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See it if you want to see a really fun, cool adaptation of a classic with great bravura turns by the three leads.
Don't see it if you are a classical purist. Indeed I think they went a little too far with comtemporazation, and farcial elements, but it still was a great
See it if indulge in 3 hours of a revenge paean against Cuomo, cleverly (to a point) set as a workaday musical. Performers top notch, music not bad.
Don't see it if you want to avoid a vanity production of someone with a massive grudge. Waaaay too long, book indulgent and myopic, and lyrics embarassing.
See it if Good performers, intense funny play.
Don't see it if I used to be better with Irish accents, it didn't help sitting in the balcony. And I think the beginning was rushed, so that we couldn't ...
Also ... the premise until three quarters of the way through.
See it if You are a news junkie and/or want to learn more about the Reality Winner story. Essentially no spin -- if that is actually possible.
Don't see it if You want interpretation, or any actual creative input. You feel that reading the transcript at home for 30 minutes is better than spending $
See it if You like to see a show about black empowerment written and directed by whites. You don't mind camp. Strong performances.
Don't see it if Production veers into camp, and i have a gut reaction to camp. Am curious how the original production handled this.
See it if You want to see vital theater -- with a kind of cool heritage.
Don't see it if You don't like urban drama -- you can't pick up or appreciate the cultural references -- bith current and classic!
See it if You are patient for TALKY theater. This is a play of letters -- i.e. monologues. But it pays off if you can absorb this.
Don't see it if you Need character interplay.
See it if good simple professional literate adaptation of great story. good music, good acting, good singing, good adaptation.
Don't see it if perhaps a little too busy, a little too much movement for its own sake. don't expect a musical, don't expect a full production.
See it if A good performance in a noble attempt to resuscitate a b musical.
Don't see it if you dislike conventional musicals or even more, attempts to dress up conventional musicals as topical and profound.
See it if you need to see a professional production of an established writer's new work.
Don't see it if youre tired of Lynne Meadow's contractual obligation shows. I was sitting next to her at the preview and she was laughing more than anybody.
See it if a great analysis of depression in a truly epic (by definition) approach. writing exquisite, and the staging let's the writing come through.
Don't see it if no patience to figure out the concept. the last leg was perhaps a little forced, but in the interest in trinities, I'll go along.
See it if you want to see current news (with a decidedly progressive perspective) brought to life in an intelligent professional production.
Don't see it if you want a two sided argument -- although it pretends to be fair -- a gun rights person would not sympathize with this protagonist here.
See it if you want to see a sitcom masquerading as high art. It's great to watch Jane Alexander, but the play was pure fluff. Nice premise was ruined.
Don't see it if you want real reactions to a real situation. Not sure if the writing was bad, the acting or the directing. wasn't farce wasn't comedy.
See it if you want to see a gifted monologuist and insightful observer of society utterly clueless about his own life. Some very good moments, but ...
Don't see it if meandering. He tried to make a point when you can see he is just in a very bad place right now -- and trying to convince himself otherwise.
See it if Exactly what you'd expect from a Gurgius play with this title. Cool production (cool set!). fun to get to know all the characters.
Don't see it if A little raunchy, a little hackneyed. Awkward, unsure direction. Wasn't sure if certain performances were off, but I guess its the director.
See it if another good midland drama from Sam Hunter. A great performance from Edmund Donovan. A little overwritten but 3 non dragging hours.
Don't see it if can't sit still for a old style 3 act drama. Some themes a little hackneyed, but still liked it. End seemed drawn out, but it has a point.
See it if a well written, clever play, with (mostly) good production values. not really sure how the play would hold up without the central gimmick.
Don't see it if the play is flimsy, but the gimmick kept me interested. But the direction is appalling. Long scene gaps to change sparse scenery and oh ---
See it if outstanding premise, excellently executed. the writing and production was so precise, the absurdity of the premise went over some heads.
Don't see it if irony frequently goes over your head. i'm not entirely in love with the ending, but since i respect the playwright and the production, okay.
See it if a professional production of a decent drama with current themes. Not afraid to include grays in a usually black and white (sorry!) debate.
Don't see it if by the numbers playwrighting. wouldn't have minded a surprise or two more.
