Yasmina Reza's play, translated by Christopher Hampton, blends cruel observations with high comedy in an comic and poignant examination of our most personal intimacies and private longings. More…
Henri and Sonia are putting their son to bed when Hubert and Ines arrive for dinner, a day earlier than expected. As the evening degenerates, we see three versions of the same socially hapless evening in which the characters change subtly each time, providing a dramatically different outcome for each.
See it if you want to see a better Meteor Shower. Same night as seen through 3 perspectives.
Don't see it if you want an action-packed show. This is a dialogue-driven play that repeats the same night 3 times.
See it if you like Reza's works - similar structure/characters to God of Carnage and Art. First preview, no mishaps.
Don't see it if you're looking for something with substance. There are three mini-playlets (90 minutes) with the same four characters, different scenarios.
See it if Snappy writing by Yasmina Reza, but in the end, nothing profound here. If you are ok with that, then I highly recommend this!
Don't see it if You aren't interested in British dinner party chat. This was fun and clever, but won't change your life.
See it if you enjoy "bourgeois dinner party" plays, that accurately capture unlikable characters, combining minute nuances with 'big question' ideas.
Don't see it if you've seen 'Repeating a Situation Multiple Times with Different Outcomes' before (and done much better), or dislike pointless adult banter
See it if you like "Art," or are a fan of Yasmina Reza; you like deconstructing a scene or seeing it deconstructed; you enjoy words and wordplay.
Don't see it if you are easily bored by "talky" plays; you want singing and dancing (duh, it's a PLAY); subtle wordplay and body language aren't your thing.
See it if You enjoy a satiric look at modern marriage among "first world", privileged folks. You relish plays by a sharp, feminist playwright.
Don't see it if You detest plays that deal with the trails & tribulations of current married life. You wish a fluffy comedy or pop musical.
See it if If you enjoy a play that is a clever structural conceit executed by consistently excellent performances, fine direction and a charming set.
Don't see it if If you don't like a play that takes risks by repeating its main scene with variations. It's an obvious attempt to be clever, and works.
See it if You love a great script carried out by great actors that displays the subtle realities of interactions between people in life
Don't see it if you love large scales plays w/a great production having amazing sets, etc
See it if you enjoy a well-acted and written comedy about interaction one evening between 2 bourgeois Parisian couples and their annoying 6 year old
Don't see it if don't appreciate Yasmina Reza's style and didn't enjoy her play "Art".
See it if You need a nap, have run out of Ambien, want to see yet another homage to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf but with a British accent
Don't see it if it you can't stand shallow people pretending to be profound, don't like wasting 65 minutes on a pretentious nothing.
See it if you like high-brow, dark, British comedies. And/or interested in work of Yasmina Reza. The production boasts an all-star cast.
Don't see it if you don't like repetition to showcase a point and/or you grow bored with intellectual comedies.