In this Adam Rapp play, an ailing mother (Annette O'Toole) and her teenaged son flee Illinois and a crumbling marriage for the relative calm and safety of a midtown Manhattan hotel. Mom holds tickets to a popular musical about love and redemption. Her son, a gifted student currently enrolled at a prestigious military academy, isn't interested. So Mom takes the kindly cabdriver (Ray Anthony Thomas) instead, while the boy entertains a visitor from down the hall, an enigmatic young woman (Katherine Waterston) seeking solace after a tumultuous, potentially dangerous evening.
Kindness is a play about the possibility for sympathy in a harsh world and the meaning of mercy in the face of devastating circumstances.