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"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'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'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.
See it if you are interested in issues faced by military veterans, drug users, fractured families; fine ensemble acting in an intimate space.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in the above; don't enjoy intimate productions with limited space and scenery,
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 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 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 If solid acting and depiction of three dysfunctional families holds your interest.
Don't see it if You need an explanation for the dysfunction and you don't think "new" life is a solution to problems.
See it if Nicely played story that we've seen before, perhaps. Sincere vigorous acting. Warm tense drama of people struggling. Creative touches.
Don't see it if Somewhat uncomfortable chairs would be hurting your back a bit.
See it if I don't think I could recommend this play to anyone in its current state.
Don't see it if The experience is like watching an acting class at the early stages of working on a play. Work that would be thrown out for better choices.
See it if you want to sit through 2 hours of angst with some funny, sincere moments eclipsed by a lot of unnecessary panting and shouting
Don't see it if plays where nothing happens (neither plot-wise nor character-growth wise) don't appeal, nor do plays with potential that still need work.
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 you like family dramas that are realistic, but a little off-center.
Don't see it if you can't laugh in the face of dark topics (like suicide, drug abuse, death). You need everything to end happily, this is open-ended.
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