See it if A must-see for all. A deeply affecting story of a family in Vienna from 1899 through WW2 and the effects of anti-semitism through the years
Don't see it if N/A
See it if you want to see a truly moving drama with great sets, great acting, great writing. It is not just a Jewish story it is about being a human.
Don't see it if you are triggered by anything related to the Holocaust but if you want to see a story from a real human point of view...Go! Read more
See it if You are interested in that period in history and you don't mind crying.
Don't see it if You want something up-lifting. It's funny in parts but it's subject is very serious and intense.
See it if you like a moving, autobiographical look at Tom Stoppard's extended family in Vienna from 1899 to 1955: Definitely a MUST-SEE!!!
Don't see it if you don't like to see theatre dealing with the Holocaust, even if done so in a unique way. You would miss amazing writing & acting, though!!
See it if you want a story that needed to be told and Stoppard at his best. A powerful play that is beautifully acted, staged and directed.
Don't see it if you are not interested in a long, intelligent drama and cannot handle more than two hours without an intermission. Read more
See it if you love beautiful period pieces and epic thought provoking storytelling.
Don't see it if you have a weak bladder.
See it if you are interested in seeing a masterful performance of a family's hard journey through 1900's Austria and beyond.
Don't see it if you do not like heavy topics or do not like to follow many characters at different points in time. Read more
See it if Fabulous ensemble acting stretching through decades. Stunning Stoppard writing that everyone must experience.
Don't see it if If you have difficulty processing grief this is not the show for you.
" 'Leopoldstadt' is at its best not in instructing us how we must mourn a lost world but in bringing it lovingly back to life."
"As a vehicle for recovered memories, and for interrogating the injustice of difference and persistent intolerance, 'Leopoldstadt' is remarkable."
"In a radical departure from his usual intellectually esoteric style, Tom Stoppard’s new play is an intensely personal family drama."
" 'Leopoldstadt' is never merely a threnody for the victims of the 20th century’s greatest abomination. It’s rich in emotional complexity, and even exudes a dark majesty."
"If Stoppard sacrifices audience connection with any particular character...he compensates by etching a family history so sprawling and compelling that we embrace it even as we struggle with the details."
"Perhaps what moved me so was the pain layered on in delicate brushstrokes in this fictionalized account, which was deeply influenced by Stoppard’s later-in-life discovery of his own Jewish roots."
"There is simply too much sprawl here for a just-over-two-hour runtime to contain, and there are so many lofty aims that don’t cohesively gel."
"True to its goal, 'Leopoldstadt' presents stories one won't easily forget, and won't want to."