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See it if you love Samuel D Hunter's work and plays that center around forgotten America, family dramas and mental health. Such an absorbing play!!
Don't see it if you will be shocked by some graphic scenes with blood or will be triggered by mental health issues and self-harm
See it if you like the movie but won't be mad that they've changed some songs and added a ton of new music, want a spectacle! Great ensemble!!
Don't see it if you want emotional or thought-provoking content, you want to feel connected to the two lead's love story, you are prudish
See it if you have a friend in the cast, want to support a young female playwright and predominately female cast
Don't see it if you want a play that really has something to clearly say; I can see what the playwright was trying to do, but something was missing
See it if you want to see some amazing acting in a play that centers around a young gay man in Uganda, and how his secret affects his religious family
Don't see it if you want a light, breezy play, don't like watching gay stories told onstage, or will be upset by hateful and violent language
See it if you want to see a fresh new piece by a young playwright, watch a play about eating disorders and the multiple ways they can manifest,
Don't see it if play needs a bit more work so if a promising play that might drag a bit will both you don't go, or if you don't want to learn about anorexia
See it if you like Chekhov adaptations, finding the humor in his plays and great ensemble acting (everyone was very strong), you want a fun night!
Don't see it if you like traditional Chekhov, hate it when the 4th wall is broken, or get exhausted by constant character complaining
See it if you care about this country, the women in your life, the people of color in your life, people in the LGBTQ community in your life
Don't see it if you don't want to have liberal views sent into a liberal echo chamber because besides being a brilliant and thoughtful and emotional show...
See it if you like adaptations of Shakespeare, all female casts, gritty and unabashedly intense productions and dark subject matter
Don't see it if you get squeamish, will be confused by a semi-fleshed out plot which has potential if fully followed through, or if you want clear text work
See it if you want a fun night of theatre, an updated version of the film which is relevant for 2019 and some really great acting!
Don't see it if you want to be able to sing back any of the melodies cause they're pretty forgettable or hate the fact that a man is playing a woman in '19
See it if you love Metcalf and Lithgow cause they are fantastic, like politics, are willing to imagine a fictional situation featuring real people
Don't see it if you aren't into politics (even though it isn't very political), you could care less about Hillary, don't like sparse sets or one-act plays
See it if you want to see one of the best ensembles I've ever seen on stage, a story that magnifies the complexities of The Troubles, love UK theatre
Don't see it if you don't know anything about Northern Irish history (but please don't let that deter you), can't understand dialects nor like foul language
See it if you like true stories about historical women, shows without intermission, costume/period pieces and plays which features folk music.
Don't see it if you are pro-life, don't like biopic plays, need an intermission, crave accent consistency or will get distracted by a weak script.
See it if you want a night of moving theatre filled with a finely tuned and exciting ensemble cast, don’t want to miss it!!
Don't see it if You didn’t like the book, can’t sit for very long, don’t like adults playing kids, or are racist (if so, please change)
See it if you like his previous comedy, a fun yet moving night of theatre, stories about fatherhood and the effect of kids on a marriage
Don't see it if you get offended by language, jokes about genitals, brutal truths about marriage and parenthood
See it if you like the game of Snooker and want a brainless night of theatre/fluff
Don't see it if you want to care about characters or plot, you'll be distracted by accents or horribly written female roles
See it if you enjoy mother/daughter stories, want a new perspective on the Joan of Arc story, love Glenn Close, awesome set!
Don't see it if you want a fluffy night of theatre, you are offended by showing the hypocrisy of the Catholic church
See it if you're a fan of all of Bedlam's out of the box works, won't be disappointed by two classics attempted to be mashed up
Don't see it if you want a clear-cut production of either Vanya or R&J or will be bothered by an indulgent concept that didn't add much to the Vanya plot
See it if you're a Chekhov fan, can sit through a show with no intermission, want to see a great/intimate production put on by a talented ensemble
Don't see it if you find the subject and lack of plot in Chekhov plays annoying, if you want to be able to hear every single word said due to lack of volume
See it if you want a fun night of theatre that won't make you think too hard and will leave you in a great mood. Some really great, hilarious bits!!
Don't see it if you want a good first act (act two is 100% better) or a musical with deep substance. Overall, go in with low expectations and just have fun!
See it if you like plays with all female casts, about complex female relationships, like up and coming young playwrights
Don't see it if you don't like plays about female friendship and lesbian relationships, you will be confused at points by the multiple complex plot lines
See it if you like LGBTQ narratives and stories involving the Catholic Church.
Don't see it if you are a bigot and will get offended by subjects related to LGBTQ matters and the Church.
See it if you like Shakespeare, comedies, mistaken identities, and a clean, crisp production with Sir Andrew, Maria, Feste and Olivia as standouts.
Don't see it if you don't like comedies, Shakespearean plays that don't portray women in the most PC light or aren't a fan of fun and an entertaining night.
See it if you like Shaw, French/English history, period dramas, male heavy casting
Don't see it if you want a show that is cohesively directed or a relevant piece of theatre, don't want a vague, nonspecific performance by Rashad
See it if you are a fan of Marin Ireland (all hail the queen) and House of Cards' Nathan Darrow. Fantastic casting and riviting acting/direction
Don't see it if you don't like Williams' plays, plays that deal with the subjects of love and kindred spirits, sparse set and props, minimalistic staging
See it if you are a fan of the play and Anthony Sher. The set and space are visually beautiful. See it if you already know this play well.
Don't see it if you are wanting anything more than a general production and portrayal of Lear or use of clear language.
