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 like to see someone ACTING and enjoy monologues about depressing topics ... or want to see Jake Gyllenhaal live.
Don't see it if You want to be entertained with storytelling that feels more like a play.
See it if you appreciate great acting. The performances were spellbinding. Both actors captured your attention telling their powerful, moving stories.
Don't see it if you don't want to feel uncomfortable or sad at the theater. Definitely dealing with heavy topics.
See it if you like two good actors doing monologues about love and death. sturridge and gyllenhaal give wonderful and intense performances
Don't see it if you are expecting a musical or huge broadway production. stay away if you don’t like monologues
See it if you like a raw no frills monologue. Great writing & moving stories told by two great actors/storytellers and clever breaking of the 4th wall
Don't see it if you want a light fast-paced show. this is slow in a perfectly intentional and intense way. highly recommend.
See it if you want to see a show about life, death, grief, and love. The two stories are so beautifully written that it can resonate with anyone.
Don't see it if you would rather see a more uplifting, lighthearted show. The monologues deal with very heavy conversations that may be difficult to hear.
See it if Saw this in Feb at the Public in previews. It's polished and sharper now. Staging in a bigger theater still works.
Don't see it if You don't like monologues. There's not a lot of action- the content and how it's handled is the crux of how these two work
See it if You love watching actors in their element crafting performances meant to make you think
Don't see it if You’re looking for a night of entertainment or traditional broadway fun.
See it if you have the attention span to appreciate dual monologues, have an imaginative mind, and can handle triggers (death, grief)
Don't see it if you want flashy staging and costumes and gets bored by monologues
See it if You want to have a memorable evening at the theater. Actors are amazing! The material is moving and a bit heavy.
Don't see it if If you looking for a light and funny entertaining evening.
See it if you like storytelling. I wasn’t aware that the entire show was simply 2 monologues. They were beautifully delivered and captivating.
Don't see it if you have a short attention span. It’s not a flashy production but rather intriguing.
See it if You like literary theater. Monologues. Philosophy. Introspection. Good acting.
Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment and an upbeat evening.
See it if You want a change of pace from musicals. Each of the two 45-min soliloquies is absorbing, solemn, emotional & shattering in their own way.
Don't see it if You aren't ready to get gut-punched with real life stories and prefer lighter fare.
See it if You love great acting! Jake was especially entertaining and enthralling. Interesting stories and wonderful acting.
Don't see it if You get bored by simple staging and small scenery.
See it if you seek simple yet moving storytelling by two committed and talented actors, who elevate everyday into extraordinary (love and heartbreak).
Don't see it if you’re too emotionally-triggered by talk of death (children, fathers); uninterested in two thematically-linked yet unrelated monologues.
See it if storytelling at the hands of gifted, generous actors appeal. Each gives an emotionally rending performance that pulls you in from the start.
Don't see it if you're seeking light, comic fare; an elaborate staging; or linear stories—timeline in each not always clear—emotional pull eclipses this.
See it if You enjoy bravura performances from 2 highly talented actors. Each shares very personal, difficult life experiences. Most of us would not.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the introspection of others or if you don't want to think about your own fears of intimacy.
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