In Page 73's world premiere, tension rise in the Tucker household as the violence hovering around the periphery of their lives begins to intrude upon the sanctity of Mama’s kitchen. More…
From the show:
Mama is up early to prepare an important meal, and even with her family on hand to help, time is running short. Tensions simmer with three generations of Tucker women under one roof, but things come to a boil as the violence hovering around the periphery of their lives begins to intrude upon the sanctity of Mama’s kitchen.
See it if Mama enlists her strong-willed, dramatic family into cooking a stew. But the family is not what it seems. Great dialog, acting, & tension.
Don't see it if You won't enjoy an all-female family dramedy (the males do not appear onstage), with a lot of arguing, and a surprise ending.
See it if intense, fast-paced depiction of a family of black women; stages of a black woman's life as she struggles for happiness; stellar acting
Don't see it if you don't like family dramas, depictions of real life experiences; lots of shouting at the beginning, would have liked more joyful moments
See it if It is ever remounted here in NY or elsewhere. It’s a beautifully written work of love, family and loss.
Don't see it if Cursing bothers you. There’s a fair amount, all in love.
See it if You love great acting, intimate theater, thoughtful and provocative look at black family
Don't see it if You want something big and musical or you don't think black women characters in a kitchen are important enough to rate a play
See it if you want to see 4 superb actresses perform the most wonderful play, terribly sad and funny at the same time. And a wonderful new playwright
Don't see it if you want light fare, musicals or just comedy. Otherwise, go see it.
See it if If you are up for a reality check and seeing how we are all caught up in a cycle and its so hard to break. If you want to see love.
Don't see it if If you are looking for a light and fluffy show!
See it if The acting is great -- the characters are absorbing, Very close up and dramatic dialogue between female family members in kitchen
Don't see it if You want a more upbeat family drama and not serious relationship drama
See it if Especially If you appreciate/can connect with/have memories of the dynamic between black mothers and daughters.
Don't see it if You are unable to keep up with stories told in flashback.
See it if you'd enjoy 90-slice-of-life-mins w 3 generatns of strg Black women. Funny, lively (altho soap opera elemts); ultimately unsettling. Gr set.
Don't see it if you dislike dyfunctl family pieces. Sometimes shrill/angry/repetitive. But Portia is gr as Momma. And Richard III rehearsing is memorable.
See it if In flashback, overwhelmed Mama Tucker remembers when her distaff family tasked to prep church function stew.Mama keeps this dumplin' afloat.
Don't see it if Portia keeps the melodrama from sinking. "Everybody want to eat the stew, but nobody want to make the stew." Neckbone/onion/garlic aromas.