Atlantic Theater Company presents Adam Rapp's new play about an adolescent abandoned as an infant who meets her mentally ill father for the first time. More…
Ellis Shook lives alone in a small duplex apartment in Kentucky. He works nights buffing floors, keeps to himself—except for the occasional game of Monopoly or Yahtzee with his neighbor—and always remembers to take his medication. When two teenage girls arrive at his doorstep one afternoon, their visit forces him to confront a tragic past while also offering him a glimpse of hope.
See it if you have endless patience for sloooow exposition. And for not-to-be-believed plot points and inconsistent characterizations.
Don't see it if you want the option to leave; it's performed with no intermission so you're held hostage. An unpleasant hour and a half, with little payoff.
See it if You like quirky characters dealing with mental illness.
Don't see it if You don't appreciate stereotyped characters inserted into a play to create unnecessary drama that could have arisen in a more authentic way.
See it if You are looking for a fresh night of theatre. Heart wrenching and endearing story.
Don't see it if You want a light story. It's dark but not the usual Rapp experience.
See it if You like quirky character dramas about mental illness.
Don't see it if You don't appreciate stereotyped characters inserted into a plot to create drama that could have come organically.
See it if you like even uncomfortable social topics on stage; like plays about mental illness; like uncomfortable topics presented on stage
Don't see it if you don't like uncomfortable topics on stage; don't like to talk about mental illness; don't like blood.
See it if you are interested in mental disorders and can stay awake during slow exposition to get to the real ,not realistic, action.
Don't see it if finally making a human connection does not make up for slow beginning and having to sit through an endless country song.