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 'd enjoy an engrossing play rooted in family and recent Irish history.
Don't see it if You have particular trouble with thick Irish brogues. You squirm at intense, and occasionally disturbing, theatre.
See it if you appreciate writing that is beyond wonderful: for three hours, there is nothing superfluous.
Don't see it if you cannot understand an Irish brogue or you cannot sit for 3 hours.
See it if You a play with a dramatic story superbly acted and directed with a large multi-generational cast all of whom are masterly in their roles.
Don't see it if You are offended by bad language and drinking, only like drawing room comedies or sunny musicals with tidy endings
See it if you enjoy complicated, moving family stories (made me think of Orange Osage County), or any interest in the political history of Ireland.
Don't see it if you can't sit for over 3 hours, and/or you find it difficult to hear or decipher heavy Irish accents.
See it if Jez Butterworth does it again with this 3 act suspense filled show. There are live animals on the stage and you will be grilling your seat!
Don't see it if You like musicals and uncomplicated writing.
See it if If you liked August Osage County you will probably like this play. A serious play about The Troubles in Ireland that is funny and moving.
Don't see it if You can’t sit for over 3 hours and don’t want to struggle to understand some strong Irish accents.
See it if Brilliant writing with compelling characters and a captivating story -- romance, family, mystery, tension, weighty issues.
Don't see it if ...you don't want to spend three hours and fifteen minutes watching a play.
See it if You are interested in the UK theatre scene, if you're interested in the political history of the Irelands, and if you are willing to wait...
Don't see it if You might not like the show if you have a short attention span, you don't like philosophical drama, or can't keep straight a huge cast
See it if you want to see theatre at its finest. One of the best scripts of the millennium, powerful and absorbing.
Don't see it if you want a light piece of theatre, are on a time constraint, or if you don't like intense/violent dramas
See it if A thrilling drama of moral choices in a large, loving Northern Irish family amid the violence of the 1981 Troubles. Superb cast of 21.
Don't see it if 3.5 hours, with a sprawling plot and political argument, and sometimes the accents are hard to follow. For me, it rewarded the investment.
See it if Brilliant acting and writing and a tremendous, suspenseful atmosphere created which holds you tightly to attention.
Don't see it if Irish plays with lots of cleverly written dialogue and complex characters - and suspense.
See it if Wonderfully complex story of romance, family and politics.
Don't see it if The Irish accent is difficult to follow by several of the young actors.. Avoid if you need subtitles for Irish stories on Netflix.
See it if You love smart plays that manage to surprise and delight. I could not believe it was over 3 hours - the time flew by fast. Get a headset!
Don't see it if You enjoy fluffy stories. Do get a headset if you have hard time with heavy accents or are sitting in the back.
See it if you enjoy witty writing provoking laughs and tears and everything in between; it was a mesmerizing play and the time flew by; very relevant
Don't see it if you prefer a play that distracts you from thinking, or you prefer not to have a deep emotional experience at the theater
See it if If you like cliched of drinking cursing Irish (including children), demented older family members treated as pets, and a BIG cast, GO.
Don't see it if It is difficult to understand. It uses American cliches of mob goons, rips off John Steinbeck, is clunky.