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Mother in Law (Dream Up)

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Slow, Confusing

About the show

Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival: This new dramedy explores the chaos that ensues for a young couple when the groom's mother comes to town. More…

Philo and Petra are marrying for love and so the bride can obtain a green card. But when the groom's mother arrives for the wedding accompanied by a shady lady, the couple starts to fall apart. The pair attempts to stay together by confronting their faults and the women who are trying to break them up. Alongside the laughs are nuggets of hard, human truths about family drama, personal success, housing security, and immigrant angst.

Member Reviews (14)


Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Slow, Confusing
Avg Score

Dizzying, Quirky, Slow, Excruciating, Tedious

See it if A play whose lead character is sliding with no stops down the sanity hill into complete insanity. It’s hard to watch and repititious

Don't see it if If you need your time spent as part of a theatre audience to leave you with a feeling that you have learned something or been enjoyable.

Entertaining, Funny, Original, Refreshing, Edgy

See it if you enjoy light comedy sprinkled with "island humor"

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding"caribb. accents, with inside humor, and, in general, have trouble hearing, or dislike sexual humor

Fluffy, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if you don't mind .....only a few laughs/clumsily contrived situations/uneven acting/predictable plot

Don't see it if you are looking for something profound or complex

Confusing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you want to support new, original productions in their first premiere

Don't see it if you're looking for a piece with polished production values

Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you're interested in family drama & plays about immigrants.

Don't see it if you're expecting great writing or acting. The cast tries, but it's not a good production, sadly.

Indulgent, Fluffy, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to support independent theatre that is culturally and thematically diverse.

Don't see it if You have high expectations with respect to writing, acting, staging and set design.

Disappointing, Funny

See it if you want-a comedy with plenty of over the top moments-to support new productions-a romantic convey that is very light on romance

Don't see it if you don't mind-under developed characters-contrived plot resolutions-questionable scene of woman taking advantage of man akin to rape

Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if Are looking for an amateur show with inconsistent acting (at times overdone and dragged out) and a decent story line

Don't see it if You are looking for Funny, consistent and complex show

Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if Don't!

Don't see it if You have no patience for overacting and one dimensional characters


See it if You like overacting and people trying so hard to make you laugh. Unorganized staging.

Don't see it if Expect an organized show

Funny, Raunchy, Slow, Insipid, Cliched

See it if You are greatly familiar with the Trinidad and Tobago culture.

Don't see it if You are looking for a piece of sophisticated theatre, or one that's accessible to anyone (confusing and geared to a specific demographic).

Confusing, Slow, Brightened by one good actor

See it if You are familiar with Caribbean culture. If you want to see a good actress in the "friend" role.

Don't see it if You want a polished play. Hard to follow the plot. Actors were visibly working hard.


See it if You can understand a thick Caribbean accent and like slap stick. The dialogue may have been clever but I couldn't understand most of it.

Don't see it if Understandable clever humor is your thing


See it if N

Don't see it if N

“Mother in Law (Dream Up)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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