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 2-handers as a rule benefit from the chemistry between the 2 actors. In this case 1 was a Bdwy debut & the other was a veteran of the B-way!
Don't see it if Well, I must have been too far back or more tired that I thought, cause Mary-Louise Parker's voice hypnotized me & off I went to La-La Land?
See it if If they simply want to see excellent acting.
Don't see it if If one wants to see an intelligent script with fleshed out characters and something interesting to say.
See it if you like two-handers that explore unlikely friendships and personal pain.
Don't see it if you are looking for a story that really nails the narrative from start to finish.
See it if you are attracted to plays about the writing process & you mainly attend theatre for the acting, which is excellent.
Don't see it if you prefer seeing what is happening to being told what is.
See it if ...you like Mary-Louise Parker, Adam Rapp, and plays about books, writers, academia and health crises.
Don't see it if ...the reviews led you to believe this is an insightful play about well-developed characters.
See it if You like a story within a story within a story. You like to be upset and ruin your mood.
Don't see it if You want a straight forward play. This play changes multiple times in a short amount of time.
See it if David Cromer is an excellent director. His work here is sublime, per usual. The lighting is also gorgeous. The play holds your attention.
Don't see it if I don't know why this needed to be a play. Should have been a podcast or novel. The characters were stereotypes, not real people.
See it if You want to see Mary Louis Parker doing a terrific almost one woman show. Interested in ingenious sets capturing location and mood.
Don't see it if Literary references not your forte. Don't want a somber, sad and somewhat confusing story line.
See it if If you are a fan of Mary- Louise Parker. Really like to examine and figure out the point and meaning of things that have no answer.
Don't see it if Really don't understand the point of the play. Trying to hard but not succeeding in some deep meaning, yet felt superficial.
See it if You like intense, depressive, rambling, raw drama though well acted. Story line seems to go no where but downward.
Don't see it if You like cheerful musicals and don’t have to scratch your head at the finale questioning what you just experienced. Depression, death, and
See it if you are a fan of literary references throughout; and enjoy having actors speak as though they are writing. A fan of MLP, she is amazing.
Don't see it if you wish to sit through monologues, tho impressive work by the actors, but feels like having a book read to you. I prefer to read alone.
See it if You want to see Parker in an interesting role; if you like 2-person plays; if you don't mind lofty speeches and discussions of death
Don't see it if You want something uplifting; if you need likeable male characters; if you want a good discussion of sexuality ("26% lesbian" just say bi)
See it if you'd see anything Mary-Louise Parker does on stage...
Don't see it if the thought of sitting thru 90 minutes of two characters talking like writers instead of flesh and blood characters...
See it if you are a fan of Mary-Louise Parker, long detailed monologues, tense situations and disturbing subject matters.
Don't see it if you are offended by disturbing themes and don't enjoy long dialogues.