All My Fathers
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All My Fathers
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All My Fathers NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(26 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

About the Show

La MaMa presents this world premiere, a new tragicomedy by Paul David Young, that centers on the life-changing declaration by Young's elderly mother that he is the bastard son of the family pediatrician.

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Member Reviews (26)

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668 Reviews | 156 Followers
90
Affecting, Innovative, Funny, Engaging

See it if you want to see a play that is equal parts innovation, feeling & fun.

Don't see it if you don’t like characters in a play to break character. Read more

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
91
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want a really smart and inventive play. Treats aging characters sensitively but with a touch of humor.

Don't see it if You’re sensitive regarding old age and dementia as well as cancer.

360 Reviews | 222 Followers
84
Great acting, Ambitious, Meta, Poignant, Unconventional

See it if interested in an offbeat, beautifully acted, funny/sad play that encompasses dementia, paternity issues​, deception, dead characters & more.

Don't see it if you prefer a traditional approach without characters breaking the 4th wall & a teasing epilogue that goes on a little too long. Read more

386 Reviews | 60 Followers
85
Intelligent, Indulgent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want a play that can only be done as a play. SPOILER It beraks down the fourth wall. Totally enjoyable despite its serous topic.

Don't see it if you want fluff this is not for you.

353 Reviews | 51 Followers
75
Fantasy, Unconventional, Realistic characters, Excellent acting, Interesting

See it if you like well developed characters, superb acting & themes of family members attempting to deal with considerable stress.

Don't see it if you dislike frequent flights of fantasy, dream sequences, dead people talking & interacting & some talking to the audience.

289 Reviews | 91 Followers
90
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a solid play in every way. I was totally involved

Don't see it if You want a production with full sets and high tech. This play doesn’t need that to be enjoyable

273 Reviews | 26 Followers
79
Disappointing, Resonant, Intense, Great acting

See it if You enjoy family dramas with good writing.

Don't see it if If you don’t like the supernatural brought into the script. Read more

233 Reviews | 37 Followers
82
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a powerful and well-acted story about identity and paternity, one of the best off-Broadway shows currently playing.

Don't see it if you want an elaborate show with big production numbers. This is a show with a simple set and four actors.

Critic Reviews (3)

Lighting & Sound America
October 7th, 2019

"These early scenes are juiced up to no end by the great Deborah Hedwall as Regina, a malicious sphinx dispensing venom from the comfort of her stuffed chair, when not disappearing altogether into a fog of confusion…a surprisingly nimble and funny fantasia on an issue that affects all of us."
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New York Stage Review
October 8th, 2019

3/4 Stars "'Sometimes You Can Go Home But Maybe Shouldn't': Paul David Young's drama eventually waxes metatheatrical to no heavy benefit"
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Theatre is Easy
October 13th, 2019

"'All My Fathers' is a semi-autobiographical play that takes detours into dreams, memory, and literary history…it opens up a can of worms that it never figures out how to close. Your enjoyment of it will likely depend upon your tolerance for worms."
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