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Oct 25—30, 2011

You Better Sit Down:Tales From My Parents' Divorce

The Civilians

“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


Oct 25, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011


90 Minutes no Intermission

Ages: 12+