Set in a rural hamlet in County Monaghan, Ireland, this world premiere is a story of secrets and atonement. More…
'The Naturalists' follows the story of Francis and Billy Sloane, whose isolated existence is shaken by the arrival of the mysterious Josie. It explores how we can be healed by the land, by each other and, maybe, by the perfect stranger.
See it if Partner's 90 % and my 85%. Nice theater space. Set fits the mood. New role for John Keating done to perfection. Sarah Street very good.
Don't see it if Chat with your Irish pals or do a week in the "old" country to better adjust to t the speech patterns. Study the weekend subway changes.
See it if you enjoy Irish plays, stories about struggling brothers, the continuing impact of "The Troubles," good acting esp. John Keating, new writer
Don't see it if Irish plays are not your thing, don't need to be reminded of the IRA, etc., not fan of slower character studies, onstage violence or accents
See it if You like a play that paints a beautiful picture of a landscape. You're interested in Ireland.
Don't see it if It's a wee bit slow, and while I wouldn't say it's cliche or anything, some of the paths are pretty well worn.
See it if You have an evening to kill, and are content with a largely quotidian view into a peculiar Irish life in the country. This is a good thing.
Don't see it if You need big stakes, powerful declaiming, and things that impact your life today. Small is the way we live and this reflects it.
See it if Powerful story about relationships and shared history impeccably acted with great writing and beautiful craftsmanship.
Don't see it if you don't like interesting surprises, don't like accented performances, but otherwise this intense thought provoking drama was excellent.
See it if you like intelligent well made family dramas up close. Incredible performance by Tim Ruddy as the younger brother.
Don't see it if Irish accents pose a problem for you.Or you mind the inevitable cross-over into melodrama that Irish plays dealing with "the troubles" take.
See it if you want to see a well-written, well-acted show that presents many dilemmas. and like life, not everything is resolved.
Don't see it if you have difficulty with heavy irish accents. i liked this play very much, but missed some statements.
See it if Irish play about relationships, family and politics. Each character's total different personality merges to show unity.
Don't see it if You have trouble with irish brogue. May have a slow start and over 2 hours long
See it if you enjoy excellent actors in ambitious plays. It doesn't totally succeed but there is a lot here to keep you engaged.
Don't see it if you can't sit for long plays that meander. The production lacks a focus and many of the important moments are not given room to play out.
See it if You enjoy a beautifully presented, involving play that isn't afraid to take its time to develop character and lay groundwork.
Don't see it if You get impatient. You have particular trouble with Irish brogues.
See it if you like thought-provoking theater; you like accents, travelling, and exploring other cultures; you like plays
Don't see it if you don't like gun shot sounds; you don't like accents; you don't like slower moving plays that build with time
See it if you love gorgeous acting, like to be transported, love Irish writing, humor and complex characters
Don't see it if Worth seeing!!
See it if You like a good story, even though it’s way too long. Great ideas, some surprises. Good acting.
Don't see it if You don’t want to sit through a very wordy play that takes a LONG time to make its point.
See it if you like a story that finds the human & even the lovable in some very flawed, scared human beings who somehow manage to lift one another up.
Don't see it if you have never acquired a taste for Irish stories steeped in lots of local color.
See it if you enjoy good character development by good actors in a well-written play with a good twist in the second act.
Don't see it if you are apt to loose a lot of the dialogue due to accents and low voices, plus it could be tightened up a bit, thereby making it great.
See it if Story interesting about Irish - two brother, dealing with there past to move to the future.
Don't see it if It's long 2 hours 30 min. Accents sometime cannot instand what they were saying.
See it if you want to actually CARE about a play's main characters, warts & all: a lovable grunt, a gentle former brute, a sweet caring strong maiden.
Don't see it if you're not int'd in the dynamics of rural familial relationships set in Ireland. Nothing wrong w/hearing strong accents, forcing U to focus.
See it if you want to see an absolutely astonishing performance by John Keating. All the case was excellent, but Keating was AMAZING. Just superb.
Don't see it if you're unwilling to listen to authentic Irish brogues.2 actors were difficult to understand at times. You don't "get" dark Irish humor.
See it if you're patient w/ slow-burning story—secrets & resentments simmer btw brothers; ok w/ heavy accents, intimate venue & 2-1/2 hour production
Don't see it if you prefer brisk & steady paced plot, elaborate staging, large ensemble, unaccented dialogue; actors hold your attention but patience wanes
See it if you like character driven pieces with good acting and interesting plot twists
Don't see it if You don't like actors speaking with accents or can't handle onstage violence
See it if You want to dive deep into the human cost of political violence and can make sense of the thick Irish accents.
Don't see it if You're unwilling to pay the close attention required to understand the Irish accents.