All My Fathers
Closed 1h 30m
All My Fathers
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All My Fathers NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(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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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

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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.

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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