Randomly Specific Theatre presents this comedy of Mamet proportions about a community theater's first taste of non-traditional casting. More…
The Glen Ridge Community Theater is struggling to pick their spring production. With a membership that consists of only ladies, their choices are very limited. But when a young and hungry Director pitches them a non-traditional casting idea, this little community finds themselves playing with the big boys.
See it if you're ok w broad stereotypes used for laughs. Underlying issue is impt: few meaty roles for women. By "Koalas Are Dicks" Larry Phillips.
Don't see it if you have high stds for acting/prodn design. Not much grander than NJ community theater it portrays...but very entertaining. Gr twisty ending
See it if You’re in the mood for a silly show that’s a lot like a sitcom...doesn’t take itself too seriously or get bogged down with too much detail.
Don't see it if You want Masterpiece Theatre. This is just a silly story, done well enough to keep your attention and make you laugh and have a good time.
See it if Hilarious send-up of self-absorbed suburban theater women. Backbiting one minute; hugging & crying the next. Delicious caricatures.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy small off-off-B satires. I was only a little familiar with Mamet, but still got the digs at him (loved the ellipsis thing).
See it if you enjoy laughing while watching a talented cast bring a varied set of women to life in a theatrical story that plays off Mamet very well.
Don't see it if a small budget, comedy staging keeps you from enjoying good theater.
See it if You enjoy send-ups of the theatre world & community theatre. You want a fun night out. You enjoy comedies.
Don't see it if You don't like satire. You have little/no experience w/community theatre and/or David Mamet. You don't like intimate theatre spaces.
See it if you know the backstage as well as the front. This play about a community theater is an amusing send up of the production process. It's fun!
Don't see it if you prefer big productions, dislike theatrically centered plots or find small auditoriums claustrophobic.
See it if Very enjoyable. The acting was good and the story moved along. I actually liked the last third the best, although whole play was good.
Don't see it if Simply produced show in a very small theater. Totally a theater focused show which is fun for those into that.
See it if Like a satiric look at community theatre with a relevant theme of needing more women onstage and behind scenes.
Don't see it if Don't like bare bones production, characters/actors who are drawn so broadly they obscure any poignancy in the humor.
See it if You like community theater and enjoy silly plays that don’t take themselves to seriously. A nice diversion. Good acting.
Don't see it if You want humor that isn’t cliche. All the humor is stereotypical and banal in my opinion. Not unenjoyable but nothing super meaty.
See it if You need a really good laugh! Small scale production but a real hoot for those knowledgeable about theatre and even those who aren’t
Don't see it if You’re looking for serious drama or big scale production
See it if you like comedy that doesn’t take anything too seriously. Funny the way High School Musical's funny—cute, good natured. Many NY actor jokes.
Don't see it if you want to see women do Glengarry Glen Ross; are looking forward to comedy that bites or stings with more to say than actor jokes.
See it if A community theater group tries very hard to produce a new show. Funny and at times touching.
Don't see it if Do not see if you expect a polished theater piece.
See it if You want to laugh. You want to have a nice, funny, entertaining night out. You want to see a predominantly female cast perform well.
Don't see it if You need elaborate staging. You don't want to laugh. You are looking for a dramatic performance. You want to miss out on a great show.
See it if You love theatre and want to have a good laugh in a play about a play! Super fun and witty the entire time. Perfect length too.
Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh at all the fun things putting on a play can entail or you want a serious play.
See it if WOW! Phillips and the ensemble cast capture the (exaggerated) ladies of Tom Cruise's hometown of Glen Ridge, NJ perfectly
Don't see it if you want drama, Phillips usual "black" comedy, or a musical. If a slight writing slip at the end will ruin a play for you
See it if you want 90 minutes with lots of laughs. An interesting idea brought to life by a talented ensemble. The audience today had a great time.
Don't see it if you need big. Maybe if you're in a women only community theater group, you might recognize some of the stereotyped yet true to life ladies.
See it if you want a breezy, tongue-in-cheek production that both celebrates & satirizes community theatre & participants. Great ensemble of actors
Don't see it if you want something polished, serious, or elaborate; averse to bare-bones staging or dialogue dripping with sarcasm; offended by some cussing
See it if You enjoy a fun small show about community theater. Great interaction among the characters and enjoyable dialogue and Mamet twists.
Don't see it if It has stereotypes in the characters but feels like a genuine community theater group and so enjoyable to watch. Give small shows a chance!
See it if you like intimate theater up close and personal, you enjoy a good laugh at the expense of suburbanites, you enjoy interpersonal interactions
Don't see it if you want big and splashy, you want famous actors, you want serious drama
See it if You want to laugh from start to finish, then this is your play. It was a lot fun,great cast.suburban theater grp challenges for all wmn grp
Don't see it if You want bigger production, dont enjoy comedy, suburban characters & dialogue (hello jersey)
See it if 80 minutes of light funny performance by 8 charming actresses; the author also on stage; no politics, no superdrama, sit back and enjoy it
Don't see it if Not a black box theatre fan, like huge productions , too blase and do not want to give a chance to unknown actors
See it if you deplore the fact that few meaty roles are written for females; you like comedy; you won't mind if it doesn't adhere too closely to Mamet
Don't see it if you dislike indie theatre & stripped down productions; you're expecting big laughs or a consistently fresh, funny show; stereotypes irk you
See it if you're up for new plays in off-the-beaten-path independent theaters. You might get to experience a little gem, and the find - enjoyable.
Don't see it if you're not into small, intimate theater with bare bones staging. Try and branch out, though. This is a cute one.