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 You want to see great acting with a moving relationship and want to see a story about deaf culture. It is slightly dated
Don't see it if Following along with the sign language and narration will bother you. I did not find it hard to follow though.
See it if Extraordinary performance from Joshua Jackson. Kudos to the cast, director, scenic designer, and to the rest of the team.
Don't see it if If you are not interested in the subject matter
See it if you enjoy this script, and want to see a refreshing authenticity in the casting and the acting of it.
Don't see it if you need direction and design that lives up to this still solid script, and supports the actors.
See it if you like after-school specials, have a connection with the deaf community, or for some reason a big fan of Mr. Jackson.
Don't see it if you'd rather avoid lengthy, dated, repetitive plays, staged in a boring uninspired way, with flat dialog and mediocre performances.
See it if You enjoy thought provoking theater told through the eyes of hearing impaired actors.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy hearing the same person’s voice throughout the majority of the play as he says his lines as well as translates her lines.
See it if you want to be touched by an amazing story and wonderful performances.
Don't see it if you are not patient to stay focused for a long show
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 lauren ridloff's performance was one of the best i've seen. (and joshua jackson deserves a lot more credit than he got!)
Don't see it if criticisms about the play itself are valid. some directorial decisions could've been better.
See it if you ever wanted to understand what a deaf person experiences. Wonderfully acted by a superb cast.
Don't see it if you have a short attention span and don't want to understand how others cope with what you take for granted.
See it if You’ve never seen this well-written play. You want to understand the world of the hearing-impaired. You love Joshua Jackson. You think
Don't see it if Hearing a deaf actor speak would be upsetting. You don’t like long but somewhat repetitive dramas.
See it if You like well acted thoughtful plays. Joshua Jackson (who was fantastic in Fringe) gives a great performance as do all actors.Very well done
Don't see it if You prefer seeing a musical. This is a very thoughtful play
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 you've never been exposed to nuanced conversations about deaf culture and deafness in a hearing world and would enjoy this as an entry point
Don't see it if you'd be bothered by a script where hearing characters basically repeat what the deaf characters sign, to "translate" for hearing audiences
See it if the writing and acting are great and very impressive. It's an entertaining and touching show.
Don't see it if you want something with a little more direction and set design. It is a tougher show to watch because of all of the translating that occurs
See it if The challenges of communication, acceptance of differently abled individuals, and/or politics within the deaf world are of interest to you
Don't see it if none of above is of interest and/or you’re not prepared to intuit significant dialogue in ASL (should have also close captioned that too)
See it if you are interested in seeing a new young extraordinarily talented deaf woman. her acting is superb.
Don't see it if you don't like to see shows with subtitles or interpretations for the deaf. you dislike sets that make no sense.
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 a well-acted play that is fairly relevant today, as whether the deaf community has to adapt to the hearing or vice versa.
Don't see it if you want a happily resolved play or characters that are 100% likable.
See it if you want to see a Tony Award winning play the first time around. Clever use of signing and spoken word. Two strong performance by the leads
Don't see it if its hard to focus on action and words. Cold stage set is wrong. The play is a bit choppy. Male lead could have more depth.
See it if you want to see two great performances given by the leads and you want to see an exploration of the issues of the deaf community.
Don't see it if you want to see something light, easy and fun.