Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Colt Coeur present this world premiere about a young mother who tries to understand her present by looking into her past. More…
William Francis Hoffman's moving and darkly funny play probes the nature of family bonds and questions whether the wounds of our past irrevocably impact our capacity for human connection. Cal’s worst fear about motherhood has come true and in a desperate attempt to understand her present, she summons her only connection to a long-lost past.
See it if The performances are great especially Katya Campbell.
Don't see it if There are some great moments but I found it a bit unfocused, would have liked to have seen more of Cal's struggles play out.
See it if You want to be frightened, saddened and uplifted. You are inspired by well-developed characters coping with challenging circumstances.
Don't see it if The following themes don't interest you: postpartum depression, man & nature, and our need for connection.
See it if You like life affirming stories, stories about family relationships, tense and emotional boilovers, fan of Paul Wesley of Vampire Diaries
Don't see it if Slow paced family dramas turn you off, stubborn people's behavior exasperates you, uncomfortable with a gun on stage
See it if You enjoy oddball character studies. You want to see some really good acting. You like themes about family & love.
Don't see it if You want a play w/more of an actual story. You don't like character studies. You want clear motivation for characters.
See it if You recognize the frustrations and uncertainties of roles we choose to live. Excellent acting (esp. Barbour). Writing a little uneven.
Don't see it if You are unequal to seeing disillusionment. Some nudity.
See it if You can appreciate a small play that packs a big punch with complex characters and great performances (esp. David Harbour!)
Don't see it if You're not fond of plays w/ characters who are lost and lonely and whose lives are a bit grimy (literally in one case)
See it if You want to see a fairly short, discomfiting play with decent acting in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if You don't think a man should be writing a play about postpartum depression because you can definitely tell.
See it if you like tension between classes. Well develop characters. The hard dynamics of a relationship.
Don't see it if strong language and nudity is an issue.
See it if see it for David Harbour's excellent performance. This is the writer's first play and while a bold first attempt, his novice is evident.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in seeing a deeply flawed new play. Cal In Camo is ambitious, but aimlessly directed and features and uneven cast.
See it if you want a drama about alienation and man's primal need for attachment. You are interested in characters on the brink.
Don't see it if you want an unambiguous takeaway message or an action-packed plot. Here you are steeped in a mood: desperation tinged with hope.
See it if You like a good truthful story about marriage, family, struggle, and disappointment, and mistakes and will they keep it together?!
Don't see it if You want sugar coating of real family in its beginnings.
See it if You want to see a trio of fine actors coping with the trials in their lives.
Don't see it if You are interested in light comedy. These characters have serious life issues.
See it if You enjoy watching a piece where people act like people. Great acting, the actors almost seemed to want to bust out of the theatre.
Don't see it if You need a fluff piece or you're not interested in human connection and disconnect.
See it if You love catching the latest downtown/off-Broadway shows by new playwrights at a venue devoted solely to original work.
Don't see it if You want everything spelled out for you, or don't like slow-moving domestic dramas.
See it if you want a great drama featuring two exquisite performances (Wesley and Harbor). great new voice directed very well.
Don't see it if can't think of a reason not to!
See it if you have a taste for original shows for a cheap price. Maximum cost to see this show is $45. The talent is through the roof! Amazing acting.
Don't see it if you have any issues with partial nudity, which occur in a few scenes.
See it if You love shows that make you think, have experienced or know someone who has experienced post-partum depression, you enjoy EXCELLENT theater
Don't see it if You don't like theater, being absolutely blown away by the beauty of a performance or feel uncomfortable with nudity
See it if great believable and enthralling acting. Moving & intense story . Clever staging. Several relevant issues being well represented. Powerful.
Don't see it if prefer play to feel more like a movement not a snapshot of the characters' moment.it has some resolutions but not self reflection in the end
See it if you'd like a new work in a great production with great performances but which has a little trouble communicating what its trying to say.
Don't see it if you like to leave the theater thinking to yourself "I know what that play was trying to say."