J.T. Rogers' drama chronicles the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. Winner of two 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Play. More…
It’s 1993 and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat are standing together in the White House Rose Garden, signing the first-ever peace agreement between Israel and the PLO. How were the negotiations kept secret? And who are these mysterious negotiators? Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, 'Oslo' is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, and starring Tony winners Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle.
See it if you're a fan of great theatre and/or you're interested in the process leading to the Oslo peace accords.
Don't see it if you have no interest in the subject.
See it if you enjoy a modern take of confrontational Brechtian epic theater with heavy political theme
Don't see it if you're not a fan of politics on stage and prefer a naturalistic stagecraft
See it if you want to know about the history of the Oslo Peace Accord and see great acting.
Don't see it if you like plays that are fast paced. Although the play was slow and could have been an hour shorter, it has a lot to say.
See it if You want engaging theater. You are curious about the mechanics of peace. Terrific performances turn you on.
Don't see it if You don't have an open mind about settling the Arab-Israeli conflict. You think politics makes poor theater. You like happy endings.
See it if you like political drama. if you're into humor-leavened play about front burner world issues. if you love Ehle/ Mays...so great.
Don't see it if you can't focus for 3 hours. Could have been trimmed. If you like a costume change---none here over one year time span!
See it if Dazzling language, expert cast now working together forever. Mays and Ehle excellent hosts, leading cast and audience through a labyrinth.
Don't see it if you disdain history plays and another rehash of the Mideast conflict. Very spare scenery and business attire costumes impede a perfect score
See it if You have an appetite for ideas, politics and the human aspect of world changing events. Be prepared to listen closely
Don't see it if You don't like political theatre, or don't think theatre should address contemporary politics
See it if you enjoy a beautifully staged production. Masterful acting from the entire cast. Pacing is solid and a nice history lesson.
Don't see it if if you can't sit through a three hour play.
See it if you're interested in the potential and limits of diplomacy and want to see an even-handed approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Don't see it if You'll be overwhelmed by a very long, very dense work that appeals to the brain much more than the heart. It's more educational than moving.
See it if U doubt that showing behind the scenes peace negotiations could make for a thrilling theatrical experience; diplomats are real "characters".
Don't see it if You have no interest in historical process, don't understand that diplomacy is created by people and that peace is a possibility even now.
See it if you want a remarkable true story portrayed by an even more remarkable cast! It's resonant, relevant, & engaging the whole way through.
Don't see it if politics & relationships don't interest you. The play does a great job in providing context & history, a great feat with such a large cast.
See it if Like Intelligent historical dramas. Surprised at the humor.
Don't see it if Do not like Very long, talky plays wilh lots of shouting. Sure lot of yelling/shouting at talks but here realism should have been tempered
See it if You are hopeful about the world and can't get enough about politics and would like to believe that change can happen despite the immovable.
Don't see it if This was challenging and depressing yet hopeful. Great acting but long.
See it if Provides a rare glimpse into the intricacies of diplomatic relations and sadly the vagaries of achieving piece in the Middle East
Don't see it if If you are fanatically against the two independent state solution, among Israeli and Palestinians
See it if you enjoy intense, well acted drama based on actual events in recent history - that I really was very ignorant about. Whole cast was amazing
Don't see it if you don't like shows where you cant enjoy the build up of tension cause you already know the ending. It is 3 hours with one intermission
See it if you want to see a very talented cast performing an interesting real life event.
Don't see it if you want a short show or a fantastical story.
See it if you want to see a cast masterfully act out an important time in recent history.
Don't see it if you are looking for a light-hearted night out.
See it if you're well versed in politics and you have a solid attention span.
Don't see it if your ideal night at the theater is 90 minutes and no intermission
See it if you've wondered why it is so difficult for the Israelis and Palestinians to make peace with each other. You like thought provoking drama.
Don't see it if you have no interest in great theater or middle east politics. You've made your mind up about the situation in the middle east.
See it if You are interested Middle East politics and conflict resolution
Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment; while there were several humorous lines, the subject was serious.
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