Craig 8321

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Reviews (20)
100
Camp

See it if . . . you love campy old movies or campy parodies. It’s basically special material for a brilliant cast.

Don't see it if . . . the fact that it’s not a real play would bother you.

100
1841 comic gem

See it if The play was a discovery, and the production was enchanting. See it for the acting, and the set.

Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy sophisticated language or plays from another time, stay home (and watch TV).

100
Authentic, Japanese

See it if It served my purposes: exposure to a Japanese art form I wasn’t aware of before. I added a Japanese meal afterward, and had a great night.

Don't see it if You are not interested in Japanese culture.

Also This man is an artist who has worked his whole life in this genre. I r... Read more Read less

100
Dying City
Midtown W
Great acting, Must see, Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if . . . you are looking for a well-acted play that tackles the big picture issues of life in America.

Don't see it if . . . you are looking for light entertainment.

100
During previews
Ain't No Mo'
East Village
Fantastic

See it if . . . you are a human being, especially if you are an American human being.

Don't see it if . . . you want to have a theatrical experience that essentially like one you’ve had before.

Also Was invited to see this at the last minute, and went in without expect... Read more Read less

9
The Dance of Death
East Village
Travesty

See it if You want to have a laugh at the expense of a classic play.

Don't see it if You value truth in acting or directing.

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You like small cast one-acts and value experiencing a singular point of view in the theatre.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be provoked.

19
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you left your brain in the 1990’s.

Don't see it if you still have a brain.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You like classic Broadway musical comedies.

Don't see it if You don’t want to enjoy yourself.

84
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense

See it if You want to see a crackling drama about where we are today as a country.

Don't see it if You don’t like drama.

100
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Absorbing drama, ripped from the headlines

See it if You want to see a brilliantly acted, beautifully written play about America today.

Don't see it if You don’t like realism/naturalism.

100
During previews
Passionately melodic

See it if . . . you are a fan of traditional musical theatre.

Don't see it if . . . musicals make you gag.

Also Maury Yeston is a master, and this was a welcome chance to re-connect ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
The White Chip
Midtown E
Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a play about recovery, engagingly done.

Don't see it if you don’t want to see a play about recovery, no matter how engagingly done.

Also I’ve been seeing a lot of plays that I’ve been finding untruthful late... Read more Read less

100
What could be better than five one-act plays?

See it if I love the EST Marathon, I’ve been going for years. Always gems on the bill, and if you don’t like a play it will be over soon.

Don't see it if I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to see this.

79
During previews
Purposefully brave

See it if . . . you want to see a state of the art one woman show consisting of an adept performer telling her intimate, personal history.

Don't see it if . . . you are looking for a traditional play.

Also I was very taken with this show. The director and the writer/performer... Read more Read less

74
Awake
Midtown W
Well acted, topical, timely

See it if . . . you enjoy well acted and directed short plays by an American playwright.

Don't see it if . . . you’d rather not see short plays about contemporary issues.

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you want to see a great musical brilliantly re-invented.

Don't see it if you are not human.

79
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a star vehicle.

Don't see it if You are looking for psychological truth or depth.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see the best musical on Broadway.

Don't see it if You’re only into schlock.

78
Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Fluffy

See it if You like silly.

Don't see it if You’re looking for depth.