See it if you like theatre that has come over from the UK, grand productions, European theatre stylistically, relevant moralistic stories
Don't see it if you can't stand stylized theatre, no intermission or Brechtian-esque German plays
See it if you are a fan of Eno's work because it has a similar feel to Middletown, or if want to have a fun and surprisingly touching night of theatre
Don't see it if you need to have an intermission, or if a play about the course of a single life (played by every member of the cast) doesn't interest you.
See it if you are a fan of the books, want to see some amazing on-stage illusions and creative movement choreography to help bring magic to life
Don't see it if you want something acting heavy or a good script; this show is predominately nostalgia and exciting visuals
See it if you want to watch an all-female cast kill it vocally and learn about Hildegard von Bingen and learn about her forgotten works and legacy
Don't see it if you want a typical, cheerful musical cause this is no regular musical
See it if you want to check out The Shed at Hudson Yards or are a die hard fan of Kung Fu movies...fun dancing though!
Don't see it if you are wanting a real musical with good singers and music, you have anything else to do with two hours of your life.....
See it if you love Michael Shannon and Audra, want to see roles that challenge our perception about what these two actors are capable of
Don't see it if you will be offended by profanity and full body nudity from both actors, no reason not to see this show about connection and being open
See it if you like British dramedy, satire, plays about morally iffy characters, want a brainless night of theatre
Don't see it if you want to see a piece of theatre that will challenge you; it is a tad confusing why it was written/ what type of genre it was meant to be
See it if you want a fresh and thought-provoking take on this play, want a very in-your-face production with great acting
Don't see it if you are not an LGBTQ ally, will be offended by nudity and triggered by a rape scene or if you don't want to commute to Brooklyn
See it if you love Stuhlbarg cause this is his show! If you want to learn about Socrates' life, philosophy and Greek history.
Don't see it if you will be upset that a show was written for 13 men and 1 woman (who only had 2/3 scenes in a 3-hour play), need a shorter night of theatre
See it if you like all-female casts and production teams, plays about motherhood, being a daughter, a caregiver, an immigrant and a historic figure
Don't see it if you don't like stylized plays, different directing/acting styles in one play, breaking of the fourth wall, plays that don't hold your hand
See it if you love Paul Dano and Ethan Hawke and are a fan of Sam Shepard's work and absurd worlds
Don't see it if you don't like (predominately) two-hander plays, out of control and outlandish characters, don't like Hawke because it is basically his show
See it if you loved the movie version, want a fun night of immersive theatre, don't really want a narrative but more of an experience.
Don't see it if you don't like full nudity, cursing, drug use, if you are epileptic and are squeamish, you want a linear piece of theatre that has a point.
See it if you want a short, thought-provoking piece about a queer relationship that deals with sex, intimacy and communication. Beautifully executed.
Don't see it if you are prudish or not an LGBTQ ally. I can't really think of any other reason not to see it since it is incredibly important and moving.
See it if you like plays about being gay, period pieces, mother-son/father-son storylines, Michael Urie is brilliant
Don't see it if you are don’t like gay dramas, subject matter that is sexual, Harvey Fierstein’s plays or can’s sit through a 3 hr long show
See it if you like Tarantino/Fight Club, want to support a local theatre company, want an intense night of theatre
Don't see it if you'll be bothered with 2D characters, a long script that should be cut and a storyline that doesn't seem necessary to be told.
See it if you want to not be spoon fed what you're supposed to think or take away from the piece, see a show with an all-female cast and have fun!
Don't see it if the word "pussy" offends you, you are uncomfortable with the topics of female genitals and sexuality or want to know what's going on 24/7
See it if you like witty and relevant time period comedies about the sexes and feminism. Janet McTeer is fantastic per usual; fantastic cast overall
Don't see it if you don't like or care about Sarah Bernhardt, plays that have self-aware jokes about the theatre or need a lot of action to keep you engaged
See it if You want a fun night of Shakespeare and great new music by Shaina Taub. Entertaining and a great night under the stars!
Don't see it if You don’t like musical versions of Shakespeare that stray from the text or a very muddy and not really funny side plot with Toby and friends
See it if you aren't prudish and will enjoy really good actors doing the best they can do with a weak script/story line. Funny!!
Don't see it if you aren't up for a show that deals entirely with sex and porn addiction or you want a fully realized story and arc.
See it if you are a fan of Heather Lind and Alison Wright; these two women rocked and saved the show from some sometimes mediocre male performances.
Don't see it if you can't sit through a three hour long show.
See it if you like watching ensemble theatre where the actors interact with the audience, make bold choices and commit with 100% of their being.
Don't see it if you'll miss the war aspects of the play, characters such as Pistol and Fluellen or don't want to be yelled at by Henry for almost two hours.
See it if you enjoy comedies of error, heightened text, rhyming couplets, wordplay and quick, witty dialogue. Fun performances all around!
Don't see it if you want something serious, can't follow quick language, don't like very slight raunchiness and period comideies.
See it if you want two young up and coming actors tackle a great script dealing with race and class, great directing too from actor Andre Holland
Don't see it if you want a light and fluffy night at the theatre, or something that wont challenge your views on race in usa
See it if you like intellectually stimulating political pieces about the AIDS crisis in the 80s, dramas about the human condition, fantastical plays
Don't see it if There is no reason to not see this show but be warned there is male full frontal nudity in one scene from an actor in PART 2
See it if This play is incredibly relevant and timely despite dated and sometimes cringy language and text. Fantastic acting from Lauren Ridloff!
Don't see it if a corny sound design will distract or take you out of the poignancy of piece, you will get distracted by subtitles/captioning