Closed 1h 30m


(58 Ratings)
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Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever

About the Show

Wheelhouse Theater Company presents the world premiere of this offbeat meditation on the confounding business of contemporary parenthood. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (58)

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302 Reviews | 87 Followers
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Profound

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

60 Reviews | 34 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You are in the mood for a fantastic play, about people in crisis.

Don't see it if You can't sit through 100 minutes with no intermission. It's also general admission, so arrive early.

54 Reviews | 36 Followers
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if four characters and a lot of dialog interest you. I wasn't sure how it would go but was pleasantly surprised.

Don't see it if you have no interest in family and child related plots. A show about dealing with life, especially around kids.

393 Reviews | 101 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing

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. Read more

506 Reviews | 1005 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Relevant

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. Read more

442 Reviews | 127 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

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.

87 Reviews | 20 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like a well written, well acted, interestingly staged play that is thought provoking

Don't see it if you want something fluffy

186 Reviews | 37 Followers
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

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.

Critic Reviews (5)

Talkin' Broadway
January 13th, 2017

"You are convinced you are seeing a romantic comedy...But the playwright does not lead us down that familiar pathway after all...'DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA' is an ambitious play that, after it establishes its premise and conflict, does not offer easy solutions...All four cast members, under Jeff Wise's direction, do an excellent job of bringing out the complex nature of their characters. Ben Mehl is especially strong as Danny."
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January 16th, 2017

"Intensely performed and dynamically presented...Short on actual plot, the play is rich in incident and is a wistful character study...The seasoned but youthful cast uniformly brings a heightened naturalism to their strong performances...Director Jeff Wise masterfully coordinates the cast, as they appear all together while conversing in their different residences...Mr. Wise has faithfully and artistically realized the author’s intentions."
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Theatre is Easy
January 12th, 2017

"Even the title demonstrates the stress and anxiousness permeating the plot, the characters, and even the set. Words shoved together, in your face, loud, and flowing, until a disjointed stop incites a change of ideas...The cast has some strong chemistry, but as a woman in her mid-twenties without kids I couldn't relate as much. Unfortunately this show has me a bit scared for what the future may bring. Perhaps it is for people a little more sure of themselves and their life choices."
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Stage Buddy
January 12th, 2017

"Playwright Lawrence Dial’s look at the joys and struggles of modern parenthood is brilliant, funny, and touching in its insightful look at two marriages, each impacted by new parenthood in different ways. Helmed by nuanced characters, the play addresses the oft-discussed issue of parenthood in a fresh, offbeat way that recaptures the topic with its mix of humor and melancholy. Directed by Jeff Wise, the performances bring those characters to life with remarkable skill."
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Theater In The Now
January 14th, 2017

"The characters that Dial has written are clear and the relationships are honest...They lived so deep within their own bubbles that their conversations come off as whiny…Marrying a realistic style with a heightened theatricality, Wise's vision brought variety but lacked consistency…The tempo needed to be notched up significantly….’DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA’ got a little too big for its britches. There's substance within but the execution was all about trying to be grandiose."
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