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 you wish to hear two more white male emotional woe-me unburdening perspectives fully aware of their stridently missing female counterparts.
Don't see it if you don't like confessional monologues that feel lifted from a psychiatrist's therapy session.
See it if simple modern male monologues about life & death & fatherhood interest you. Not for me. This was "acting for actors", overrated on Bway
Don't see it if you are annoyed by ill-mannered audience of Jake Gyllenhaal fans applauding & laughing throughout his bittersweet monologue about loss
See it if You love academic, heady theatre and/or are a Jake Gyllenhaal fan. I thought this show was different just for the sake of being different.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with long monologues. The two stories didn't feel connected, and the show was basically two separate monologues.
See it if You are really fan of Jake and/or Tom and want to see the actors up close. See it if you enjoy long monologues about life and it’s turns.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy long acting monologues and are looking for a better well produced, visually stunned play. The stage is very basic.
See it if you like honest and truthful plays. if you enjoy straight monologues with a single character on the stage for an entire hour then go for it.
Don't see it if you hate monologues and don't like really sad things. it was hard to pay attention when it was only one person monologuing for over an hour.
See it if If you have money and time to waste , please watch and see this play
Don't see it if If you have money and time to waste , please watch and see this play
See it if If you are a fan of the actors, they do a decent acting job with banal material from 2 different/related monologues.
Don't see it if I found the play tedious, and underwhelming. The subject material should of been more moving, but it wasn't, perhaps the fault of the venue.
See it if You appreciate brilliantly-delivered, albeit rambling monologues that jump from story to story from two very talented actors.
Don't see it if The frenetic, wistful storylines jumping back and forth will bore you. Incredible acting, but ultimately tragic material.