curtain call

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Reviews (18)
85
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy great ensemble acting. Although the play contained both humor and rage, the acting elevated the script

Don't see it if Plays about rage or addiction will bother you. Or if Ireland isn't starring.

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoys one-act plays designed to make one feel uncomfortable, with no easy answers but with plenty of dark humor and excellent acting.

Don't see it if you dislike one-acts or require complex plots. The first play seemed designed to provoke and force you to draw your own conclusion.

Also Although the second play was more cliched, the verbal barbs and acting... Read more Read less

100
Great in every respect

See it if you enjoy a moving, raw, intimate show with both humor and melancholy.. His monologues and delivery are as amazing as his acoustic songs.

Don't see it if you dislike Bruce Springsteen or if you are expecting a typical concert.

90
Riveting and intense acting, especially glenn close

See it if you love astonishing acting. Even if you are tired of Joan of Arc shows, this is told from a mother's point of raising a "different" child.

Don't see it if you are not open to seeing yet another Joan of Arc show or if Glenn Close isn't in the show. Also, the second act is far superior .

Also While the first act is good, the show truly comes alive in the second.... Read more Read less

84
Quirky, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want an interesting play and use of Bob Dylan's music. Although the writing was somewhat cliched, it really takes off with the music

Don't see it if you are expecting a concert of Bob Dylan songs.

81
Humorous and topical

See it if you are interested what makes something true in journalism told from two different perspectives. Daniel Radcliffe is great as a fact checker

Don't see it if the subject matter holds no appeal.

Also the role of Cherrry Jones should have been more developed. The play do... Read more Read less

94
Incredible writing matches the acting, Clever

See it if you enjoy a gripping play dealing with an extended Irish family's interpersonal relationships mixed with politics with shocking results.

Don't see it if you dislike long plays despite the fact that the time flies by

50
Title says it all

See it if you want to see Bruce Willis sleepwalking through his performance or if you are a fan of Laurie Metcalf. She is terrific.

Don't see it if you are a Stephen King or William Goldman fan. Skip it if you want a suspenseful play, especially if you read the book or saw the movie.

90
During previews
Controlling the uncontrollable

See it if you enjoy a sad, funny, disturbing, realistic portrait of a middle-class family failing to control the uncontrollable --life. Amazing cast.

Don't see it if You just want to be entertained without having to think or feel.

89
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy great acting with a script of dark humor and darkness. It commands your attention throughout especially as the tension builds.

Don't see it if the subject of alzheimers is too upsetting, although it is not the central theme.

95
Performance of a lifetime

See it if Bran Cranston is there. Using madness to garner great ratings still resonates today along with his all too real mixture of fear and rage.

Don't see it if Bryan Cranston is missing or if you are bothered by the use of cameras, video or watching a nervous breakdown that seems all too real.

Also Any scene with Bryan is amazing -- one of the best performances that I... Read more Read less

78
Great writing with thought-provoking premise not meeting its potential

See it if you enjoy 3 variations on the same event, each with subtle differences examining if a changed action or word leads to different results.

Don't see it if you compare it to God of Carnage or Art. The first act did have biting humor and destructive elements of "Carnage." Never met its premise.

Also The premise of single action or word altering events was much better s... Read more Read less

95
Intelligent, Great writing, Exquisite, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a show about relationships and missed opportunities in life, along with unlikely friendships. Cast, writing and music were great.

Don't see it if you are expecting a political show

85
Enjoyable, funny and entertaining

See it if you enjoy a fun British farce about attempts to fix a snooker match by a rising phenom's family and friends. Snooker knowledge not require

Don't see it if you are expecting it to be as humorous as One Man Two Guvnors

90
Great acting, riveting and timely, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a drama told from different viewpoints with a riveting performance from Kerry Washington, the mother of a missing biracial son.

Don't see it if Kerry Washington is not in it

90
Great acting, Absorbing, Emotional view

See it if for a amazing, emotional , superbly acted play (especially by Mark Strong) which still resonates today.

Don't see it if You dislike a heavy drama with minimalist staging,.

94
There's no place like home

See it if you enjoy an ambitious, thought-provoking, intense musical with an inspiring cast. Theater in the round adds an even great intimacy.

Don't see it if you are not open to all kinds of families, and if you don't want to be reminded of how your childhood family life never leaves you.

90
Timing is everythiing

See it if you enjoy clever, funny, great verbal and physical comic timing along with an amazing cast, especially Andrea Martin. Gold standard of farce

Don't see it if you desire serious drama, only laugh at highbrow humor,.or if Andrea Martin is not in it--no offense to an understudy.