See it if you want to experience a top-notch contemporary adaptation that mirrors the intensity Strindberg's play must have been received with in 1888
Don't see it if you don't want your nerves punctured.
See it if you are interested in a thought-provoking play about race relations, different perspectives, and misconceptions.
Don't see it if you are not interested in seeing a script in development. Great potential just needs to get it's point across in a less didactic way.
See it if you want to challenge your perception of what it means to be progressive and want to experience a smart, raw, theatrical experience.
Don't see it if you see things black and white and wish to keep it that way.
See it if you are overwhelmed by how easy lies are being believed and facts are being manipulated.
Don't see it if you are easily offended or take things out of context without waiting for the big picture.
See it if you want a new perspective on a classic. The yiddish translation elevated the musical. Surprised it took this long to happen in NY.
Don't see it if You are looking for a solid ensemble or production values, or a new point of view aside from the language.
See it if you want to see an interesting intergenerational memory play with some fine acting and inventive staging.
Don't see it if you want a quick fix or an edgy play.
See it if you want to experience pure magic, crisp writing, sensual storytelling, on the edge of your seat production.
Don't see it if you hate language plays, noir style, stories about gentrification.
See it if you really want an escape and to see Bernadette Peters try her best outside her element.
Don't see it if you are expecting something different from the Channing production. It's a carbon copy.
See it if You can stand Andrew Garfield's awful performance.
Don't see it if You find Andrew Garfield's over the top disjointed and put on fayness offensive to gay men everywhere.
See it if The Band's Visit was human, honest, vulnerable, powerful and did not at any point sell out or cheapen the truth of the story.
Don't see it if you are oblivious to conflict between nations, love, power of music, subtext.
See it if you want a truly immersive experience juxtaposing the pains of revolution with the human spirit of resilience, joy and hope for change.
Don't see it if you want a static experience, and are not forgiving of some lagging moments that still need to be taut.
See it if you are interested in seeing an early effort to create a compelling Greek adaptation. Smart staging for that theater, and some fine acting.
Don't see it if you are expecting a cohesive blend of ideas. A lot going on: puppetry, dance, singing... Needs editing, dialogue revision, more mature hand.
See it if you want to see a play that depicts where our society is going through a clever adaptation of the novel. Directed and designed masterfully.
Don't see it if you are squirmish or very sensitive to violence depicted on stage.
See it if you want to see an exceptional adaptation of Trojan Women. Visceral, thought-provoking, engrossing.
Don't see it if you are not interested in queer culture.
See it if you want to see an attempt at an adaptation. Unfortunately they seem to have trimmed the novel instead of truly focusing it for the stage.
Don't see it if interpreting Mildred as a cruel one dimensional character will ruin the entire experience like it did me. Overshadowed the good.
See it if you want to see a play addressing how the economy has influenced racial relations in America. Act 1 could use some cutting but Act 2 is gold
Don't see it if you suffer from PTSD, are looking for a very active or uplifting play.
See it if You enjoy political dramas and are well informed on 1993 Oslo Accords. You want to see a cast and director turn a dissertation into a play.
Don't see it if You are looking for a well plotted and active human story where the female character is given as much dramatical weight as the men.
See it if you want to see a new play elevated by the top notch acting, precise directing, and a unique love story dealing between mental health.
Don't see it if you are looking for a tight script. Writer needs to trust more and explain less. It should be a 60min play. Great potential though!
See it if A witty existential female driven comedy full of delicious language and epic characters. Well written, acted, directed, and designed.
Don't see it if You don't like language plays.
See it if You want to learn about a librettist that worked with Mozart, Salieri, among others.
Don't see it if You prefer more mature actors, and less of a farcical approach to the subject at hand.
See it if You want good acting, directing, are a fan of writers like Albee, Chekhov, and want to see family issues depicted in an absorbing way.
Don't see it if You do not like plays from the 60s-70s.
See it if theme trumps story for you. Some good acting from Gabriela Garcia and Darwin del Fabro. You want to support a latinx writer.
Don't see it if the lack of heart and human connection and a hit over the head direction would drive you up the wall.
See it if you want to learn about a shero and how some things have changed, some have stayed the same, and others are in the threat of retrograding
Don't see it if you don't like staging in the round, or plays that are more intellectual than visceral.
See it if Sexy, full of classical dance referneces, and really appreciated the story of Ferdinand owning his gender fluidity, and a female matador.
Don't see it if you are prudish.
See it if you like immersive theatre and have read the novel or seen the movie. It's incredibly participatory and "in your face".
Don't see it if you haven't read the trigger warnings. Everything listed in them is true.
See it if you are a fan of Churchill and Chavkin and want to see a gripping portrait of societal manipulation through religion and politics.
Don't see it if you prefer plays that have a linear structure.
See it if you are looking for a good comedy with extraordinary circumstances that accurately reflect a New York community.
Don't see it if you want a solid ensemble (some stand out performances). The direction was OK... the ebb and flow was a bit uneven.
See it if you are interested in compelling storytelling, socio-political themes, amazing physicality. To the core it’s about being complicit.
Don't see it if you are a looking for overproduced razzle dazzle. It’s simple, clean, effective storytelling.
See it if you want to see a riveting adaptation of Lorca's Yerma. Theatrical, raw, and emotional. Entire cast gives it their all. Supremely directed.
Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment. I would say not for someone suffering PTSD as it is a very emotionally raw production.
See it if you are a fan or new to Albee. It's a worthy attempt with some good acting. Nice production but some moments were brushed over.
Don't see it if you prefer more active plays with large ensembles.
See it if you want to see a snapshot of a family during the election.
Don't see it if you are looking for something with a lot of action.
See it if You want to be woke by a timely play that exposes the manipulation and complexities of human beings and our flawed legal system.
Don't see it if You want entertainment to forget about our current societal problems.
See it if you are interested in one man and his mother's history in the indie theater movement. The acting is formidable, and it is well directed.
Don't see it if you are looking for a well balanced story. It's a true homage to two individuals, nothing more, nothing less.
See it if You want to see a beautiful looking indie production that misses the mark on so many levels.
Don't see it if You are a big fan of the play and wish more attention was spent on the acting, chemistry, moments and themes than on clever staging.
See it if you want to support an important revival and theatre in Queens. It's not the best musical but the importance of the message surpasses that.
Don't see it if you are looking for a fast paced show, it drags quite a bit... BUT it's an important show and probably wont be revived again anytime soon.
See it if you are looking for a delightful and imaginative show for the entire family. Deals with themes of acceptance which is nice.
Don't see it if you are looking for something closer to the source material. It's definitely watered down Disney.
See it if You want a history lesson on LGBT issues and an impeccable performance by Harvey Fierstein.
Don't see it if The writing style is a bit dated and the cast was a mixed bag.