Playwright Selina Fillinger’s new drama for Roundabout slips into the jagged cracks of a sex crime’s aftermath—the guilt, the grief, and the ways we grapple with the unthinkable. More…
Wash the dishes. Mop the floors. Change the sheets. Change the past. Charlotte is a wife and mother who’ll try anything to put her family back together.
See it if Well-crafted tale with realistic conversations that keep you involved. An interesting, empathetic approach to aftermath of a sex crime.
Don't see it if Upsetting, dark topics not what you're looking for.
See it if you want to see a gripping portrayal of parents dealing with their new normal after their son is convicted of a sexual assault
Don't see it if you don’t like very small theaters or a show dealing with sexual assault would make you uncomfortable
See it if Beautifully written,well played. A wonderful evening of theater. Very intimate, it’s great to see off broadway like this
Don't see it if A disturbing story,well worth the time,it’s not an easy Run in the park
See it if Somewhere between realist drama and Brechtian Lehrstück, the play addresses the aftermath of trauma and developing new forms of intimacy.
Don't see it if Some of the scenes are choppy or overly didactic, though it coheres strongly. Excellent staging that breaks up the realism.
See it if you want to see a well written, engrossing drama. I was immediately sucked into this gripping story and was riveted until the end.
Don't see it if a play about the aftermath of a sexual assault would make you uncomfortable.
See it if you have children and care about them and your role as a parent, you are a thinking individual and want important issues to be presented.
Don't see it if you are totally disconnected from reality.
See it if you want to be knocked right in your feels with emotion. A super strong cast brings the honesty and pain of all sides.
Don't see it if you want a light fluff piece or if you see things in black & white with no shades of gray and no other points of view.
See it if You appreciate a well written story that takes great care to provoke deeper thought about issues of rape, sexuality, and race
Don't see it if You reject or are triggered by the potential to empathize / sympathize with the pain experienced by a predator’s family
See it if you like fabulous performances in the service of immersive and uncomfortable theater, and you prefer the theater of ideas.
Don't see it if you are claustrophobic, as the performers are truly "in your face", (this is a black box), and if themes of personal journeys do not appeal.
See it if You enjoy intimate plays and theaters (small room), you like thinking about things you might not have thought about before
Don't see it if You are triggered by sexual assault, though the play is more about grief and guilt (and friendship!) than about assault. Also Joey is great
See it if A must see for anyone who loves live, riveting theater in an intimate setting. You feel as if you are on stage with the actors.
Don't see it if Don’t see this play if you’re into big budget musicals.
See it if You want to see a playwright on the rise early in her career.
Don't see it if You don’t like serious stories about serious issues. An abundance of triggers in a trigger happy world.
See it if You like shows that leave you feeling like you’ve just been punched in the gut-breathless and grasping for words to describe your feelings.
Don't see it if You are not ready for a deeply emotional journey with these characters.
See it if Harsh but meaningful and well done. Pace was quick and dialogue sharp. An interesting perspective on sexual assault I hadn't seen before.
Don't see it if You think you will struggle with a show themed around sexual assault.
See it if you love when smart, hard-hitting plays by new playwrights deal with major issues, draw fascinating characters & tell taut stories.
Don't see it if the topic of sexual abuse (especially in a tiny space that you feel you share with the performers) might be too tough for you to handle.
See it if Authentic and lived-in portrait, courtesy of the reliable Erbe, of a guilt-ridden mother of child who harms. Good dramatic ensemble.
Don't see it if Some may question the focus on the mother's voice and not the victim's, but Erbe is so good, she compensates for the fragmented narrative.
Also "We prefer the term 'survivor' and not 'victim'."
See it if devastating effect sexual assault by son on his parents; mediates mom's guilt thru relationship w young gay man; heartbreaking K Erbe/mother
Don't see it if cliche-ish; unsurprising exploration of guilt by parents, fraying of their relationship, mother "cleaning" up garbage metaphor obvious
See it if You enjoy plays that speak to current events. You enjoy plays that are more character studies than action-filled events. A 3 actor drama.
Don't see it if You can’t deal with serious and sad and sobering dramas.You don’t enjoy plays where the main event is not staged.