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 Minor league Gurney given a finely polished production by Silverstein & company Well acted by leads (though party guests start to wear thin)
Don't see it if Usual Gurney themes of longing & missed opportunities amid upper classes often comes across banal Could use more humorous self-awareness
See it if you are a fan of Gurney, you enjoy light comedies that contain an underlying thread of seriousness & believe love late in life is possible
Don't see it if Gurney's WASP, upscale characters do not appeal to you nor do cerebral comedies, you don't like plots about people too set in their ways
See it if I loved the quick changes of Liam Craig & Jodie Markell. They were (almost) unrecognizable in the multiple parts they played.
Don't see it if ...You want a show with a lot of action.
See it if You like A.R. Gurney plays about the upper crust This takes place at a cocktail party. Men and woman meet and talk. The sport is squash.
Don't see it if You need action and are bored easily. Do not care about marital discord. Dislike watching adults drink too much.
See it if you like Guerney, one of our best playwrights I think.Set is AMAZING!Acting was uneven.Lawrence Lau overcame lackluster direction &was good.
Don't see it if you want to see a cohesive cast.Lau was the only one I believed.Plot is interesting.Direction was heavy handed and lackluster.
See it if you enjoy romantic stories with mature adults and rekindled romance stories.
Don't see it if you prefer more modern stories or are not into romance and second chances.
See it if You want a sweet fun play. No depth but entertaining. The male and female actors who play multiple characters bring the play to life. Funny.
Don't see it if You want a deep character study. This is light weight. Unfortunately the main characters are dull and uninteresting.
See it if You are a fan of A.R.Gurney. A short sweet play about how people basically do not change even when new alternatives are presented.
Don't see it if If you prefer musicals or light dramas.
See it if you enjoy the writing of Gurney about an accidental reunion of 2 people at a party, & all the crazy characters that interrupt their meeting.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy talky plays without a lot of action and a disappointing plot line that leaves you hoping for more.
See it if You are a fan of Gurney's & just want to see everything he wrote. Some good acting; some less so.
Don't see it if You don't want to see the relationship elude them again.
See it if You want to see a play about what ifs and romance. Fate is the deciding factor in this piece. And so is making connections.
Don't see it if You want more modern plays or musicals
See it if you want to see two talented actors take on a half-dozen quirky characters each. The set is enchanting, as well, and Laurence Lau is good.
Don't see it if you expect a really interesting script that says something profound. This script doesn't work, in my opinion. And the leading lady is weak.
See it if you like a character-centric show looking back at life's trials and look forward to what could be next. Comic character vignettes are fun.
Don't see it if you want an action packed evening. Some references are dated.
See it if You like A.R. Gurney plays.A cocktail party with enticing conversations,drama of life with second chances.Interesting folks make for laughs
Don't see it if If you don't like Gurney's work.
See it if Mid-, late-life love & romance brilliantly observed by this wise playwright. Ultimately, very moving when faced with missed chances & loss.
Don't see it if You don't have patience for a wise play, full of life lessons, running under 90 minutes. Excellently cast and Keen Co. production. Bravo!
See it if YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO (GOOD ACTING SO); NO SURPRISES ON STAGE AND GOOD ACTORS ARE LIMITED WITH BORING DIALOGS.
Don't see it if YOU DO NOT LIKE BORING SITUATIONS, WHICH ALL OF THEM CAN BE EASILY PREDICTED AND VIEWERS, WHO DO NOT BOTHER TO TURN OFF THEIR PHONES
See it if You like shows that take place in Boston. You like stories about missed connections and romance/friendship later in life.
Don't see it if You do not like when actors play several characters at once (there are two main actors & then two who play all the other parts).
See it if You are a completist with Gurney plays and like Laurence Lau (which I do)
Don't see it if You prefer more of a timeless feel to Gurney plays - that does exist. This is mired in topical references.
See it if If you like a play that looks at the paths our lives and whether we have the ability to change that path.
Don't see it if If you're expecting a conflict & resolution plot-line from a casual cocktail party.
See it if the frigidity of WASP life interests you. Gurney's the master and this play captures the frozennes and compare it. The set is five-star.
Don't see it if you want to be emotionally moved, despise close-ups of suburban home parties or don't like it when one actor plays multiple roles.