Award-winning actors Annette Bening and Tracy Letts return to Broadway in the play that launched Arthur Miller as the moral voice of the American Theater. More…
In the aftermath of WWII, the Keller family struggles to stay intact and to fight for their future when a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge—forcing them to reckon with greed, denial, repentance, and post-war disenchantment across generations.
See it if you are up for another staging of the play or certainly if you have never seen it and you like serious drama
Don't see it if Tense, protracted family dramas are not of interest to you; you will be turned off by the period setting
See it if Are a fan of Annette or Tracy. Both performances were stellar and enough to compensate for the dated script. The story is still relevant
Don't see it if Looking for something uplifting or current. The first act does drag and some characters feel hollow.
See it if very well made play; outstanding Letts, Benning/O’Brien’s direction show how evil can co-exist w the commonplace
Don't see it if dated script w obvious anti-war & capitalist messages; ending should be devastating, isn't
See it if you appreciate Arthur Miller and want to see one of his better works performed by great actors
Don't see it if you can't take pipe smoke or, perhaps, chemicals that smell like pipe smoke. A great many in the audience were constantly coughing
See it if Looking for well acted, powerful okay. Great performances especially by Letts and Benning. Plot keeps the audience interested throughout
Don't see it if Prefer A-list actors starring more than subtle and powerful theater acting. At times with role of Chris was a bit over-acted
See it if you enjoy classic Hollywood dramas. This is like watching a 1940s-era film playing out on stage. It’s a slow burn, but ends with a bang.
Don't see it if you prefer contemporary-set stories or are looking to escape into something light and fun.
See it if Classic Arthur Miller grappling with issues relevant to our corporate mentality of profit no matter its cost to family and community
Don't see it if Somewhat dated structure and pace would put you off
See it if You enjoy classic American theater with a heavy handed approach to issues. GEt to experience two genuine stars.
Don't see it if You don't like family dramas, or period pieces, or themes that are a bit heavy handed
See it if Powerful Bening & Walker. Miller's play wrestles with big ideas: loyalties, sacrifice, the compromises we make, the ideals we aim for.
Don't see it if A play that telegraphs it's punches, but still hits hard. It's very serious stuff, and relatively humorless.
See it if Want to see a really good production of a classic play with some great performances but with a very slow first act
Don't see it if You don’t have the patience to get through an old fashion play with a very slow first act.
See it if Letts, Bening and Walker give terrific performances. Seeing an early work by one of America’s best playwrights is thrilling.
Don't see it if Strange blocking. During important sections, actors deliver their speeches with their backs to the audience.
See it if Insidious evil of story and it’s snowballing effect still relevant. Annette Bening’s performance was great. It’s a drama that builds.
Don't see it if Somehow the ending didn’t feel emotionally devastating enough. Still worthwhile, relevant story. Letts oddly fitting resembled Cheney!
See it if You enjoy seeing a great play presented by an exquisite team of good actors.
Don't see it if You demand plays to be riveting from start to finish. The first act (The longest of 3) tends to drag, but the last 2 make it worth the wait.
See it if A thought provoking and heartbreaking play. You want to see Annette Benning and Tracy Letts on stage.
Don't see it if You expect it to be as good as the previous production with John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest. You want an uplifting theater experience.
See it if You like classic theater with amazing actors. The set is terrific and Annette Benning is magnificent.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a depressing show. It is tragic and goes bleaker as the show progresses.
See it if Well written, epic themes, heart-wrenching solid family and socially relevevant drama.
Don't see it if You've seen a really great production of it. Can appear rather melodramatic and supporting parts can be cartoonish.
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