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See it if Fast paced. Dark but funny. Even when it seems like the devil’s got ya, with some imagination & guts you just might escape an unwelcome fate
Don't see it if you’re looking for a serious drama, have no interest in stories about ex-cons, not into raunchy comedy or need an intermission.
See it if A powerful story about the limitations of intellect when facing death. It’s an experience that reminds you what theater is for.
Don't see it if you prefer lighthearted pieces and happy endings or find plays about illness/cancer triggering or upsetting.
See it if a sweet, charming, fun-filled musical w/puppets about an abandoned dog’s journey to find a loving, new owner would appeal.
Don't see it if you don’t like puppets or musicals or dogs or musicals about dogs or prefer your theater serious, sophisticated or profound.
See it if a funny play about the politics in higher education. I saw it as a metaphor for how hard it is for people to come together these days,
Don't see it if bothered by a fast-pace, lots of talking over each other, sound of gun shots or the topic of school shootings would be a trigger for you.
See it if you would enjoy a light-hearted, well-written, staged & acted night @ the theater. Perfect antidote to the challenging times we live in.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a serious drama or have no interest in anything Sherlock Holmes or Dickens’ A Christmas Carol related.
See it if you’d enjoy a period drama set in the 1960s dealing with small town narrow mindedness, racial prejudice, religion & deep family conflicts.
Don't see it if you prefer lighthearted pieces and happy endings or find plays with profound family, racial and social tensions triggering or upsetting.
See it if a one-person show about the calculated inequities aimed at African Americans in the criminal justice system appeals to you.
Don't see it if you don’t like one-person shows, you’re a racist or you’re not interested in plays with a social justice message.
See it if you’d enjoy a modest, well-intentioned, modern take on a classic with inventive costuming and earnest acting.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a traditional theatrical experience or multi-media experimentation doesn’t interest you.
See it if you know little or nothing about the current, dreadful state of the healthcare/health insurance industries in this country.
Don't see it if you hope to learn something new about our nightmare, health care/health insurance industries or are looking for lighter fare.
See it if a short solo performance of a challenging, idiosyncratic, highly referential, elegiac, Irish poem about love lost appeals. Not for everyone.
Don't see it if you dislike poetry, hard-to-follow material, short pieces, sad pieces, Irish accents, one-man shows or prefer more traditional theater.
See it if you’re interested in a powerful, complex, moving & deeply disturbing family drama about female depression, suicide & substance abuse.
Don't see it if you’re triggered by themes of suicide, depression or substance abuse, can’t handle tough subject matter or are looking for light fare.
See it if you’d enjoy an autobiographical vanity project, emphasis on vanity, involving three generations of the same family.
Don't see it if an indulgent story about family dynamics, medical discoveries & disappointment in one’s own achievements — or lack thereof — doesn’t appeal.
See it if you’d enjoy earnest, creative but not always well articulated stories about episodes in black history.
Don't see it if you’re looking for sophisticated story telling, aren’t interested in the black experience, don’t like loud music or hour long performances.
See it if you want to experience an intelligent, powerful, timely, very human, character-driven, superbly written & beautifully acted play.
Don't see it if you want an action play, lighthearted fare or are triggered by gun violence or seeing a gun on stage.
See it if Non-linear. Interactive. Young refugees tell individual & collective stories about what it means to leave home behind & start a new life.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy non-linear or audience participation pieces. While engaging, it did not entirely come together as a whole.
See it if you're a fan of either or both excellent actors and/or you want to see a touching story about aging and a father and son relationship.
Don't see it if aging or caring for an elderly parent are topics that are too difficult/emotional/triggering for you.
See it if you would enjoy a sad/funny story revolving around the loss/disappearance of a loved one and some very good ensemble acting.
Don't see it if no frills theater or quirky, slice of life depictions of dysfunctional families don’t appeal or the loss of a loved one might be a trigger.
See it if you appreciate good acting and story telling, engaging monologues and an intimate theater experience.
Don't see it if you want a lot of action, are triggered by stories of sexual assault and emotional abuse or have trouble understanding Irish accents.
See it if you know and like Horton Foote’s work or want to get to know it. This production’s a gem.
Don't see it if old fashioned dramas that unfold slowly and are heavy on characterization rather than action don't appeal or you’re looking for light fare.
See it if you’re interested in a classic, American tragedy with creative, lively staging and excellent performances by the entire cast.
Don't see it if a 3-hr drama is too much for you or you prefer lighter fare. This is Arthur Miller, after all.
See it if you want a well written & acted tale of racism, sexual abuse & power dynamics that makes you think. Many unexpected plot twists and turns.
Don't see it if racism, sexual abuse or power dynamics are triggering for you or serious dramas don’t appeal.
See it if you like historical plays about politics/the presidency/gender issues & would enjoy a fictional look behind the scenes of a real event.
Don't see it if you prefer your entertainment to be non-political.
