The New Ohio presents the world premiere of this dark domestic comedy about liberal parenting, capitalist co-option, and losing (or finding) your edge. More…
A burned-out, left wing journalist retreats to the family farm for peace of mind. Then his teenage daughter arrives, bringing all the anger he’s left behind and her hacktivist boyfriend. When his wife shows up to negotiate their split, his newfound vision of being happy proves more elusive than he imagined. Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges's book of the same name.
See it if You like short shows, as it's only 1 hour 20 minutes including the 15 minute late start.
Don't see it if You don't like bad acting, you want to be able to follow the plot.
See it if you don't mind clumsy conversation and unlikely human reactions in an otherwise interesting plot.
Don't see it if you think you will get the sense of the book of the same name which inspired the play.
See it if you want one (improbable) solution to corporate hegemony. This middling play should've pushed the satire of "Robo Corp" to the extreme.
Don't see it if you desire a family dramedy of consequence (see "The Humans" instead).
See it if You can look past curious casting choices and self-important dialogue to appreciate a new work in its roughest form
Don't see it if You want a less politically-driven play or something with a bigger budget with characters that are likable