The Hearth presents the New York premiere of Beth Hyland's play about a sorority that mounts a show to commemorate the death of one of their own. More…
Annie Lambert was murdered in the middle of her senior year. So her sisters of the Beta Tau Alpha sorority at SUNY Onondaga are memorializing her in the best way they know how: They're putting on a play. 'For Annie' uses Greek chorus, pop music, dance, and a lot of glitter to explore grief, guilt, sisterhood, and what it means to remember. The inaugural production of The Hearth, a new theater company dedicated to shows about and by women.
See it if You want a play about a social issue-relationship abuse-presented in a clever manner. You like intimate staging.
Don't see it if You want sharp staging & direction: there's excessive movement & unnecessary volume. I wanted it to settle down & breathe better.
See it if You want to see a play based on a true story that is very relevant, sensitive and eye opening. Want to laugh at times and think as well
Don't see it if You don't like plays based on true stories. You have a difficult time dealing with sensitive matters such as domestic abuse.
See it if If you are interested in stories on abuse and what can happen if you don't pay attention.
Don't see it if You prefer polished theatrical experiences
See it if You are interested in relationship issues. If you care about contemorary college life. Appreciate a fine 'boot strap' theatrical production
Don't see it if You require highly polished finished productions. Are uneasy with the important issues of dating violence and sexual assault.
See it if you like plays about young people life's and their challenges
Don't see it if you are looking for a huge production where the importance is never the story
See it if You're looking for an educational play raising awareness about abusive relationships to bring to your school/college/student group.
Don't see it if You're triggered by themes of domestic violence or abuse. You're not interested in a PSA-type production. Poor pacing/staging bothers you.
See it if you want to see a well written show about domestic violence that will leave you thinking. Well done, well acted.
Don't see it if you're looking for more traditional theatre. The space is non-traditional but fits with this show.
See it if you care about issues on college campuses, mental health and domestic violence. A high-energy package with hidden emotional depth.
Don't see it if maybe you need more structured, formal staging. Or you'd be bothered by the light touch on serious issues (though it's a smart approach!).
See it if You would enjoy a play about how a group of college friends deal with the grief and loss of one of their own.
Don't see it if If you don't want to feel the need to decompress after the show or care for deliberately "amateur" productions.
See it if ...you want to learn about domestic violence, care about college issues, want to see work by a promising young playwright.
Don't see it if ..you prefer polished theater, domestic violence is a trigger, want to see work by an established writer.
See it if You are passionate about domestic violence issues. If you want to see immersive experimental theater with an emotional plot. Great structure
Don't see it if You're sensitive to taboo issues n find "college theatre" exhausting. Writing flowed beautifully but the ending needs changing!
See it if you like intimate staging, great performances, smart direction, appreciate complex female characters
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged, are close-minded
See it if you enjoy new plays being incubated by a company that clearly has a lot to say. Great acting and staging in a small space. Makes you think.
Don't see it if you like bigbudget proscenium theatre. You don't like stories about college kids today (it deals with tough issues through the college lens)
See it if you know nothing about the show or anyone in it. Works best if you're not on the "in". Expect nothing. Respect the gesture. Root for them.
Don't see it if you have lofty standards.
See it if You're interested in examining the different ways we cope with tragedy, you want to see the inaugural production of a promising new company!
Don't see it if You aren't interested in contemporary plays.
See it if if you want to learn about the perils of young love from the inside; a must see for anyone with a college age daughter; a show with a messag
Don't see it if you are not into off-off-Broadway type of productions; you don't care for the "like" generation and their morals; you like musicals.
See it if you're interested in college issues or just really enjoy intimate/immersive theatrical experiences.
Don't see it if you prefer larger, more polished productions. This production is raw, but that's a large part of its charm.