This New York story asks how we come to know one another as parents and as children. How do we care for those we love, and what does it take to live with – and without – them? More…
From the show:
Late at night, while his baby daughter sleeps, a son makes notes on his mother’s daily life and scenes from their complicated relationship. He is shaping a play, and a perspective. Two blocks away, his mother naps, and smokes, and reads, and drinks coffee. She is shaping her existence within encroaching confines. This New York story asks how we come to know one another as parents and as children. How do we care for those we love, and what does it take to live with – and without – them?
See it if Good acting amongst a so-so writing effort. Last 10 minutes or so was very good. Middle needs work.
Don't see it if If u want a consistent play writing effort. Lighting here needs work.
See it if you’d like to see a powerful evocation of a protracted terminal situation & the stress it puts both on the infirm & on a family caregiver.
Don't see it if graphic details about bodily infirmity might disturb you.
See it if Mother and son intersecting dual "sections" with the characters crisscrossing personalities and also the caretaking roles. With projections.
Don't see it if Both universal and specific: Everyone must confront parental mortality, but these reenactments seem more descriptive personal diary entries.
Also "Love me."
See it if you would enjoy the juxtaposition of monotone narration/pretentious asides by one character with a simplistic characterization of the other.
Don't see it if you don’t want to lose 70 minutes. Or 50 - the last 20 minutes had the makings of an affecting story, but the first 50 need a lot of work.
See it if you are content with one excellent performance in an otherwise banal play.
Don't see it if you bore easily and object to bright lights shining in your face.
See it if Emotionally devastating Lagerfeld's dominant mother & Fliako's passive son slowly reverse roles as mother's health declines A powerhouse duo
Don't see it if Clinical, dispassionate story-telling aided by austere videos (similar to Wooster Group's style) not for everyone Yet leaves one drained
See it if Delicate, tough, elegant, precise portrait of grief & its lessons. Directed with Grace. Performed beautifully.
Don't see it if If you have trouble with stories about the deep well of grief and illness, this may not be for you
See it if Its evocative, poignant, less than 90 minutes. A decently engaging afternoon. Very talented cast, the highlight, especially the mother.
Don't see it if Nothing original here. It was slow in parts and dragged on. The shift at the end where they speak to each other was weak and boring.