This naturalistic, family drama, autobiographical in detail, mixes elements of poetry and surrealism with a very real portrait of a troubled family and the demands of love. More…
Mary is divorced, estranged from her family and suffering with cancer. Her son Mike visits her during spring break. She asks him for concrete actions of moral support. Mike’s father and aunt caution him not to get involved. Old wounds re-open, and the bonds of family and love are rigorously tested.
See it if you collect stories about desperately, destructively unhappy families.
Don't see it if you like your dramas dramatic: This one is all talk, & that talk is about hurt that occurred years ago.
See it if you want to support the cast - some good moments, but not enough to carry this play.
Don't see it if you want a good drama on family troubles and how they are resolved. This play meanders with uneasy scene changes and too many monologues.
See it if Post mortem of a dysfunctional family delivered by various family members in self-justifying monologues.
Don't see it if When stressed, a dysfunctional family becomes more dysfunctional.
See it if You are intetested in stories about dysfunctional families, addictions and abuse and you do not mind somewhat disjointed storylines.
Don't see it if You prefer well crafted plots and carefully developed characters or are sensitive to topics of abuse, addiction or dysfunctional families.
See it if You want to see a play about family dysfunction and how it can come back to bite you. You don't mind simple staging and family drama.
Don't see it if You are not interested in hearing about family problems. You don't like small theater productions.
See it if if you want to see how abusers use guilt and love to victimize.
Don't see it if you want to know something that you didn't know walking into the theatre. It you want some redemption for the victim.
See it if you like explorations of family trauma, non-traditionally structured plays, prose like dialogue. Mixing of structures.
Don't see it if You mind stilted and unrealistic almost narrative dialogue. A plot that seems to get lost by author doesn't seem to know how to finish.
See it if you like experimental theater (a mix of dialogue, poetry & monologue; realism & surrealism) and relevant, heart-wrenching subject matter.
Don't see it if heart-wrenching subject matter isn't your thing.
See it if you're interested in confessional, poetic theater showing keen psychological insight into the dynamics of a deeply dysfunctional family.
Don't see it if you don't have the stomach for the excruciating emotional pain family members can put each other through.