You Better Sit Down: Tales from My Parents' Divorce
THE STORY: Crafted from interviews between the cast and their own parents, YOU BETTER SIT DOWN is a heartbreaking and hilarious account of the parents’ marriages and their subsequent divorces. These delicate parent-child conversations have yielded unique insights into falling in love, falling out of love, and rebuilding a life after the complex experience of dividing a family. The show explores each couple’s first meeting, the ups and downs of their marriage, their split, and the surprising perspectives on life after divorce. This provocative show reveals the stories behind the statistics of one of the most prominent social phenomena of our time.
“In YOU BETTER SIT DOWN the truth about these four defunct marriages is laid bare with simplicity and honesty.” —NY Times. “Relentlessly entertaining.” —New Yorker. “[An] uncompromising and funny documentary theater piece.” —BackStage. “Wryly entertaining…absorbingly candid.” —Village Voice. “Riveting confessional theater.” —Variety. “A fascinating chronicle of relationships and families.” —Flavorpill.com.