Oct 25—30, 2011
You Better Sit Down:Tales From My Parents' Divorce
“Impressive skill…a kind of emotional backflip.”
— The Boston Globe
“My therapist told me to buy you a punching bag because I said, ‘what can I do to help my kids’ and she said, ‘go buy a punching bag.’”
You Better Sit Down is a hysterical account of marriage and divorce, based on The Civilians artists’ interviews with their sardonic, candid, and lovable parents. Four actors—each playing his or her own parents—are conduits of their parents’ stories and, sometimes inadvertently, of their own experiences of family division. At ArtsEmerson, a coda will be added featuring young artists from Emerson College.
Paramount Center Mainstage
559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111