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 you like small-focus works, TSI explores writing/relnships. Not realistic, but compelling. Lots of words. Not much visually: no set/costumes
Don't see it if you want deep meaning, not just gd storytelling. Prof's loneliness seems unreal. Some serious plot holes (unless this is her fiction work).
See it if Excellent acting by both. I did not find this actual story that compelling but the acting certainly was.
Don't see it if you want something lively and cheerful. But if discussions of terminal cancer and how to commit suicide are not for you maybe don't see this
Also simple but effective set.
See it if You enjoy an intense, witty, poignant play about a creative writing professor. Mary-Louise Parker is terrific and very watchable.
Don't see it if You don’t like plays that unfold through monologues. Also, this play is sad and wistful.
See it if you're willing to be patient with a show that builds very slowly and doesn't resort to flash or gimmicks in its storytelling; you want to...
Don't see it if ...see two excellent performances in a play that is incredibly layered, intentionally ambiguous, and deceptively simple. This show has...
See it if you want to see two excellent performances in a serious piece of theatre. I was spellbound from beginning to end
Don't see it if you are not a fan of two handers or plays that run 90 minutes with no intermission. Also while there are light moments this is NOT a comedy
See it if its a 2-hander, almost a monologue; no action - it's all talk, albeit witty, beautifully delivered narration.
Don't see it if you want activity & dislike long literary speeches. it's rather pretentious and the plot is highly implausible. it's sad tho not depressing.
See it if Honestly, I would give a Tony to Mary Louise Parker right now. She was astonishing. What a complex, earth-shattering, brilliant performance
Don't see it if and what a lovely seamless complex dynamic and interesting play. So small yet so mighty. Definitely worth seeing.
See it if If you love Mary Louise Parker in anything and don't care about the subject matter you will appreciate this. I didn't care for the story.
Don't see it if Some of the subject matter was too raw and disgusting for me given that I really wasn't enjoying the play anyway.
See it if The clever writing is the draw here; both of the actors are excellent, but the text is exceptional.
Don't see it if Some of the bits about cancer are hard to hear. Don't see it if you need a big cast or impressive staging; this is a minimalist production.
See it if Exquisite work of Ms.Parker,interesting plot, ending makes imagination to continue the story;highly professional work of lighting designer
Don't see it if 90 min without intermission; canser related subject affects your mood, list of medications to use to commit suicide feels too much
See it if Well acted and written play about two Lonely People that find each other. Mary-Louise Parker and her co-star were excellent
Don't see it if Difficult subject matters upset you. The play is quite intense and not meant for everyone's taste
See it if for nothing else Mary Louise Parker's performance. It alone is Tony-nominee worthy.
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged in your thinking about a literary work that is both portent and foreboding as it unfolds.
See it if U've ever wanted 2 tour the writer's process &/or U enjoy intelligent writing that can provoke Ur own mental process (stoke Ur creativity?).
Don't see it if You want the grandiose with excessive sights & sound or need extravagant design to enjoy your theatrical experience.
See it if you want to see an amazing piece of theater. Rapp's voice is unique and powerful and the performances are beautiful. Such chemistry on stage
Don't see it if you don't like two handed plays that are dialogue driven. Also avoid if you like knowing what is going to come next or heavy subject matter.
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