AppropriateLiesl Tommy + Appropriate
- Director (s):
- Liesl Tommy
Appropriate is an extraordinary play from the Signature Theater company that is written by an African American, that focuses on a family, that to say they are dysfunctional, puts the “dys” back in function I suppose, of a woman and her two brothers, one of whom has a wife and the other is engaged, and the sister is recently divorced with a son, and the second oldest brother has two children. The play opens with a lot of darkness and a lot of sound, and the idea is that two people are breaking into a house, and it turns out they are breaking into a house that his father owned. He’s missed the funeral, and the family has come to deal with the house and what is left in it. The house is in major disrepair and dad was a hoarder. There are lots of secrets that may be revealed. This is really great play writing and great acting, because it deals with secrets, family and the fact that different family members have different perceptions of who the parents are, and blame for why your life doesn’t work, and sibling rivalry, and money, you know all the sort of unimportant things like that. This is really terrific theater, 5 stars.