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 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 are a Gurney fan and enjoy relatively slow moving plays with minimal plot and maximum talk. Most can identify with someone in this play
Don't see it if you need action and plot, and don't enjoy talky plays with little or nothing exciting going on.
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 want to see a play that is about people that met many years ago and end up meeting up again and where it takes them.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a romantic story that is funny at times and a little slow but great staging.
See it if you like themes involving class conflicts, missed love opportunities, psychological dynamics, good acting and humorously clever writing.
Don't see it if you dislike analyzing psychological and sociological content that are difficult to discern and a somewhat dissatisfying ending.
See it if Enjoy seeing comedy at it's best. And it's also has a lot of touching moments as well. The actors playing the multi-roles are hysterical.
Don't see it if You like big shows with big sets. This is an intimate play that takes place all in one night.
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 a fan of Gurney, certainly. A terrific ex. of character studies unfolding w/ modest, stoic precision, turmoil @ low volume, regrets seeping.
Don't see it if if you need blatant theatrics or neat resolutions. But if you're a Gurney fan, you already know better. Go for gripping, what-if dissection.
See it if This is minor Gurney, but imo even his minor work is worth seeing [once]. A rueful meditation on second chances. The production is excellent
Don't see it if A small, all-talk play, almost an exercise, for both writer and actors. Don't expect action, elaborate plot, big laughs, fireworks.
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're a Gurney fan.Typical plot & setting. Older play still relevant. Keen Group intimate productions don't disappoint.. saw 1st preview
Don't see it if If you're not a Gurney fan..From 1993 some may find it dated -but subject matter & setting transcends the years.
See it if you love spending the evening on a Boston rooftop listening to folks do what you'd like to do - reconnect to someone from your early life.
Don't see it if you are under 30, have never been to boston, have no connection to the times, don't like smoking or connecting with the past.
See it if You like rather dated period dramas about reconnected 'love' The play is mildly entertaining but really lacks any sort of 'punch'.
Don't see it if Like deep and profound plays which have a message and don't contain stereotypical characters.
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 The play is better than the production, which is a bit dinner theatre-y but still worth seeing. Main Boston WASP character very accurate.
Don't see it if Same actors playing multiple (and one-note) secondary characters was too clever by half, and detracted from poignancy of the overall piece.