See it if you like original material not usually seen on New York stages. The mixing of immigration with faith healing is very interesting.
Don't see it if You dislike challenging material.
See it if you want your theater to transport you to places you've never been, and to make you consider things you've never had to consider before.
Don't see it if You're looking for safe, linear theater.
See it if If you like linear story telling: this happens, then that happens, then that happens. A solid yarn.
Don't see it if if you have a short attention span. You have to pay attention to what's happening, and do some thinking.
See it if If you like navel-gazing plays that examine a life lived, and lessons learned.
Don't see it if You have no patience for theatrical devices like multiple actors playing the same role over time.
See it if If you like new works that play with conventions, and want to learn about a side of China you not familiar with.
Don't see it if If you don't like characters who are mouthpieces for a playwright.
See it if you like your classics dusted off and given a new spit shine. Chay Yew's directing complements Luis Alfaro's pungent take on Oedipus.
Don't see it if you like your classics straight up.
See it if you like a show that works too hard to push your emotional buttons,
Don't see it if you don't like faux-edgy shows trying to hide its formulaic bones underneath a veneer of social commentary.
See it if You want to see a quiet, quirky play about a family in transition, and the careful re-calibration of relationships.
Don't see it if If you're looking for an explosive play about gender identity.
See it if You like schmaltzy musicals, awkward kids and baseball, overly anxious parents, and tearjerkers.
Don't see it if If you want a fresher take on gay relationships, and parenting.
See it if you're a sci-fi fan and want to support new work by one of the city's most creative theaters (Play Co.)
Don't see it if You have a short attention span, or like things to move at a fast clip. This is definitely a slow burn.
See it if You're curious about Jeremy Harris and want to see Alan Cummings. Or you want to see a swimming pool.
Don't see it if If you want an intelligent play about age, class, and power.
See it if If you like sitcomy plays, with a steady rhythm of set-up / punchline; set-up / punchline.
Don't see it if If you want a nuanced play about gender identities, and the internal hierarchies within the LGBTQI community.
See it if You like quirky stories about brief, unrequited romance, and you like 90-minute theater experiences.
Don't see it if You're looking for a pulse-quickening theater experience.
See it if you like meaningful theater. Guirgis engages your mind, and this play makes you consider the world today. It's funny, and it's riveting.
Don't see it if You want to sit back and escape.
See it if You haven't seen it before and are curious about the helicopter, or if you want to see another story about how America saved the Vietnamese.
Don't see it if You're offended by racial stereotypes.
See it if you like riveting drama. The cast is electric, and August Wilson's play is given a terrific production by director Ruben Santiago Hudson.
Don't see it if you don't think Black Lives Matter.
See it if you like complex plots, sung-through musicals, and being in the middle of the action because, immersive.
Don't see it if You have a short-attention span and expect buttoned-up show tunes.