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See it if you like mysteries in general, Mr. Holmes in particular, and Dickensian ghosts. This is fun. I can see it becoming a "annual" production
Don't see it if you put up with Holmes to get to Dr. Watson, or if you're going to overanalyze every Sherlock and Carol reference
See it if you are open to looking at your view of the world through a new lens. Also if you appreciate a great ensemble cast.
Don't see it if you will be worrying about whether this is innovative for 2022. (This performance of the play is as written in 1955.)
See it if you appreciate innovative lighting and stage effects. Also, the Grant/Leach tap number is almost worth attendance.
Don't see it if you're expecting comedy. Or if you don't appreciate a lighter side of drug use.
See it if you like stories based on contemporary issues. The drum circle was the musical apex.
Don't see it if you're expecting songs you'll be singing for days or any other staples of "big" musicals
See it if You like to see stereotypes challenged. You appreciate where new voices can take the theater.
Don't see it if You don’t like to hear cursing and the N-word. You’re not comfortable being uncomfortable.
See it if You like to laugh and your cultural frame of reference is 1980s to 1990s. Also if you appreciate the different ways men and women interact.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with casual nudity and sex or if you like your comedies to stay ‘happy.’
See it if you're experienced enough to like to laugh at the challenges life throws everyday--especially when thrown at someone else.
Don't see it if you don't like one-actor shows. And you may want to skip it if you have a loved one in the hospital.
See it if you remember the Eighties, you like to laugh, and you're willing to be pushed to rethink your views.
Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows or if you're squeamish about frank discussions of racism and individuality.
See it if you like Emily Dickinson, or if you're open to learning a bit about her life and her words.
Don't see it if you don't like 1-person shows or you're hoping for lots of her poetry.
See it if you like something a little bit different, that recounts first-person vignettes of what it's like to travel the world in the last 40 years.
Don't see it if you're expecting big sets and scenes, you don't like one-man shows, or you don't know (or care) much about geography.
See it if you enjoy participation and you like to pull back the curtain. Teacher keeps everything light but safe. Want to "fight" with sister now.
Don't see it if you like to maintain the illusion. And don't go if you're unable to participate. You can still learn, but it could be hard to sit it out.
See it if you like to have something to discuss for the rest of the night. Also, if you like open (no-borders) casting.
Don't see it if you like a play that is easily categorized and easy to follow.
See it if You want to see some Shakespeare, but with a drink in front of you--and maybe some other distractions
Don't see it if You take your life--and your Shakespeare--very seriously. OR, if you only care about the "Drunk" part; the Shakespeare is real.
See it if You want to expose yourself to a different perspective on living as a deaf person. (I write this as a hearing person) You study ASL
Don't see it if You don't like a lot of talking. It's a lot of talking--and mostly a single audible voice.
See it if you appreciate good acting without too much emphasis on plot
Don't see it if you only see a few plays each year. May not be the best choice if you've recently experienced the loss of a close friend or family member.
See it if you like to discuss more than the production value over your glass of wine
Don't see it if You can’t relate to long-term friends who can call you out when you’re wrong
See it if You like to have fun, you’re open to other people having fun, and you remember the Nineties
Don't see it if You have a lot of hang ups or if you don’t have any imagination