Already closed | 1h 55m | Midtown W

The Reckless Season

From 50 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

About the show

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.

1h 55m | Already closed | Theaterlab (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (50)


Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

Disappointing, Excruciating, Intense, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if you need a reminder about what PTSD, drug use and suicide are about

Don't see it if you are looking for entertainment

Also I do not know of any people with issues as portrayed in this show but ... Read more Read less

Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Loud

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.

Also I guess I'd give the actors an A for effort because they don't phone i... Read more Read less

April 24th, 2017
"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...
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April 30th, 2017
"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 wond...
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May 5th, 2017
“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...
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