See it if You enjoy an old-fashioned family drama, you’re interested in a feminist drama from the time of the suffragists
Don't see it if You are not into old and forgotten plays that are definitely worth seeing and enjoyable if not perfect, you dislike traditional narrative
See it if You want a play that deals with ultimate existential themes; enjoy mostly excellent acting; are an adult.
Don't see it if You want a light-hearted comedy; can't deal with death-related themes; need a change of scenery or glitz.
See it if You're into the subject matter (finance and ethics) and don't think the Michael Lewis movies said it all.
Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional set or startlingly new ground. It's entertaining and the dialogue is sharp.
See it if Katrina Lenk's stage presence will be enough for you, you see everything David Cromer directs, you are fine with vignettes rather than drama
Don't see it if You can't deal with a show that drags, with obviously fake accents, or with actors telling not showing, you want something substantive.
See it if You're interested in 80s money people and the human toll; you like a one-man show; you can imagine an older actor as his younger self.
Don't see it if You have no imagination; you have a chip on your shoulder b/c you didn't go to Harvard which causes you to miss the whole theme of the show
See it if You have seen Hamilton and would enjoy an affectionate send-up with very talented performers.
Don't see it if You have never seen a Broadway show or have no sense of humor.
See it if You need some uplift as you live through the current government and enjoy clever political musical theater. You enjoy clever lyrics.
Don't see it if You need a fancy or large theater or will be upset by the 2-drink minimum.
See it if You enjoy vintage wit along the lines of Cole Porter (this is Noel Coward), clever fluff, nothing too deep
Don't see it if You dislike dialogue-heavy comedy
See it if You don't care about score or book, do like stylized musicals with nothing else happening
Don't see it if You want characters you can care about, expect to have an emotional response when you go to the theater, want memorable songs
See it if You want to see a provocative play about race that avoids easy answers
Don't see it if You are very attached to political correctness or are looking for a light comedy
See it if You would like to be inspired by human kindness and can tolerate a 9/11 show about inconvenienced travelers, don't mind poor sound quality
Don't see it if You are triggered by 9/11 stories, or will have trouble with a storyline trivial in light of the day's events and yet not intimate either
See it if You're interested in a pop opera of War & Peace, you're open to unusual staging.
Don't see it if You have a seizure disorder because there is strobe lighting; you like a straightforward, traditional book; you hate anything like opera.
See it if You are young enough that you don't yet realize you're going to die; you want to see this playwright's oeuvre
Don't see it if You have PTSD or a seizure disorder. You insist on a fourth wall.
See it if You are open to a show where sound takes center stage; you like one-man shows
Don't see it if You will be offended by an encounter between a Westerner and indigenous people; you are not open to a theatrical experience of sound
Also Saw it with Richard Katz and he was amazing
See it if You need escapism from the current political situation; you love dancing; you want to see an old-fashioned musical.
Don't see it if You are a grinch, you're in the mood for Ibsen or Ionesco, you don't love big, gorgeously executed production numbers.
See it if You enjoy South African music
Don't see it if You are expecting a highly polished production
Also If she forgets the Mandela song, remind her! Beautiful and moving
See it if You are interested in the way racial issues and injustice play out in personal relationships, you like Fugard, you enjoy excellent acting
Don't see it if You only like fast-paced plays
See it if You like a show with one emotional note: yelling; you must see everything Nathan Lane is in
Don't see it if You are offended by a play that shows the biases of its day, you like a play that builds emotionally rather than being loud throughout
See it if You love Fifties music, don't need a book, are fine with extremely basic patter between songs, like fluff
Don't see it if You enjoy intelligent or sophisticated humor Nora Ephron style. This is bubble gum
See it if You love powerful singers and won't be heartbroken at how over mic'd they are, you don't sit in front mezz where the speakers blast
Don't see it if You like unplugged shows or avoid substantive themes
See it if You enjoy a revival of a show with a retro story that talks about how PR works in an election year haha
Don't see it if You expect depth or know nothing about Laguardia
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare performed by the world's best company, love the character of Portia, are open to a play that in part reflects its age
Don't see it if You are determined to see the play as biased rather than exploring stereotypes, or you hate Shakespeare
See it if You love Bernadette Peters and a cream puff of a show with gorgeous dancing.
Don't see it if You are expecting a broad, comedic Dolly; Bernadette brings emotional range and intimacy to the role and her adorable self to the songs.
