Full disclosure - I saw this Primary Stages production at the Cherry Lane Theatre on Tuesday the 20th and am writing the review today the 24th. I figured no one would be reading over the Thanksgiving Holiday - right? And a funny thing happened those four days - I could not stop thinking about Downstairs. That in itself was enough to make me sit up and take notice.
Primary Stages continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with Theresa Rebeck's gripping new family drama, Downstairs, starring real-life siblings Tyne and Tim Daly, who will be appearing together on the New York stage for the first time ever.
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In Downstairs, Teddy is a bit lost and has found himself staying in his older sister Irene’s unfinished basement, which has infuriated her husband Gerry. As Irene and Teddy struggle with this less-than-ideal living arrangement, they quickly find themselves grappling with the burden of their family’s troublesome history. While trying to mend the past, the pair unearths a foreboding danger threatening to break the perilously thin bonds holding them together.