Feb 01, 2017jonnybroom rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
A story of people trying to get what they want in the 1950s, the age when everyone seemed to be getting what they wanted, at least in suburban NYC and CT. Two prominent themes are the lack of choices for women at that time and the oppressive expectations of men. As a later-Boomer, I sympathize with both parents. This situation could have happened—perhaps it did happen—in my family. But the characters didn't come alive in the first half for me. And in the second half, I kept asking myself "Where are the children?" These two had a lot of theatrical space for their confrontation that they would not have had in real life.