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See it if you're interested in explorations of the opioid crisis in rural America, you want to see some great performances in an intimate space
Don't see it if drug overdose stories are triggering, you're not ready for it to feel a little like an "issue play"
See it if You love the concept album, you love Thomas Kail's work, you love Joshua Henry and Ryan Vasquez - and gorgeous choreography!
Don't see it if You want an intricate plot - it's all about the music!
See it if you want a completely unique theatrical experience that delves into essential and too often uninvestigated issues in the US
Don't see it if you don't like audience participation, you need a break from the trauma of the US
See it if you're interested in masterful acting, great design, and/or seeing white people (or being a white person who) confront(s) their whiteness
Don't see it if you need a break of explorations of blackness and/or whiteness by mostly centering whiteness/the white gaze
See it if into the convo about objectification in art and in love (particularly thru race/age lens), you like a slow burn of 2 people growing closer
Don't see it if relationships with large age gaps or btw professor/student are triggering
See it if You're interested in seeing a Nottage comedy, a creative exploration of Black female film representation, or clever poking fun at academia
Don't see it if You're "over" second acts that bring you completely out of the world of the first act
See it if You love Johanna Day, you're interested in the human condition/what women wrestle with throughout life, u love a deep dive into 1 character
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for poetry and (sometimes self-indulgent) searches for meaning
See it if You're sick of "you, me, our apartment, and our problems" plays, you love strong female performances and dynamic staging
Don't see it if You LOVE "you, me, our apartment, and our problems plays," because this is NOT that
See it if You're interested in supporting Middle Eastern/West Asian representation onstage, you're interested in character driven work vs. plot driven
Don't see it if You need to see more doing and less talking, ou're not interested in family dramas or PTSD/assimilation stories
See it if You're fans of Marin Ireland (lead) or Taibi Magar (director), youre interested in a nuanced exploration of trauma, addiction, & redemption
Don't see it if If sexual trauma or addiction are triggering for you
See it if You loved the movie, you love Taylor Louderman, you're ok with a musical where the book is stronger than the score
Don't see it if Tina Fey humor isn't your style, your expectations for a hum-worthy score are very high.
See it if You love a laugh at the expense of self-indulgent/proclaimed white allies in an echo chamber. You like clever staging and fun lazzi.
Don't see it if You have high expectations for satirical writing.
See it if You want to see a black woman powerfuly claim her space, you're interested in complex explorations of love, blackness, greatness, and family
Don't see it if You are not in a place to dig into what's above. It's been a tough week and there are triggering things (bomb sounds, some violence)
See it if You appreciate nuance in representation, poetry weaved gorgeously into narrative, incredible seasoned actors reading each other, and more!
Don't see it if You're not interested in heightened language or staging, you're not interested in historical pieces.
See it if You're interested in a conversation about the way privilege can shift over time, intersectionality, and you like fun/snappy dialogue
Don't see it if You have no patience for plays that are a little undercooked, you are sensitive to plays that come off as a bit didactic
See it if You're interested to see Guirgis' earlier work, you like strong scenes and intertwining stories
Don't see it if If you're all about plot-driven and not character-driven work
See it if You love musicals, you are a teenager/young adult (or want to bring one), your interested in mental health
Don't see it if You're not interested in remembering being a teenager
See it if You love Raul Esparza (how could you not??) and Moritz von Stuelpnagel's work! You want to see actual cooking onstage (it smelled so good!)
Don't see it if You don't have interest in a"tortured genius artist" narrative
Also Seriously though, the cooking onstage is so cool.
See it if you want to see some top-notch young actors really hold their own onstage, you like Susannah Flood (always great), also a great set!
Don't see it if you expect a satisfying payoff (plot-wise) after watching the young people do their thing for the majority of the play
See it if You're not precious about your Chekhov, you want to see a stellar cast having tons of fun with some great bits. Really cool/intimate set!
Don't see it if you long to make a deeper meaning of what's given to you. It's fun - it's very well acted - it ain't that deep.
See it if You want a NEW and very funny take on the story of twenty-somethings making choices and living their lives in NYC.
Don't see it if You don't like character driven, slice-of-life plays.
See it if You're a Spring Awakening and/or innovative choreography fan, u can lean in/enjoy the ride and not spend too much time making sense of plot
Don't see it if You need a linear/logical plot, you don't have any investment in the story of Alice and Wonderland, you don't love "re-imaginings"
See it if you want a look into a deeply intimate conversation between two people in love and facing a reckoning moment in their relationship
Don't see it if You have very specific triggers (I don't want to spoil but call the theater if you want more information)
See it if You want to support new work and better representation of Asian Americans onstage and behind the scenes, you appreciate family drama
Don't see it if Hospice hits close to home, you have high expectations for dynamic staging
See it if You're interested in engaging the conversation about how everyone needs to confront and recover from post traumatic slave disorder
Don't see it if sexual assault or making hyperbolic light of slavery is triggering to you
See it if You appreciate ritual, holding space for the black community, you are comfortbale with an interactive experience
Don't see it if You are only interested in narrative, fourth-wall drama
See it if You want a spectacle-filled Broadway experience - the Kong puppet is incredible.
Don't see it if You've got high expectations for a strong book/score - I didn't leave humming any tunes, but the puppet was worth it!
See it if you love great acting, comedy, and some serious issues tackled with love, grace, humor, and care.
Don't see it if you're after a tragedy
See it if You're invested in a broader representation of gender and sexuality, you get excited by innovative set design, you love Adina Verson!
Don't see it if You have delicate sensibilities when it comes to talking about female body parts
See it if You're into immersive theater, you're young (or young at heart) and into seeing something wild and in-your-face, you like the movie/book.
Don't see it if You need elbow room when you sit, you're not into bathroom humor, you're not into immersive work
See it if Your interested in nuanced black characters and an exploration of some big issues including mental illness, erasure, and gender roles.
Don't see it if You have a short attention span (two and a half hours), you're not interested in stylized character work
See it if You're interested in a nuanced glimpse into the life of a teenage girl (which often carries out into adulthood)
Don't see it if You're not OK with the word p***y
See it if You want to be entertained but also keep thinking about it, if you care about New York City young people and education!
Don't see it if You only like musicals