Keen Company presents A.R. Gurney's comic drama about a middle-aged man and woman who meet at a cocktail party and ponder beginning the relationship that eluded them 30 years ago. More…
While the pair rediscover each other and themselves, a bevy of delightful guests rally behind them. With poignancy and laughs, this classic Gurney play reminds us of the infinite possibilities in life just waiting to be pursued. A romantic tale of missed connections and hope for new beginnings.
See it if you want to see two scene-stealing performances by Liam Craig and Jodie Markell. Also, a great starry set design by Steven Kemp.
Don't see it if you don't like slowly paced plays. "Later Life" is in dire need of a shot of adrenalin.
See it if a quaint story about making a special connection with someone makes you feel good about life.
Don't see it if experiencing a play about later life romance blossoming make your heart turn cold.
See it if Don't. There is nothing to redeem this show. The subject matter is not developed, the characters are cliched, the chemistry non-existent.
Don't see it if you care for theater. A complete waste of 90 minutes. There is no message, no learning, no experience or growth. Poor example of Gurney
See it if If you're sentimental about reconnecting with past romantic partners and don't mind seeing a dated play with corny stock characters.
Don't see it if Just don't bother w/this one ... embarrassingly cliched characters run in and out of this out of date play where you care about no one.
See it if I.liked it because I like shows about that milieu, upper class civilized folks who do foolish things
Don't see it if If you want something lively, where people change and don't repeat the same mistake
See it if You want to see the supporting actors outshine the leads
Don't see it if You’re a fan of Barbara’s work because she did not deliver in this play.
See it if There are some amusing moments, mostly thanks to Markel who does a great job at playing many comic characters - she steals the show.
Don't see it if You enjoy stories that can be based in reality. Nearly everything that occurs is completely unrealistic, character choices make no sense.
See it if you are a Gurney fan and enjoy a play where not much gets resolved. The secondary characters play several roles most ingeniously.
Don't see it if you prefer a drama where issues get resolved, dialogue is not dated and action moves along more quickly.
See it if you enjoy a show that has many lack luster conversations that reach no conclusion. Some bright moments but otherwise just bland.
Don't see it if you want interesting dialog and a show with a plot.
See it if you are a Gurney fan or can find potential in the unspoken and undramatized.
Don't see it if you want to see any normal dramatic elements, particularly character change, or logic in character interactions.
See it if you like Gurney's stage milieu: the dying breed of New England WASP whose most salient emotion is quiet regret over what might have been
Don't see it if problems of privileged, white urbanites don't engage you; stereotypes put you off: though amusingly satirized by good actors
See it if you reckon the world would benefit if we were all more civil with each other and you delight in seeing actors play multiple roles.
Don't see it if you've never seen an A.R. Gurney play before since this "meet cute" 2.0 scenario doesn't build into one of his stronger dramedies.
See it if you are a fan of a story that takes place in 1993 with vapid characters who have no chemistry. It is slow-moving, with jokes that fall flat.
Don't see it if you expect to either laugh or cry after watching a romantic comedy. It does not seem believable. The ending was disappointing.
Also The set was beautiful. The lighting was exquisite and very romantic.