Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Disappointing
About the Show
Set in a New Jersey hospital in the mid-90s, this world premiere drama is about facing fears, mortality, sexuality, spiritually, and trying to connect.
Freddie, an anxious, sharp witted, gay New Yorker, had planned to tell his family about his HIV status. After his mother tries to commit suicide, he now has the perfect excuse not to. At the hospital, things quickly get tense in this forced family reunion as the siblings try to navigate old wounds, while their father bullies them into making their mom promise to “never to do it again.”
"An emotional roller coaster that ultimately builds toward a poignant and powerful climax...The play is staged beautifully...The best performance of the night was that of Zoey O’Toole, who turned in an exceptionally emotional performance as Beatrice...This play succeeds, in a way that I can’t say about some other plays I’ve seen, in managing to tie it all together, and making it feel like it’s all relevant to the broader story of this family."