See it if you are up to explore the human condition, how the past brings one to the present. Strong acting in a unique setting that has many moments.
Don't see it if you are up for a linear story - many flashbacks here to two other periods. Not the most comfortable seating tends to destroy the experience.
See it if Man with problems meets a helpful soul in a bar. Immersive performance in a real bar. Heavy themes of addition, breakup and incest.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in those heavy themes. Well written & acted but no big surprises. Protagonist slowly discovers his past. Non-linear.
See it if interested in communal theatre, different theatre going experiences, exploration of incest, addiction & gay relationships, drink while C-ing
Don't see it if hate cramped quarters & summer heat, dislike gay issues & countryMusic, prefer not 2 visit problems of Kentucky denizens, prefer 2 stay home
See it if you'll enjoy 4 fine performances in a play with dark themes which nevertheless leaves the characters and the audience in a hopeful place
Don't see it if you'll feel uncomfortable viewing a play with incest and addiction as themes which also has gay men kissing. Read more
See it if you enjoy almost being part of the show in an intimate barroom setting; don't mind a very slow paced drama
Don't see it if you dislike a slow moving show, don't enjoy vulgar language, depiction of homosexuality & graphic discussion of incest Read more
See it if You're ready for a strong dramatic story of a young man with lots of issues seeking a better life and freedom from his demons. Strong stuff
Don't see it if You don't like seeing a play performed right in your midst--in a bar/cabaret setting. I didn't think it would work, but it did.
See it if You find a nicely produced bar play in a nice bar
Don't see it if The subject matter is not unusual
See it if You want to see some good acting in a play dealing with issues of suicide, child abuse, alcoholism, and drug abuse. The staging is unique.
Don't see it if You want something with a narrower focus. While the writing is good, the play attempts to cover too much in a short 70 minutes. Read more
“The playwright’s poetic symbols meaningfully represent the mother/son relationship, establishing...the unique beauty of the love between them...The exceptional talents of a powerful ensemble with precise, empathetic direction...bring the production to life. They allow its complexity to soar. Without this cast and director, who ironed out the potential problems with characterization, the production would have been less memorable, less dynamic, less authentic.”
“An immersive experience. While not interactive, the action is as close as a whisper and as affecting as a lightning strike, especially magnified with the reach-out-and-don’t-touch closeness of the cast...Villar-Hauser’s direction and staging give us tantalizing emotional and intellectual glimpses and this amazingly talented cast exposes the pulpy nerves of the psyche.”