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 "dysfunctional family" with a more or less happy ending, questions answered, and quirky interludes.
Don't see it if you are very religious - you will be very offended; if you are put off by interracial marriages, or you like Broadway musicals.
See it if You have to see a play about racial issues and familial strife...even if it's not particularly good.
Don't see it if Crude language used solely for shock value isn't shocking to you. Or if good writing/acting is important to your enjoyment of a show.
See it if you're up for some quirky yet resonant family dysfunction. It's a cast of thousands, yet you care about each one. The cat = bonus!
Don't see it if you expect cohesive direction, as it's a little uneven -- or you're easily offended.
See it if you enjoy a melodramatic and more light-hearted take on an intense family tale, you want to see diversity onstage through casting and story
Don't see it if you want to be in a consistent single emotional state throughout the whole play, you don't like dealing with the religious south
See it if you'd appreciate a dysfunctional family play that tackles abuse, race, religion and marriage with quirky humor and sincerity.
Don't see it if You like straightforward realism (some funky moments here) or would dislike a millennial protagonist who can be self-centered.
See it if I was disappointed with this play as it had the potential to be funny and touching. The actors were good but it was so cliche I almost left.
Don't see it if I disliked the religious elements of the play as well as the cliche of the characters. This was only saved by the acting ability involved.
See it if you are looking for a really good show that doesn't have Broadway prices. This little show packs a punch. Great acting too!
Don't see it if You want to see sets of a Broadway house. This is low key staging but well done for the resources.