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 don't mind plays that are more narrative than dramatic with a minimal of staging.
Don't see it if you like dramatic tension with clearly defined characters and conflicts and meaty themes.
See it if you like literature and are curious about the people who teach it and study it. This is an examination of the art with a twist.
Don't see it if you are not willing to work at listening. This is an intricate piece and you need to concentrate. Brush up on Crime and Punishment, or not!
See it if You love small, intelligent shows. Mary-Louise Parker is mesmerizing.
Don't see it if You are looking for something big and loud.
See it if you'd like a show of intellect, literacy and word play with 2 great performances
Don't see it if you like action or music or a beautiful set
See it if you're able enjoy an intelligent, intellectual,deep and rewarding play and don't need a lot of hoopla & action plot wise-it was terrific
Don't see it if your attention span not long & consider intellectual, intelligent plays "talky"
See it if You want to see two great performances in an intimate, thoughtful, beautifully written play.
Don't see it if You’re disappointed by shows that don’t have flash and pizzaz, extensive sets, big casts or aren’t in the mood to listen.
See it if Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman are spellbinding in David Cromer’s beautiful and mysterious production. Haunting, sad glimmers of light.
Don't see it if This is thought-provoking and intelligent, purposefully inconclusive. Cromer’s production makes Adam Rapp’s inactive play better than it is.
See it if You appreciate excellent acting and masterful writing that absorbs you into the story. You like trying to figure out what’s coming next.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a show with dark topics and only two actors.
See it if you like drama of small gestures and intimate stories. Both actors are terrific.
Don't see it if if you need everything spelled out... this play leaves much to your own imagination.
See it if you like your drama in miniature because this is a two-person performance with a minimalist set.
Don't see it if you don't like egghead-y plays. The literary references aren't bon bons; knowing them adds to the satisfaction
See it if you are looking for serious, thought-provoking, well-written drama. Mary Louise Parker is terrific!
Don't see it if Wordy dramas that leave you wondering about the story.
See it if You want to see truly great theater.
Don't see it if You want an extravaganza. This is an intelligent two person play with minimal staging.
See it if Mary Louis Parker is amazing in this role. I was drawn in and didn’t want to be let out. Go see this before it’s too late!
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy nuanced shows that make you think.
See it if if you like mental stimulation; great dialogue,acting & ideas; & trying to answer open-ended questions and deliberately-obscured situations
Don't see it if if you're expecting upbeat
See it if Are a big Mary Louise Parker fan
Don't see it if You bore easily or need a fast paced show with engaging characters. I was really disappointed in this show.