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 are or were a lit major. You are a fan of Salter, Tolstoy and or Salinger. You want to see a very good psychological thriller.
Don't see it if You dislike pieces that feel like homages to touchstones in the given field, in this case literature.
See it if I knew absolutely nothing about this going in, and I wish that for you as well. If you want something revelatory, see this. If not, don’t go
Don't see it if You like a ton of action, neat bows on all your questions, and lots of people doing lots of things. This is a two person show, but much more
Also Don’t read anything before you see this. Let it be a surprise!
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 Brilliant language, stellar performances, a beautiful theater that seems to add to the gravity of the piece. I loved it.
Don't see it if You don't like talky plays. You don't have any time or a place to decompress afterwards. This one is heavy.
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 you enjoy shows about academia, or you just want to watch great acting
Don't see it if You like short words and light fare.
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 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 you would like to see a writing professor and her student deal with their provocative life-stories in a dramatic and tense way.
Don't see it if you do not deal well with death and dying. I was not emotionally engaged by this play as I had hoped. Somewhat of a disappointment for me.
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