Find out what everyone is raving about with You Better Sit Down: Tales from My Parents' Divorce at The Flea Theater!
You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce now running at The Flea Theater until Sunday, May, is an exciting new performance that highlights the dilemmas associated with relationships.
Critics agree that there is simply nothing more entertaining than watching four members of The Civilians sit their parents down and asked them for the "real story" behind their divorces.
The production simply identifies a chronicle of generational change and couples face a number of challenges including breakups years later which make the show altogether uncompromising and funny.
Throughout this entertaining and moving show, each actor assumes the role of their own mother or father (or in one case, both) in a show crafted entirely from those verbatim interviews.
The New York Times describes You Better Sit Down as "shockingly candid, unexpectedly hilarious, and proves that what we want to know about our parents’ lives and what we actually should know are two totally different things."The Flea Theater and The Civilians is proud to present the New York Premiere of You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce by Anne Kauffman, Matthew Maher, Caitlin Miller, Jennifer R. Morris, Janice Paran and Robbie Collier Sublett. This show will be performed by Matthew Maher, Caitlin Miller, Jennifer R. Morris and Robbie Collier Sublett. Shows will take place Tuesday through Saturday at 7 p.m. You can also catch matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets: $35 Don't forget about "Pay-What-You-Can" Tuesdays, which guests can receive discounts on the orginal ticket price by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information about must-see performances, visit The Flea Theater. Looking for more to do after the shows? Every Wednesday and Saturday evening, following the show, The Flea and The Civilians are proud to offer their Post Show Event Nights, YOU BETTER SIT DOWN SALON NIGHTS: YOUR TALES TAKE THE STAGE, an innovative series of post-play events. During this event, Civilians’ artists and The Flea’s resident acting company, The Bats, will develop short scenes and songs from material contributed by audiences both in the theater and online based on questions related to personal experiences with divorce and relationships. Additionally, a unique collaboration of artists and organizations including playwrights Jason Grote (a writer on NBC’s Smash) and Jon Kern (a writer on The Simpsons), Michael Schulman of The New Yorker, composer Michael Friedman, and singer-songwriters Kamara Thomas, and Sam Bisbee will present works as part of these one-of-a-kind events.
Post Show Event Schedule
4/14: Artists Talk-Back with audience
4/18: The Bats