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 Mary-Louise Parker, you want to see a play that is something different
Don't see it if you are looking for a light entertainment
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 want to see a fantastic performance from Parker. you enjoy small plays and can like silence or empty space on stage
Don't see it if you don't like small cast or minimally staged plays. you want a fast paced drama plot
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.
See it if You want to see an intelligent play about mental/physical illness and introspection.
Don't see it if You like a lively story with a big ensemble.
See it if Excellent writing and top notch performances! Very interesting topic, exploring an unusual relationship between professor and student.
Don't see it if It's a two person play with minimal staging so if you're looking for something flashy this is not for you.
See it if You want to be pulled in and swallowed up. The production is riveting, with great acting, an intimate and focused set, and gorgeous language
Don't see it if You're emotionally squeamish. There are more than a few moments that require fortitude from the audience. But well worth it.
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 intelligent psychological drama interests you -- very much a play for the older generation.
Don't see it if you don't love literature
See it if you enjoy good theater that leaves you thinking after the show.
Don't see it if you have difficulty with topics of dying, and life struggles.
See it if You want a show that perks your interest from line to line. Good acting and will not disappoint even with the most minimal of stagings.
Don't see it if Hate monologue styled shows, no intermission and starts slow and gradually builds. A show with only two.actors taking the stage.
See it if you want storytelling that draws you in. Engrossing with wonderful performances by Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman. Great play
Don't see it if you want simple entertainment. This is a serious play that takes a bit of concentration and focus to appreciate.
See it if you like mary louise parker in a first rate tony nod performance and don't mind a stark stage with uncertain story outcome
Don't see it if if you need staging as a distraction and don't like two person plays with a lot of dialogue and thought provoking story
See it if A well-told, well-performed story that holds interest right through the end and lives up to it's billing as a worth-seeing work.
Don't see it if Prefer standard-style plays. This is more like a book coming to life.
See it if You are open to an intense, adult drama with a bit of suspense and only a few laughs. Beautifully acted.
Don't see it if Looking for something breezy and relaxing. This is quite the opposite.
See it if you like MLP (always great) and strong dramas that have twists along the way
Don't see it if you can't handle any discussion of cancer
See it if You are a fan of Mary Louise Parker, like two handers and are an Adam Rapp fan. If you can believe the situation and are seated close enough
Don't see it if You want less epistolary style writing, are tired of boorish, talented, tormented adolescents or simply are not a huge Parker fan
See it if You enjoy small, well crafted productions and are not easily impacted by talk of suicide
Don't see it if You prefer larger casts, and less depressing content when you attend a theater production.
See it if you love sensitively-written, spare productions that focus on characters and their inner lives.
Don't see it if you want a big production with lots of laughs and/or physical action.