See it if This was a really well acted play. Much better than Nebraska. A funny play and moves for the most part quickly. Great ensemble cast.
Don't see it if Full nudity and explicit language. If you dont want politics in a play.
See it if Self-loathing man going through mid-life crisis feeds his ego & hurts people. His exaggerated damaged character makes for a lot of drama.
Don't see it if You can’t abide Dick Wheeler, a funny narcissistic misogynist who sucks people in. Maybe too contrived, but maybe not. Nude sex scenes. Read more
See it if good writing that finds subtle humor in ordinary life situations pleases you.
Don't see it if watching losers follow their bad demons to inevitable conclusions depresses you.
See it if fan of Tracy Letts, for a great performance by Ian Banford, incisive portrait of a modern straight selfish uber-male out-of-touch with women
Don't see it if not interested in a sharp portrait of an alienating, frustrating obnoxious character or plays that go on a bit too long
See it if you seek a smart, authentic, provocative portrayal of mid life crises & damaged people trying to find their way, from the ever-astute Letts.
Don't see it if ur offended by frank discussions & depictions of sex, incl. nudity (tho it doesn't seem gratuitous); ur trying to avoid current politics. Read more
See it if Lett's funny, astute & often bilious portrait of 'toxic masculinity' Superb ensemble led by a bravura Barford It's the writing that shines
Don't see it if Lett's tries awfully (no pun intended) hard to have us empathize w/Wheeler But the rationales albeit skillful fall flat & come off as hollow
See it if you love Letts, VERY funny dramas, growth in characters, excellent acting.The dialogue is wonderful.Characters are well rounded.
Don't see it if full frontal nudity and very realistic sex acts are distracting.Play goes off the rails when it gets so graphic.Not necessary.Cringe worthy
See it if downward spiral of a damaged, self-destructive, middle-aged misanthrope told with incisive humor performed to perfection by a terrific cast
Don't see it if full frontal nudity, simulated sex scenes, toxic masculinity, & a few scenes that don't quite ring true would be deal-breakers. Read more
CRITIC’S PICK "A Womanizer Who Devastates as He Charms: Tracy Letts, the author of 'August: Osage County,' reinvents the midlife crisis play with a hilarity that scalds in this Steppenwolf production."
4/5 Stars "Tracy Letts's Broadway play is a sharp portrait of a male midlife crisis."
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"Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright Tracy Letts' mostly unromantic comedy tracks a misanthropic narcissist in midlife-crisis freefall, and the women caught in his slipstream."
"His Own Worst Enemy: Tracy Letts’s serious comedy about the midlife crisis of a newly divorced man who doesn’t know how to listen to women comes to Broadway."
"Your ultimate enjoyment is dependent on how much you can tolerate a white, middle-aged blowhard who stumbles into butt-naked sex with two beautiful women."
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"‘Linda Vista’ is Steppenwolf back on Broadway, but out of step"