Tony, Emmy & Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker returns to Broadway in Adam Rapp's new play about a tenured professor, a talented student, and a troubling favor. More…
Bella Baird (Parker) is an accomplished professor at an Ivy League university who prizes her solitude. But when she faces a challenge she cannot tackle alone, she allies herself with a brilliant and mysterious student, Christopher (Will Hochman). Intensely intimate, this haunting play probes the question of what one person can do for another.
See it if If you want to see an interesting story with good acting. This keeps the attention of audience. A deep at times play.
Don't see it if Can be depressing for some who want something litehearted and less intense.
See it if fan of Parker or Rapp, enjoy easy to follow but intriguing stories, plays about creative minds & troubled people, subtle unexpected twists
Don't see it if don't like to listen in a quiet, dark setting, don't like brief 2-actor plays with reticent characters, or want to think right at the end
See it if You are interested in two character heavy drama. I found it to be very depressive, and lost my train of thought 3/4 of the way into the play
Don't see it if You are the least bit depressed. You do not like dialogue spoken directly to the audience. Become mesmerized in a darkened room.
See it if you like plays that make you pay attention, that challenge you, that twist & turn.Literate,well paced, beautifully acted.Amazing lighting
Don't see it if you want a Neil Simon comedy.This play makes you think, demands your attention, and will stay with you.Characters are flawed & very real.
See it if If you LOVE great performances of GREAT pieces by master author and actors. This piece evokes gasps, tears, smiles all while you ride along
Don't see it if you don't enjoy great drama, no musical here
See it if an intense & moving play about a creative writing professor, a talented student of hers & their writing processes; troubling aspects
Don't see it if don't want actor directly addressing audience; don't want dark sets or dark topics including cancer; want something light
See it if you want to see a really great scrip, well directed and well acted. I was riveted for the whole thing.
Don't see it if You want to see something lighthearted or a musical.
See it if You like Mary Louise Parker who gives a great performance. A complicated interesting story which I am still figuring out.
Don't see it if You want easy light weight theater. This play can be depressing...cancer suicide murder loneliness...(but really about so much more).
See it if An entertaining 90 minute, two character play about the interactions between a professor and her student. Great acting by Parker and Hochman
Don't see it if Too much info could spoil future theater goers enjoyment of the play.
See it if you want to see a cleverly constructed script performed by two great actors. It requires your attention, but I didn't mind giving it.
Don't see it if you are into plays that are dialogue heavy or that don't have a lot of action. As I said above, this requires your full attention
See it if Clever story of a lonely creative writing female professor in her 50s meeting an intense freshman.The plot moves unexpectedly with dry humor
Don't see it if Suicide, loneliness, cancer are triggering. High brow, frequent name dropping of authors, literary works, and Ivy league life annoy you.
See it if A thrilling two-hander that twists and winds through the human condition. Desire, fate, fame, self-loathing, and good books abound.
Don't see it if This play stirs powerful emotions. (see more) You don't like contemporary plays that are self-consciously heightened in language.
See it if You want to see a quiet, intelligent, beautifully written play in a perfect production anchored by two incredible acting performances.
Don't see it if You do not like quiet plays that reward close attention.
See it if for actors presenting superbly written and structured playwriting in an emotionally demanding both funny and often heartbreaking story
Don't see it if illness, loneliness, mental illness and death are more than you can cope with
See it if Well constructed play as ably performed by Parker and directed by Cromer as the Rapp play allows
Don't see it if Rapp is a champion of the mildly interesting play of mildly interesting characters you mildly root for
See it if you want to see an elliptical, mysterious, recursive play that will leave you thinking
Don't see it if you want straightforward plot and themes, along with a tidy ending
See it if you love Mary Louise Parker and don't really care whether the play has anything to say. Smooth staging by David Cromer.
Don't see it if a story about two weird people, without any particular point, will not be balanced out by the presence of Mary Louise Parker.
See it if Enjoyed this play and production, especially the acting of Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman. It's a smart, surprising & moving play.
Don't see it if Dialogue sounds self-conscious & pretentious. Only 2 actors on stage in the barn that is Studio 54 works. Kudos to director, David Cromer.
See it if a great 2 person drama. MLP is superb as an english professor. Many ways to interpret the play and ending. caused Lots of great discussion .
Don't see it if you do not like one act, 2 person dramas. Very dark. Meaning of play is open ended and caused much debate among my 6 friends
See it if to see two marvelous performances in a poetically written story that will have you engrossed throughout the 90 minutes of its running time.
Don't see it if you don't truly love theater and language. This is a play that makes you want to read every literary reference it mentions.
See it if you want a new, smart, dark play that challenges as well as welcomes. It's a beautifully written piece by Mr. Rapp.
Don't see it if dark/heavy subject matter is not your thing
See it if you like great acting & intriguing writing. It was delicious while watching, but 1 of those that kept getting better after it was over. Hmmm
Don't see it if you're looking for razzle-dazzle. This quiet 2-hander is for the avid playgoer.
See it if you’re a fan of fantastic writing and seeking a clear, poetic, engaging modern two-person play.
Don't see it if you need glam & sparkle.