get frustrated over what this play is trying to sell as the difference between a "real" artistic integrity vs a commercial hack

Also This show was way too long and circuitous. The set didn't suggest a so... Read more Read less

Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are into excellent drama based on a true story about an artist's vision

Don't see it if You're looking for something light

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if if you enjoy shows with a historical nature and if you especially liked the Kennedy years and legacy.

Don't see it if you want an exciting show with a huge conflict or if you don't care about the relationship between politics and art.

Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see good acting and interesting story...

Don't see it if You want big names and a fancy set..

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You would like to relive some history with an intense event based on it.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or light plays

Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You need some inspiration, it's truly one of the best that I have seen. I think the best compliment I can give is I want to see this again.

Don't see it if Everyone should see this, regardless if you like politics or not. It's so much more than a play. Open your heart and listen carefully...

Disappointing, Ok cast, So-so direction, So-so script, Good sets & lighting

See it if Good cast. Show needs work. Wait for the rewrite.

Don't see it if Very little drama. We need to care more. Needs stronger direction.

Also The actor playing JFK is good but doesn't look like JFK, which was a b... Read more Read less

Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if U are fascinated by JFK/Kennedys in a new take from an artistic angle mix with controversy & spiritual inquiries that makes a good drama.

Don't see it if U have no imagination about art as a creative & soul searching process that can go beyond stoic factual realm. U want fancy set with budget.

Also What is riveting about Claude Solnick's fine scripts is the. consisten... Read more Read less

Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like stories about the Kennedys, if you're interested in issues relating to artistic freedom of expression, artist biography

Don't see it if you don't care about the Kennedys or artists' rights to freedom of expression, or biographical works

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