Al Pacino returns to Broadway in a limited run of a new play by David Mamet about big money, fast planes, a beautiful woman, and other objects of desire. More…
'China Doll' is a play about a wealthy man, his young fiancée, and an airplane. The man has just bought a new plane as a wedding present for his girl. He intends to walk away from it all with her, go into semi-retirement, and enjoy himself. He's in the process of leaving his office, and is giving last minute instructions to his assistant. He takes one last phone call...
See it if you like slow-paced shows or David Mamet. The first act is very slow and a bit tedious. Action picks up in the second act. Al is phenomenal.
Don't see it if you don't like slow-pacing shows. The first act is very slow and a bit tedious. Action picks up in the second act. Al is phenomenal.
See it if you like Al Pacino and want to see a great performance. The plot is not as bad as I expected. It builds and changes.
Don't see it if story changes but issues are mostly uninteresting themselves. It's not so much how it's written as it is what's being written about.
See it if You're a fan of Pacino & want to see him on stage. The show has a few entertaining moments but it's not particularly interesting or engaging
Don't see it if You don't like slow moving plays. The majority of Pacino's dialog is spent speaking to people on the phone and not a whole lot happens.
See it if you adore Al Pacino. The first act goes nowhere. 2nd act at least had some plot points. I love Mamet plays but this one was a major letdown.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of Al Pacino's style. That's really all this play has going for it. Sometimes hard to hear him though. See a better play
See it if You're interested in attempting to hear Al Pacino whisper upstage into a cell phone for 2 hours. However, the set is beautiful.
Don't see it if You want to easily understand what's going on (the actual text or the plot). Nearly the entire show is the only two characters on the phone.
See it if you are looking to take a nap. Seriously, been going to theatre for 30+ years and this was the first time I have ever dozed off....
Don't see it if hard to say but maybe if on your bucket list before you die is to see "Pacino live." That would be about it.