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're aware of the long and painful history of N. Ireland, re:"The Troubles,"are patient enough to see the effects on each family member
Don't see it if 3+ hours is too long for you to sit and wait for the unexpected ( ?)climax; not interested in being challenged by personal/family secrets
See it if You love great acting, want a tight story that is over 3 hours without a wasted moment, want to emerge “shaken” and moved. Extraordinary.
Don't see it if You have trouble keeping track of large casts, don’t like family dramas, or need constant, big, moments to keep you interested.
See it if You want to see a great production, with a great cast, of a beautifully structured and written play.
Don't see it if Unless you do not wish to see a play set amidst "the troubles" in Ireland, there is no reason not to see this play.
See it if you like productions that suck you into the action, love fantastic writing and acting or a sucker for family and/or crime drama.
Don't see it if you can't sit still for 2 hours (second half is long) or are adverse to violence, regardless of if it is necessary.
See it if you like compelling, engrossing theater, well-written, serious plays; you want to see top-notch acting
Don't see it if you have difficulty understanding Irish accents; you don't like dramas; you prefer fluffy pieces; you think 3 1/4 hours is too long
See it if Superb ensemble cast; rich multidimensional characters; closing MacGuffin will not be guessed
Don't see it if You have a small bladder as there is one intermission and one pause in 3 hours and 15 minutes; interest in 1970s Ireland is helpful
See it if you want to see some great actors. The show had some good one liners, but with so many characters and audience laughter you could miss some.
Don't see it if you can't sit for 3 hours or struggle with Irish accents. The show is in 3 acts, with only one real 15 minute break.
See it if if you love great actors chewing though wonderful dialogue. This is a sprawling larger than life play and quite brilliant
Don't see it if you are tired of plays set in Northern Ireland that end with unspeakably bloody tragic endings. Yes I'm thinking of you Cyprus Avenue
See it if you want to see really great acting and staging. I thought it was wonderful. 3 hours flew by. Great set, wonderful cast, intelligent script.
Don't see it if you have trouble listening to actors with accents. They can be a little challenging at time. Or if you can't sit for over 3 hours. It's long
See it if you want to experience a powerfully written and performed play with a wallop of an ending.
Don't see it if you want a fast-moving show. While the pace picks up at the end, this is a 3-hour plus play, and act one is pretty much all exposition.
See it if The best play that I've seen in a long time. The writing is wonderful as are the characters. You will be completely engaged for over 3 hours
Don't see it if The play is long 3+ hours.The characters may slide into the stereotypical. The cast is large. There is profanity and children drinking.
See it if family sagas intertwined with political fanaticism stoke your passions. Few plays keep you riveted through to the last minute like this.
Don't see it if you don't like long plays 3:15, tho it flies by! The accents are hard to understand at points, but no one tells stories like the Irish!
See it if you love plays set in Ireland and you want to see wonderful actors tell an interesting, complicated, sometimes confusing, story even if long
Don't see it if you don't have the patience for long, sometimes self-indulgent plays (3 hours plus) and you have trouble with Irish accents.
See it if Superb ensemble acting. A profound story thst delivers many messages. If you like a nuanced complex experience
Don't see it if You have difficulty with accents. The plot is complex and layered and there is a lot to follow. Get hearing device if in doubt
See it if you want to see a brilliant play that raises the bar on B'way. The story is gripping and epic; the characters are well developed and unique
Don't see it if if you have trouble with Irish expressions and accents; have no interest in Irish culture and history.
See it if Multigenerational cast very good, loved Caitlin & younger girls. Has slice of life feel while adressing themes of honor,loyalty, acceptance
Don't see it if Must concentrate to follow accents and relationships. Story of continued violence repeating in the family but ending was unexpected & great
See it if you can get beyond the often unintelligible brogue to feel the pain and angst of this very Irish drama about relationships and life
Don't see it if you are put off by language that can be hard to understand or if you are not interested in the disappointment and pain of life
See it if you'd enjoy a well performed family drama with Northern Ireland conflicts.
Don't see it if you don't like plays especially that's over 3 hours long.
See it if if you like superb acting in an intelligent, well crafted script, a fantastic look into the personal side of the IRA
Don't see it if if you dislike accents and long (though enthralling) productions.
See it if You enjoy layered drama & for a unique ensemble cast. A great addition to the cannon of Irish melancholy & dysfunction. Strong direction.
Don't see it if If you only enjoy comedy & light fare.
See it if everyone should see it! It's a masterpiece! Very well written and directed with an amazing ensemble cast, there's no weak link. Enthralling!
Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3 hour play (though it feels quicker!) or if you don't do well with violence.
See it if You want to see brilliant actors, true story on life in Northern Ireland dealing with IRA. Staging clever.Dysfunctional family
Don't see it if Offended by use of the Fword or disrespect of Priests. Have problem with Irish/English accent