Theater for the New City presents this world premiere drama, a fable set in an American recovery community. The play explores the experience of addiction from the perspective of two generations. More…
"Recovery" is a drama of three young women, all lost in the pain of addiction, and their mothers. They meet at a place called The Mountain Rehab, where all six women must confront their problems, and are influenced and guided by two competing characters who battle for their souls: Reverend Stephanie Jackson, the spiritual director of the institution who is also a recovering alcoholic, and a Demon who embodies all temptation.
See it if A family member or friend or if you yourself are suffering from addiction. The show takes place at a drug rehab center
Don't see it if You are not open to getting angry about the state of addiction in our country. The acting is quite poor- but the show is well written
See it if you wonder about addiction or recovery; if you're curious why some addicts are in & out of rehab; if you have a teen who's acting suspicious
Don't see it if you don't like sad plays or a drama about drug-taking, denials, and teens ruining their lives with heroin, pills, etc. Painful situations!
See it if you if are open to the difficulties of addiction and the various outcomes for the individual and others. A mostly good cast reveals a lot.
Don't see it if if you are pained by watching others addiction and mistreatment - or put off by a bit preachy role for the facility director/reverend.
See it if Hope for recovery at end of addiction, detox, rehab, program, meetings, relapse, rehab again, more meetings. Also for codependent family.
Don't see it if You expect to be fully informed about recovery. There is no substitute for committing to a program and sticking with it.
See it if It could be good for people who know little about the disease of addiction/alcoholism and recovery
Don't see it if Writing was heavy handed and lacked subtlety or nuance. Exhausting to sit through. Couldn't bring myself to stay for act 2
See it if you want to see virtuosic performances by talented young actors.
Don't see it if you have been personally affected by serious mental illness. This play really romanticizes the painful and protracted process of recovery.
See it if you want something that is fresh, powerful, and relatable. This show not only entertains, it informs. It really makes you think. Great cast!
Don't see it if you are just looking for a good laugh.
See it if You want to see a very informative and heartbreaking show about the power of addiction. Great acting and a powerful script.
Don't see it if You are too sensitive for material that is tough to swallow.
Also The cast is terrific! Strong performances from all involved.
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