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 a three-hour drama of people shouting at each other about the Middle East. It's exactly what it claims to be, decide if it appeals
Don't see it if You're liable to get offended by viewpoints about the Middle East, don't enjoy people shouting, or want a play with a satisfying ending.
See it if You’re up for a tight ensemble skillfully laying out & exposing a brief moment of hope in the endlessly complex & ongoing political drama.
Don't see it if You’re ignorant of history and want to keep it that way, or dislike plays about history. Or thinking.
See it if reenactment of behind the scenes history and a fresh perspective on negotiations of Israel/Palestinian complex coexistence fascinates you.
Don't see it if you have a short attention span, cannot hear or understand rapid, overlapping dialog in non-American dialect, or hold traditional PC views
See it if You enjoy political theme plays, want to see a great cast do an amazing job and don't mind sitting for almost 3 hours.
Don't see it if You can't sit for 3 hours, if you are not politically minded. While the cast was amazing, the subject matter was boring & confusing.
See it if you are interested in socio-political drama. To be educated as well as entertained at the theater. Writing, acting, directing all excellent.
Don't see it if you want to see a light, fluffy show. However, this is so well done that I recommend it even if not your usual cup of tea. If you are tired.
See it if you are interested in how political progress is made in long, hard, behind-the-scenes negotiation of a centuries old problem
Don't see it if you are disinterested in the topic of Palestinian/Israeli history; don't want to put on the effort to focus on the talky-talky-talk
See it if you enjoy a really good drama sprinkled with humor
Don't see it if you don't like long shows - running time 2:50 including intermission
See it if you enjoy amazing ensemble acting, international diplomacy, politics, and stories based on true events.
Don't see it if there is absolutely no reason not to see this outstanding production.
See it if you like great performances and Middle East history. Long, detailed play gives historical perspective to the Oslo accords.
Don't see it if you don't like historical dramas. The meat of the play is in the character interactions. Best like this type of play.
See it if nary a peep or cough in a full house for the duration is a credit to the playwright, ensemble cast and creatives; Mays and Ehle are great
Don't see it if don't see if if you don't care for foreign policy or historical drama
See it if You don't mind that this is not really a drama but a blow-by-blow.
Don't see it if You just want the story - read a book on the subject instead. This might make a better movie but it didn't work for me as theater.
See it if have an interest in politics or the mid-east. Great cast; the show feels very fact based, but it's a history we never heard about
Don't see it if you have no interest in the mid-east, the political process or diplomacy
See it if You like great story-telling of improbably-play plots, follow current events, superb ensemble acting, diverse voices and POVs on stage.
Don't see it if You dislike history, serious topics, hold hardline views on either side of Palestine-Israel. Actually - hardliners really MUST see it!
See it if You want to be challenged, are not put off by dialogue-heavy shows, and don't mind the length--it's long (3 hours).
Don't see it if You want fluff, don't like politics or history, or want Disney.
See it if you are interested in a well-acted modern historical drama/if you have interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Don't see it if you do not like very wordy pieces/modern history does not interest you
See it if f you want to see a thought-provoking play dealing with the complex issues that divide the Israelis and Palestinians.
Don't see it if if you have no interest in middle-east politics or have a point of view that you don’t want challenged
See it if You enjoy historical dramas; you like plays involving middle east tensions
Don't see it if You can't sit through a 3 hour production with 1 intermission; you only like fun plays
See it if you are interested in learning more about the Israel/Middle East. The show is very accessible to people who do not already know about it.
Don't see it if you do not like long plays. It is 3 hours.
See it if If you like historical plays. First act a little slow, but was very moving. Also very funny moments.
Don't see it if If you want to see a like hearted play.
See it if Your interested in international political history and realize that this three hour play is very wordy which you may like hearing.
Don't see it if Your attention span is unable to listen to the endless conflict between Palestinian and Israeli politicians. Not into talkie plays 3 hrs.
See it if You like great theatre, great stories, current events, a fast pace, a true-ish story, history, hope
Don't see it if You don't like history as theatre, don't like politics or current events, gave a closed mind to the Middle East conflict
See it if If you like political drama. There are some light moments. The show moved fast.
Don't see it if You don't like political dramas. Yoou are not interested in the PLO-Israeli issue.
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