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 want to see the play that beat the incredible Indecent, Sweat and A Doll's House, Part 2 for the Tony Award!
Don't see it if you are impatient and uninterested in modern history
See it if If the Middle East conflict and its history interest you. Very well acted and staged. Just as tedious as the real negotiations.
Don't see it if If the Middle East politics turn you off
See it if you want to see dudes yelling about peace for three hours; if you're a Jennifer Ehle or Michael Aronov superfan
Don't see it if you'd rather read an excellently written/reported NewYorker piece than see something in that style meticulously staged
See it if you want to see one of the most searingly relevant new plays of the season. The production's sweeping scale fits perfectly in the Beaumont.
Don't see it if you don't want to see/learn how people can learn to work towards peace. There is no reason to miss this excellent play.
See it if For the history buffs and those interested in foreign affairs, this is an interesting look at one chapter of the middle-east peace process
Don't see it if Though I largely enjoyed, I can see others bored, and it's often difficult to keep up with every plot point and the multitude of characters
See it if If you want to see what international diplomacy is really like and how difficult it is to get opposing parties together
Don't see it if Straight plays with intense, intricate and relevant dialogue are not your thing. But see it anyway.
See it if You enjoy tales of modern history, great acting and stage chemistry, and relevant plots, as well as poignant endings.
Don't see it if You have a strong opinion one way or other on Israel-Palestine conflict or no interest in the conflict, or you don't like long shows.
See it if If you love great acting and have an interest in history. If you like shows that are thought provoking and reveal history you Might not know
Don't see it if You like short, light hearted uncomplicated plays
See it if You want to see an interesting drama that presents too many unnecessary details.
Don't see it if You have no interest in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process
See it if brilliant staging, great acting; amazing insights to historical events that you somehow wish would have a different and happier ending
Don't see it if you don't like shows that make you think
See it if Fastest moving 3-hour play every, the level of tension and how quickly it can turn and ratchet up is stunning - masterclass by actors
Don't see it if Would be depressed by how little has changed in this conflict. The sound mix from the side orch (LincTix seats) is terrible.
See it if you like political drama like Madam Secretary, or you like character/dialogue driven theater with great writing and great acting.
Don't see it if you're looking for a love story, family friendly show or musical.
See it if you want to see a Tony-nominated play and cast delivering wonderful performances, even if the show comes across as a history class lecture.
Don't see it if you don't care about the humanitarian lessons of the failed Oslo Accords & the Arab-Israeli Peace Process. Also, the writing is a bit stale.
See it if you want to experience OUTSTANDING B'way theatre. The overall production earns every penny of the cost of the seat. Truly a lesson in ART!
Don't see it if cannot sit in your chair for a 2 hour & 55 minute show with only one intermission. But it's worth the pains from not stretching your legs!
See it if You enjoy learning whilst watching theatre, or want to know more about the US's contribution to the Israeli/Palestinian peace accords.
Don't see it if You prefer fictional story lines. Highly recommend seeing this show as it's resonant with current Middle Eastern relations. Fantastic acting
See it if you want to see an ambitious play about what led up to an important historical moment.
Don't see it if seeing a three-hour historical play doesn't interest you.
See it if You are up for a riveting showcase of the intersection between politics and the personal - and one couple's sheer force of will
Don't see it if You think you will struggle with a 2 hour 55 minute running time and only 1 intermission.
See it if You want to see a show about an event in history You want to see a show with brilliant acting and directing
Don't see it if You can't sit through a 3 hour show You want to see something light
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