John Guare's critically acclaimed drama returns to Broadway starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney, Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey, and Corey Hawkins ('Straight Outta Compton'). More…
Inspired by a true story, this play follows the trail of Paul, a mysterious young con man who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, claiming he’s the son of actor Sidney Poitier. After a shocking surprise, the couple tries to piece together the connections that brought him into their world.
See it if A funny, dated satire of upward mobility will convince U we are all connected by proximity/desire. Play still provokes but fails to move.
Don't see it if You aren't able to imagine a time before the Internet or ubiquitous cell phones. Story is improbable today but entitled kids haven't change
See it if you like the lead actors. If you like intellectual play. Fast-paced.
Don't see it if you prefer mindless entertainment or prefer not to think much regarding theater
See it if you did not see it the first time it was at Lincoln Center
Don't see it if you really loved loved Stockard Channing in the original
See it if you vibe with the speed of New York City portrayed on stage and are looking for a slightly older play being revitalized
Don't see it if you want to see a musical or want to leave a theater feeling happy - I left confused (in a good way )and questioning everything in Existence
See it if you want to watch excellent acting and direction. A bit of a throw back, but worth seeing.
Don't see it if Full frontal nudity or intermission-less plays bother you.
See it if You like plays that make you think; that are funny & sad; judgmental & compassionate. This revival is relevant because it's human.
Don't see it if You like pure escapism or one clear cut theme. This offers much to ponder incl how our relationships help us understand ourselves.
See it if You have never seen Allison Janney on stage and/or if you like B'way seats with leg room. Other than that ... not much more good to say.
Don't see it if you're offended my male frontal nudity that is more than needed. Or if you don't like actors playing caricatures of spoiled rich kids.
See it if Good cast,good performance,good story. Enjoyable 1:30 .it was nice to see that this play wasn't dated
Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this play.
See it if you enjoy Guare's writing done very well. A bit dated but still relevant serious fun. Janney and Hickey are great with strong support.
Don't see it if do not want to deal with class and race issues.Told with great humor we are asked to think about things Be aware of full frontal male nudity
See it if you enjoy Alison Janey, literary theory, and the humor that's found in the generation gap between children and their parents
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with moments of male nudity or dislike high-brow comedy
See it if you want to see Corey Hawkins superbly play a charming swindler and a fantastic cast and play that will make you think and laugh.
Don't see it if you dislike ambiguous endings, nudity, or speeches about abstract ideas. You can't empathize with con men or rich elites with problems.
See it if you want an play that plays on the abstract and shows you the power of connections and want to see a strong performance by the billed leads
Don't see it if you dislike nudity, undertones of homosexuality or are a child
See it if You're a fan of the play or of Allison Janney. It's a great production, directed masterfully by Trip Cullman
Don't see it if You don't like shows with a lot of exposition. This one takes a little while to get into the swing of things
See it if you love Alison Janney and are a fan of Guare's work.
Don't see it if you like edge of seat action, not the most exciting play but was a pleasant night of theater
See it if You want an entertaining night of watching a light hearted comedy with great acting and a "surprise" visitor!
Don't see it if You do not enjoy a light hearted comedy
See it if you like Alison Janney. The set is cool.
Don't see it if you know you don't love the script, because this production does nothing to improve upon the existing problems.
See it if you want to see a very talented cast and experience intrigue and curiosity. The play keeps your attention. The title captures interest.
Don't see it if do not like plays that are offer suspense and ambiguity.
See it if You love theatre. Allison Janney and Corey Hawkins blew me away. The direction was flawless and very funny!
Don't see it if Do see it, no reason not to.
See it if You like contemporary (if slightly dated) plays with great performances and social commentary. You enjoy humor/satire.
Don't see it if You are offended by nudity. You don't want to explore issues of race and class with a mix of humor and serious reflection.