What Is the Story of A Family For All Occasions?
In Bob Glaudini’s A Family For All Occasions, audience members step inside the modest home of Howard, a retired lamp repairman, and May, an employee at a box factory. Howard tries to forge a better relationship with his teenage son Sam, a self-proclaimed computer genius who rarely leaves his bedroom. Meanwhile, his adult daughter Sue (who also still lives at home) stays out all night, every night, much to the exasperation of her parents. When a mysterious man Sue met at a party arrives for an unexpected visit, Howard is initially alarmed—but he soon realizes the two have more in common than he first thought. As Howard tries even harder to fix his crumbling relationships with his family, his own life begins to spiral out of control.
[Jeffrey] DeMunn may just break your heart as this quiet, lonely man, trying to make the best of the crummy hands he’s dealt.Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from The New York Post
The scene for which playwright Bob Glaudini's 'A Family for All Occasions' is likely to be remembered involves a couple, a jar of peanut butter, and a very bizarre (or creative, depending on your taste) way to use said peanut butter.Review by Melissa Rose Bernardo from Entertainment Weekly
What Is A Family For All Occasions Like?
Staged at the intimate Bank Street Theater, A Family For All Occasions is an intimate portrait of a wildly dysfunctional working-class family. Directed by Oscar winner and Labyrinth Theater Company regular Philip Seymour Hoffman and starring stage and screen vets Jeffrey DeMunn and Deirdre O’Connell, A Family For All Occasions is a darkly funny (and at times, tragic) look at one father’s struggle to connect with his jaded and unappreciative loved ones.
Is A Family For All Occasions Good For Kids?
No. The play contains several instances of nudity, harsh language and onstage violence, and is appropriate for adults only.