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 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 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