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Implications of Cohabitation

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Clever, Disappointing
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Critics
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6 reviews
Members
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90 reviews
 

Sudacas Theater, a brand-new Latino-American theater company, presents Vanessa Verduga's heartfelt comedy about a recent widower who attempts to reconnect with his three grown kids.

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After the death of his wife, Nelson—an old-fashioned Ecuadorian father—decides to get reacquainted with his three adult children...including his daughter from an extramarital affair. He invites himself to live with each of them, one at a time, leading to wacky situations that reveal past wounds. A comedic coming-of-age story that examines one man’s choices and how they impacted his family.

 

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Reviews (96)

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Theatre Reviews Limited

"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

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Reflections in the Light

“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

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TheaterScene.net

“‘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

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Off Off Online

"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

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Mosh.us

"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

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Mas Media Studios

"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

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75
Funny, Original, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy light family Latino humor, with some sexual undertones

Don't see it if you don't like a show about infidelity, with sexual topics

70
Pleasant

See it if you like nice family stories. A bit cliched. A bit maudlin. Not too heavy, but not too light. Easy to watch. A worthwhile evening.

Don't see it if you want great drama.

75
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Sitcom-ish, A few cliches

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.

67
Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You want a light comedy that reeks of a sit-com on network television.

Don't see it if You want something substantial that does not reek of poor jokes.

73
Funny, Original, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You like family drama.

Don't see it if Cant think of a reason not to

68
Funny, Cliched, Slow

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

86
Original, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Masterful

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

77
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you like plays about family relationships and learning about other cultures

Don't see it if you are don't like other cultures or hearing languages other than English

78
Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

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.

68
Funny, Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy

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

68
Funny, Cliched, Entertaining

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.

80
Entertaining, Cute, Touching

See it if you enjoy cultural family dramedies with lovable characters.

Don't see it if you like fast-paced or flashy theater.

15
Banal, Confusing, Insipid, Slow, Dated

See it if You like awful writing, terrible acting, and a poor storyline.

Don't see it if You like good, thought-provoking, or at all engaging theatre.

75
Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy dysfunctional (Latin) family comedies.

Don't see it if You hope for great production values and a well constructed story.

100
Funny, Original, Delightful, Must see, Entertaining

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.

100
Funny, Clever

See it if .....you like a clever script, a good comedy and great acting.

Don't see it if ......I can't think of one reason why you wouldn't want to see this shoe.

85
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you also come from a dysfunctional family and have a sense of humor about it.

Don't see it if you have major "daddy issues" because this will just enhance the trauma.

90
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like intimate family dramas.

Don't see it if You don't like a show with some Spanish phrases.

64
Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy

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.

89
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy a great show with great acting

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals

91
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like to understand the importance of a father in a child's life

Don't see it if You have bad childhood memories that you don't want conjured up.

75
Ambitious, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy

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.

80
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Entertaining

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

77
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if If you like a good show

Don't see it if You don't like a good show

90
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if If you like watching non-traditional family interactions between people with good intentions, but have trouble reconnecting.

Don't see it if You're dull and/or insipid. :)