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Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Romantic, Entertaining, Slow
81
Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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10 reviews
 

Roly Poly Productions presents this new drama about a Tuskegee Airman and a French farm girl brought together by the mayhem of World War II.

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Alone and forced to fend for herself, Katrine Faustin rescues Lt. Michael Crawler when he crash lands near her devastated family home. Their unexpected friendship blossoms despite language barriers and bombs as the radio fills the air with news both frightening and hopeful.

 



Reviews (12)

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78
Avg Score

80
TheaterScene.net

"Beautifully performed, finely written, and impeccably presented...Hagins has crafted an involving and effective take of a perennial scenario that captures the nostalgic essence of wartime films and plays of the past...Cohler and Goss have great sensual and romantic chemistry that’s frequently exhibited...Hagins has arguably overthought his play as it contains a lamentable detour...The digression mars but doesn’t obliterate the play’s considerable accomplishments." Full Review

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Theater In The Now

"All these veteran theater people have put their prodigious energy into bringing us a play about anti-fascism and getting to know the other...Such themes strike me as quite timely, and will give you an hour and forty minutes of engrossing theater that just flies by...The charming process of getting to know each other is convincingly directed by Janet Bentley...This play shows that, even in wartime, you can rebuild from the bottom up." Full Review

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82
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91
Absorbing, Exquisite, Romantic, Slow

See it if You love beautifully portrayed World War II set love stories.

Don't see it if Romantic stories is not your thing. And possibly not something you'd like to watch a very tiring day at work. You will get lost.

75
Delightful, Romantic, Great writing, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a romantic story during war time about two people from different backgrounds and how they come together and fall in love

Don't see it if You want to see a production that moves very fast. You are not interested in a love story during war time. You like big productions.

81
Funny, Must see, Entertaining

See it if As always plays about WW11 are ones that I try to see.This play was excellent and should be seen by all .Very relevant topic.See it if u can

Don't see it if If you don't like plays about interracial relationships.Very real in it's emotions and banter.People who have open closed minds a no no.

Also I especially enjoyed the problem with figuring out the differences bet... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You like romantic interactions in an ambitious undertaking which is well thought out. You enjoy actors & characters who are likable

Don't see it if Amateurish staging & at times acting detracts too much from the values of the production. Stilted at times even allowing for 2 tongues

92
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you would enjoy a hopeful story about war, recovery and love (and you are willing to learn French in 1 2/3 hours along with the protagonist.

Don't see it if tu es absolument fou.

69
During previews
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if If you want to support off-off Broadway theater

Don't see it if Very slow, amateurish writing, though has good intentions

94
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Romantic

See it if You like history, drama and romance. You're interested in in interactions between cultures and races.

Don't see it if You need constant explosions and battles to maintain your focus.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You enjoy interesting takes of a worldwide event from the POV of the tiniest aspect, are interested in historical fiction, enjoy suspense.

Don't see it if No. Get over yourself, you should see THIS show.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You are interested in history, you enjoy a good love story, you like engaging music and amazing scene design.

Don't see it if You are a racist, a Nazi, or a Nazi sympathiser.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if You are interested in great acting in a World War ll romance that reflects the optimism and heartache of contemporary America.

Don't see it if If you only enjoy frothy theatre.