To the cut! Spoilers follow!
All the family drama between Harry and Albus reads true and would read truer if there were more show than tell, but I feel like, just as in the books, Ginny gets short shrift here. Nothing feels wrong about things except the lack of getting to see them happen; I feel like Gin's probably a great mum and understand why we don't get to see it (play, duh, Iuls), but . . . should Albus be as moodily fucked up in his Snapian pouty way as he is if she's there in a supportive way for him? "Hell, yes," says Shog.
Rose checks in on Albus because she's told to, and the fact that she does it pleases me (because I really thought, post-raid, she just wanted to be friends with Albus for the related fame-y glow, at least for a moment).
I don't like the "love-at-first-sight" vibe I'm getting from Scorpius for Rose; it feels tacked on and wrong (Shog says, "How's that different from the Harry/Ginny thing?" and his point's well taken), but it does mesh with the one-sided (yes, I said it) admiration for Scorpius that Albus has, and the one-sided admiration of Rose that Scorpius has. Meh. The hugging scene, in which Scorpius wants to know if hugging is something that he and Albus do, that is hysterical. I love Scorpius' voice and that he's a huge geek, and that he's dryly sarcastic. He's my favorite character so far.
OH, OH, OH! The Trolley Witch! Ahahahahahaha! Second favorite character. :D
I don't blame Draco for being pissed off at Hermione's meeting. And I do like Ginny's job.
Sorry, this isn't particularly coherent; these posts are just my first impressions as I read through the play. I'm sure I'll be more thoughtful (yeah, sure I will) once I've finished it, thought about it, and read it again. Oh! Still not canon. A remix of one of Rowling's unpublished future fics in the form of a play—I'll accept that. But this is not canon. Nope.
Do I feel this way now because it just doesn't seem to me that Scorpius sees Albus as anything other than a good friend? Perhaps. Honestly, Albus seems like a typical kid to me, and one with whom I prolly wouldn't be friends 'cause he's a right moody shit, but I've only just left the meeting.
One last thing: I'm actually still enjoying reading aloud with Shog. I really, really didn't think that I would, but then, I do like fanfic. :P
P.S. Ginny calls Harry on his shit. I like that. I don't like the implication that Harry's not being real with Albus because I don't feel we've seen much of that in the play and wish that we had. Am I reading too quickly?
*carries on not murdering husband for his cleaning-related shortcomings by reading play to him*