In this new drama, a Pulitzer-winning playwright, screenwriter and outspoken political activist has disappeared from her high-profile life in New York and Hollywood to hide under an assumed name. More…
While staying at a secluded seaside motel in Santa Barbara, California. she is surprised by an unexpected visit from a man with whom she had a brief relationship 25 years earlier, when she was 36 and at the height of her Broadway fame. He was naïve, 20, and studying to be a Catholic priest. They met during the 1950’s in Reno's famous art-deco Mapes Hotel, where she was staying for her six-weeks divorce, and he was working in the hotel while on sabbatical from the Franciscan Order, struggling to resolve doubts about the priesthood and himself. Over the last 25 years, they have not seen each other nor spoken.
See it if Great acting by ms. Rideout. Great show, great acting and great story. Some good humor. All around well written play.
Don't see it if A sad story about someone dying. A serious drama.
See it if Some stellar acting .Partner's 95 %.My 90%. Fascinating look at stardom, the church and thoughts re: life. Much is done with little.
Don't see it if you must see elaborate spectacles. One oddity.... scenes are in two motel rooms but the walls are bare??
See it if You like unfulfilled love stories that face moral dilemmas, morality, religion, blacklisting, man & woman from 2 different worlds.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to religious conflicts regarding adultery, celibacy,society’s expectations. Herbal smoking, alcohol consumption.
See it if you like romantic stories which are totally implausible, but which move you nevertheless, even though the plot is somewhat absurd.
Don't see it if you abhor romantic stories which make you groan with disbelief.
See it if you'd enjoy a 2hr well-written & well-performed drama, depicted in real-time (1981) & in "medicated" flashbacks, w/various minor characters.
Don't see it if you prefer clear & concise linear plays. If your mind wanders, &/or you're uncomfortable w/actors playing various roles, it ain't your show.
See it if you want an story that nicely moves from current time to memory scenes. Nice love story.
Don't see it if you can't stand "smoke". Lots of herbal cigarette smoking throughout the show and gets annoying in the small theatre.
See it if you're interested in a thought-provoking depiction of lost love. Much discussion of religious values. Quite enjoyable, but a bit overlong.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with talk of dying, sex, religion.
See it if You are very patient; there’s no drama until 5 minutes before intermission.
Don't see it if Pacing, characters that rise above stereotypes, and exploration of ideas beyond naming them matter to you.
See it if you want to see a brilliant, sad, romantic story, about a famous Hollywood playwright and a young hopeful writer set in 2 time periods.
Don't see it if you wouldn't enjoy a show about an adulteress Hollywood personality w/terminal cancer, some explicit profanity, or anti-religious dicussion
Also Great story, well-acted show. Keeps you rooting for a happy ending
See it if You like to see a great performance,story about a terminally ill cancer patient from Hollywood and her encounter with an aspiring playwright
Don't see it if You dont like to be in a small theater, to see an old romantic story, hear about religion, celibacy, cancer patient, ethanusia, priesthood
See it if You like a small expertly trained cast weave through an intriguing, fast-paced drama set in two times and placed 25 years apart. Great play.
Don't see it if You find end-of-life stories too depressing to handle, don't like straight plays or can't stand fine acting in a tiny historic theater.
See it if you like dramas where mismatched characters yearn for each other but cannot overcome the hurdle that keeps them apart
Don't see it if you don't like plots that rely on a lot of "coincidence"; you like a big splashy production; you'd rather go to a musical vs a quiet drama
See it if you are interested on themes of death and and assisted suicide. And a love story across many years.
Don't see it if you are triggered by themes of assisted suicide and a lot of cigarette smoke.
See it if a tale about a conflicted young man and an older woman meeting 25 years after their initial meeting intrigues you
Don't see it if you don't like soap operas or you are not sympathetic to euthanasia
See it if Keeps you engaged with great acting and you keep wanting to know what happens next.
Don't see it if I completely bought into the first act, but you really had to suspend disbelief for the second act.
See it if Into Nostalgic love story with great performance by Leenya Rideout. First act a bit long but the second makes up for it
Don't see it if You do not like soapy love stories
See it if you enjoy a novel take on a loving relationship between two very different people, with a plot full of surprises.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy character-driven plays about the complexity of human relationships.
See it if Very well acted story of life and death. Nice stage design. Story never drags. Cozy small theater. Realistic.
Don't see it if You don't agree one should have their final wishes carried out, regardless of your mindset. You're not up for a 2 hour drama.