After a sold-out run at The Public Theater, this intimate evening of solo work starring Jake Gyllenhaal ("Sunday in the Park with George") and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge ("1984") comes to Broadway. More…
Sturridge, in his third collaboration with Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens ("Heisenberg," "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"), performs "Sea Wall," a monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable.
Gyllenhaal continues his artistic collaboration with Olivier Award-nominated playwright Nick Payne ("Constellations," "If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet") in "A Life," a meditation on how we say goodbye to those we love most.
See it if Take of two monologues. Jake’s was great. Tom’s was lacking. Can’t say much beyond. Very minimal otherwise.
Don't see it if You don’t like monologue shows about serious subjects.
See it if If you like a monologue play that is deep. Two stories about life and loss . A play that deals with deep subject matter.
Don't see it if If you want something that is lite and easy. Or a comedy.
See it if u want an opportunity to see these two fine actors deliver emotional (if somewhat shallow) monologues about life, death, reflection & grief.
Don't see it if u seek an invigorating, hopeful evening; u want high production values vs modest staging; u'd rather wait to see these 2 in full productions
See it if You love storytelling monologue plays and are okay with heavy subject matter.
Don't see it if You’re just going to see Gyllenhaal. He’s great, but the plays aren’t memorable and are very difficult to sit through.
See it if Wonderful acting. Much more somber than I expected, But the actors were great and it was a treat to see them.
Don't see it if This is two monologues so if you want a big broadway musical this will not be for you.
See it if the big questions of birth and death approached as narratives interest you. In both monologues actors tell a story from the character's POV
Don't see it if If you want action on stage these are memories with a suggestion of action created by intercutting the stories.
See it if you would enjoy two spectacular monologues, by superb actors, taking you away into these moving stories of the pain we experience in life.
Don't see it if you want a snazzy Broadway show - this has minimal staging, requires you to listen intently and form your own vision of the other characters
See it if Two actors peel away the vulnerability and deliver two monologues conjoined thematically about connecting: Life and death/birth and grief.
Don't see it if Acting is in your surnames.We know you can act, there are celluloid receipts.We deserve better than cuttings & crumbs.Sole reason 4 transfer
See it if 2 separate monologues connected by themes of life, death, love & loss told with compassion, depth & sometimes humor, beautifully acted.
Don't see it if you're not partial to monologues or minimal (though effective staging) & if the subject matter strikes too close to home.
See it if you'd enjoy 2 stories of men dealing with life and death. They both show a vulnerability that is heartbreaking to experience.
Don't see it if You need a large cast and lots of action to enjoy the show. These are two men who are deeply affected by events in their lives.
See it if you want to see two great actors perform two brilliantly crafted and layered monologues. I was completely absorbed the entire time
Don't see it if you need something with a lot of action or can't focus on just one actor delivering a monologue
See it if Two monologues that ponder death and life and parenthood and childhood intrigue; you want to see two brilliant actors command the theatre
Don't see it if you're not ready for an emotional journey; you want a fully fleshed out play rather than two monologues
See it if you enjoy superb acting displaying vulnerability & heart-wrenching performances & embracing the audience
Don't see it if You prefer razzle-dazzle to serious theater.
See it if you want to see two outstanding performances that deal with the hardest parts of life. You cannot help but feel emotionally invested in it.
Don't see it if you do not want to hear 2 monologues for 2 hours. It is just story telling.
See it if you want to see two very capable actors command the stage alone for 45 minutes each. There are moving moments and the show kept my attention
Don't see it if you dislike one-person shows or if you are expecting brilliant writing. To be honest, the monologues have mixed together in my mind already.
See it if beautifully written, incredibly crafted, and exquisitely acted--two monologues performed back to back but interwoven with themes/metaphors
Don't see it if two poignant stories about being human life, the meaning of life, and value of life, both are sad, as well as beautiful, stories well told.
See it if you are interested in personal stories of loss and life. Well performed but tedious. Interesting juxtaposition of stories and characters.
Don't see it if you want action and not just words. Or if you are not enthralled with one man shows that are essentially monologues about their lives/loss
See it if You want to see two extremely talented actors show their stuff - both Sturridge & Gyllenhaal are superb.
Don't see it if You would find themes of loss & mourning too difficult or if you detest solo actors playing directly to & interacting with the audience.
See it if You want to give yourself over to two thoughtful, moving pieces that demand attention.
Don't see it if You want to see something with big production value. This is pretty bare bones.
See it if Two monologues dealing with love & loss. Jake and Tom are outstanding. Jake's monologue is the better of the two, which moved me to tears.
Don't see it if This isn't something you're likely to see on Broadway. You must pay attention and listen.
See it if Superior aciting, poignant stories, 2 pros on stage equally mesmerizing. A richer more nuanced experience then preview 1st seen at Public.
Don't see it if Don't like serious monologues, prefer flashy staging, musicals or big Bdwy productions. Have a hard time following complex story lines.