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.
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 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 Small theatre with big ideas, actors starting to make their mark, some good moments... Some large ideas are in there... but hard to find.
Don't see it if You like watching people scream to be intense — this show has a ton of it. And a lot of Fucks. A lot a lot. So many it's a crutch...
See it if Imperfect things with potential are helpful for you to see. You like intimate theater. You like fixing directing problems in your head.
Don't see it if PTSD, addiction, and death being handled without a super-fine touch bothers you. You tire easily of monologues.