Ensemble Studio Theatre presents Leah Nanako Winkler's new play about a New Yorker who returns to her home state of Kentucky to try to prevent her born-again sister from marrying at 22. More…
Hiro has to stop her baby sister from marrying a man she hardly knows, but that means returning to Kentucky and the home she’s put behind her. During Hiro’s quest, she will confront forgotten friends, former flames, and the family she fled. Will she be able to save her sister and escape back to Manhattan, or will years of therapy be undone by a single wedding weekend back in her old home?
See it if You like diverse casts, funny but believable story, family sagas, satiric but warm look at evangelicals, family violence & Good oil' boys
Don't see it if Humor, drama & the absurd turn you off, family violence and treating fundamental Christianity with satire turns you off
See it if you want to be introduced to a new playwright, Leah Nanako Winkler. Also, if you like comedy mixed with moving moments.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the themes of abuse and born-again Christianity.
See it if you are interested in seeing a both funny and thought provoking play. Unfortunately the play never becomes as smart as it would like to be.
Don't see it if you're not willing to accept this show's noticeable flaws and roughly extra 15/20 minutes of extra writing.
See it if You can bear a play that has a few funny moments and good performances but has stereotypical characters, trite monologues and needs editing
Don't see it if You do not want to see a poorly written play that needs a great deal of work
See it if You like shows about people returning home to the lives & people they left behind, with great use of music, good acting and a talking cat.
Don't see it if You don't think a talking cat belongs in a show about coming of age and returning home.
See it if on second thought, save the two hours and read a book instead...
Don't see it if you ever might think of visiting Kentucky and don't want to be blinded by stupid and senseless thoughts that you might pick up here.
See it if you are looking for something intense but with comedy to balance it out. I personally related to this story so I was moved by the story
Don't see it if you don't like comedy mixed with drama.
See it if You like complicated family dramas that aren't confined to living rooms and don't offer clearly drawn lines of right and wrong.
Don't see it if You have a hard time with plays that switch between multiple modes -- realistic, fanciful, musical, direct address.
See it if you want to support emerging voices in the theatre, regardless of how much maturing they need.
Don't see it if you have little patience for overlong, self-indulgent, scattershot plays by young artists in need of a red pen and better focus.
See it if This play was absolutely amazing, and had an amazing set of actors. Intense! Keeps you intrigued throughout the 2 hours. Really great work!
Don't see it if You cannot handle intense topics about family, abuse, and unresolved endings. Def a must see though.
See it if You want to experience a fresh new voice in the theatre. Some really beautiful writing + emphatic characters, makes for a great evening!
Don't see it if You are not into stylized (but not heavy-handed) theatre. It's a couple ticks amped up from naturalism, which *I* personally enjoy.
See it if You like a good back-story
Don't see it if You are distracted by small productions that have to get creative with casting/staging (that cat...omg)
See it if you like shows about self discovery and returning to your roots
Don't see it if you don't want a show with silliness with a serious undertone
See it if - you like original theater that's still in development - you've gone home after moving to nyc - you'd enjoy a cat with a full character arc
Don't see it if - you like classic works - you're looking for a polished product - you want a clear cut happy ending - you're easily uncomfortable by quirks
See it if You like an adroit, modern coming-of-age story with fully drawn characters, emotional engagement, and some humor.
Don't see it if You are looking for sentiment, big emoting, or extreme drama.
See it if You crave diversity on the stage, enjoy hillarious yet moving writing and daring direction. Unlike anything Ive ever seen before.
Don't see it if You're unwilling to see something a little different.