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 epic Irish dramas (3hrs, 15 mins) with large casts & large themes or if you're interested in socio-political ideas of recent past.
Don't see it if you don't like keeping track of several narratives that at times devolve into soap opera & hate missing dialogue due to thick Irish accents.
See it if a superficial story about a family's life (and involvement) during a politically charged and violent time in Ireland interests you.
Don't see it if long dramedies aren't your thing, and difficult to understand accents irritate you.
See it if you love great theater and will appreciate a thoughtful and brilliantly acted drama
Don't see it if you watch the clock rather than the show
See it if you like deep family sagas, you enjoy intricate plots and characters, you like good drama
Don't see it if you don't like long plays, you don't like accents (this play has strong Irish accents), you want something lighter
See it if This is a well-acted, beautifully written, captivating production dealing with themes of the IRA, family and ghosts from the past.
Don't see it if You don’t have 3+ hours to spend in a theater. Though there are moments of joy, it’s ultimately a bleak tale. Doesn’t quite match the hype.
See it if you like family drama well acted. the kids were fantastic.
Don't see it if you don't like long shows. you find it hard to understand the Irish accent.
See it if You want to see a family drama with a big cast dealing with love, loss, the IRA, and car bombs. The characters feel real.
Don't see it if You can't abide cursing, Irish accents, or a combination of the 2. You're looking for a simple view of "The Troubles."
See it if My favorite play from this Broadway season. Great acting, dialogue, storyline, the three plus hours just flew by.
Don't see it if You're not into serious long 3 1/2 + hour plays.
See it if you want to see an amazing written piece performed by an amazing cast. A compelling story of a tumultuous time.
Don't see it if Have trouble understanding Irish accents or have no interest in the history of The Troubles.
See it if You want to see great theater done right!Exquisite, very talented large cast and great acting.
Don't see it if You are not into sitting for 3 1/2 hours of great theater and would rather see a fluffy musical.
See it if you enjoy a gripping and beautifully acted play about The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Butterworth and Mendes are both geniuses. Fantastic!
Don't see it if you don't like long plays, have trouble understanding accents or are not interested in the politics of Northern Ireland.
See it if you like long (3.25 hrs) big-cast dramas with Irish accents. It was a challenge for me & I wish I knew more about "The Troubles"
Don't see it if you're not seriously into straight drama. This requires commitment.
See it if You like a good family drama with some Twists. Want to see pure perfection on stage.
Don't see it if Sitting through a performance over 3 hours is something you absolutely cannot do. There is no reason not to see it.
See it if Great cast and an edge of your seat drama. Terrific writing. A must see. It let’s you experience every Irish emotion in a 3+ hour show.
Don't see it if Not for little ones (under 16) due to violence.
See it if you appreciate good, taut drama with a range of very human characters with all their flaws, A+ acting, political stories set in N. Ireland.
Don't see it if you have no interest in N. Ireland politics, prefer comedies/musicals to family dramas, prefer small casts, dislike Jez Butterworth plays.
See it if You are intrigued by an Irish family drama mixed with an IRA thriller, exploring themes of love and vengeance.
Don't see it if A long, unsettling play taking place almost entirely in one room would be hard for you to sit through.
See it if you want to see a fantastically constructed drama about family ties.
Don't see it if you're looking for something lighthearted - while this has light moments, it's a heavy work.
See it if you like shows that challenge you to keep up (you don't have to have a strong grasp of Irish history, but just know you won't be spoon-fed!)
Don't see it if you're unwilling to tune your ear to Irish accents for a night, you don't have the patience for long plays, you prefer lighthearted plays
See it if Linear dramas that deal with real human conflicts set during the troubles in Northern Island at end of last century. Wonderful acting .
Don't see it if Only enjoy fluff.