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 want to see this play from the 20th Century American Theater canon performed, and if you're curious to see Bening's return to the stage
Don't see it if you're looking for dramatic fireworks matching our kinetic-brained era. The play's 70 years old. Its pace and moral quandaries reflect it
See it if you are a Miller fan, are a WWII head or enjoy seeing great actors in a staid production.
Don't see it if you are expecting anything beyond what's on the page. This production could be from the 50s.
See it if You love Annette Benning and/or a rather slow story of a dysfunctional family
Don't see it if You expect a deeply involved or edge of the seat excitement. Was a good story w/good acting but I expected better entertainment factor
See it if you want intelligent theater well acted. While the details are dated the concepts are relevant to today's loss of morality and conviction.
Don't see it if you do not want to think but rather wish to be entertained. There is no spectacle here. One also has to be prepared for raw emotion
See it if if you want to see Annette Benning in a challenging role. The play seems outdated.Tracy Letts disappoints but Walker great. Dull direction.
Don't see it if So disappointed in this reveal. The set, the direction and Tracy Letts all were uninspiring. Benning does her best.
See it if you're a fan of Annette Benning who is brilliant here; same for Tracy Letts; you want to see colorblind casting, I applaud it, & the script!
Don't see it if You've seen it; you don't have 3 hrs to kill; you want more than old-fashioned theatre onstage today, you are bored by realism and 4th walls
See it if you love Arthur Miller. Tracy Letts is superb, as are Bening and Walker. If you enjoy a relevant-to-our times, drama.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of blind-casting; it seemed unnecessary as it took place in the "forties". The character of Ann had nothing to do really.
See it if you like Arthur Miller and have never seen this before. I wasn't as moved as I'd expected to be except by Chris Keller.
Don't see it if you only like musicals or comedies. This is neither. It remains timely & devastating.
See it if it's a classic play and searing family drama. Acting is wonderful, especially Tracy Letts.
Don't see it if There's lots of exposition, with the anticipated explosion in the last ten minutes. If it weren't for the fine acting it would be slow.
See it if You like dramatic plays that unfold progressively - just when you think things can’t get worse ... well...
Don't see it if Annette Bening was definitely amazing but felt a little slow and unimaginative in staging
See it if you want to see the legendary Bening, albeit overacting and maybe even miscast in the role. Father and son were powerful together. Great set
Don't see it if u have superlative expectations. I didn't. I liked it. Race blind casting is weird for me. Racially different siblings in 1950s middle USA?
See it if you enjoy a well-acted, handsomely-mounted view of the American Dream that still feels relevant
Don't see it if you don't like Arthur Miller or if you don't like to see the underside of the American Dream
See it if You want to see a terrific performance by Annette Bening and a really good one by Tracy Letts. You're interested in Miller's canon.
Don't see it if You want something fresh without moralizing and clumsy plot devices. You want strong acting all around.
See it if you desire a classic slow-burning drama with a great performance by Bening (as well as an overwrought one by Walker) in a standard staging.
Don't see it if you don't care for slow, exposition-heavy dramas that are clunky in spots & often overwritten. This play is from another era & it shows.
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