See it if The performances are outstanding. Labute's ear for contemporary speech and psychology is breathtaking.
Don't see it if you are looking for light fare or melodrama or easy comedy.
See it if Reza has a great ear for contemporary mores and foibles. You see yourself onstage and you laugh.
Don't see it if you are looking for depth. It's not clear what is uncovered by starting the play three times. In the end Reza has little to say.
Also The actors are terrific. The script is witty, but empty.
See it if With great sophistication explores the interplay of world politics, intimate life and the cyber revolution..
Don't see it if you prefer your entertainment without intelligence. But really, ignore my sarcasm: this is a must see.
See it if Great acting illuminates a dark moment in American history with considerable theatrical flair.
Don't see it if you watch a lot of sit-coms and don't care much about history.
See it if you love Chekhov, Shakespeare and Bedlam and great acting and you are not afraid of innovation. If you love these classics, this is a must
Don't see it if you are looking for tradition or a lazy evening in the theater
See it if you are dying to see Lea DeLaria in a play, though her acting was truly mediocre.
Don't see it if you are looking for character development or focus.The device of using Midsummer Night's Dream's play within a play had unexplored potential
See it if highlights the very important issue of our culture's troubled relationship with disability. Acting and the small dance number are excellent
Don't see it if The development is more sophomoric than sophisticated. If you can ignore that it is playing with something very important ...
See it if the worst of the psychology of racism interests you and you want to see great acting
Don't see it if you don't want your laughter spiked with bile. Great but not amusing.
See it if you want a cleverly staged addressing of the evils of the ivory trade.
Don't see it if you expect a dramatically compelling performance, real characters. Clever stagecraft doesn't make up for lack of plotting.Too declamatory.
See it if Only someone painfully young who never has heard these glorious songs might not like this.
Don't see it if Hard to imagine who wouldn't like this.
See it if you are interested in the real impact of xenophobia and racism on people's lives and are willing to feel it.
Don't see it if you think it's ok to send people back to Mexico who have families and lives that are here.
See it if your brain and heart are working. VAISHNAVI SHARMA as Eliza is magic. Edmund Lewis as Henry's mother among others, is superb.
Don't see it if you like Lion King.
See it if political themes involving gay, Jewish or oppression of any sort interests you, presented with good music, good staging and great performers
Don't see it if everyone should see it
See it if great performances outweigh substance. If all things Vanya interest you. If mocking Russian angst amuses you.
Don't see it if You've had enough Vanya lately or you find Russian angst more tedious than funny or touching
See it if If you are interested in problems of race, sex and politics and are aware of therapeutic lingo enough to find it funny when satirized.
Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment and/or have never been in therapy
See it if you like serious political theater that is raw and unflinching.
Don't see it if You are ambivalent about homosexuality or homophobic.
See it if Great acting and theater of the absurd grab you.
Don't see it if You are looking for linear narrative. It is the opposite.
See it if The wonderful performances of Dylan's songs are reason enough to see this, but the subtle deployment of a historical narrative to comment on
Don't see it if (cont') American life make this a wonderful evening in the theater. There are flaws, but the whole is so good they needn't be mentioned.
See it if you like Vanya or Russian theater and appreciate great acting.
Don't see it if you are looking to be entertained.
Also Richard Nelson works his everyday magic. Immensely rewarding.
See it if you want serious drama about difference
Don't see it if you are not up for painful developments. Some editing for continuity needed, but generally worked very well.
See it if sex, gender and laughing is what you are looking for.
Don't see it if you have a narrow view of married life.
See it if you like satire exquisitely executed. They take aim at some current cultural tropes that are ripe for ridicule and they do it with skill.
Don't see it if you are a bit of a sourpuss.
See it if you want a play that deals with a big issue:morality in war, with great acting.
Don't see it if a bit soporific in the first half, but picks up steam in the second.
See it if you appreciate the insidious building of intensity through pitch-perfect colloquial dialogue impeccably acted.
Don't see it if A Welsh accent is a problem for you or you require spectacle to be engaged. The set is minimal, which adds to its brilliance.
See it if you like politically themed well-acted theater
Don't see it if you are bothered if the politics are not clearly delineated, the representations a bit over-broad. J. Castano great, but a bit caricatured
See it if you like a historical drama about an important subject and can tolerate some (not all) sub-par acting and somewhat sluggish directing.
Don't see it if you want things polished and perfect.
See it if you appreciate a create satiric attack on our current political tragedy and want to be uplifted.
Don't see it if Everyone should see it .....
See it if you like Albee and appreciate great acting. The first half is brilliant
Don't see it if you don't like Albee or you are expecting "Zoo Story" to be as good as the first time you saw it.
See it if if you are interested in a serious, though imperfect play about contemporary politics
Don't see it if you want a cleanly edited piece of traditional theater
See it if you want to see issues of gender and culture made into a witty, piece of excellent theater with a slight sci-fi twist.
Don't see it if You think gender is unimportant or you can't tolerate seeing religion mercilessly and justifiably mocked.
See it if you want an innovative take on Pericles, Prince of Tyre, well acted
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare. Wear warm clothes: the theater was virtually unheated.