Three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen star in this world premiere comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow, Taylor Mac. More…
In "Gary," Taylor Mac’s singular world view intersects with Shakespeare’s first tragedy, "Titus Andronicus." In Mac’s new play, set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over. The civil war has ended. The country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere. And two very lowly servants – Lane and Nielsen – are charged with cleaning up the bodies. It’s only 400 B.C. – but it feels like the end of the world.
Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe.
See it if you like crazy absurdist works. Sometimes funny, philosophical, political...and sometimes gross, puerile, repetitive. An extended sketch.
Don't see it if you want trad'l theater. Strg acting, but LOUD (shouting). Scatological humor abounds. Knowing Titus A helps. Ode to Power of Art (and Fart)
See it if If you want to see nathan lane. Some good comedic moments.
Don't see it if If you want a really good comedy, or something worth your money. Most jokes went flat, most jokes were pervie. Terrible shiw.
See it if u want to see 3 masterful performances in a subversive, multi-layered, satirical, morbid, comical, poignant, thought-provoking, unique play.
Don't see it if u seek a traditional theatrical experience; ur squeamish & unable to fully embrace raunchy humor in the service of very smart lampoonery.
See it if Nathan lane is my hero forever. Taylor Mac is a superstar. The set alone is worth viewing. The audience loved the show
Don't see it if BUT..... It is not my kind of humor. With 3 major performers it is a yelling contest,
See it if you want to laugh-Nathan Lane at his best as clown, fool and maid, with equal support by Kristine Nielsen on a great set with surprises.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy raw humor set in 400 B.C. that relieves the horrors of war with brilliantly written words, marvelous rhyming and timing.
See it if Funny and raunchy play with dead bodies, blood. Not something you see every day.
Don't see it if Rhyming, Blood, Dead bodies (Not Real), fart jokes, Raunchy humor. Someone needs to get rid of the bodies.
See it if you're looking for something completely original and don't mind fart jokes and gore (though the gore is not realistic).
Don't see it if you prefer clear language. The show isn't terribly difficult to follow, but there are moments where the characters lapse into poetic verse.
See it if you enjoy a raunchy and funny sequel to Shakespeare's play. Very clever and entertaining. There is some gross talk but also very witty.
Don't see it if you don't like talk of farts and private parts. The dialogue is very funny but much is off color.
See it if You really like potty humor. You really want to see Nathan Lane. You want to see phenomenal actors with great comedic timing.
Don't see it if You want actual substance in a play. Nothing happened for 90 minutes other than bathroom humor again and again.
See it if You’re taste in theatre is extremely sophisticated and your wits are quick.
Don't see it if If you’re prudish or squeamish.
Also Bring a heavy sweater the theatre is FREEZING!!
See it if Deliciously ridiculous and raunchy. Taylor Mac's script might not make much sense without Nathan Lane and Kristine Nielsen delivering it.
Don't see it if It may be too grotesque for some, but I couldn't stop laughing. George C. Wolfe's direction adds clarity. Tony Kushner was in the audience
See it if you're a fan of anyone in the talented cast, you enjoy farce and calamity, or are looking for a 90-minute comedy.
Don't see it if you can't stand some low-brow humor including a lot of fart and penis jokes.
See it if Many funny moments. If you’re familiar with Titus, it helps. Great cast. Spectacular set. If you can get cheap tickets, it’s ok.
Don't see it if Often hard to understand. Many stomach-churning moments. Goes on after the natural ending. A lot of it is in verse.
See it if you want puerile humor beating you unrelentingly over the head. You dont mind it was nominated over To Kill A Mockingbird.
Don't see it if You dont like penis jokes, body fluids squirting out of various orifi inevitably ending up in our stars faces. You dont like jokes explaine
See it if You are a fan of Nathan Lane, if you laugh at anything or if you like slapstick humor.
Don't see it if You want a really funny comedy with a well developed plot and significant comedic content.
See it if you want a fresh take on the stupidity of war.
Don't see it if you dislike farces, gore and lewd jokes. I dislike all three and still enjoyed this show because of it's powerful and well executed message.
See it if extremely different over-the-top play about underlings cleaning up the messes created by those in power, great set; Lane, Nielsen & White*
Don't see it if don't want large amount of puerile humor (about flatulence, penises + other body parts, etc.); don't want any verses told in rhyme;
See it if you really love this actor or playwright, I guess. In fairness Julie White and Kristine Nielsen were quite good.
Don't see it if you like Nathan Lane and don’t want to see him badly bluster through this dreck.
Also 90 minutes of our lives we can never get back.
See it if fans of Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen, and/or Julie White—all exceptional comics who are playful and intelligent in their (absurd) choices.
Don't see it if you dislike “low-brow,” even ghastly humor involving bodily fluids of all kinds; making fun of death; lots and lots of “blood” and nonsense.
See it if you want to see Nathan Lane doing what he does best - making me laugh. A mix of Shakespearean references and fart jokes, plus a baby shark.
Don't see it if you don't know enough about Shakespeare to get the jokes or are too much of a snob to giggle at swinging penises.
See it if you enjoy physical humor and the gross-out factor. You're a fan of Nathan Lane.
Don't see it if you're not 13 years old anymore and don't need gross-out, fart-joke plays.
See it if The rich and powerful f* up the world, leaving the poor and marginalized to clean things up, but maybe they can become positive change.
Don't see it if Taylor Mac's humor / craft, random extravagances, leftist politics, or fart jokes aren't your thing. Non traditional plot.
See it if you want the bragging rights to be had here, which for me is only Nathan, or if you want to see a good set. This is the new Moose Murders.
Don't see it if excessive potty humor, anatomy jokes, pointless script and obvious humor is not your style. I really suffered through this one.
See it if you're curious about what happens AFTER Titus Andronicus. You're up for 90 minutes of kaka, farts, urine and the actors' great comic timing.
Don't see it if you're hoping to see a play worthy of the actors' talents. It's such a mess, literally and figuratively.