See it if You will see anything critical of the current President (I certainly thought I would but this was actually too painful.)
Don't see it if You need a well-edited, clever script or good songs.
See it if You care about deported children, you're open to a Spanish/English production that works well, you like a format like The Laramie Project.
Don't see it if You expect elaborate costumes or production numbers.
See it if You're interested in the history of Ireland, colonialism or race. The Irish are a racial underclass in their own country. Sound familiar?
Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged, you won't listen carefully to different accents, you expect something light-hearted.
See it if You're looking for a tennis play and not a passionate drama or fresh insights. You'd like a look (maybe) inside the mind of a champion
Don't see it if You want depth or originality. You don't care about sports competition or not as theater. You are past middle age and know death exists.
See it if You need some inspiration to power you through the current administration, you enjoy a (mostly) one-man show, you are open to Michael Moore
Don't see it if You are easily depressed by the news, you refuse to learn, you voted for Trump and have no interest in truth or justice
See it if You are open to a humorous, manic version of the novel.
Don't see it if You expect the play to reflect the spirit of Austen's work, or want something like the BBC production.
See it if You are interested in plays about class differences and social/economic issues, like to grapple with issues
Don't see it if You dislike British theater, have no sense of humor, or want escapism
See it if You are a political drama junkie and won't mind a lack of dramatic buildup or character development. It's no "All the Way."
Don't see it if You want a compelling story, want to care about the characters, seek intensity
See it if You want to see what Bway is doing re race and class, don't mind women who overact, want to see the excellent Khris Davis
Don't see it if You expect to learn more about Trump voters or race, expect "Death of a Salesman" or any intimate connection with the characters
See it if You are interested in being in the moment, want to be immersed in John Cage's thought (not his music), like quirky stuff, do yoga
Don't see it if You are an impatient philistine and proud of it
See it if You like sung thru musicals, you are interested in a story about power vs ordinary people, you miss Les Miz
Don't see it if You have a seizure disorder (many strobes), you are too depressed by current politics to want to see another example of bad guys winning.
See it if You love great songs, singers and dancers; you need to feel positive about this country right now in a non-sappy way
Don't see it if You are not prepared to pay close attention to the lyrics
See it if You love great songs by uniformly wonderful singers, fun dancing and a surprisingly relevant theme
Don't see it if You are expecting a leprechaun play without irony. You are anti-immigrant or racist; on second thought please go see it.
See it if You want to learn about Einstein and his scientific struggles and relationships
Don't see it if You expect Freud's Last Session; you will have trouble with an actor who looks like Tom Selleck
Also A learning opportunity
See it if You want to learn about Luther including some very negative aspects & impacts of his ideas.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a (basically evangelical) Christian show or expect to connect with grounded emotions onstage. It's not Les Miz.
See it if You like realistic drama, are into depressing world events and their domestic fallout, like good acting, enjoyed the movie "Marty"
Don't see it if You only like costume dramas, are already too depressed by the last election to think further about the threat of nuclear war or misogyny
See it if You loved Wicked, enjoy a mostly one-woman show, do not insist on irony, have a heart, like Broadway songs, enjoy a singer w/ a lovely voice
Don't see it if You are bigoted against Christians even the progressive kind, you hate Bway, you are too cool for school
See it if You grew up hearing the Four Seasons, love their music, and want to hear their sad story
Don't see it if You are totally unfamiliar with these songs or are insulted by New Jersey jokes
See it if You must see everything Horton Foote ever wrote and are interested in small-town Southern life
Don't see it if You wI'll not be drawn to three very short plays; you will be disappointed that the last one is the weakest
See it if You really need a few laughs this election season other than those provided by the Republican candidate, you enjoy political comedy
Don't see it if You are apolitical or expect a fully developed book as opposed to fun sketches and some excellent performances
See it if You are ok with seeing actors who are better than the play they're in, don't mind dialogue that sounds like it's lifted from a sitcom
Don't see it if You can't deal with a farcical treatment of slavery (I couldn't), you have a hard time with a play made up of mansplaining
See it if You are interested in "the Troubles" or in ethnic/tribal strife anywhere (not to mention Trumpism); you want good acting and no fluff
Don't see it if You are looking for a light-hearted day out; can't focus on Belfast accents; or are fed up with Irish plays set in bars