Theater for the New City presents this new, inter-generational comic drama about sexuality, identity, and monogamy. More…
After breaking up with his long-time boyfriend, Norman Sable-Church moves clear across the country, leaving his fathers, George and Jack, in a tizzy. Months later, with George, a prominent gay activist and historian, suddenly takes ill, Norman returns home to set things right and to introduce his parents to Andy, his new partner. Jack, a well-known drag performer and cabaret star, and Phyllis, Norman's biological mother, are dismayed to find that Andy is not who they expected.
See it if you like LGBTQ, dysfunctl family dramadies. AJ's point: be tolerant of love. Some gd acting; entertaining. Frequent tone chgs are jarring.
Don't see it if you want to explore truly impt issues. Here, gay assimilation/bi-sexuality as betrayal. Still, AJ has big heart/some laughs. Some drag #s.
See it if you like LGBT plays. Familiar cliches mixed with very current, thought-provoking issues in a very satisfactory way. Funny & entertaining.
Don't see it if LGBT issues and light camp are not your thing.
Also The acting is mostly very good with few exceptions.
See it if You liked The Birdcage. This is a modern day twist on La Cage, but not as successful due mostly to the limits of the actors.
Don't see it if If you can’t look past the many glaring flaws to see what is actually a pretty well written timely piece.
See it if Pansexual sit-com rom-com that contrasts the older gay generation’s values with the millenials’ pansexuality, openness & gender fluidity.
Don't see it if Plot holes. One-liners that miss. Strained dialog. Uneven acting quality. But worth seeing - it’s fun, original & relevant.
See it if Enjoy LGBTQIA humor & situations, non-binary characters, challenges between generations, drag queens, feminism, plot twists
Don't see it if Don’t like gay subject matter or characters, drag acts, occasional overacting, loose continuity, talk of death
See it if you enjoy family dynamics twisted in all directions with a hard working cast developing good characters who explore facets w/love & jest.
Don't see it if you are averse to gay/lesbian family or open relationship stories. Some language/props not suitable for kids or may be disturbing to others.
See it if you want a fun Pride play that raises issues without beating you over the head with them. Lots of laughs and some thoughts.
Don't see it if you are homophobic or limited in your view of acceptable relationship possibilities.
See it if Auntie Jackie Mame. Layered farcical gender identity comedy. Core: The roles of the woman and the bisexual in today's gay identity dynamics.
Don't see it if The acting doesn't support such a bright, refreshing script. Nice, meaty mix of heavy thought and light camp.
See it if Mildly entertaining tale of a gay guy who falls in love with a lesbian & wants to marry her. Drag acts are fun.
Don't see it if Story drags & many one-dimensional performances (especially from the mom) make the plot seem over-the-top. Runs just over 90 minutes.
See it if Queer family dynamics and expectations get complicated and eventually resolve. All families are really more alike than different.
Don't see it if You aren’t open to a very different LQBTQ family configuration, and openness about gender identity and sexual preference.
See it if you are intrigued by gay identity debate within LGBTQplus community/broad range gay relationships/changes since 1980s, enjoy ribald humor
Don't see it if passionate kissing by men, frank description of gay male sex acts, permiscuous sexuality, or transdressing makes you gag or can’t sit 90 min
See it if you want a clever look at the complexities of intergenerational queer families; you appreciate queer archetypes - and their disassembly
Don't see it if you want simple relationships; you don't like flashbacks; you're uninterested in exploring evolving queer identities.
See it if A well written comedy/drama with lots of extra stuff thrown in. Excellent performances, set, costumes, etc. Best thing I've seen at TFTNC.
Don't see it if Not much to the plot - another variation on a familiar theme - but thoroughly enjoyable all the same.
See it if You like community theater, which is actually pretty good. I wasn’t sure what to expect. There was barely any references to “Jack” being an
Don't see it if “Aunt”, but, it wasn’t really necessary. The cast of 6 was good, specifically “Jack”. I loved the “Will & Grace” reference. It was great
See it if you'd like to see a a well-acted comedy about complicated LGBT relationships
Don't see it if you aren't interested in shows about LGBT relationships and are offended by some raunchy discussions
See it if you'd enjoy conventional sitcom/farce but peopled with varying gender presentations, sexual orientations & ideas about open relationships
Don't see it if Script is unsteady in tone and lacks the convictions of its open-to-any-category young people. Cast uneven but giving it their all.
See it if you appreciate gay humor, you are interested in generational differences regarding sexual identity, you are openminded
Don't see it if LGBTQ issues are offensive to you, you are stuffy
See it if Attempts to stay connected and understand each other for different generations of queer people.Family values,love and very good costumes
Don't see it if Stories about queer annoy you, dislike small theatre, sex-related jokes and discussions, same-sex kisses and death because of AIDS
See it if You’re a fan of small, LGBTQ productions. Issues of fluid sexuality, generational divides and parenthood interest you.
Don't see it if LGBTQ themes don’t interest you. You want a fully polished production. Characters are a little cliched. Affecting, but ultimately fluffy.