New Light Theater Project presents a new family drama set over a hot Fourth of July weekend in Bell County, Texas. More…
Tiffany has been there for brother Darryl every step of the way since his release from the psych ward. But when she brings her girlfriend Jamie home for the weekend, Tiffany finds herself in a fight she didn’t see coming. With the fireworks of family and pride and independence at stake, 'Strange Country' plunges into the thick of the Texas heat and how far we are willing to go to win. Anne Adams' play is the inaugural recipient of NLTP's 'New Light New Voices - 2016.'
See it if The best off/off-off of the summer. Riveting. Realistic characters & behaviors . Roundabout needs to grab this one quick. Needs no changes
Don't see it if Issues of untreated addiction & mental weakness disturb you or hit too close to home. This is powerful/uncomfortable but also funny.
See it if Family drama that blends drama/comedy effortlessly. 100% Engaged start to finish. Dialog & characters incredibly realistic. Top Notch cast!
Don't see it if Can't give this show enough praise! Excellent on all levels and ready for a larger venue! Go see this production!
See it if You've ever had to deal with addiction on any level, in any way, yourself or with someone you love. If you haven't... OK, but, you're lying.
Don't see it if you don't like little dark stories that make you look at the scary parts inside.
See it if You enjoy being immersed in a dark comedy with unbalanced characters full of surprises.
Don't see it if You're not willing to suspend disbelief and go with it. There are some imperfections but it's creative and funny.
See it if you want to see some fine theater in an intimate setting. "Do our problems relate to others?}
Don't see it if It is a 4 story walk up but if you do not wait for the last minute, .. phone the company and you can get the elevator sent down on White St.
See it if You understand how addiction complicates family dynamics and every happy occasion turns into a confrontation; Then add in a third party..
Don't see it if Vulgar language and extreme consumption of alcohol upsets you. You cannot face watching the effects of addiction on a family
See it if you like dysfunctional family drama with a capital D: engaging characters; themes including alcoholism, mental illness, and codependency
Don't see it if you can't deal with heavy themes, foul language and dysfunctional relationships. You like light hearted comedy and musicals.
See it if you enjoy family dramas where all are miserable & unlikable & there's absolutely no redemption, and you don't mind uncomfy seats & bad a/c.
Don't see it if you want to be inspired or uplifted, you're seeking a message or you have a problem climbing stairs. The set was uncomfortably realistic.
See it if You like an exploration of dysfunctional characters. You enjoy finding new great theater
Don't see it if You expect a tidy resolution. You object to untidy characters and their language.
See it if you want to hear the voice of a new playwright with a lot to say. Well acted and directed. Bravo!
Don't see it if you are looking for something light.
See it if you enjoy drama about interpersonal relationships, or if you are close to someone with a substance abuse problem.
Don't see it if you dislike plays about damaged people with unhappy lives.
See it if You enjoy small stories with lots of emotion and truly 3 dimensional characters.
Don't see it if Some of the Texan talk was a bit corny but the actors did a great job with accent and inhabiting their characters well.
See it if You can deal with issues of addiction and dependency, You like intense drama & can relate to highs and lows - and handle painful exchanges
Don't see it if You are looking for something fun or happy
Also Sidney Williams was FANTASTIC
See it if want to experience a darkly humorous dysfunctional family drama that's a little different
Don't see it if tired of low-class dysfunctional families
See it if You liked "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf". Realistic set and lighting..It appeared like the end would disappoint, but boy was I wrong.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a really nice dark drama. If you want to miss a fine performance by Sid Williams, watch the summer Olympics on TV.
See it if You enjoy watching a great acting ensemble in a fast paced family drama.
Don't see it if You are offended by talk of alcoholism, mental health issues and family drama.
See it if You enjoy watching characters explore deep relatable family issues. Clever dialogue and biting humor throughout.
Don't see it if Don't like your theatre to explore realistic or dark topics.
See it if This is a riveting drama of family and relationship drama. It's filled with troubled characters dynamically played by all three leads
Don't see it if Intensity and off balanced characters don't appeal to you or if shows like the Humans and August Osage County don't appeal to you.
See it if you want to see some great acting and enjoy dysfunctional family dramas.
Don't see it if you're looking for something light. Get there early enough to take the elevator up and avoid a long 4 flight walk up to the theater
See it if u seek an uncomfortably humorous at times examination of (co-)dependency, grief, isolation, addiction & (illusory) solace. Shepard-esque.
Don't see it if you could not empathize with characters in the depths of despondency trying (unsuccessfully) to eke their way back through human connection.