In this new comedy, over the course of one vodka-fueled evening filled with Irish magic and secrets, Sheila O’Connor will learn to overcome her fears and finally find the courage to face the next chapter. More…
Sheila O’Connor is in trouble. She has been drinking too much lately at her favorite pub, The Dublin Rose, and has become a danger to herself. When her worried grandson arrives, determined to re-locate her from her beloved Richmond Hill, Queens to an assisted living community in New Jersey, the battle lines are drawn.
See it if you like dysfuntional family stories...with an Irish accent. Set in a bar at Xmas, 3 generations of a family try to make their way in NY.
Don't see it if you dislike drinking (it's constant) or arguing (also constant). As others noted, this is a traditional piece, w a couple of twists. 2W, 4M.
See it if you enjoy plays set locally with good story references, good bar staging, acted well by the entire cast, and a little acapella singing.
Don't see it if you are bothered by abuse of drugs and alcohol or are tired of family dramas where swearing and flashbacks are used to tell the story.
See it if you have any connection with people experiencing aging issues. Beautifully detailed depiction expressed through humor and humanity.
Don't see it if you have problems seeing bars and drinking simulated on stage.
See it if In the waning days of Irish Queens bar, rather than face her uncertain future, a grandmother clings to ghosts from her past. Divided stage.
Don't see it if Sentimental. Cliches. Stereotypes. Irish/Russian boozy caricatures. Drunken brawl. Only lead's acting is of note. Slight accents. Spit take.
See it if you want to see a story that involves an older woman who does not want to come to grips with the fact that she can’t take care of herself
Don't see it if You are hoping for a gritty family drama
See it if you enjoy plays about Irish drinking, slice of life type drama
Don't see it if you're looking for something cutting edge or insightful; you don't like stereotypes; drunks are a trigger for you
See it if you want a realistic, compassionate look at alcoholism, drugs and death. The set is so perfect - I wish I could grab a drink there!
Don't see it if you don't care for a well-written story of a family dealing with various addictions.
See it if If you like plays that look at real life issues in a creative way with an wonderful ensemble of actors to tell the story.
Don't see it if You have a hard time dealing with issues that we all eventually face. There are some heart-breaking issues that you may not want to watch
See it if u'll enjoy a new, but v. traditional character-driven family drama w/ merely adequate acting set in an Irish bar in Richmond Hill,Queens.
Don't see it if you're looking for something cutting edge or insightful. You don't like stereotypes. You can see a plot hole a mile away.
See it if you like Irish comedies complete with a ghost. This was show was funny as well as, at times, a bit heart wrenching.
Don't see it if you don't like comedy/dramas about a family torn apart by drugs.
See it if I wasn't sure to expect, but, it's a great story of love/ hope gained and lost. The Irish accents were good, although one actor seemed to go
Don't see it if In-and-out. A "plot twist" for lack-of-better-term was unclear at first, but, then became apparent. There's really no reason not to see it,
Also Unless you hate the notion of Irish 🍀 and drinking 🍹!
See it if you want to see a drama/comedy dealing with real-life issues facing seniors, with a good storyline and great acting.
Don't see it if issues such as alcohol abuse, drugs, violence, dementia bother you.
See it if This play was all over the place...It goes from comic to dark in seconds. Great set of a Queens bar that has seen better days...90 minutes.
Don't see it if You are triggered by alcoholism, drug addiction or if Irish accents are confusing.
See it if Family drama in small theatre is your idea of spending Friday evening; banal but still the heartwarming plot about lonely people
Don't see it if Can predict every other word that coming from actor's mouth, do not like dramcom, small theatre, will not enjoy another play about Irish
See it if you enjoy Irish themes; alcoholism & senior citizen drunks are of interest; you know someone in the cast or like to support indie theatre
Don't see it if alcoholism, drug addiction & barroom brawls are a trigger; a good script & good acting are of prime importance to you; you prefer comedies
See it if An uncomfortable subject for anyone who has an older relative w/dementia or alcoholism. V well acted at points, & written true to the matter
Don't see it if Lead actress has odd way of never looking fellow actors in the eye-this & a # of other choices left me constantly aware I was watchin a play
See it if It's got one truly standout performance, but everyone here is very good. It plays with time a little and tiptoes up to magical realism.
Don't see it if Senility, aging, and drug/alcohol abuse are all on offer, so avoid if those are trigger points. And some cursing, but you're an adult, yeah?
See it if you like to see a very well written, acted and staged family drama where all the characters are well developed and interesting. We loved it!
Don't see it if you don't like drama or you don't like to see plays about getting old or alcoholism.
See it if You like “ traditional “ plays ( with an Irish touch ) that deal with drugs, dementia, loneliness, dysfunctional families and alcoholism.
Don't see it if If are looking to be challenged and provoked. This play goes from drama to farce and back without any logic, 90 mins but still too long.
See it if you are aging, want a voice shared about your fears and dreams, and feel as if you are ready to face the future realistically.
Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment that will leave you laughing.
See it if U enjoy dramas that reflect real life issues about aging but has humor, action, & subplot to make it interesting. You like great acting.
Don't see it if Not for people who have no heart, no patience, or no appreciation of the elderly & their realistic issues of aging. This is for drama fans.