Metropolitan Playhouse presents a revival of the first Broadway hit by the author of "The Philadelphia Story," the story of a middle-aged man who is haunted by dreams of the artistic career he forswore at 20. More…
Matey White lives an enviable, secure, conventional life with his wife Nancy and their two children. When he determines to take a leave from business and pick up a paintbrush--just as gifted son Ricky determines to giving up his own ambitions so he may marry the girl next door, a turn in the markets squeezes the family's resources. The Whites must face decisions they thought they'd put behind them—this time, without the naïve confidence of youth.
See it if If you want a period piece that is classic in time. Conflict of two generations.
Don't see it if If you want a modern piece or a faster paced production.
See it if Love, work, income, property, family, passion, education, economic conditions, all in conflict for two generations living in the 1920s.
Don't see it if You prefer the fast pace of modern plays over the steady deliberateness of a classic drama.
See it if you'd like to see a somewhat enchanting early 20th century period-piece. Well-written, visually stylized (set, costumes) & well-performed.
Don't see it if you prefer an epic magnanimous boffo production. It's a lovely night out @ the theater, in a great old venue, listening to pretty dialogue.
See it if U enjoy this type of drawing room com/drama that doesn't dig too deep but entertains & uses a large cast to bring in some colorful character
Don't see it if You don't care for plays where everyone is nice and things all work out for the best.
See it if you enjoy classic American theater and a chance to see a rarely performed play by an unrelated playwright.
Don't see it if you prefer contemporary plays or lavish productions.
See it if you want to experience this production's skillful rendering of gentle & heartfelt characters. This aspect of Barry's writing glows here.
Don't see it if seeing less than perfect plays would burden you.
See it if Enjoy intimate performances in small theatre and great acting. Revival of early 20th century play but still relevant.
Don't see it if You prefer big broadway productions or musicals.
See it if It's an early 20th century family drama performed by amazing actors. A very, very good play with difficult characters.
Don't see it if Not interested to go to an Off Off Broadway theater which is in an old house that only adds to the feel of the play.
See it if An early 20th century play, well acted and amusing, that asks whether you should give up art for love or vice versa and the consequences
Don't see it if Play is standard three-act drama so if you are looking for an edgy play this is not for you
See it if You enjoy lovingly-resurrected classics from another era. You appreciate thoughtful staging, witty dialogue, and acting with nuance & heart.
Don't see it if You prefer Broadway spectacles. Metropolitan is for those who can appreciate the magic of creative stagecraft executed on a limited budget.
See it if you enjoy a refreshing, clever, riveting, well-crafted play, in a very intimate theater where you feel you are in the room with the actors.
Don't see it if you only enjoy musicals or large productions.