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 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 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 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 can't miss Jake Gyllenhall's performance or never seen him on stage. Also, the subject is very moving and something we are all related.
Don't see it if You are very sensible to parenthood? I can't think a reason why not see it. Although, you are going to cry so be prepared...
See it if You want to feel deeply connected with the actor and the rest of the audience.
Don't see it if You can't keep focus on one thing for very long.
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 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 love one person shows that feel like a story rather than a play.
Don't see it if you don't like one person shows with minimal elements.
See it if You want to see a couple of fantastic monologues performed by amazing actors.
Don't see it if You need more onstage action and are expecting something extravagant.
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 like well-written, both funny and thought-provoking, monologues with great acting
Don't see it if you need music or dancing, or multiple characters to stay engaged
See it if You love the two actors and just want to see them up close doing their thing. See if it you enjoy monologues.
Don't see it if You're expecting a play. This is two separate, non-related monologues. It's not a play.
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