Set in New York City and London, this drama explores the culture clash of American optimism with British cynicism, and how a tangled love story can sit somewhere in between. More…
Joey’s got a first-class degree, 20K worth of debt, and works in a pub. Shunned by the world and rejected by her estranged father, she finds herself falling in love with an idealistic young American. 'Precious Little Talent' grapples with the desperation of transatlantic love, identity struggles in a tumultuous political climate, and the consequences of an aging population.
"In addition to its poignant depiction of dementia, and its comic depiction of culture clash, the play also highlights the problems today’s recent grads have entering the workforce. At times it seems to want to take a political turn, but overall the play conveys how unsettled the world can easily become, and the consequences of our decision to share or not share our private struggles with others. All three actors give really fine performances...The play moves along, keeping you engaged." Full Review
See it if You like clever,new theatre that really hits the mark with set,costume,story telling . The main actors were incredible . Really great play!
Don't see it if You don't want to see new theatre with fresh talented actors that will take broadway by storm!
See it if you enjoy poignant, realistic, unabashed examination of man/woman and father/daughter relationships, drawing strength/love from challenges.
Don't see it if you lack patience to sit through awkward 1st scene + 70 more good minutes without interval to reveal exquisitely lovely, touching portrayal.
See it if You like seeing theatre that explores complex relationships and incurable brain diseases that really hook you into the world of the play.
Don't see it if You’re emotionally triggered by seeing those suffer with dementia. Or if you can’t stand not having perfect closure at the end of the play.
See it if You enjoy finely drawn characters enacted by skilled actors. You enjoy an occasional poetic monologue.
Don't see it if You want a story that's all tied up in a neat package. You need a lot of action.
See it if you want to see an engaging story of an optimistic and a pessimist. The dialogue kept me interested. Nice, simple staging.
Don't see it if you want a happily ever after or you want your staging very dense.
See it if you want to see a quirky character drama in which worlds collide culturally and personally, staged in a worn-in and unexpected theatre space
Don't see it if you've had enough of the smitten boy meets troubled/lost girl story line. Or if the topic of dementia is too raw or close to home for you.
See it if you enjoy the struggle of distant love, both in relationship and miles, presented with the challenges in our society today.
Don't see it if you are not prepared for quick action or have difficulty hearing a soft, accented voice when the background music is playing.
See it if You want to see a nice performance in a small space used very well. You want to see some good acting.
Don't see it if You're not interested in a story about a man with early onset dimentia and how he wanted to keep that from his daughter.
See it if you like fine acting, especially from Greg Mullavey as a man with dementia
Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays about the cultural differences between USA and England. (and bring a fan--it's very warm!)
See it if You're curious to see a translatlantic work by a young British playwright which is nicely acted and directed but somehow misses its mark
Don't see it if You are not theatrically adventurous and expect only the tightest and most affecting storytelling
See it if A scrambled and depressing story about unhappy people losing their dreams is your idea of an enjoyable night of theater
Don't see it if Like me, you want some lively wit and sharp dialogue to lessen the gloom. Not much of it here.
See it if You want to see a show that is well acted and engaging, characters you want to know more about (though all too familiar) then poof-the end.
Don't see it if You hate plays that don’t seem to have any point. There is no arc. No character learns or changes or teaches or even has any fun.
See it if you love romantic dramedies. PLT has some sweet moments and appealing actors. But the script betrays its early promise, becoming a muddle.
Don't see it if you want insights. PLT glides on the surface; many plot points are nonsensical. Some exchanges repeat/annoy. Opening scenes shine.
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