All for One presents this new dark and twisted romantic comedy about a recently separated couple whose lives are spinning out of control. More…
From the show:
It’s monsoon season in Phoenix, Arizona, and recently separated couple Danny and Julia are spiraling into chaos. A strip club’s flashing neon sign is keeping Danny awake at night, and Julia’s Adderall addiction has only gotten worse since her dealer moved in. Danny is suffering from micro-blackouts and Julia keeps seeing a giant bird in her backyard. Is anyone watching their kid? This brutally demented romantic comedy by Lizzie Vieh comes alive with biting humor and blinding insight.
See it if Great writing, gripping performances. Dark comedy with lots of twists. Fun, funny and suspenseful.
Don't see it if you don't like mostly solo shows.
Also Sets & lighting really give the show the perfect ambiance.
See it if You enjoy dark comedies. Really excellent performances and fun slightly twisted story.
Don't see it if If you dislike monologue heavy shows. The 2 characters don't share much stage time together but I really enjoyed the format/storytelling
See it if Show has many changing moments to it. Can be confusing at times. Goid lighting and sound.
Don't see it if Laughs sometimes fall flat. To many changing ideas in the play. Confusing at times.
See it if Two mesmerizing monologues by a recently divorced couple. Desperate & unable to meet cultural ideals, their lives tailspin. Great twists.
Don't see it if You don’t like offbeat monologues that go off the rails. Very funny & very dark. I didn’t understand the point until the gruesome ending.
See it if Vieh's dark, corrosive, gimlet-eyed comedy of manners bravely takes on plight of a destructive, lower middle-class couple w/compassion
Don't see it if Despite blistering acting from Plaehn & Thieriot, the dueling monologue format can be cumbersome as its connecting components come together
See it if CLOSED..too late for....? Divided rating. #1 says brilliant, two master performers, worth the trip. small theater. Rattlestick staff A-1
Don't see it if #2 (me) says "I have a problem with solos" and Why doesn't NY City get its subway act together? and Why is it so cold in winter ?
See it if the idea of 2 interlocking solo plays nominally engaged with life-&-death personal & social issues intrigues you.
Don't see it if you prefer a drama in which characters interact: Here that occurs for only a few short minutes of playing time.
See it if you'd enjoy two sides of the story in a family disintegrating & falling into abuse leaving a young child in the middle-realistically written
Don't see it if you do not enjoy family separation, drug & alcohol abuse, loud voicing and sounds, bright lights and basically two monologues until the end.
See it if You like dark comedies. You like stories told from alternating POVs. You like monologue format.You want fast-paced writing & riveting acting
Don't see it if You prefer dialogue plays.You don't like dark comedy.You want a play that reveals up-front & not at the very end.You want a big production.
See it if divorce issues interest you. A perfect schlub husband unable to imagine or solve problems & an entitled shrew wife create situational humor
Don't see it if divorce is either an issue or a bore to you.
See it if Well written dialogue, very good acting.
Don't see it if Problem was that the second half was just her side with each event basically repeated. Didn't add to understanding of the first part.
See it if Dark and twisted Story, with great acting, about a couple with going thru a divorced that turn in to a Monsoon.
Don't see it if This is very dysfunction people, the F word is use.
See it if 2nd part picks up when the woman appears (loved the skin product demonstration and laughed out loud).
Don't see it if Way too many lengthy scene changes (every 60 seconds or so), and first part w/man really drags. My 8pm show ended at 9:24pm.
See it if You like plays that deal with very flawed characters that you will have trouble rooting for
Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional play this is basically two solo plays
See it if you enjoy dark and original theater; one handers/two handers. Basically two monologues about a divorce from two perspectives. Many laughs
Don't see it if you don't care for monologues; you are recently divorced & it was a difficult one; you prefer musicals & light drama to dark, twisted plots.
See it if very dark, very funny play about the dissolution of a marriage & it's aftermath, performed as short monologues by 2 terrific actors.
Don't see it if recent acrimonious divorce might trigger unwanted memories; don't like 2 handers though very little interaction except in last few minutes
See it if Two-hander about broken marriage & 2 people who deserve each other. Funny, occasionally poignant, more often revealing.
Don't see it if Dark as it is, this is an entertainment. If you want deep drama about universality of human condition, look elsewhere.
See it if you favor serious themes presented with perception about people unraveling under psychological stress with fabulous acting/writing/directing
Don't see it if you favor "light" entertainment & dislike depictions of characters that are very pitiful, sad & suffering as they try to navigate life.
See it if you appreciate solo successive male/female expression of disorientation, despair, emotional growth, self awareness from marital separation.
Don't see it if you prefer large cast/sets, multiple acts, light comedy, or musicals, are disturbed by enactment sexual activity/drug abuse/violence/blood.
See it if you want to see an author perfectly capture dysfunctional, co-dependent individuals with humor
Don't see it if self-destructive individuals in a codependent relationship are triggering for you or, on a more technical note, you can't tolerate a strobe.
See it if You want to see two fully depicted characters come to life. He's morose and she's manic.
Don't see it if You want to see interaction between them. The action is in the form of monologues, believable and touching.
See it if you are interested in watching a family fall away in this well-written script. The play explores 1st the husband & next the wife's decisions
Don't see it if Watching a family disintegrate on stage might be disturbing for many.
See it if you like quirky,"fringe type" shows--this started at Edinburgh fringe;dark comedies; 1 person shows--this has 2 but usually only 1 on stage
Don't see it if you don't want to see another show about dysfunctional marriage;prefer plays where characters interact with each other;dislike dark comedies