Colman Domingo's dramedy grapples with aging parents, midlife crises, and the strength of family. More…
"Dot" takes a lighthearted look at an illness facing all communities. Widowed matriarch Dotty struggles to hold onto her memory - a result of her Alzheimer's disease - and her children must fight to balance care for their mother with care for themselves.
for a previous production “Domingo has crafted a touching and hilarious script, bringing a light and airy sense of humor to a tragic disease...A strong ensemble and one of Leon’s most even productions to date...Burse delivers a beautifully complex performance...Domingo manages to unmask the way Alzheimer’s patients relive past traumas while also forming uncouth and irreverent one-liners. For this...production, as the cast finds their rhythm, this show, unlike Dotty’s memory, will only get better with time.” Full Review
for a previous production “Theater may be a collaborative process, but...’Dot’ is singularly elevated by the magnificent performance of Burse as the title character...Burse runs the gamut with fierce conviction and sublime nuance...from capturing the comedic highs to conveying the dramatic lows...She transitions from sharp, wisecracking lucidity to stark, heart-rending disorientation...It’s a master class in dynamic acting...Burse speaks a certain human truth to a considerably higher power.” Full Review
See it if you really want to see a funny, bittersweet and beautiful story about a family dealing with dementia, love, family and the holidays.
Don't see it if you don't like curse words and superb storytelling.
See it if You’d like to see a family drama revolves around an aging mother wt Alzheimers and dementia. Amazing cast Brillant acting, great writing.
Don't see it if You do not want to travel to Brooklyn for a show, not interested in family drama dealing with ilness, bothered with gay couple.
See it if you like sparkling, LOL real dialog, great award-winning performances, and believable characters. I absolutely loved the first act
Don't see it if It you don't like plays that don't get completely resolved in the second act, which also needs to be cut and condensed.
See it if If you really want to know how dementia affects a family.You experience the mood swings as well as the "normal"periods.The actors had a lot
Don't see it if If you don't want to know about the realities of dementia and mental illness.
See it if you enjoy when humor is used to provoke thoughts about a serious matter such as Alzheimer.
Don't see it if you don't like when humor is intertwined into real life situations: such as dealing with someone with Alzheimer or seeing what it feels to
Also live with Alzheimer.
See it if you want to enjoy a fine cast dealing with our everyday problems: dementia, unwed pregnancy, gay life, substance abuse, done w/love & humor.
Don't see it if you want something light - there is humor here, but the problems will make you think and expose you to the difficulties dealing with them.
See it if you want to see a wonderful play about a family dealing with alzheimers disease.
Don't see it if you'd rather not see a play about a mother with dementia and her children realizing that they have to deal with the problem.
See it if you'd like to see a well played comic drama that deals with dementia, a more & more common problem that hits whole families.
Don't see it if you are looking for innovative theater, or are unwilling to forgive a script for a few plot holes.
See it if you like plays about realistic families dealing with alzheimers, characters one can identify with, wonderful acting and superber direction.
Don't see it if you dislike shows that deal with sadness (disease) rather than focusing on pure entertainment.
See it if you are fine with a lot of issues crammed into one show, staged and performed very well; you are intrigued by a family in crisis.
Don't see it if you find it slow when too many side stories detract from an otherwise strong work and take away from the impact of the title character.
See it if Adult children try to step up and find solution for cognitively impaired mother who can no longer live alone.
Don't see it if You’re not ready for a play about dementia. A train ride to Brooklyn is too far. Play runs a little long.
See it if you relate to a complicated family, how they respond to or vanish in crises, push each other's buttons, but eventually come through.
Don't see it if you are too fresh to experiencing your parent's dementia.
See it if Terrific show in a great theatre - well worth the long subway ride. Burse was spot-on. Heart-rending and powerful script.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in a family drama focused on dementia & including gay issues & single motherhood, or aren't willing to travel to Bklyn
See it if You are interested in a realistic dramedy dealing with the subject of Alzheimer's.
Don't see it if You are offended by profanity, or are not interested or unable to deal with the topic of Alzheimer's.
See it if You’d like to see a well-acted play about a relevant topic (elderly care), with occasional comic relief
Don't see it if You’re expecting nuanced treatment of an old topic or novel insights on the subject-matter; story telling is straightforward & linear
See it if Good acting, great timing engaging study of matriarch's Alzheimer's effect on her family appeal to you.
Don't see it if Shallow characters and low broad humor are not your thing.
See it if you don't mind listening to repeated profanity-laced language and usage of the offensive N-Word, which dehumanizes individuals
Don't see it if you have a high tolerance for politically incorrect language which dehumanizes individuals.
See it if They hit on two sensitive subjects dementia and gay men. They did an excellent job in handling it. Even with a little humor.
Don't see it if If you cant handle th two topics then dont see ut unless you can go in with an open mind.
See it if I truly enjoy this show. Dealing with aging is not easy & adding the input from other family members on everyone's opinions can start a war
Don't see it if you do not have a sense of humor.
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