Wheelhouse Theater Company presents the world premiere of this offbeat meditation on the confounding business of contemporary parenthood. More…
In a bucolic Brooklyn park, Kris and Danny meet for their respective kids' first play date. While commiserating about the stresses of parenting, a precarious emotional relationship forms between them. When one of their children is inexplicably injured, the inevitable fall-out sends their spouses, Donna and Veronica, down a self-destructive path in search of the truth, no matter how superfluous.
See it if a must for prospective parents. It is kids vs career and the roles played and desired.
Don't see it if you are already unhappy with your role in a family situation. Today's new parents face a tough challenge.
Also Rating is a compromise between partner's 90 and my 85.
See it if dramatically and w humor presents joy and self-loathing of being primary caregiver in relationship, strong 4-person ensemble
Don't see it if show vitiates its impact by also turning its sights on the travails/guilt of the bread-winners in a couple (see below)
See it if You want a well written & performed domestic drama about the challenges of balancing marriage & children.
Don't see it if You don't like domestic dramas. You want fast pacing. While the story & the performers hold your attention, the pacing is on the slow side.
See it if you enjoy shows about child rearing with alternative family configurations; insightful plots; good acting and unusual staging.
Don't see it if you prefer a traditional staging; you dislike shows which treat alternative lifestyles; you only like "big theater" productions.
See it if you're interested in the challenges of parenting young children and dramas about relationships.
Don't see it if you're offended by gay parents, you need a happy ending or you're intolerant of plays that leave you pondering their message and intent.
See it if You want to see a play about relationships and child rearing. You have an open mind. You want to laugh.
Don't see it if You are not interested in modern day relationships with child rearing and life decisions. You don't want to be entertained.
See it if You are intrigued by complex, intertwining and developing interpersonal relationships with the common thread of challenging child rearing.
Don't see it if You cannot fill gaps in minimalist set and costumes with imagination/experience or are offended by non-traditional gender/parenting roles
See it if Interested in a realistic story of the difficulties of parenting. Gripping performances.
Don't see it if You are looking for a light comedy. While there are comedic moments, there are also moments that are intense and sometimes uncomfortable.
See it if you enjoy "slice of life" plays; like seeing original plays with good ensemble acting; are a parent; want to support a good young theatre co
Don't see it if you prefer big productions and/or plays that deal with the big questions; aren't interested in the problems of middle class NYC parents.
See it if you'd like an honest look at modern parenting;the stuff no one says out loud about having kids. Solid cast, tight direction & smart script.
Don't see it if You don't like kids or parents, or seeing solid pro performances & tech from all involved. An ambitious, young company that should be seen.
See it if You like 4-character plays, small, but, nice set design, lesbians, and relate to being a parent
Don't see it if Dislike LGBT and need a face-moving show.... Humor isn't very present here
See it if you enjoy plays about real people with real problems about the stress children put on marriage and careers
Don't see it if you don't want to see a dark kind of show involving gay parents, topics of sex, drugs and suicide
See it if This play deals with the challenges and joys of parenthood. How it impacts two couple's relationship, and their overall happiness. See it!
Don't see it if you can not relate to the stress, frustrations, guilt , and joy that comes from being a parent.
See it if You are interested in how parenthood stresses a marriage, and what it's like to be a stay-at-home parent watching your spouse succeed.
Don't see it if Lesbians frolicking upsets you.
See it if you're interested in intimate plays with solid performances from a good ensemble cast, LGBT themes, and plays about parenthood/marriage.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a play about parenthood, or you're looking for something light and fluffy. Probably not great for kids, either.
See it if you like an interesting story about relationships and parenting.
Don't see it if you're not interested in modern parenting.
See it if You want to see family dramas. You want to take a look at people's everyday struggle---no matter which kind of families.
Don't see it if You really want a resolution of a story. The ongoing problems still remain at the end of the play, which is life...
See it if You are interested in good relationship drama centering around the problems of marriage and parenthood.
Don't see it if You have no interest in relationships, marriage or parenthood.
See it if you are interested in family and friend dynamics and parents in the early child rearing stages.
Don't see it if you have no interest in young parents with child rearing issues.
See it if You enjoy compelling performances by strong actors and dialogue relevant to young, middle-class parents. Good balance of humour and drama.
Don't see it if You prefer stories beyond middle-class, white Brooklynites' dilemmas. You prefer stories to have a drive forward, rather than slow progress.
See it if you are interested in an intimate four character play addressing marriage and parenting issues, including the joys and stress of parenthood.
Don't see it if you are not interested in seeing a play about marital and parenting issues, if you have an aversion to hearing childbirth stories.
See it if you like small theatre, interesting staging and and contemporary issues on child rearing and marriage.
Don't see it if current issues and small local productions.
See it if You like interesting, thought-provoking staging and honest, raw performances. You like the idea of exploring a darker side of family life.
Don't see it if You want a show that delivers a clear message. There's a lot to think about here, but it's not wrapped up in a bow.