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 two strong performances by lead actors. Intelligent play about being deaf.
Don't see it if the supertitles at times were not helpful and didn't keep up with dialogue.
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
See it if Themes of communication across difference, and bridging communication gaps that are relevant in our society today
Don't see it if There is a lot going on. The acting is technically masterful, but can be a little hard to follow who's saying what to whom at any moment.
See it if You enjoy strong acting performances in a play facing a difficult topic. U R a Fan of revivals.
Don't see it if You looking for a light hearted stage presentation.
See it if you are familiar with it's previous iterations, can appreciate relevant stories about the struggles of the disenfranchised, and know ASL.
Don't see it if you have a hard time focusing (most of the show is in sign language with supertitles) or if you are intolerant of people with disabilities.
See it if you are able to go in without expectations - I enjoyed it more that I thought I would based on reviews, you want to see two great leads.
Don't see it if you find it hard to sit through a regurgitation of everything that is signed, you can't sit through a clunky script for a few moving scenes.
See it if you love a great play , a love story, at a beautiful iconic NY venue , with superb acting and chemistry between the lead actors
Don't see it if Supertitles above the stage and sign language will be a distraction .The play is long and evolves slowly so avoid this if you are impatient
See it if Have not seen this production or film. Enjoy theatre with a different approach such as signing throughout. Good acting. The leads deliver.
Don't see it if Want a great production or have a problem with speech that isn't clear at times from some minor characters.
See it if If you want to see an interesting show and interested in deaf culture
Don't see it if Rather see a musical or get distracted by subtitles above stage
Also Well written and interesting show. I was entertained
See it if you are curious about non-hearing people in a hearing world and our lack of communication skills.
Don't see it if you don't like captioned plays and quick paced dialogue.
See it if you enjoy a show with different points of view, i.e. being deaf versus having all 5 senses. The set adds a cold feel to the production.
Don't see it if you want a warm, fuzzy show. I miss the bedroom scene from movie. "Say my name" added so much depth to their relationship issues.
See it if You enjoy a thought-provoking performance about real world issues or appreciate shows in ASL.
Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy.
See it if You are interested in a dated confusing play about deaf rights and communication between the hearing and the deaf
Don't see it if You have trouble believing and rooting for a relationship that doesn't make much sense
See it if Beautiful story and beautiful performances-if you want a drama that makes you really feel, this is for you. Great performances by the cast.
Don't see it if If you are not a fan of dramas or plays, this might not be for you. Also if you love the movie, you may not like the stage adaptation.
See it if You want to enjoy great acting and a story that will make you think. The 2 main actors are amazing!
Don't see it if The show is slow at times....and perhaps could have been shorter.
See it if You are interested in gaining insight into the challenges that the deaf face in today's world.
Don't see it if You have no interest in the above.
See it if You enjoy well rounded performances, stories about the deaf community, non traditional romances,
Don't see it if You dislike shows with sparse staging or mimed props, like plots to be completely fleshed out without any holes, or dislike shows using sign