Boomerang Theatre Company presents the world premiere of this drama about four young people struggling with loss and uncertainty in their stifling hometown. More…
It's 2008 in small town USA, and there is nothing Norman Rockwell about it. Simon's returned home after two tours in Iraq to find his alcoholic mother dead by suicide and his younger brother, Terry, strangely obsessed with an early-90s video game about ancient Sparta. Between Terry and his truck stop co-worker Lisa, and Flynn, their mother's co-dependent former drug dealer, Simon's dream of peace and quiet quickly evaporates.
"The play strikes a fine balance between laugh-out-loud absurdity and gut-wrenching human drama...Under D’Andrea’s well-tempered direction, the excellent cast brings both humor and pathos to the characters, interweaving hilarious conversations with desperate behavior and introspective soliloquies...Entertaining and engaging new dramedy...Be sure to keep an eye out for future work by these impressive young talents." Full Review
"This play dares to show us flawed, articulate characters on the verge of destroying themselves and each other...The ensemble is strong and Dominic D’Andrea’s directing in this play is a thing of beauty. Lauren Ferebee’s writing is both kind to everyone and no one; quite a feat. It really is wonderful to see on stage people you may actually know." Full Review
“This play stuck with me in a different way than other plays. It challenged me to avoid falling into a self-destructive cycle. It is worth seeing but I am a little skeptical of some of the writing. The characters have a nearly impossible time dealing with normal life. We see a loose social circle self-destruct right before our eyes. If you can get past the fact these people's mental fortitude sometimes feels like it has the viscosity of glass, then you'll easily be able to enjoy this play.” Full Review
See it if you want to explore the psycho-social interface of PTSD, self-medication/drug addiction and surrender to loss of control over your life
Don't see it if you cannot tolerate emotional discomfort from violent language, actions and themes, and graphic display of drug abuse and low self esteem
See it if You want to see real, flawed characters trying to take control of the dark comedy that is modern life.
Don't see it if You are not open to probing the pyche of soldiers and are inhibited when talking about death and funerals.
See it if you have known addicts or veterans or loved ones of suicide victims, since this production can help you to see what they endure
Don't see it if you are triggered by memories of drug use or wartime or death
See it if you want to see a play where characters cope with PTSD and depression in a realistic and raw way.
Don't see it if you're not into stories about people returning from wars or fighting their own wars.
See it if you're interested in topics such as PTSD, drugs, suicide, dysfunctional families. You enjoy intense dramas with a few funny moments
Don't see it if you don't enjoy realistic intense drama with violence, screaming and cursing. You don't enjoy a close-up intimate setting in a small theater
See it if You like shows that deals with depression, drug use, and veterans. Can be hilarious and sad at the same time.
Don't see it if You want light entertainments. There are several depressing & scary moments during the show.
See it if See flesh and blood characters portrayed with heart by talented cast; deep exploration of despair faced by drug seekers and their community
Don't see it if You want light entertainment; unfiltered realism or flawed characters (i.e., people with weaknesses) is not your thing; at times loud noises
See it if you want to support a small theater company with talented actors! I took a grumbling 16 year old and she changed her mind by the end. :)
Don't see it if off Broadway is not your thing. If you are expecting a glitzy theater experience.
See it if If you want to see topics not openly talk about ... post partum depression, death and drug as a solution to all problems
Don't see it if You don't want to confront dealing with death, depression and drug addiction and strict drama
See it if Like well acted ( very) intense dramas.
Don't see it if Looking for light night out.Warning: deals with difficult issues of drug addictions, post stress disorder and general inability to function
See it if You're interested in how multiple mental health conditions can affect different types of people. You don't judge drug users.
Don't see it if You want a large scale production and tight script. You prefer lighter plays and don't like dark comedy.
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