If/Then

Age Recommendation

Recommended for ages 16 and up. Intended for mature audiences. Contains adult subject matter and strong language. As a courtesy to our guests, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

 Recommended for ages 14 and up

Running Time

Act I: 85 minutes.
Intermission: 15 minutes.
Act II: 65 minutes.

  Sept 8 - Oct 1, 2017

Language

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There is a very heavy use of obscene or offensive language–see the list below for details.

*ss/*ssh*le: spoken 7 times
B*tch: spoken 2 times
D*mn/G*dd*mn: spoken 5 times
F*ck/F*ck*ng/M*th*rf*ck*r: spoken 17 times
G*d: spoken 9 times
H*ll: spoken 7 times
J*sus: spoken once
Sh*t: spoken 10 times

Violence

One character participates in a protest which results in his arrest, but is non-violent and occurs offstage between scenes. Otherwise there are no references or occurrences of violence, onstage or offstage.    

Sex

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If/Then, in reflecting the unknown outcomes based on a seemingly random decision, has different romantic pairings depending on whether "Liz" or "Beth" is onstage. In both timelines, Elizabeth ends up having a one night stand; in one timeline this results in an abortion. This musical also contains well-written characters with non-heteronormative sexualities in healthy, positive relationships.

Drinking, Drugs, and Smoking

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Besides a swig of wine drunk by a single character in a single scene, no drugs or alcohol are visibly consumed onstage.

Families Can Talk About…

If/Then provides a good opportunity to speak with young people about the choices we make, the consequences that follow, and the even greater choice of making each moment count.