The Tony-winning drama about the romance between a sensitive but spirited deaf woman and a devoted (and hearing) teacher returns to Broadway with Joshua Jackson ('The Affair'), Lauren Ridloff, and Anthony Edwards ('ER'). More…
Sometimes, a fleeting glance or a subtle touch can speak volumes. In an age where texts and tweets make it seem like the whole world is talking at once, this timeless play about the art of communication explores what it's really like to not be heard or understood.
In addition to the winning the 1980 Tony Award for Best Play, 'Children of a Lesser God' was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon ('A Raisin in the Sun'), this production marks the play's first ever Broadway revival.
See it if No major reason to go. It's not horrible. Just mediocre.
Don't see it if The constant translation and acting by Jackson were out of the narration of a children's book. Really unnatural, devoid of passion and silly
See it if Speech teacher marries angry deaf maid, conflict results. Jackson translates for signing world, thus never leaves stage. Signing as artform.
Don't see it if Inexperienced deaf actor finds work on stage. Coupled w/ TV actors and static set make for frustrating evening. Jackson's monotone strecthes
See it if Interesting & important topic. But play is so dated & clunky it just doesn’t work now. Set is sparse & but does not add to interest.
Don't see it if You want to see an entertaining show. This is slow & very dated, a strange story that is even stranger in these days of #metoo.
See it if An important breakthrough play at one time. Deals sensitivity with the issues of the deaf community. Lauren Ridloff was electric.
Don't see it if Joshua Jackson, who I usually like, made the weird choice to read all his lines in a monotone. His character was kinda creepy.
See it if you're intrigued by plays exploring deaf culture. Lauren Ridloff is incredible, in a breakout performance.
Don't see it if // the play was written in the 70s and feels slightly dated but still seems incredibly relevant to today.
See it if you have never seen this show. Lauren Ridloff does a good job with a great role. Not my favorite script.
Don't see it if you want to care. I was frustrated by the lack of empathy I had for the characters. Joshua Jackson signs well, but sounded stilted.
See it if like shows about the handicapped, dealing with difficulties adapting to life in our society, complicated love stories and fine acting.
Don't see it if dislike very repetitive episodes that explore the same insights and themes and sterile sets.
See it if Despite good acting, esp. by Ridloff, the show felt flat & lifeless, with a set so bare there was nothing to hold your interest.
Don't see it if Play doesn't hold up today. In light of #metoo movement, the teacher/student romance & sexist relationship dynamics were cringeworthy.
See it if You have a soft spot for this dated Medoff script. You know ASL or are interested in deaf culture.
Don't see it if You expect to be moved by the relationships-- they never feel real. The script also seems creaky and illogical.
See it if you can see this as a period piece. There are some important themes here but they're not well conveyed. Lauren Ridloff is one to watch.
Don't see it if you expect this to be as powerful as the original. There are so many elements that don't work--not sure if it's the writing or direction.
See it if you did not see the original production and have no basis of comparison. This is empty and passionless. There is no chemistry and it fails
Don't see it if you expect theater to be compelling and committed. This is so superficial and careful that it strikes no chord of real meaning.Missed chance
See it if you are interested in learning more about sign language/deaf culture. I found that aspect enlightening, but wasn't blown away by the show
Don't see it if you don't like monologues. Although there are 2 people on stage, Joshua Jackson's constant translating grows tiresome quickly.
See it if You didn't see the original. The script is great but this production is poor.
Don't see it if Want an intense drama or expect to see Anthony Edwards for more than a few minutes.
See it if You like to see the famous two actors live on stage, in a great theatre. Understand a deaf person struggle with hearing world, family issues
Don't see it if A stage with minimal (almost non existing)setting, play wt substitles that is very distracting,one actor speaks for himself, and a deaf girl
See it if you enjoy watching the beauty and clever banter of sign language. The wonderful actress, Lauren Ridloff, is enjoyable to watch.
Don't see it if you want to see chemistry between the lead actors. I loved the original on Broadway. I walked out after intermission of this revival.
See it if you enjoy a bit of a dated show. The whole professor sleeps with student just seems gross in 2018. The deaf cast was exceptional.
Don't see it if you are wanting a fresh take on the work.
See it if You are down with inconsistent acting. Some performers where way better than others.
Don't see it if You don't like slow shows. You don't want to hear one person speak. Almost the entire story as the other actors sign. You like good staging
See it if You want to see a well acted exploration of what it means to be deaf.
Don't see it if You want to see a successful show. The play is too slow. The set is nonexistent. This show feels unpolished.
See it if It could have been a lot more resonant and thought provoking with better direction. The material is very interesting
Don't see it if Jackson reads his+Ridloff's lines with such a monotonous tone it sounds like he's reading a dull newspaper.plus his character isn't likeable
See it if You want to see Lauren Ridloff give a great performance. I wish I could say the same for Jackson
Don't see it if You want something new and fresh. You don't like subtitles although James verbalize what Sarah is saying throughout the show