See it if If you want a play that examines a person reliving the life of her parents. Good acting and sometimes interesting.
Don't see it if If you do not like plays that are indulgent and not always fluid. This show gets slow at times
See it if you believe a family's history significantly influences its members present. Uses memories, songs, poems, letters, journals & top hats
Don't see it if family issues distress you, particularly parent to child relationships. No matter how entertaining the root of this show is abandonment
"Blood Runs Too Thick in ‘Doctors Jane and Alexander’: Edward Einhorn’s playful play takes on a lot: his scientist grandfather, his aging mother and his own doubts about putting their lives onstage."
"At times, Doctors Jane and Alexander comes across a pileup of interesting data points in search of dramatic expression, but the mother-son scenes are written with real tenderness and regret; Jane's terse answers are suffused with a Pinterian melancholy."
"Fortunately, the piece is about more than RH factors, even if it doesn't completely spare its audience some of the dry, lid-lowering facts about the red stuff..."
"Comes off as less about either of these two potentially fascinating people -- their work, their relationship -- than as the theatrical equivalent of Edward Einhorn's family album….painfully self-conscious…It does contain some rich material...It's poignant to see the infirm Jane."