See it if Repertorio Espanol's classic plays are always such a treat- and this was no different. Incredible entrance into a 500 yr old text!
Don't see it if An old text (one of the 1st Ren plays) brought to life, so no complaints. Rep E. provides such a service to the city and theater ecoystems.
See it if Lush 3-hr epic with dozens of actors, 2 geese, and a rabbit. Dancing, love, violence - all designed to make you like it.
Don't see it if Doesn't quite hold up - especially the Irish-for-export aspects and decadent Banshee-ridden finale - but an enjoyable evening nonetheless.
See it if Gorgeous. Imagistic opera in 4+ languages, taking viewers on an intense trip of African porters during WWI. Almost 40 singers and musicians
Don't see it if Entry-level tickets are fairly expensive, but are there worth it? A definite yes.
See it if One of the best new plays I've seen in the past few years. A smart, absolute delight of a teen melodrama. Excellent on all levels.
Don't see it if Must see.
See it if A diva at work. Hear gorgeous songs; dark, funny & personal stories about a childhood adoring Prince and trips as a black child down South.
Don't see it if Not all scenes connect, and some of the songs are filler. Excellent evening of music and stories nonetheless!
See it if Powerful story about a journalist in Chechnya, set in documentary style with impressive formal strengths (main character played by 3 actors)
Don't see it if Narratively a bit weak- a set of scenes presenting the journalist in action, though without much of an arc until the final portion.
See it if Saw this production w/ 2 other folks. Amongst the 3, we had diverse reactions (1 hated it), though all thought it worthwhile to watch
Don't see it if Centered on a military torturer's private life, we see him increasingly enact punishment on his wife and a sex-prisoner trapped in his home.
See it if Charming moments & real laughs throughout and a nice set of love stories driving the plot, all excellently staged and acted.
Don't see it if Overly precious, the play often seems like it's presenting & explaining queer sexualities to a much straighter audience.
See it if Glad I got to see this play, especially from a historical standpoint: of seeing a crucial work in the development of naturalist theater.
Don't see it if Directorially I wasn't convinced as to why I was watching *this* play *now*. A difficult text, the actors seemed to work in differing styles
See it if An actual thriller, the play looks at questions of religion and morality, with real excitement and engaging plot twists.
Don't see it if Perhaps too talky for me, though my companion found the work super stimulating.
See it if Stripped-down, fun performance packed with humor and solid live music. A bit like attending a Nickel Creek concert. Highly recommend it!
Don't see it if No huge complaints- the script cuts were maybe too severe, and the performance perhaps didn't hit the play's full range.
See it if A love-song to avant-garde pasts, the play oscillates between alienation and absorption, digging into the ghosts of theater.
Don't see it if I'm not sure how much this would mean to someone who isn't already invested in the theater's past.
See it if A play set across time, we see memory and the present overlap. Likely the most formally interesting show running in NY now.
Don't see it if Some of the dialogue is banal on purpose, other times it is just banal. Fairly staid gender views. Slow pace (tho often to solid effect).
See it if Careening from scene to scene, the play presents the shock of the Civil War, faith, poverty, and property.
Don't see it if Very long, very wordy, I saw a few folks actually fall asleep. I'm not sure Caryl Churchill would mind, as the play works in true epic form.
See it if Get to see two stages of Albee in one-- his fantasies of becoming animal remain compelling.
Don't see it if It's true that At Home doesn't have the completeness of the Zoo -- but it's actually much stronger than I'd heard or expected.
See it if A lot of Annie Baker's tics here: circular narrative, interest in psychoanalysis, childhood memories, and naturalistic dialogue.
Don't see it if The play vacillates between writerly exhaustion and self-congratulation. Prone to lines like: "There are no more stories."
See it if Early expressionistic O'Neill- staged as well, I think, as I'll ever see it. Uses the booming, cavernous space of the armory to great effect
Don't see it if Never the most subtlety written play.
See it if Technically impressive, tour-de-force work from actors.
Don't see it if For all the work that obviously went into this, BJJ's writing didn't feel like it gave me enough depth to care.
See it if You like sitcoms (strong HIMYM vibes) and tearjerkers. Probably best in its feelings of loneliness.
Don't see it if Same old theme, jokes, & writing. Pretty cliched marriage/children plot. For a gay love story, SigO felt unbearably *straight.*
See it if Part post-apocalyptic tale (think Station Eleven); part chattering old folks in the garden. Funny, visual, memorable.
Don't see it if Probably a little half-baked. But charmingly so. Volume a little low, so I'd check about listening devices if hard of hearing.
See it if You like the classic American school of drama - well-made, psycho-sexual-historical, dredge up the past type of play.
Don't see it if That's not what you're into. This is a Donald Margulies play- well written & staged.
See it if Rare chance to see a solid staging of a Spanish Golden Age classic. It's physical and very visual, with ++ music from a live group.
Don't see it if Calderon's script can be very creaky- with subplots and characters disappearing only to surface acts later and its humor a bit distant.
See it if Well-staged & choreographed modern dance. Some large group scenes, some intimate two-person.
Don't see it if Modern dance isn't your thing? Honestly it's pretty enjoyable.
See it if Comes down to how much you like Pinter. A smart, no-frills production of an often-frustrating play. What you see is what you get.
Don't see it if The play, though well acted, is almost all words - no action. And those words, deliberately circular, provide little entrance for viewers.
See it if This was great, and totally unexpected. A tear-jerker in the best sense of the word. Family portrait draws through a full set of emotions.
