Theatre East's world premiere drama explores the often turbulent relationship between faith and mental health through the eyes of a mother and daughter.
An agoraphobe travels the rough terrain of guilt and loss as she struggles to hide key details about her son’s death from her estranged daughter. As the 10th anniversary of the devastating family tragedy approaches, Bonnie and her daughter, Jesse, will either find new faith in each other, or destroy what little they have left.
See it if You like shows that tackle serious matters with a good sense of humor. The writer (and actors) nail the accents and mannerisms perfectly.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see another dysfunctional family trying to work out their past trauma so they can move on with their lives.
See it if Incomplete memories, fractured relationships, struggle to move ahead. Need to confront the past. Women attracted to bad men. Comic relief.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy psychodrama where memory is an important element. Some disturbing, oppressive characters.
See it if The few scenes with the girl's friend and her boyfriend are entertaining.
Don't see it if But the mom tells rambling stories about groceries and food wraps, the dad shouts all his lines, and story is repetitive. Slow at 1 hr45m.
See it if A highly dramatic family story told with many flashbacks intrigues you. The playwright is also one of the actors and she is brilliant !
Don't see it if You are needing an intense family drama to come to a happy conclusion. This play does not, nor does it neatly tie up all loose ends.
See it if Want to see story of family after loss & how they tried to cope. Also, dysfunctional relationships, small-town life, beliefs in faith.
Don't see it if Want something light, don't like religious themes, story of sad lives, abusive situations. There's no neat bow-tying here.
See it if you would enjoy a show that relies on flashbacks to explain the action; excellent acting; sad but hopeful resolution of family issues.
Don't see it if you need totally linear action to understand what's going on; you prefer comedy and musicals; you prefer to not see mental illness on stage
See it if You want to see a play about a families loss and how they struggle with that loss. You want to see some great acting
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with a play about loss, struggles and mental illness.
See it if you enjoy plays that involve dysfunctional families, tragedy, lurking violence, small town life, fine acting and good dialog.
Don't see it if you dislike intense psychological content, sad and depressed characters, coping poorly with overwhelming problems.
See it if you enjoy family drama surrounding a family death. Reminded me of the show Rectify.
Don't see it if you do not like religion in your plays. The exposition is very slow.
See it if you appreciate drama about relations of violent, controlling men w/ women who trust/enable them and of those women w/ smart independent one.
Don't see it if you do not tolerate violent drama about abusive, mentally ill men, G-d fearing Christian women devoted to/enabling those men, and redemption
See it if Acting is good to very good (especially Emily Verda). Story had potential but...
Don't see it if Playwright threw a bunch of things in a blender and forgot to push start. Stereotypes. Lack of development. Cheap devices.
See it if you want to see an interesting, well written, beautifully acted play about a real family.
Don't see it if you want to see a happy play with a happy ending.
See it if You appreciate great acting in a tragic family story where they all have problems--Think "Long Days Journey Into Night" for poor rural folks
Don't see it if A dramatic well-acted examination of a family tragedy would send you running for the exit.
See it if You are ready to witness the tragic results of fundamentalist religious indoctrination and if you want to see various mental illnesses depic
Don't see it if you want lighthearted entertainment
See it if Memory, mental illness, estranged relationships. Some comic relief. Difficult subjects excellently intertwined. great acting and writing
Don't see it if the subjects are too grim, especially the death of a child and guilt
See it if Shades of Tenn. Williams. Compelling madness in the values of a small town. So well written, acted, directed, even a kid couldn't spoil it.
Don't see it if You've had your fill of Southern Gothic and don't want to see another play about parents poisoning the minds of their children.
See it if You want to see great performances in a play that takes on mental illness.
Don't see it if You might be uncomfortable with the above or prefer something less serious.
See it if very intense production of a play about mental illness as well as domestic violence.actors were simply marvelous.would highly recommend.
Don't see it if if you don't want to see a family in such turmoil.also contains abusive behavior to women as well.if you don't want to experience truth.
See it if you enjoy Southern dramas, you enjoy deep richly written characters, you love new work
Don't see it if you don't like darker material, you like fast paced storytelling
See it if You like an intimate setting, an intense drama and great acting. The story was captivating and overall it was great theater.
Don't see it if You want something light and funny