In the play 'Gemini,' Francis is about to have a quiet, easygoing 21st birthday...or so he thought. Winner of the 1977 Obie Award for Playwriting and nominated for Drama Desk Award Best Play of 1977. More…
When Francis began his birthday weekend, he expected to see some relatives and neighbors and perhaps have some cake. However, this tranquil picture of a 21st birthday is soon changed when his Harvard love, Judith and her dashing brother, Randy, show up. While introducing them to boisterous neighbors Bunny and Herschel as well as his father, Fran, and Fran's lady friend, Lucille, Francis tries to keep his worlds separate but winds up seeing connections for and truths told.
"The play is endearingly dated...Innaurato’s piece was written before the dawn of the hyper-sensitivity that would make us feel guilty about laughing at the play’s 'politically incorrect' one-liners about ethnicity, class, weight, sexuality, and more. As a result, theater attendees in 2018 will probably find this THIS 'Gemini' more funny than audiences did 41 years ago...The entire cast of 'Gemini' is wonderful." Full Review
“I enjoyed this production. Though, at times, the show seemed to have a rather low energy. There are many moments in the play where the action is simply the actors standing around and talking to each other, which is not a problem in itself, though it seemed that a few times the actors were waiting for the next exciting thing to happen...When the play was allowed to land, it was a joy to watch, particularly, the moments between Francis and his father." Full Review
See it if you have not seen the play or movie. It may suffer comparison but it is still enjoyable with the cast's over the top take on the characters.
Don't see it if you have seen it before and bound to compare the classic with the new over the top (but quite entertaining at that) version by a cute cast !
See it if Like a comedy that deals with homosexuality, and struggles to come out to his family. Very Funny
Don't see it if Dont, like a play that deals with homosexuality, and the affect it has on their family.
See it if You want to see a show about a boy coming of age. The interactions with his family and friends are well acted. Great story and plot twist
Don't see it if You don’t like gay or lesbian issues. You don’t like teenage drama pieces
See it if You want to see a good comedy-drama about a flawed group of people that takes place in the 70's.
Don't see it if You are expecting a great show with great performances. A bit over acted in some cases, but still convincing enough to hold interest.
See it if A classic comedy returns for a limited run. This played over 1800 performances originally and has many funny moments still.
Don't see it if Presented on a small stage limits this production and if your tired of dysfunctional people, it may not be for you.
See it if You enjoy seeing quirky characters interact. You want to be entertained. The characters are well introduced and the adult characters shine.
Don't see it if The deeper aspects are very lightly explored. The end seems to happen quickly and without much thought.
See it if you want to see a so so revival of a very funny, heartwarming play about the importance of family & the confusion of who you are becoming.
Don't see it if you remember the fantastic original production now performed by a new company of non equity actors, some who are questionable.
See it if you want to capture the big deal it was to come out in the early 70's - the writing is spot on and from that time portraying Italian Philly.
Don't see it if you want a play that is all together - it lacks cohesion, actor sincerity, is difficult to hear-missed many lines and the set does not help.
See it if If you're interested in seeing what kind of play was popular in the 1970's, it perhaps works as a time capsule.
Don't see it if But the jokes just don't land, and I'm not sure if it is a result of the dated material, new sensibilities, or a problem with the casting.
See it if You read reviews about the hugely popular 70's production, care about what it was like coming out as a gay man and living in S. Philly.
Don't see it if You expect a top production and great acting. Too much screaming and overacting and poor cohesion.
See it if In 70's young men struggling with his homosexuality in wacky Italian neighborhood.
Don't see it if not interested in topic. Much inaudible dialogue including punchlines. Over the top dated sitcom like performance.
See it if you like over the top exaggerated characters and ridiculously overplayed mannerisms
Don't see it if you like good theatre. Left after first act. Did not care about characters or what happened. We try to never leave but couldn't help it.
See it if you want to get out of the rain. Then again rain is more pleasant.
Don't see it if Absolute snooze. Dated show that needs a strong director and a talented cast. This production has neither. The play CAN be funny, not here.
See it if You don't mind uneven acting ranging from dull to caricature... actors who have no comedic timing or understanding of how to find the funny.
Don't see it if If you can get your hands on the brilliantly funny movie version starring Madeline Kahn, just skip this boring piece of theater all together
See it if You enjoy sitcom-esque acting and dialogue. Was very much like watching episodes of your favorite 70s sitcom. Had a Norman Lear vibe to it.
Don't see it if if you want to laugh.
See it if You are interested in how a 1977 play dealt with the themes of class in the U.S., parents and gay children— themes still relevant today.
Don't see it if You might find well-meaning but dated treatment of women, autism, and homosexuality annoying.
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