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 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 you enjoy slow-building story. I wouldn’t have seen this had I known it was by the writer of The River, which had no payoff, but this does.
Don't see it if three hours fifteen minutes exceeds the limits of your theater endurance.
See it if An intriguing family drama in Northern Ireland in 1981. The large ensemble of actors ,dance, sing and tell a complex tale . A memorable play
Don't see it if Do not see if you prefer a light drama or musical.
See it if you want to know that there are still writers and productions that can easily hold your attention for 3 hours. At no point did I get bored.
Don't see it if two acts spent having little revelatory exposition will make you question why so much surface background is necessary.
See it if you are interested in Northern Irish family drama.
Don't see it if you have trouble with Irish accents. It was quite challenging to understand. It is also 3+ hours w/ 1 intermission + 1 3-min "pause".
See it if Once a gangsta, always a gangsta: family tries to escape their IRA past. More touching story of loving those who can't love you back 😭😭
Don't see it if Irish accents confuse you. Gun/shots, blood, IRA are triggering. 3.25 hrs is too much for you. Very large cast (21 people) confuses you.
See it if you enjoy yet another play about the Irish and have over 3 hours to spend watching what is for the most part a tableau of rural Irish life.
Don't see it if Thick accents are difficult for you or you're expecting some real action rather than character studies, or if you don't care about the IRA.
See it if Three hours of Irish family life and history that flies by, done by an exquisite cast with no weak links
Don't see it if You have a limited attention span and hate accents
See it if you are a Brian d'Arcy James fan. He is on fire in this production!!!
Don't see it if American actors speaking with Irish brouges is hard for you to decipher their conversations. You WILL go crazy trying to follow along! WORD!
See it if You love excellent drama and don't mind having to concentrate on what's happening. This is not a "sit back and relax" play.
Don't see it if You dislike tragedy and seeing up front how cruel humans can be to each other.
See it if You're interested in Ireland. You love great theater. You aren't bringing kids along.
Don't see it if You want a comfortable show that doesn't have a lot of cursing. But seriously, see it. It's amazing.
See it if You enjoy a strong ensemble piece. You are interested in Irish history, esp the IRA.
Don't see it if You want something that lives up to the hype (it was solid, but overhyped). You want a fast show (it has a controlled pace).
See it if you want intense family drama in context of 1981 N. Ireland troubles. Gripping story, well-acted.
Don't see it if you want spectacle. This is drama of N. Irish farm family grappling with country's long struggle between IRA and UK - & resulting deaths.
See it if you want to see a well crafted play that, despite its 3+ hour run time and multiple characters, will hold your interest. I wanted an Act 4!
Don't see it if you find plays boring and can't sit for over three hours. However, this play may make you change your mind.
See it if You want to an epic play very well produced. Outstanding acting l, directing, and deaign. Bravo!!
Don't see it if You are squeamish about violence. You abhor family-based storylines.
See it if you're interested in a sprawling family drama that takes place over one epic weekend.
Don't see it if You struggle with Irish accents. Or if you're scared of geese.
See it if You want to see fabulous acting, writing, and characters that are very deep---layered, and complex, something to ponder for a long time.
Don't see it if It's a complex deeply layered political play that is three plus hours long with actors with strong accents--that is not for everyone.
See it if you want to see a show that is refreshing and great acting! Run don't walk to see this show.
Don't see it if you want a fluffy show and don't want to see something dark. also you don't want to sit for 3 hours trust me its worth your time though.
See it if Emotional, political, familial, romantic, tragic, epic, historical, comic, relevant. I don't know how this incredible play packs it all in.
Don't see it if you can't deal with accents, multitudinous characters, profanity, violence, or sprawlingly lengthy plays.
See it if Brilliant storytelling....crafted like the finest films. See it.
Don't see it if Irish accents takes time to tune in ...so what! It's beautiful.
See it if interested in historical family dramas. Masterful acting from a large cast, including quite a few kids. Also a goose, duck and baby.
Don't see it if have trouble with accents or can't sit through a 3+ hour play. If unfamiliar with Irish history. I wish I had done some research before.
See it if You enjoy plays that have the feel and aesthetic of cinema. You enjoy the feck out of a good Irish brogue. You enjoy ensemble dramas.
Don't see it if Dislike drama that sometimes veers over the line into melodrama. Are looking for something light and sweet.
See it if sprawling-but-engrossing family drama appeals; OK w/ super-size cast & a few thick accents. Fellow fan of Mr. James; he does not disappoint!
Don't see it if you need to understand every word in simultaneous exchanges; averse to frequent fraught outbursts, tragedies, Irish political issues ~ '81.
See it if you like family dramas or plays that are historical. The performances were great. You will be emotionally invested from start to finish.
Don't see it if you can not sit for over 3 hours. It is extremely intense and will ware you out.