Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Romantic, Thought-provoking

About the show

In this new drama, a successful writer living in seclusion is on the verge of suicide when she is interrupted by a man from her past.

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'Before We're Gone' is the story of a Pulitzer-winning playwright, screenwriter, and outspoken political activist who has disappeared from her high-profile life to hide under an assumed name in a secluded seaside motel in Santa Barbara, California. Here she intends to end her life by her own hand. At the very moment she is about to commit suicide, there is a knock on her door. It is a man with whom she had a brief relationship twenty-five years earlier, when she was thirty-six and at the height of her Broadway fame. He was naive, twenty, and studying to be a Catholic priest. Over the last twenty-five years, they have not seen each other nor spoken. 


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75
Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Often not believable

See it if you would like an interesting funny-sad story about living and dying, human connections, and the decisions we make

Don't see it if you don't like plays about death & dying and/or the dark side of religion

92
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You want to see an intimate play about events we carry throuhout our life

Don't see it if You expect a big splashy production and have issues with death

83
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if Modern tale of an author/playwright and a man studying to become a priest

Don't see it if Theatre is in basement. Not well ventilated. Characters smoke herbal cigarettes. Otherwise cozy venue. Great location but no parking

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Relevant story

See it if you want to think about the meaning in your life and how it affects others in your circle of friends and acquaintances.

Don't see it if you do not like to be reminded that all of us will die or how.

65
During previews
Absorbing, Cliched, Uneven material, Old-fashioned weepy, Far-fetched fun

See it if you like exaggerated characters in comic-tragic romance. Bette D would've loved role. Some insights; guilty fun. Loaded set-up. Act II worse

Don't see it if you need believable plot/characters. You don't enjoy dying woman's hallucinations or smell of herbal cigs. Why does brain tumor cause cough?

Also Many high score reviews from new reviewers....

35
During previews
Indulgent, Banal, Cliched, Overrated, Slow

See it if You are interested in religious calling and sex. Playwrights and brain tumors, worldly success and a meaningful life. Friendship. Death.

Don't see it if A leading lady who really overacts, banal dialogue, plodding plot development and an unbelievable denouement would disappoint you.

Also The young male lead does his best to keep things real but he has no su... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing

See it if Absorbing well written drama beautifully acted

Don't see it if You want a 90 minute comedy

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Romantic, Great staging

See it if You'd like see outstanding performances in the context of romance, loss, and redemption; and don't mind a good cry.

Don't see it if You are too jaded to appreciate human connection and imperfect love among imperfect people.

90
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Romantic

See it if you enjoy complicated characters, witty dialogue akin to Philip Barry’s plays

Don't see it if you absolutely cannot stand a little bit of strobe lights and the smell of herbal cigarettes

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy provocative characters, the examination of moral decisions, and look forward to being emotionally moved by expert storytelling.

Don't see it if you're looking for light, comedic fare, although there are humorous character moments.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy strong female protagonist, thoughtful writing, and compelling, complicated themes.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a dated love story. This piece is very fresh in its POV.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You love Great Acting.. Great Stage Direction... and aPlay with a Message!

Don't see it if Love stories that are Timeless and Beauutiful .. are present

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love Real Theater... and Great Acting And set design

Don't see it if You are afraid of sad Stories

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Romantic, Great staging

See it if A melodrama with great staging, directing and casting.as well as costumes

Don't see it if If you don't like sensitivity, romance and reality