From the show:
Based on a true story, GOODBYE is the newest award winning play from Orlando playwright John Mark Jernigan about being in the right place at the wrong time...or is it the wrong place at the right time? Directed by Chris Crawford with live underscoring by Anthony R. Smith, GOODBYE (scuba)dives through time to explore the transcendent beauty in joy and loss as “an affecting exhortation to inhale all the opportunities life offers” (Orlando Weekly). GOODBYE features the ensemble cast of T. Robert Pigott, Meghan Colleen Moroney, Brian Brammer, Sonia Roman, John Mark Jernigan and Jeffrey Correia who, together, bring to life a story that asks you “how would you spend each breath if you knew exactly how much time you had left?"
See it if If you like different stories woven together into one. A big cast working nicely with a small stage.
Don't see it if If you dont want to think and just want the entertainment given too you.
See it if 3 touching vignettes about the value of a person's life. The stories join up at the end. I liked the theme of the "little" moments.
Don't see it if You don't like a lot of sentimentality. Some preaching at the audience. Bare bones production.
See it if you enjoy thought provoking theater - here six actors and one musician hit the highs and lows everyone experiences in life.
Don't see it if you are looking for a linear play - here the action rotates among the interactions of three "couples" as they deal with life.
See it if avant guard productions with spiritual overtones appeal. This is an interesting experimental piece done with folding chairs and a few props.
Don't see it if you require linear plot lines. Some of the relationships between the characters are not well delineated.
See it if You want a tight, powerful story about the seemingly random moments of a life. You like plays in a puzzle format you need to piece together.
Don't see it if You want a light comedy. You want to know everything up front & not do any thinking to work things out. You don't like intimate staging.
See it if you like fine acting, non-linear plots, little dialog, much musing about difficulties dealing with homosexuality & effects on others.
Don't see it if you dislike non-traditional plays with little dialog & long, somewhat cliched, monologues about suffering & coping with homosexuality.
See it if You want to experience the best of theater & the emotional response to joy, laughter, sadness & hope. A moving play that will stay with you
Don't see it if You don’t like Off-Off Broadway and a bare stage.
See it if You want to see a play about the problems of being gay or marrying a gay person.
Don't see it if You want to see a play that has great staging and sets.
See it if you love plays about the human experience and our connection to each other. One of the BEST play I've seen this year. Leaves you overwhelmed
Don't see it if you need a full glitzy production. Life death and everything in between seen in a funny, beautifully profound way. It ain't easy being gay.
See it if you favor plays based on true stories, or the complications of being gay
Don't see it if you want more than a simple stage and expect something more moving about the topic of death and the trials of life
See it if You like "message" plays, you are a fan of fringe theater, you like seeing hard-working actors, you enjoy trying to figure things out
Don't see it if you want a logical drama, you want a comedy, you want professional production values
See it if Fringe gem; 6 actors all have their moments; Strong lead & brilliant ensemble; Live BGM is so fitting; Smart writing by a young playwright;
Don't see it if Soho Playhouse’s mainstage functions at its best, change of light&sound creates an underwater experience; Death&mourning, heavy topic;
See it if Interesting and thought-provoking play regarding six individuals experiencing hardships and seeking a favorable solution
Don't see it if You do not enjoy thought-provoking theater. well done in all regards in addition to keeping an eye out for a wonderful young playwright.
See it if YOu like a moving drama done in vignettes. A very personally told story.
Don't see it if YOu need a strong plot or don't like personal stories
See it if Like a large cast on a small stage with quick and very entertaining presentation with great writing.
Don't see it if If you were looking for rewards for additional Broadway show
See it if You want a heartfelt story about living your best life. Endearing collage of three stories, cleverly woven together by an engaging narrator.
Don't see it if You don't want to put together the puzzle pieces of the story, which only presents as much as it needs to in the moment.