Big-hearted and searingly comic, this world premiere drama exposes the raw vulnerability of female friendships forged on the brink of adulthood. More…
Fantasy. Anxiety. Pabst Blue Ribbon. It's freshman year of college. Three 18-year-old girls head off to New England, cry saying goodbye to their moms, and fall madly and platonically in love with each other. Until a hate crime happens on campus--suddenly shedding light on their vast differences and how unprepared they are to handle them.
“An ambitious play, exploring multiple layers of different relationships...capturing essential elements of the college experience in a way that leaves the audience feeling as though they’ve been transported back...The last scene...feels a bit abrupt, as though the play doesn’t quite know how to end. Perhaps this is intentional to show how little of life can be resolved after two months of college...Beautifully crafted characters portrayed by a universally strong cast. I was left wanting more.” Full Review
"A funny and touching but messy new play...Riopelle does an able job, keeping her all-female cast moving smoothly through the play’s twists and turns...'Let’s Get Ready Together' is most successful as a portrait of 21st-century college life, where young people find themselves forming deep friendships despite dissimilar backgrounds, and Stern’s dialogue skillfully combines the naturalistic and the comedic. But even at a trim 90 minutes, the play meanders." Full Review
"It recalls the witty feminist concerns found in the works of Wendy Wasserstein but its plot lacks strength. Playwright Lizzie Stern has an ear for contemporary discourse and her dialogue is well-crafted. The characters are appealing and are finely detailed...Halfway through the 90-minute running time the defining event of the play occurs...Though appalling, this situation is arguably a weak device to use as a climactic lynchpin." Full Review
See it if you want to relive your school days though an incredibly fresh-voiced author, Lizzie Stern. The drama feels a bit forced but works fine.
Don't see it if you are easily offended or are afraid of small spaces. The Tank is a very small theater but the director and cast make great use of it all
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