See it if a somber, contemporary drama about the lingering, psychic wounds of war would interest you.
Don't see it if the awfulness of war & its effects on the bodies & souls of the men who fight them aren’t of interest or are triggering for you. Heavy play.
See it if A play about talk radio, politics and sexual harassment that attempts to take on a lot of today’s important issues. Some good acting.
Don't see it if if you’re a Trump supporter and/or sexual harassment at work (or anywhere, for that matter) is triggering.
See it if a smart, tender, funny, philosophical, autobiographical, solo show about enlightenment & forgiveness would appeal to you.
Don't see it if abuse/trauma issues are triggering. You like a play with a linear plot that is resolved by the end. You dislike autobiographical solo shows.
See it if Very well-acted, funny-sad story of a group of 9-year-old, Scottish boys in the summer of 1983 & the incident that changes their lives.
Don't see it if Scottish accents would be problematic or violence towards children is triggering.
See it if you want to see a very good acting job and a very heartfelt performance.
Don't see it if you aren’t interested in racial themes &/or don’t like being hit over the head with the point of a play. Too preachy and one-note for me.
See it if you enjoy shows about love/relationships, challenging work situations, immigrants and the every day realities of living life.
Don't see it if you want light subject matter or high production values.
See it if u like one-man shows & the topics of drunk driving, doing prison time, white privilege, racial inequality, guilt and forgiveness interest u.
Don't see it if u prefer light subject matter & high production values or plays about racism, violence, drunk driving or prison are triggering for you.
See it if you would enjoy a small, mostly entertaining play about dating (in this case gay dating) and accepting the one you love.
Don't see it if you’re homophobic, prefer serious dramas or are looking for high production values.
See it if a poignant, engrossing, very well written, acted and staged family drama about anorexia interests you.
Don't see it if the topic of anorexia triggers you; you don’t like family dramas. This isn’t a light-hearted night @ the theater, but it’s a worthwhile one.
See it if you are a fan of Rita Rudner and are OK with a sitcom type production like those you can see on TV any day of the week.
Don't see it if It’s an amateurish, vanity piece for Rita Rudner with only some funny lines & semi-decent songs. Belongs in a community theater.
See it if you like intense two-handers and are interested in a depiction of how being held in captivity affects the human psyche.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a linear plot or an upbeat night at the theater.
See it if you like autobiographical, solo shows & coming of age stories. Cale plays all the roles, including his father, mother, brother & himself.
Don't see it if domestic violence, alcoholic parents or family trauma might be triggering for you or you don’t like one-person shows.
See it if you would enjoy an Irish version of a Greek tragedy set on a 20th century, rural, Irish farm.
Don't see it if you‘re looking for a contemporary or light-hearted play or a musical, have trouble with Irish accents.
See it if you’re interested in Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher & her relationship with Queen Elizabeth & the Thatcher era in politics, in general.
Don't see it if modern, British history isn’t of interest. You don't like plays that break the fourth wall.
See it if you would enjoy a moving depiction of what different stages of life can be like for gay men.
Don't see it if you’re homophobic or have no interest in the gay experience or issues related to aging or are looking for high production values.
See it if you like two-handers and/or serious plays about complicated male/female relationships involving secrets and betrayals.
Don't see it if you want something light or uplifting or want to get the point of a play by the time it ends. War, death and betrayal are the themes here.
See it if you’re interested in the unusual, in non-traditional puppetry and in innovative, thought-provoking theater.
Don't see it if It’s a short piece, around an hour. If that doesn’t sound like a substantial enough night out at the theater to you, you might want to pass.
See it if you’re interested in the eternally important topic of the Holocaust and man’s ability to be profoundly inhumane to his fellow man.
Don't see it if I’m sorry to say that Vilna is a Vil-not.
See it if You like Sondheim. It was fun, entertaining, well crafted and well executed. Ignore the critics and go see it for yourself.
Don't see it if You don’t like Sondheim. Don’t want to see a terrific cast act and sing their hearts out.
See it if It’s easy to believe that what you see onstage — or something very much like it — might have taken place during HRC’s 2008 Presidential run!
Don't see it if you don't like the Clintons or political/historical plays. You’re not looking for an intellectually challenging, theatergoing experience.
See it if you’re interested in women’s rights & learning something about the U.S. Constitution and can bear a story about intergenerational trauma.
Don't see it if dislike monologues, support Donald Trump, don’t want to hear a story about abused women, want a fancy set or light entertainment.
See it if you love revivals of great musicals & especially the music in this show. The songs are some of the best to be found in a musical of any era.
Don't see it if you’re hoping this production will re-create the inimitable magic of the movie version starring the charming Audrey Hepburn & Rex Harrison.
See it if you’re looking for a serious, well-written, well-acted play and are OK with the sadly topical themes of bullying and gun violence.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with issues like bullying or gun violence or are looking for light entertainment.