A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
WHO SHOULD SEE THIS SHOW: If you loved NATIVE GARDENS or THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, you’re really going to love this Tony and Olivier winning comedy of manners (without the manners). Watching two couples try to be civil about a spat between their children only to take the gloves off and start an even larger spat makes for an exceptionally enjoyable evening. The dialogue in this show is delightful, filled with verbal fireworks and explosive staging. There’s a reason The New Yorker called the play “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem!” Four really great roles, with enough surprises to keep you on the edge of your seat, The Warehouse motto of “intense, intimate, and unexpected” was made for a show like this. Come see what happens when couples stop being polite and start being real. The Real World. Greenville.