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 want to see what all the hype is about. You enjoy long boring plays with scenes that are mostly filler and ultimately has no point.
Don't see it if You can see anything else. You want to see a show with exceptional acting or writing. You want to see a show that has something to say.
See it if You like to watch paint dry with with Irish Accents. You believe it must be good cause it won an Olivier. (Yawn) You believe the hype.
Don't see it if You want characters you can relate too. You think that all Irish plays have too much drinking and dancing. You value your time (3 hours.)
See it if you're into Irish history/theatre. It's incredibly long & difficult to understand -very difficult to stay awake
Don't see it if Not recommended unless you're an intellectual history buff that loves the driest of stories
See it if I don't, honestly, know why you would want to see this show. I can't find a reason.
Don't see it if You want a good time or enjoy life or enjoy not having your time wasted.
See it if Do not respect human beings. The plot moves quickly and the ending is predictably violent.
Don't see it if You resepect human beings. It is what the Book of Mormon was to Mormons and Blacks: disrepectful and inaccurate. Only for the unevolved.
See it if If You have nothing else to do that day. Sorry, can’t say anything nice about this play.
Don't see it if The worst Broadway play I have ever seen. Poor acting, Poor storyline, and poor vocal projections. Difficult to hear.
See it if I can see no reason to see it unless you want to see an endless parade of clichéd Irish stereotypes drink, fight, sing, dance badly.
Don't see it if You dislike stereotypes and clichéd Irish gags about a no longer current but tragic situation. Another reason to avoid it is the bad acting.
See it if you like a traditional plot and structure to your theatre, relatively predictable, and you want a nice night out on the town.
Don't see it if you want something challenging, exciting, or boundary-breaking, that makes you rethink theatre itself.
See it if If you're one that must see the hot play on B'way, this if for you.
Don't see it if If you want substance and great writing it's hard to come by here. So many loose ends and 100s of characters that go nowhere.
See it if You want to see what everyone is raving about just to say you saw it, or if you like new plays.
Don't see it if If you like engaging pieces of theater that move and that are less than three hours.