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 aren’t afraid of engaging feelings. Big questions—becoming, life, god, death, love. Not ham-handed. They captured human truth.
Don't see it if You want something mindless. Many in audience wept, including me. Good weeping. Some were sobbing. Let it go! Broadway as a mirror.
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 want to listen to two people tell their stories in a dramatic and sometimes funny way.
Don't see it if you want to see a play where the plot plays out on stage.
See it if you enjoy comic and tragic reality portrayed on stage, simply, emotionally, and intensely.
Don't see it if you've ever loved someone so deeply that it hurts, and you don't want to understand what its like to lose them, or if you don't wanna cry.
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 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 experience poignant writing and masterful performances.
Don't see it if You don't want to examine in-depth the pathos of death. Strong emotions are invoked that can leave. You upset
See it if you want a simple show with emphasis on acting.
Don't see it if you are looking for big theatrics. This is a show that could be performed just as effectively in a small black box theatre.
See it if you're a fan of these two specific actors, or pure exercises in long-form solo storytelling for emotional power.
Don't see it if you want the big broadway experience in a big broadway house. This is a small, intimate experience in a big broadway house.
See it if You lost your dearest family member recently and want to know how to deal with it. You contemplate life and death a lot before sleep.
Don't see it if You just want to see something happy and fun.
See it if You want to see two great performers explore themes of grief and family.
Don't see it if You're not ready to get in touch with your emotions or face grief head on.
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 want to be moved by drama of the highest quality and superb acting. I was completely absorbed by these compelling plays
Don't see it if You would be disturbed by depictions of death and tragedy
See it if You enjoy the intensity of a brilliantly written dramatic monologue performed by an extraordinary actor (x2!).
Don't see it if Not for anyone looking for a light evening .
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 enjoy good acting and good writing in what’s basically two 1-man shows. Very enjoyable and entertaining.
Don't see it if You get distracted by bad theater behavior. The majority of the audience are there to fangirl over Jake Gyllenhaal and it can get irritating
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