George & Co. presents a tragicomic piece which plumbs a darker dimension of J.D. Salinger’s iconic novel, 'The Catcher in the Rye.' More…
In 'Holden,' a few obsessive 'Catcher in the Rye' super-fans have taken up residence in the reclusive Salinger’s private writing bunker. Their mission is to get Salinger to publish once more, which spirals into a larger excavation of violence in America and the male imagination.
See it if You enjoy spending 90 minutes trying to figure out what you are watching and why ! You don't mind pretentious drivel mascarading as art !
Don't see it if You are expecting a well thought out new way of appreciating and looking at A Catcher in the Rye. Very loud sounds of gun shots throughout !
See it if you are concerned about violence and can appreciate a intelligent dialogue of how people justify their awful actions.
Don't see it if you need to care about the characters and prefer to immerse yourself in a story.
See it if You're a die-hard Salinger fan, or if you're fascinated by assassins. The more you know about Salinger, the more you'll appreciate it.
Don't see it if I can't imagine anyone enjoying this if they don't have at least a rudimentary awareness of Catcher in the Rye and/or Salinger.
See it if you like JD Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, plays with dark themes (violence, war, assassination, terrorism) starring all white men.
Don't see it if you want something light and fluffy, good writing that matches the ambition of the themes/material brought up, a coherent story.
See it if watching a bunch of men spend their time acting ridiculous while babysitting a writer who is trying to finish a book
Don't see it if if you have better things to do
See it if see it for the kernels of a really exciting narrative and strong ensemble performances
Don't see it if unfortunately the play's undercooked and not fully realized moments outweigh the exciting fully fleshed out ones. Worth wild nevertheless...
See it if I mean, it's rare that a show is simultaneously so slow while also having obnoxious scenery-chewing characters, so I guess that's notable.
Don't see it if either you aren't that familiar with Catcher in the Rye, or you love it and seeing it depicted as only for angry white men would upset you.
See it if Both devotees of "The Catcher in the Rye" as well as those who are fascinated by the Salinger mystique, will appreciate "Holden" the play.
Don't see it if Audience members unfamiliar with "The Catcher in the Rye" or its historical and cultural impact on America will probably be challenged.