The Pulitzer Prize winning drama about a dinner party gone awry arrives on Broadway, starring Gretchen Mol and Josh Radnor. More…
New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life. But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging.
See it if you like hot-topic plays that raise interesting issues w/o resolving them. I was frustrated by the lack of POV, but the play won a Pulitzer.
Don't see it if you can't stand to see violence. The play was well-acted, but the script seemed incomplete and manipulative to me. The humor seemed forced.
See it if great interesting and intelligent plot. Great acting. Riveting.
Don't see it if no reason not to see if you have the opportunity.
See it if You like heavy dramas about race and relationships
Don't see it if You don't like race issues played out on stage or squeamish about domestic abuse.
See it if you're interested in an original show with a resonant story about identity.
Don't see it if you'd rather spend a few mindless hours at the theatre.
See it if You want to be entertained and to think. Great cast, realist beautiful set.
Don't see it if You don't want to think about important political issues.
See it if you appreciate a theater experience that adds nuance to how you think about the world
Don't see it if you don't like to have your existing views challenged
See it if you enjoy great writing and great acting centered around an intense story about perception and bias.
Don't see it if you're looking for something light and fluffy
See it if enjoy intense drama with conflict about racism, perception, religion and relationships.
Don't see it if you are looking for a light hearted comedy.
See it if you are comfortable leaving the theatre with conflicted emotions / you are looking for a cold examination of race relations
Don't see it if you don’t want to witness violence against women on stage / you need your shows wrapped up in a tidy package
See it if You want to talk for hours afterwards about the various viewpoints expressed by the characters. Masterfully provocative.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in debates on current events, fundamentalism, identity politics, discrimination
See it if you think shock is the equivalent of incisive social comentary
Don't see it if you value playwriting that does not stack the deck for cheap, irrational effects
See it if You like a classic dinner party of opposites, in this case racially and politically diverse, which sets off a firestorm punch in the gut.
Don't see it if Brace yourself going in. Slightly cliched in some areas, playing off stereotypes, but that's kind of the point. Appropriately intense.
See it if You want to stretch yourself and think about current political issues in a different way.
Don't see it if You are looking for a light entertaining experience.
See it if This was such a well crafted play that explores racism at all levels. The dinner party scene is brilliant.
Don't see it if If exploring racism/ pregidious around wealthy educated moslems, blacks ,Jews and wasps are a problem for you .
See it if you want to see a new and timely play about contemporary issues (religion, racism, profiling, faithful relationships)
Don't see it if you are a racist or anti Semitic (religious themes); you need a fully fleshed script; questionable casting for the b-way production...
See it if You want to see fast paced dialogue that is quite well acted about themes relevant to friendship and society today
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with themes examining the struggles of multiculturalism, or would be turned off by some preachiness
See it if you are into politics surrounding race and religion and minorities in America.
Don't see it if politically charged shows don't excite you. It's not about politics but it is very political.
See it if you want to be left speechless. If you've ever had a crisis of faith. If you've ever felt marginalized. If you want to think.
Don't see it if you don't want to hear talk about religion, race, and gender.
See it if Stories about cultural/identity divides, workplace clashes, and generational differences are of interest to you.
Don't see it if You are looking for something lighthearted and non-confrontational.