Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and The Amoralists present a dark comedy about a group of teenagers whose summer vacation is interrupted by an extraterrestrial encounter. More…
It's the summer of 1992 in Medford, New Jersey. Adam and his gang of friends face life after high school. Matt and Hayley are sweethearts who harbor secrets. Tara is hoping she can ditch state school for an Ivy education, and Pete needs to face his not-so-secret desires. But when the five encounter a mysterious visitor from another world, their lives are forever changed. A comedy about that time when everything and nothing seem possible.
See it if Tepid material from usually bold Amoralists Confused mash-up of coming of age teen drama & sci-fi terror movie Acting saves it (sort of)
Don't see it if Urban's poignant scenes of teens growing up undercut by ludicrous alien consumption subplot At times, plot veers toward the cliched
See it if you want to see a play with a really fun and clever concept that sheds light on the ways life changes after high school.
Don't see it if low production values get in the way of your enjoyment of a play.
See it if You'd enjoy a fun coming-of-age tale about a group of teenagers growing up in a small town in NJ. The "alien" scenes are quite fun!!
Don't see it if You'd be offended by brief on-stage nudity (2 men and 1 woman).
See it if you like your teen angst dramedy spiced up with a space invader for no reason. Raunchy sex comedy introduced a kinda pathetic gay angle
Don't see it if good acting and direction still left me scratching my head. Most people in the audience liked it, though.
See it if You want to see a portrait of teenagers growing up and discovering themselves in an inventive way.
Don't see it if You have a problem with nudity because there is plenty of it (both male and female). Or if supernatural elements are a turn off.
See it if you like the work of the Amoralists and enjoy a goofy approach to nostalgia.
Don't see it if you're tired of plays about groups of friends about to go their separate ways.
See it if You want a play with " aliens ", nudity and teenagers dreaming about their future after graduating high school and discovering themselves
Don't see it if You don't have a very open mind. This play is kind of absurd and the story revolves around an alien landing on the jersey shore
See it if You like your coming of age plays to be laced with monsters and random nudity. Premise isn't uninteresting but execution is inconsistent
Don't see it if you want more complex characters and a more original story, or if you have little tolerance for silly supernatural shenanigans
See it if you want a real portrayl of coming to age. The story is a lot. there's a lot going on, but the acting and story are engaging
Don't see it if nudity makes you uncomfotable...
See it if you want to see a realistic comedy/drama about coming of age in the '90's which features a supernatural twist.
Don't see it if The sexually explicit scenes may be a bit too disconcerting for more sensitive audience members.
See it if You're open to seeing plays with partial nudity
Don't see it if You're expecting to see a play with high-quality content
Also The play was just ok. The young actors have potential.
See it if You are endlessly intrigued by aimless youths being so clueless that even a monster from outer space can't really shake up their world.
Don't see it if Your tolerance for sad sack youths being clueless and aimless is as limited as mine. I hated this show. (But I'm old)