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 The bad writing between the characters and the story overshadows the oddly colorful set & the lead acting like he is in "Promises, Promises"
Don't see it if The person to blame, per usual, is the overrated director Kenny Leon, who likes to beat the audience over the head with his obvious ideas.
See it if you want to see a dated but interesting relationship play, seriously performed and well-intended; and some decent enough acting.
Don't see it if you like stimulating drama that keeps you awake and touches the heart and mind. This one is a stinker, and I grew tired of listening.
See it if You want to support the representation of Deaf stories and experiences. You can ignore Joshua Jackson's atrocious acting
Don't see it if You are looking for a thoughtfully conceptualized narrative with compelling characters
See it if you enjoy a more dated story that doesn't have much new to say.
Don't see it if you want something to challenge or inspire you. Or if you want to be entertained.
See it if You’ve never seen a production of any play that deals with entitled people who think they know how to speak for people with challenges
Don't see it if 1. You’ve ever seen this play before, 2. Don’t like reading supertitles 3. Want to see a play that is well-directed.
See it if You have absolutely nothing better to do You enjoy walking out of a show at intermission You like being bored
Don't see it if You like a compelling book You like dramatic tension
See it if I saw it on Broadway years ago and saw the film. Both were mesmerizing. This production is flat and boring. Joshua Jackson is monotone.
Don't see it if Rent or stream the film. This production is dreadful and embarrassing.
See it if Just don’t. If encouraging deaf or hearing-impaired actors is important to you, give to a nonprofit that supports them... not this show.
Don't see it if Just don’t. Utterly baffled how this dusty, gutless, and disappointingly uncreative production ever got legs.
See it if you see every major show, heedless of quality. If you have no acquaintance with the original stage production or the film, you may enjoy.
Don't see it if you have affectionate memories of the original production or film, have high expectations from Broadway shows or want emotional engagement.