After a critically acclaimed run in London, Jez Butterworth’s ("Jerusalem") new Northern Irish drama comes to Broadway. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Play. More…
Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor. Directed by Sam Mendes ("Cabaret").
See it if you like highly theatrical pieces w LOTS of chars, including a baby, goose, bunny. There's singing, dancing, swearing, and endless drinking.
Don't see it if you want meaning. Not much point. The ride is fun, but the end is overdone.& unsatisfying. 3+hrs flew by. Supernatural element out of place.
See it if to see a show that can only be described as theatre at its best! Spellbinding storytelling! Exquisite character development/plot/set/lights.
Don't see it if I can’t imagine anyone not liking this show. It’s long, 3.25 hours but with such a great performance that time flew by for me.
See it if Passions of love, war and revenge simmer in an Irish pressure cooker. Deep characters, outwardly virtuous, inwardly tainted. Chilling.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a long 3 act play with a large cast and lots of character development. You are not up for a dark journey.
See it if you can; u want to see a play that touches on all the feels: it's powerful, playful, heartbreaking, joyous, enraging, engrossing & thrilling
Don't see it if u don't have 3+ hours to devote to this fascinating multi-generational family saga [otherwise, there's no reason to miss this masterpiece].
See it if you like Irish plays, follow this playwright, enjoy gripping, rambunctious family tales, like romance, suspense and realistic stories
Don't see it if you're not fond of Irish plays, plays with many, many characters & atmosphere, having to pay attention, don't want to recall "the troubles"
See it if you like to get swept up into an epic theatrical story.
Don't see it if you want to be left with something to chew on once the show is over. (It's an exciting story to watch but not much to mull over afterward.)
See it if you appreciate good drama, intense, great characters, mostly brilliantly acted, well-directed long story, goes quick, makes you think.
Don't see it if you are not patient-long story told over a few days. The tight seats in the mezzanine very wearing. Young voices difficult to understand.
See it if you are familiar with Irish politics, enjoy complex family dramas, find ensemble work appealing, are impressed by fabulous staging...
Don't see it if you have problems understanding performers with accents. Several significant comments slipped past me.
See it if Young Englishman's sprawling epic of the effects of religious war on Irish family. Large Brit cast. Tiny human alert. Best Jez yet.
Don't see it if Serious trim, dude. Irish cliches. Accents. Violence. Women in supportive roles to their men. So many characters.Feels like a binge marathon
See it if You love dark, gritty Irish dramas/thrillers by Butterworth, McDonagh, etc. This is an exceptionally riveting, well-acted play.
Don't see it if You can’t sit through 3 hour+ plays, even if they keep you engaged, or if you prefer more uplifting fare.
See it if Some of the best acting you will ever see. Incredible ensemble performance. I loved all the children although it is def. not for kids!
Don't see it if it is pretty long, although it is not boring. Get's much more serious as it goes on, But one of the best things I've ever seen.
See it if you enjoy a powerful drama about a very intense time in Ireland's history. Great acting and dialogue.
Don't see it if you have trouble with Irish accents or do not like violence or talks about violence.
See it if Theater at its best; engrossing, gorgeous acting, direction, writing & set design; chock full of history, family interaction, folklore.
Don't see it if you are bothered by strong Irish accents or have little interest in Northern Ireland's violent history during the time known as The Troubles
See it if you want to see an epic drama that is destined to become a classic. Superb acting. The 3+ hours running time flies by ever so quickly!
Don't see it if you can's sit for a long period of time. You have no interest in The Troubles in Ireland.
See it if you want to see an incredible piece of theater. This play has everything including maybe the best ending I have ever seen.
Don't see it if you don’t have the patience to sithrough a play that last three hours and 15 minutes. But if you like dramas that is the only reason not to
See it if A beautiful family drama with an astounding cast of characters. Slow burn with an explosive ending well worth the intensity.
Don't see it if It's a long play, so you have to be prepared for it. The accents can be a little difficult at times. You don't like profanity.
See it if you want to see a superb production of an ambitious, many-layered play that seamlessly combines the personal and the political.
Don't see it if you don't like long plays and have trouble with Irish accents.
See it if want experience of witnessing something you'll never see again on BWY, like family kitchen sink drama, like Jez Butterworth & animals & kids
Don't see it if averse to length, can't understand dialects, want what's on stage 2 reflect your own life, can't be lulled to listen, need lots of action
See it if you like large casts, great sets, good acting all in service to a history lesson about the IRA.I found it overblown, too long, too crowded
Don't see it if you want a more approachable, smaller play.Topic is big enough.You don't need a cast the size of a small town to tell the story.
See it if your standard for excellence is whether the play would work just as well as a movie. Every opportunity for verisimilitude seized on.
Don't see it if you prefer shows that don’t require quite a bit of preexisting knowledge of Greek mythology, historical Northern Irish rebellions.
See it if Everything you've heard is true. It's a masterpiece. Terrific performances all around. Very intense.
Don't see it if The Irish brogues make some of the lines hard to hear. If you are uninterested in a story about a family involved in the IRA, skip it.
See it if You like stories about the IRA or about large families struggling.with problematic characters
Don't see it if You are not interested in Irekand or issues eith the IRA.
See it if you enjoy rich, complex drama with fully developed, messy characters that draw you into their world.
Don't see it if you are tired of plays about the Irish, prefer musicals/less challenging plays and can't sit through any performance over three hours long
See it if Just a gorgeous piece of writing matched to great acting and direction in a polished production.
Don't see it if If you dont want serious. Have no interest in the Irish Hunger strikes. Frequent sense of threat, some violence. Simulated death of goose.
See it if you enjoy serious drama that is extraordinarily written and performed. The ensemble cast is perfect and the 3.5 hrs zooms by
Don't see it if a 3.5 hr show about an irish family set during the IRA/English conflict