The 50th anniversary of this Edward Albee classic, brought the show back to Broadway starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. More…
George and Martha, a middle-aged history professor and his wife, return home after a faculty get-together. During the party, Martha’s father, the president of the college, had introduced the couple to a new teacher and his wife, and unbeknownst to George, Martha has invited them over for drinks—tonight. As George and Martha sling insults at each other, their wide-eyed guests, Nick and Honey, arrive. At first, the young couple is disconcerted by George and Martha’s bickering, but as the liquor flows, Nick and Honey find themselves drawn into their hosts' tumultuous, damaged world.
See it if you like Albee...and his classic tale of dysfunctional marriage. Well-acted (esply by Letts) and, therefore, uncomfortable. Hell on earth.
Don't see it if you like lighter fare. I admire Albee's play, but I don't enjoy it. This production was solid in prodn values, acting, and direction.
See it if The best production of this show I ever saw. Made me see the play in an entirely new way. Incredible performances.
Don't see it if This show was perfection. Flawless.
See it if You know the story or if you do not. 4 characters, 2 major roles, fast, smart, painful dialogue.
Don't see it if You shy away from conflict, anger, profane language.
See it if you want to see the freshest take on this Masterwork yet. The direction is stellar and the perfect cast is devastatingly brilliant.
Don't see it if intense bloodletting cerebral drama where nothing is off limits leaves you cold. This production not for you.
See it if If this isn't Edward Albee's Best Play ever, it's certainly the most accessible. It also tends to bring the BEST out of the actors. GO-C-IT
Don't see it if If U don't like inter-generational plays where the older couple preys on the younger (both psychologically & literally). HI-drama fans ONLY!
See it if So wonderfully acted and gripping, not to mention funny and sad. It was a master class in acting.
Don't see it if You were looking for something light.
See it if you were terribly disappointed in the last revival--this production nailed every element almost to perfection.
Don't see it if you prefer plot-driven stories and the contemporary structure of short, choppier scenes.
See it if Albee's greatest play in the hand of two masters -- Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. Letts' performance brilliantly reinterprets George.
Don't see it if NO REASON
See it if If you like edgy, dark theater that is morally and socially challenging. For anyone who is a fan of Albee.
Don't see it if You can not deal with plays about family dysfunction, loss and alcohol abuse.
See it if You want to see a very credible production of a great play
Don't see it if I had some interpretive quibbles, but these are better discussed after the show, not used as s reason for telling someone to stay home