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"Although Ms. Vergara’s characters are well-developed on the page and although the talented cast appears to make every effort to further develop their characters on stage, the overall effect is akin to a lackluster soap opera...It appears the script itself is the problem here as well as Leni Mendez’s erratic and unremarkable direction...With time, hopefully 'Implications of Cohabitation' will find its mark." Full Review
“The multi-talented Verduga creates interesting characters and thought-provoking situations, directed here by Leni Mendez...Though the script needs an edit and some of the action in the 100 minutes with intermission could be tightened, the characters are engaging and likable. They deal with real emotions and we can relate to most of what they experience...I am looking forward to more from this theater company and this playwright is in my radar.” Full Review
“‘Implications of Cohabitation’ is a heartwarming story despite its flaws, and is held up by Ruiz and Verduga’s well-developed relationship. However, despite the well-rounded performances from the cast, Verduga’s new play is ultimately hindered by a handful of forced moments that prevent the production from ever reaching the emotional climax the story deserves.” Full Review
"The comical misunderstandings throughout this production are amusing but the humor cannot hide the lack of believability that pops up...Even with a two-act structure, 'Implications of Cohabitation' never fully ripens...Mendez’s challenge is to bring greater authenticity to this production through natural performances and maintaining the original intention of this story." Full Review
"The plot is distinguished by several twists and turns that will have even the most gruff theatergoer weeping in fits of laughter. There is an underlying affection among the characters and a want to reconnect as a family, which feels tangible...It asks us to rethink the role of our family members and to consider how even the most unconventional family can be a unit in a time of need." Full Review
"This polished play is a quaint but intimate look into one family’s life...Brilliantly paced, as each scene moves seamlessly from one act to the next...I like these characters the most because they are outside the box, each either grappling with or trying to find their place in the world. They are humorous and quirky, but give a fantastic balance to the heavy emotional content of the overall play...This play is a true gem." Full Review
See it if You enjoy plays about families. You like comedies. You like heartwarming stories.
Don't see it if You don't like plays about families. You want a wholly original play-this one have a few cliches. You dislike heartwarming stories.
See it if You like sitcom type plot on stage. The acting and character development were uneven. Trying to tell an immigrant family story was admirable
Don't see it if You need more original storyline and characters to make the drama seem believable
See it if If you enjoyed Humans you will enjoy this although this may have a bit more of a farcical tilt to it
Don't see it if You have a problem relating to ethnic shows, specifically Latino although in my opinion the story could apply to any group
See it if Latino play inspired by themes of family, fatherless existence, cohabitation, and forgiveness. A dramedy tinged with Spanish dialogue.
Don't see it if Latino telenovela comedy dramas are not your thing.
See it if you are interested in sitcom plots about a dysfunctional family and/or a new Latino theater group with some good actors
Don't see it if you are interested in a well constructed intelligent play that delves into dysfunctional family relationships in a profound way -not Humans
See it if you want to support latina theater. You like stories about familial reconciliation.
Don't see it if you want something new. I've met every character in a different play. Some of the reconciliation is slightly too clean for the premise.
See it if If you ever had a life filled with ups and downs and face reality's situations. Have an understanding that everyone makes mistakes.
Don't see it if Are not open minded. Unable to see things from a different prospective.
See it if you enjoy watching family dramas & good character actors. (There were technical issues that made it hard to watch, but will get fixed.)
Don't see it if you don't like unnecessary drama and angst and plot twists with no real function beyond extending the length of the play.
See it if You enjoy light hearted comedy situations, every dysfunctional family has. Ambitious attempt in developing many characters in a short time.
Don't see it if You want fully developed characters that are not stereo-typed.
See it if If you want to be entertained by mixed families coming together because of a falandering father's ways. Hilarious in a disfunctional way
Don't see it if Your a cheater or come from a broken home