Don't see it if Uneven in some scenes, but always worth the payoff emotionally. I imagine some viewers might find this "too much"
See it if Pulse-taking of a small-town, lonesome West built on Costco parking lots, Lewis & Clark memories, and the opioid crisis. Strong acting.
Don't see it if Hoo boy- three hours in that stool just about put my butt to sleep. The guy next to me literally fell off of his chair at one point.
See it if Intelligent performance of Brecht at his most "capitalism=fascism" moment. The acting, most of all, succeeds at being Brechtian.
Don't see it if Script is convoluted and talkier than it need be. You won't fall asleep, but you'll likely lose interest in a few moments of the text.
See it if Kobayashi searches out the family and characters of a mysterious wire tape from a 1950s dinner party. A masterful archival documentary.
Don't see it if Is there anything special about this family? No more than any other. It has the (in)significance of most lives, which felt poignant to me.
See it if Tense drama on race & the slow arc of history. Alliances shift as a city creates its "economic development plan," displacing black residents
Don't see it if Most scenes are written in the same tone - 2 or 3 men around a table disagree about ideas. As a result, it can be overly talky at moments.
See it if Mixes constitutional history of the 9th & 14th amendments with personal/family stories of violence against women. Powerful, thoughtful work!
Don't see it if Hits very hard in the personal moments. Thursday was an absolute star (sorry for voting against you :)! Certain moments felt underdeveloped.
See it if Soft-spoken production, almost mumblecore, created some quiet, gorgeous fireworks. Intimate, in-the-round staging.
Don't see it if The production worked extraordinarily well for me, though I saw a significant number of folks fall asleep.
See it if Structured as an allegorical melodrama, Maple Town features strong direction and acting. Thrilling, high-drama moments and laughs.
Don't see it if The work loses force in its final third- I think, on account of its explicit formula: moral polarization, public nomination of virtue, etc.
See it if Muscular production that emphasized the play's action, with some strong (if unexpected) choices throughout.
Don't see it if Some extraordinarily strong acting, though some others less impressive. Glad we went, and grabbed a drink in Riverside Park afterwards!
See it if After some breathless reviews, I was expecting to be blown away by this. It was fine: some strong moments, though didactic & often too slow
Don't see it if I appreciated the talkback afterwards, which was thoughtful, though wish the crowd had been given a choice on whether to stick around for it
See it if An unexpected pleasure- charming production of a 17th C gem. Talented cast, enjoyable in one of NY's most winning theaters.
Don't see it if The sub-titles seemed a bit slow / off-pace, so some of the subtleties of the humor were lost on me.
See it if Raucous, violent & raunchy. An educational school game about slavery goes too far. This play has both a heart and real teeth.
Don't see it if I'm not sure the script fully buys into itself until quite far in the game, when sex and humiliation meet.
See it if A work that reminds you how much theater can matter, trying to draw everything into its messianic orbit.
Don't see it if At times too slick for Kushner's Brechtian epic. Also, though the power remains, certain elements feel more cringeworthy over the years
See it if One of Shakespeare's most delightful late romances - performed here in a crisp, clear production. Hits the humor throughout.
Don't see it if Perhaps stronger on the humor/rustics side than the pathos of the court, where some resonant moments were undercooked.
Also Well worth seeing if you're into Shakespeare.
See it if Talky well-made psychodrama. Two brothers- a successful if slimy doctor, the other a cop who follows the rules- work out old family traumas.
Don't see it if The Price often becomes Freudian monologues one after another. The acting luckily is quite strong. Solid production of C-list Miller.
See it if The staging is remarkably inventive, and for that alone 946 is worth watching. Ditto the killer live music.
Don't see it if Juvenile mindset emphasizing WW2 triumphalism and "benevolent" or "enlightened" British views of race. Treacly, it works hard to manipulate.
See it if A creepy, voyeuristic thrill. Exploring an enclosed, imagined world.
Don't see it if It's *all* atmosphere, placed in an exceptional gothic staging. Emotionally only hits a few points.
See it if Must see. Extraordinary production of one of the great plays. Dark and perverse power fantasies played out with A+ staging.
Don't see it if In French w/ subtitles, tho much better if you understand some basic French. Prob not for kids- but there *was* an entire school class there
See it if Really enjoyed this more than I was expecting. Consistently puts you off guard, animates & deflates an overpuffed feeling of masculinity.
Don't see it if Short and maybe a bit slighter than it could be, but still packs a wallop.
See it if Smart productions of 3 important plays by women playwrights of the early 20th C. I'd never seen Bonner's work before- a real surprise.
Don't see it if These plays have all aged a bit over the years in both content & style- socially-conscious works that hit timely racial & gender issues.
See it if Fassbinder writes heavily schematic, melodramatic plays- characters don't have backstories and they appear/disappear at will.
Don't see it if As a result, the play is not like much else you'll see in theater. This is a stylized production with strong directorial choices that don't
See it if Formally playful. A lot of guided meditation / direct address -- sort of like a pleasant yoga class.
Don't see it if Offers a somewhat limited emotional/dynamic range.
See it if Hilarious, raunchy, and with some A+ singing to boot. Hard not to have a fun night.
Don't see it if Could still use a little tightening up in parts. Also- wouldn't see if you're not trying to see simulated sex on stage.
See it if All-encompassing in its sweep, yet centered on a handful of cab drivers in Pittsburgh's Hill District. We get powerful characters & emotion.
Don't see it if Jitney is likely B-level Wilson, which still leaves it stronger than the vast majority of plays.
See it if I'd read Anna Deavere Smith before, and found that she's magnetic live on stage. Not a huge crier- sobbed throughout the second act.
Don't see it if Price prohibitive for many viewers.