Already closed | 1h 55m | Midtown W

The Reckless Season

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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant
78
Avg Score

48
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

79
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like to know what's is very relevant to some people in our lives

Don't see it if there is really no reason not to see this show.

92
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if See this if you want to see intense, amazing acting. This show is very relevant. They talk about topics such as PTSD and DRUGS. This show

Don't see it if is a MUST SEE.

64
Confusing, Intense

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.

Also There are really promising characters here, some good moments, and som... Read more Read less

80
Edgy, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you are riveted by other people's problems, like a train wreck you can't take your eyes off of.

Don't see it if you don't like drama. (It's NOT a comedy)

90
Refreshing, Profound, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting

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.

82
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

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

81
Edgy, Great acting, Profound, Resonant

See it if Enjoy serious topics, human experience and hard knocks.

Don't see it if Change skin, don't like swearing, anti-military.

92
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if Actors are so good! Story line is even better! One of the must see if you like intimate plays . Relevant story, funny and realistic.

Don't see it if you don't breathe

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great acting

See it if You want intense drama

Don't see it if You like musical comedy... this is so not that!

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You're okay seeing a show that deals with characters dealing with war PTSD. You want to see excellent acting.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of deep shows about war PTSD.

Also I believe if you come away from a show having learned something, that ... Read more Read less

91
Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you aren't afraid of the question "what keeps us from moving forward in our lives?"

Don't see it if you want only want something frothy and light.

100
Great acting, Ambitious, Intense, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy creative staging, strong acting and deeply flawed characters.

Don't see it if You have an aversion to loud noise and/or diverse lighting effects.

100
Absorbing, Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense

See it if You like complicated family dynamics, thought provoking writing and dynamic acting.

Don't see it if PTSD, suicide or drug abuse are not your thing.

100
Entertaining, Intense, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want to enjoy amazing acting and a professional production. For intrigue and passion that keeps you on the edge of your seat for more!

Don't see it if I think this is a must see. A necessary and often unseen glimpse into the realities of small town America.

During previews
84
Great acting, Great writing, Fine directing, Relevant, Riveting

See it if A realistic drama about those who go to war; what happens to them upon their return to civilian life and those who were left behind.

Don't see it if It's not a rah rah sis boom bah hail a great USA drama ! The brutal truth of what we inflict upon our military is too much for you to observ

During previews
85
Impactful, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense

See it if Thank you for your service, welcome home, it's worse now than when you left, services not available, but if we help eachother it might be OK

Don't see it if You don't want to hear about service related issues and messy situations that resemble real life.

During previews
75
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Engaging characters, Emotional, Good acting

See it if you like good dramatic stage performances.

Don't see it if you'd rather not see an intense play about personal pain.

Also i felt for these characters, which says much for the writing & the tal... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious, Resonant

See it if you like raw, emotional, intimate local theater that bites off a bit more than it can chew, but does so with heart and passion & talent

Don't see it if you are overwhelmed with themes of suicide, drug addiction, PTSD (yes, a bit ambitious), or if you want a fluffy night of mindless theater

During previews
89
Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You'd like to see a well written and performed play about what's it like to be home after going to Iraq/Afghanistan. Taut, worth your while.

Don't see it if The topic of how both those go and those who are left behind isn't interesting to you or if you mind a bit of humor in your drama.

During previews
89
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if An engaging and smart play with well-written, well-portrayed characters that deals with the aftermath of military service.

Don't see it if Any aversion to fight scenes as there is one.

Also The Reckless Season has good acting from all four performers and is a ... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy intense pieces.

Don't see it if You don't like small casts.

Also The neighborhood isn't that great, and I wish I'd have known that befo... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy intense straight plays. The acting for such a small theater was amazing!

Don't see it if You only like musicals or do not like intense shows.

During previews
75
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy great acting and personal stories about 4 interesting characters

Don't see it if You are expecting a musical or fancy set or are bothered about jokes regarding death

During previews
90
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Intense

See it if You enjoy fantastic acting!! These characters were unbelievably realistic. Such a great plot! It is a must see!

Don't see it if You do not enjoy straight plays or small theaters


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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