Colt Couer presents Stephen Belber's new drama, a poignant and probing play about the life of a contemporary American woman. More…
There are times in our lives—likely far too many—when who we are and who we want to be don't necessarily align. Joan is restless but gracious; she’s loving, but she’s a jerk. A daughter, sister, lover, mother, artist, and citizen, Joan is a flawed and wandering soul seeking the authentic in a world that gravitates the other way. She lives, and then she dies. "Joan" is the story of her life.
See it if you can. The acting is exceptional, the writing and direction amazing, and the play feels deeply familiar and truly surprising all at once.
Don't see it if you're in the mood for something flashy and fun. Then, on another night, go see this.
See it if you would enjoy the ups and downs of one woman over the span of much of her life. Well directed with great light, sound, projection.
Don't see it if you are looking for a plot w/ a definite ending. This is a review of moments presented that you string together. 2 actors in multiple roles.
See it if One woman life spam from childhood to the end of her life. The choice she made.
Don't see it if no action, goes back and forward during her life time.
See it if Through morphene haze, a photog recounts flashes of her life. Accomplished Johanna Day finds the vehicle for the full display of her talent.
Don't see it if Multiple-character supporting roles without props or wardrobe.Memory play not in chronological order.Age span from 10 to 62 not always clear
Also Vague set is prickly Joan's patchy brain.
See it if From a collage of nonlinear scenes, an in-depth image of a woman’s life emerges: a daughter, a child, a sister, a photographer, a mother...
Don't see it if You want a traditionally structured plot, characters with costumes, and more than a very minimal set.
See it if you like shows that give you insights into people's motivations.Acting is SUPERB--Joanna Day and Adam Harrington are knockouts. GO!!!
Don't see it if you want something light and frothy. This is a VERY funny show, but it makes you think and has a lot of very touching moments.Worth the trip
See it if You enjoy arch dialogue, with lines tweaked for maximum sarcasm or profundity. Time and place shifting excerpts describe a restless life.
Don't see it if You would be too distracted by even kids speaking like grad students to enjoy the depiction of a life spent in search of meaning.
See it if You like beautifully written plays. No great revelations here, but it is still moving and profound. Lovely acting.
Don't see it if You are looking for a spectacle or lots of action.
See it if you want a theater experience that's deeply human and open-hearted. This feels so honest and genuine about a contemporary American woman.
Don't see it if you expect a lot of big theatrics; this uses a really simple set and lighting. Don't expect big, show-stopping speeches that'd win awards.
See it if You like seeing great acting and directing
Don't see it if You are not into existential pieces. The writing is sometimes self consciously verbose, the arc leaves us unedified.
See it if You love Johanna Day, you're interested in the human condition/what women wrestle with throughout life, u love a deep dive into 1 character
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for poetry and (sometimes self-indulgent) searches for meaning
See it if You enjoy plays that are in a small theater, in your face and leave you bawling
Don't see it if You don’t want to feel emotional after, perfect musicals and hate plays.
See it if You are interested in non-linear storytelling and getting a picture of how a woman evolves over her life.
Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for dense, poetic dialogue or enjoy plot-heavy theatre.
See it if You like shows that consider the Big Questions with warmth, poetry, and deep insight.
Don't see it if You're looking for another zippy drama filled with TV stars and one-liners.
See it if You enjoy masterful performances and great characters and you want to laugh and cry and appreciate life is about the moments not the years
Don't see it if You want something boring and predictable
See it if The acting is superb, and each actor evolves seamlessly from one character to another. The dialogue is punchy, real and at times beautiful
Don't see it if If you expect action, straightforward plots and narrative and little insight into characters, this play is not for you.
See it if Great acting, versatile performers, interesting story, intriguing premise, flawed characters
Don't see it if You need linear story lines, feel-good characters or happy resolutions to life questions.
See it if You are interested in the human condition and are willing to go on an intense, emotional, journey that you'll be thinking about for days.
Don't see it if You don't want to have to use your brain or you want something fast or flashy... Or if you hate nonlinear storytelling.
See it if you'd like to see un-chronological fragments of an ordinary woman's life. I did not enjoy this; I didn't even like the acting or staging.
Don't see it if you're easily bored. Little philos depth (challenge yourself...try art, political action, have a kid) or humor. Polished barebones prodn.
See it if Ok w seeing a woman's life as if random snapshots pulled out of a box. Some images are compelling, some blurry, some not worth keeping.
Don't see it if Want linear story (this is NOT), want to like all characters, don't want 2/3 actors playing multi-roles, don't like sparse set. Underwhelms.
See it if you’d enjoy an intimate look at a life of satisfying the wanderlust of finding purpose & feeling the pain of regret. Johanna Day is superb.
Don't see it if you need the events in plays to unfold in a chronological order. This jumps around to various moments of a woman’s life & is ably executed.
See it if Ripple effects of a trapped, unfulfilled, and absent mother on her scarred daughter's attempted search for fulfillment and love.
Don't see it if Whiny privileged white woman searching for meaning. Non linear or actors playing many characters w/ little change in appearance confuse you.
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