See it if you want to be captivated & mesmerized by an actress who speaks the words of another, lip-syncing an actual interview w/lucas hnath's mother
Don't see it if you don't want to hear a horrifically nightmarish account of the five-month-long kidnapping saga of hnath's mother.
See it if you want to have a good time at the theater. LSOH is a lot of fun, energetic, tuneful, & goofy ... and not for the squeamish.
Don't see it if campy cartoony musicals are not your cup-o-tea ... but you'll be missing out on a delightful experience.
See it if you are looking for first-rate drama, intense performances. Albee's Virginia Woolf has lost none of its stunning power & its power to stun!
Don't see it if full-on marital warfare, malignant & cruel, is not your idea of an entertaining evening on the town.
See it if you like depressing subjects served up in a matter-of-fact way & elaborated on in exuberant song.
Don't see it if you dislike loud music, don't want to confront your mortality with uplifting songs, and hate being asked to clap & sing along.
See it if you want to learn about the Cambodian Genocide of the 1970s, and/or you enjoy decibel-shattering rock concerts.
Don't see it if you can't handle fairly graphic scenes of torture; you dislike excessively loud music.
See it if you can handle dark subject matter (school shooting), naturalistic performances that are low-key & nuanced, and small intimate theaters.
Don't see it if tragic subject matter upsets you ... there is virtually no light/lightness in this story.
See it if you are curious about simon stone's modern take on the shattering tragedy by euripides and if you want to see rose & bobby in the flesh.
Don't see it if you're hoping for more than a LifetimeTV movie-of-the-week involving a dreadfully-wronged woman wreaking vengeance on her unfaithful husband
See it if you are a Mint Theater stalwart and support their mission to resurrect lost or neglected plays.
Don't see it if you are looking for the Mint's usual high production values & skillful performances ... you won't find it here.
See it if you enjoyed ONCE & THE LAST FIVE YEARS ... if you are looking for something cute & romantic that also wants to be taken seriously.
Don't see it if too-cute romantic dramedies induce sugar-shock
See it if you enjoy shakespeare & like it presented in a thoughtful, straightforward manner; also if you are keen on seeing ruth negga's performance.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a woman playing hamlet, are disturbed by a lot of haze & smoke, are offended by nudity, & hate sitting 3-1/2 hours.
See it if you think that a retelling of paul mazursky's 1969 sexual satire (with songs added) will be entertaining. or if you are a suzanne vega fan.
Don't see it if you were hoping that retelling mazursky's story in 2020 will offer insights about the so-called sexual revolution from 50 years ago. NAH.
See it if you appreciate disturbing narrative content that is thought-provoking and stunning.
Don't see it if you go to the theater for entertainment and laughs (in which case, hurry over to "Grand Horizons")
See it if you are interested in emerging irish playwrights who write about current societal & political issues in ireland.
Don't see it if you expect some palpable romantic sparks and want to hear more than political cliches -- maz & bricks misses the mark on both counts.
See it if you like the way CSC artistic director john doyle strips away extraneous elements in order to simplify, streamline, & reimagine material.
Don't see it if you prefer UN-cut shakespeare served up with interesting sets & costumes. (perhaps that's why CSC's macbeth is playing to half-full houses.)
See it if you are a lucas hnath fan and want to see everything he writes. also if you are interested in spiritualism, bogus or otherwise.
Don't see it if you have little patience for two seated people talking ... and talking ... and talking ... and talking, sometimes in the pitch dark.
See it if you're interested in the dying mining industry in northern Idaho or if you like romantic stories about recapturing long-lost love.
Don't see it if you prefer 90-minute intermissionless plays to a three-act, two-intermissions, old-fashioned melodrama.
See it if you like kathleen chalfant, like one-woman shows, and have more than a casual interest in emily dickenson.
Don't see it if you are looking for something exciting and dramatic. skip it if you hate one-person shows.
See it if you are a Will Eno fan and enjoy a creative, non-traditional approach to storytelling.
Don't see it if you find the idea of the title character being played by multiple actors who vary by sex, age, & race to be confusing.
See it if you are a tennessee williams completist and if you are a big fan of marisa tomei and if you enjoy slapstick & farce.
Don't see it if you dislike slapstick, forced humor, and overacting.
See it if you have an interest in the subsistence-level island life in South Korea and the preservation of SK's rapidly vanishing traditional culture.
Don't see it if you dislike plays that are insistently META and self-referential and self-indulgent.
See it if you love sondheim, love "company," love patti lupone, and love loud, lively, dazzling musicals.
Don't see it if you loved the concert version of "company" ... this production will disappoint.
See it if you like the actors (who are all fine) & are a richard greenberg fan ...you like old-fashioned, two-act comedy/dramas, that are polished.
Don't see it if you value your time. at two & a half hours, this is overlong by one hour & one intermission.
See it if you are interested in the ongoing struggle of undocumented immigrants to survive as a family unit under america's draconian immigration laws
Don't see it if you are turned off by ripped-from-the-headlines dramas that have a political agenda
See it if you enjoy light-weight dramedies ... a combination of frivolous, heartwarming, & serious, this play is aimed at playgoers who want uplift.
Don't see it if you are tired of seeing that same-old same-old living-room/kitchen set and you (still) find same-sex (very chaste) kanoodling offensive.
See it if you're ready for an intense drama about a family in crisis, trying to maintain their optimism & dreams as their world crumbles.
Don't see it if you prefer lighter fare and happy endings that are tied up in a nice neat bow.
See it if you don't want to miss this rousing revival of a pulitzer-prize-winning play from the early 1980s, finally playing on Broadway.
Don't see it if an intense drama about racism in the military during WW2 does not interest you.
See it if you like realistic "slice of life" plays, this one about the crappy day-to-day drudgery & hopelessness of the working poor in nowhere, USA.
Don't see it if you want a light-hearted evening and a briskly engaging play.
See it if you love thrilling music, dancing, & singing ... along with romance, passion, & tragedy. this WSS will not disappoint.
Don't see it if you're hoping to see jerome robbins's legendary choreography replicated; or if you are not a fan of Ivo Van Hove's work.
See it if you can abandon any preconceptions about how the story of frankenstein's monster should be told. this is a production like no other.
Don't see it if the idea of a woman playing both the monster and dr. frankenstein is too outside-the-box.
See it if you like complex, layered, dark, non-linear, graphic, powerful dramas ... performed in german with supertitles.
Don't see it if you don't want to read subtitles; you try to avoid upsetting stories; you've already seen your share of naked men on stage this year.
See it if you are looking for shakespeare spoken with clarity & want richard III to be both 100% villainous & comedically likable at the same time
Don't see it if you find shakespeare boring (duh), you're confused by double & triple casting & you're turned off by murderous ambition portrayed for laughs
See it if you are a fan of richard nelson's previous rhinebeck plays about the gabriels & the apple family. as always, dinner will be served.
Don't see it if you dislike conversational, meditative plays that require you to lean in & listen. if you don't like chekhov, you probably won't like this.
See it if you yearn for great drama that is emotionally gripping & socially significant. bring tissues.
Don't see it if gay subject matter, characters, conversations, & activity make you uncomfortable ... and if you don’t want to be seen crying in public.