Carol 6244

New York City

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Reviews (13)
Resonant, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to be totally absorbed in the story. Very fine acting by Mary-Louise Parker in a great, occasionally humorous Adam Rapp play

Don't see it if you want to see a fancy production with elaborate set (it's very simple but effective); if you want something light-weight.

Great writing, Must see, Profound, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want your mind to be blown by content and a stellar cast.

Don't see it if You're not interested in current affairs, politics, racial equality. Play structure is unlike anything out there.

Life x3
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Quirky

See it if you want to see smart, middle class English people reveal their true selves after much amusing talk and drink. Brilliant cast.

Don't see it if you want the play to take you somewhere--this one wheels around on itself thrice, but in surprising and interesting ways.

Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if imaginative, fast-paced, gender-challenging plays are your thing. Funny with a bite. O'Hara is a genius.

Don't see it if you like your religion just the way it is.

Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if Incredible story, set, acting, lighting, sound. It's at once stimulating, charming and harrowing.

Don't see it if you prefer to be entertained without engaging your intellect.

Chotto Desh
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy storytelling, whimsy, clever graphics, artful yet accessible dance, and a father-son tale.

Don't see it if you can't sit for an hour

During previews
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny

See it if you want to know more about attitudes toward the Vietnam war, refugees, love in difficult places

Don't see it if you if don't like some amount of rapping and swearing, sexual situations

Great acting, pointless play, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if want to see Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce give their all, good supporting cast and nice set.

Don't see it if you have better things to do with 80 minutes. Play is indulgent and not terribly artistic, confusing, prismatic, repetitive, unnecessary.

During previews
God Said This
West Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like energetic performances laced with humor and surprise. On the topic of dying this play yielded a lot of laughs and a couple of tears

Don't see it if you don't like stories of mixed-race families with dysfunction, some cursing, dealing with mortality and emotional issues.

We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like to have your empathy-capacity expanded while learning credibly and entertainingly what life on the spectrum can be...

Don't see it if you don't like semi-immersive plays dealing with relevant but sometimes uncomfortable subjects...also it's a bit noisy at the beginning.

Today Is My Birthday
West Village
Relevant, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if Clever use of communication modes in this day of missed connections. Energetic, lively performances. Great cast.

Don't see it if You prefer the volume dialed to 5 or so. This isn't sedate.

Fluffy, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if If you like high energy, lighting effects, edgy costuming, some moving singing.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a deeper message or takeaway. It's light, like a party is effervescent.

Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if you want to be engaged, heart and mind.

Don't see it if you are squeamish about the plight of real women