Origin Theatre Company presents the English-language premiere of Dutch playwright Lot Vekemans' two-hander about two lovers who reconnect after a painful separation. More…
When when a former couple reunites, words are used to conceal the truth and maintain boundaries. Try as they might to avoid speaking about what occurred and what has happened since, their fragility and doubt seep through the cracks and wounds are opened anew. Starring Obie Award winner Birgit Huppuch and Drama Desk nominee Michael Laurence.
See it if you're fascinated by responses to grief. Strong acting. Some clunky/slow parts in script. Simple staging, set and costumes. Some plot twists
Don't see it if you want big production values or light fare. The couple seems well paired; changing tone feels real. Countertenor is over used.
See it if waiting 30 minutes to discover the nature of the relationship between a surly woman and an ineffectual man is for you. This is your show!
Don't see it if you go to the theater for amusement, emotional uplift or esthetics.
See it if you want to see two sterling performances by Birgit Huppuch and Michael Laurence in a European play that has worldwide appeal.
Don't see it if you don't like slow-starting plays that then slowly draw you in. This is also a deeply personal play that may make one feel uncomfortable.
See it if you have ever had a relationship which felt unfinished. you like mostly calm, lucid examination of a shared point in time in the past
Don't see it if you want melodrama. you dislike COUNTERTENOR voices. you are uncomfortable with exposition of a painful past experience.
See it if None of us, in fact, know how we will deal with grief or the guilt of ending the grief. Two fine actors' characters work towards...
Don't see it if ...understanding and forgiving each other. Painful, elegiac, and at times too slow, the actors are sometimes better than the script.
See it if you enjoy a show that communicates complex and heart wrenching emotion with two character dialog and minimalist set.
Don't see it if you prefer lighthearted, fluffy entertainment that doesn't make you think or feel sad things.
See it if you've ever been privy to an imbalanced relationship, when one moves on while the other stays stuck. Also, if you enjoy terse writing.
Don't see it if You don't want to face a heart-breaking situation, one with which you may already be all too familiar.
See it if you'd like to watch a couple, years after their divorce, try to deal with the tragedy that precipitated the divorce.
Don't see it if you dislike slow shows. This is two people on a virtually empty set talking about the past -- and pausing a lot.
See it if You're ready to watch two very fine actors work through pain, loss, and the truthful cathartic avowel of life, grief and change.
Don't see it if You want simple entertainment; you've neither the patience nor desire to see a deep meditation on grief & acceptance, or existential dramas.
See it if U don't mind sitting in a waiting room for 1 1/2 hours w/no sign that anything is gonna happen & an irritating German opera radio station on
Don't see it if I'd say this play may have lost something in translation to be such an international hit. Maybe they translated the wrong play?
See it if You would like to witness a couple's self -therapy session dealing with the loss of their child, and marriage with subsequent rapprochement.
Don't see it if Going so deeply into wounds that you come out the other side isn't what you want from theater. The play is universal, and very cathartic.
See it if Great acting is enough to satisfy. Absolutely professional, assured work by both actors.
Don't see it if Play insults audience intelligence. Anyone with common sense is seventy min ahead of story. Long wait for shoe to casually drop; pathetic.
See it if You can appreciate good actors in a slow moving hard drama
Don't see it if Melodrama and stilted pauses pain you of if you are dealing with a personal loss and want some distance in your theater experience.
See it if grief for the loss of a child is very realistically enacted. One parent was able to overcome his sadness, to make a new start not the other
Don't see it if you can't partake such a sad story
See it if You want to see a very moving play about loss, grief, healing acted by two great actors.
Don't see it if You don't want to follow a storyline that is complex, full of symbolism and has moments of Becket style pauses.
See it if You like dramas exploring human relationships. The different way a divorced couple handled a tradgedy and the emotional fall out
Don't see it if You are not interested in an emotional discussion between 2 characters that goes on for 90 minutes. Minimal staging.
See it if you want to see great acting. The script is long-winded and, quite frankly, boring. The pacing is uneven and the staging is limited.
Don't see it if you cannot sit through a rather slow-paced, pedantic look at past relationships. There are no surprises here - just a several moments.
See it if You want to see a human life drama with two fine actors with an uncomfortable subject matter
Don't see it if You are prone to big shows and musicals
See it if you want to directly experience the frustration and pain of an ex-husband whose ex-wife is inconsolable. Her cup will be forever half-full
Don't see it if you want to see light at the end of the tunnel
See it if You would enjoy a two character play with serious subject matter.
Don't see it if 90 minutes of two people talking, often angry and emotional, will drive you crazy.
See it if A two actor show. Set is simple. Subject can be painful for some, and emotionally draining.
Don't see it if You want something light and entertaining. This show goes deep.