Keen Company presents the world premiere of Courtney Baron's one-person play about gun violence in contemporary America. More…
Ginnifer is single, 37, and has just lost her mother to illness. She moves back to her hometown and learns her first love in high school is now at the center of a violent crime. Ginnifer must confront her relationship to the heinous act as well as her changing place in society, all while living in her dead mother's home. Timely and frank, 'When It’s You' tackles one of the most vexing issues our country faces today.
See it if Baron's attempt at understanding the psychology of a mass murderer is a mixed bag A tour-de-force solo performance from Reeder helps a lot
Don't see it if Double strand of parental death and former boy friend's massacre seldom moves us enough We never feel the carthesis that Reeder does
See it if You like one woman shows. If you want to hear a middle age woman whine about a past romance. If you like Ana Reeder.
Don't see it if You like scenery. Only one chair. If you want a cast. One woman. If you want an exciting thoughtful story. This goes no where.
See it if You don't mind a one woman show talking about gun violence and how it affected her. You don't mind simple staging. You want to hear a story.
Don't see it if You need elaborate staging. You don't like narratives. You don't want to hear a story about gun violence and how it affected this person.
See it if YOU LIKE A NARRATIVE ABOUT WHAT CONFUSION CAN BE LIKE WHEN YOU HAVE CONFLICTING FEELINGS ABOUT A DEADLY SITUATION.
Don't see it if IF YOU WANT PIZZAZZ AND OTHER BASIC THINGS THAT NORMALLY ACCOMPANY A PLAY.
See it if you want to marvel at the charisma, skill and power of Ana Reeder; if you are interested in dramatic potential of the one-person play genre
Don't see it if you need plays (even/esp 1-person plays) to have a some kind of dramatic structure and narrative urgency (beyond empathy & topicality)
See it if You want a one-woman show talking about gun violence, you want to hear a story
Don't see it if One-person shows aren't your thing, if discussions of gun violence are upsetting or boring
See it if you'd enjoy seeing a conversation about gun control from a new angle
Don't see it if there are a lot of irrelevant tangents and the play's conclusions aren't particularly original or profound
See it if If you don't already know much about how someone can personally be effected by gun violence
Don't see it if You despite bad, cliched narrative of a solo act, that doesn't Truly give New insight
See it if You enjoy a single actor telling an intricate story that starts out funny and becomes increasingly heartbreaking.
Don't see it if You dislike monologues and minimal staging. You need visuals when hearing a story.
See it if You want to see a monologue...flat. Good acting , but monotone, no expression. Serious stuff.
Don't see it if You want fun entertainment. This is serious. Stage set is one chair and one woman!
See it if You appreciate a fantastic one woman show about dealing with grief.
Don't see it if You don't like monologue-based shows, or if talking about gun violence is triggering for you.
See it if You enjoy one person shows with a deep, somewhat disturbing storyline. Acting was good.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy or appreciate one person show with some upsetting dialogue.
See it if You enjoy solo work, Obie Winner Ana Reeder and a storying that just keeps unraveling -- you could have heard a pin drop all 90 minutes!
Don't see it if You are expecting orchestra and show tunes.
See it if you want to waste your time. Even if you get free tickets, don't go. WIY is a mess. The script, the staging, and the acting were all bad.
Don't see it if Go see On The Exhale about gun violence. WIY is unwatchable. Uninteresting character tells tedious, unimportant story. Ugh.
See it if You enjoy monologues. This is an interesting one that conjures some spot on memories from some not so comfortable times of life.
Don't see it if You're not interested in following the journey of this character as she processes a life changing moment. I found it interesting.
See it if you like one person shows, interested in stories exploring grief and people's attachments to a mass shooter, short shows (70 minutes)
Don't see it if one person shows fail to hold your attention, rambling narration too convoluted, subject matter of mass shootings in a school upsets you