TACT presents a new drama about the life of an honest, hard-working gravedigger who sweats and bleeds to support his small family. More…
Baylen is a gravedigger, a working-class man trying to keep food on the table in a world in which other people make the rules. There’s a baby who can’t sleep at home, and plenty of holes to be dug. But a chance encounter with a rich young man brings the hope of a different life. What will Baylen do? 'The Gravedigger's Lullaby' is a bold contemporary drama about a time that has passed...and how little things have changed.
See it if You like dark dramas exploring themes of class & struggling to make ends meet. Performances are excellent.
Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare or a comedy.
See it if Talbott's blue collar drama wears its heart on its dirty sleeve but Koch's excellent Baylen has us in grip from his first sigh of exhaustion
Don't see it if Drama takes too long to reach its points about economic injustice & strives for a questionable mythic quality; good direction helps focus
See it if great acting esp by Ted Koch.Lighting and Sound match to perfection. 90 minutes. Be ready for some woe"Not now, before" as the author says
Don't see it if You want a fun musical It is as somber as it can get. Some lives are tough to see. 90 minutes Tense action re: relationships among pals kin
See it if You want to see a brilliant contemporary drama that will keep you riveted from first word to last ! Realism is on stage.
Don't see it if You can't tolerate physical fighting and raw language and dialogue sometimes incredibly loud. No intermission in intensity in this drama !
See it if You'd like to see a well-written premier about hard working people just barely ekeing out a living.
Don't see it if You can't understand someone who gets so angry at the boss and his situation that he lashes out at a co-worker.
See it if You like serious tough thoughtful plays. A gravedigger stuck in his life. Sad, touching, powerful. Super set. The lead actor is terrific.
Don't see it if You want laughs humor or light play. This is not that. There is a sex scene that goes on too long.
Also Only a week left before it closes!! Go.
See it if plays about class/financial struggles engage you and you can handle gut wrenching situations.
Don't see it if you want to leave the theater with a song on your lips and a smile on your face.
See it if Plot free first half is acceptable. Scenes effortlessly held interest.
Don't see it if Playwright creates misdirection in final minutes, playing audience for cheap emotional impact. Wife cast against type. Too upscale for role.
See it if You are looking for serious acting and a serious play
Don't see it if Masterfully done, but serious plays exploring human psyche and emotions aren't too your liking
See it if you like intense scene work and fine acting and can handle a fairly bleak narrative
Don't see it if you're bothered by author contrivances and some over-reaching poetic passages
See it if you like good acting about the subject of the haves and the have nots in this world. Great thesis on poverty and what it does to the people
Don't see it if You don't like depressive story lines about the wealth gap in this country.
See it if You want a smart drama about the have and have nots. A family drama of trying to make it in life. Like gut wrenching peformances.
Don't see it if You don't want to acknowledge the real poverty that exists. That real people work the best they can & still don't have enough to live on.
See it if you enjoy wonderfully-acted and staged plays. The cast is stellar, the staging is clever, and the writing avoids falling into cliché.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy slow-paced shows about "the poor, working man." The script doesn't surpass previous ones in the genre, but holds its own.
See it if You like plays that are powerful and show how characters struggling, barely making it in this world hold on. Great ending.
Don't see it if You like cheerful musicals and don't really care for intense drama
See it if you are open to all kinds of story telling & like seeing the world from another's point of view.
Don't see it if you're looking for a happy, upbeat, warm & fuzzy kind of show- although there are some very tender moments.
See it if You like dramas that are melancholy and give a perspective on the class divide.
Don't see it if You want a drama that is uplifting and resolves happily.
See it if You enjoy paying to listen to silence, there's a lot of it... you like watching snails race, that's the pace of the play. No Intermission.
Don't see it if You enjoy a good comedy...this one Ain't... You want to feel uplifted stay home...Seneca the Younger' s Medea is more uplifting.
See it if you love exploring the common man and the idea of blue collar workers getting profound
Don't see it if you have already seen Fences, Streetcar, Glass Menagerie, or any other well known play about working class patriarchy, this is nothing new
See it if you like Pinter and dark edgy plays with beautiful scenery and great staging
Don't see it if You are looking for a fast pace comedy or musical.