See it if you are interested in NYC history and/or jazz history. are patient and can allow an intelligent sweeping recreation to unfold. cool jazz too
Don't see it if you are not interested in the above -- and you need a polished, trimmed, theatrical endeavor. perhaps it could have been tightened.
See it if you want to see an immersive and aesthetic investigation into dementia. great combination and drama, dance and environmental efforts.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with audience participation, this takes it to infinity and beyond. story was a little flimsy, but forgivable.
See it if you want to see a modern riff on "A Doll's House" -- from the kid's POV! And kid actors for once not being cloyingly cute. Clever, absorbing
Don't see it if you need ground breaking theater -- or concept explored to its full potential. i would have liked to see kids play adults or vice versa.
See it if you want to see a serviceable production with good production values and a solid attempt to remind us of Shakespeare's continuing relevance.
Don't see it if you need to see a Shakespearean classic or a truly inspired production. All involved have been around the block a few times and it shows.
See it if you want to see well written exploration of almost contemporary life in Dublin. The monologue drama is handled nicely here by all involved.
Don't see it if you need a traditional dialogue play, or have trouble with Irish accents. (but then why are you considering an Irish play at the Irish Rep?)
See it if great americanization of compelling british play. (didn't realize till later that I saw the original.) great work by actors and director.
Don't see it if ... you need conventional structure and need to know at every second what is going on. ... don't have patience to let the piece come to you.
See it if you want to see a cute humorous depiction of Scottish teenage life from an adult perspective. Actors work hard and is fun to be right there.
Don't see it if you want something a little deeper and less innocuous. The actors being 25 years older than their characters is perhaps a little too cute.
See it if Well conceived and executed tale of life during the dust bowl. Not your typical view, quite lyrical and evocative.
Don't see it if you aren't open to an unconventioanal view of a familiar theme. The writer/director had a concept, the actors bought in to it, and it shows.
See it if you want to see a professional, well acted, well staged production of your standard white people problem drama.
Don't see it if you get tired of MTC's blind devotion to their former successful playwrights. Somebody should have staged an intervention here.
See it if The writer and main actor are talented, and some parts of the story are unique and funny and inspiring. Good ideas, and good concept, but ..
Don't see it if Overly campy, and title conceit is a trite idea pretending to be intellectual. Some good moments but this needs some serious shaping.
See it if you want to see a vibrant, intelligent take on a classic. you want to see great young actors totally buy into a great concept.
Don't see it if you are tired of concept shakespeare and can't realize that this one actually makes sense.
See it if you want to see a good production of a competent play. performances, especially the lead, are strong, writing and directing skillful.
Don't see it if you are expecting Chekhov. Torben Betts is a poor man's Alan Ayckbourn. Better than his last outing, and not as bad as some British farce.
See it if you want to see something inventive and ambitious. you don't like to think about the story you are seeing a+ for effort -- but ...
Don't see it if Story really bugged me. Latent reactionary diatribe on dangers of the masses and precariousness of social order. In the end, way too busy.
See it if Some good, some great performances. Good story about the music business with actors who pull it off. Especially dynamic in a small space.
Don't see it if Uneven writing. Subplots under or over developed. Direction uneven and should have addressed these issues. Still more than worth seeing.
See it if great ensemble staging of intelligent work. great directorial concept, episodic staging really worked. actors really bought in and it paid.
Don't see it if out of the way theater in arts centre and worst of all, hardly any audience. i felt so bad for the actors. so this was depressing -- so go!
See it if intelligent take on a pressing current issue. Yes a series of monologues, but actually the concept demands it. Well staged and absorbing.
Don't see it if you need direct interaction in your drama.
See it if Terry Kinney brings the Steppenwolf approach back to True West's big brother. Intelligent, vital production of a seminal 20th century play.
Don't see it if you lack patience and foresight. this is the American Cherry Orchard, after all.
See it if even if you don't like one man shows. simple concept, exsquisite realization, profound relevance. The reviews don't do it justice.
Don't see it if you aren't prepared to listen.
See it if you want to get patted on the back for not behaving as bad as the a*$holes in the play. but good production values and often funny.
Don't see it if you dislike broad farce or overacting, which seems to be a conscious choice, but was exaggerated in the first row where I sat.
See it if fun adaptation that brings relevance to a classic. acting surprisingly good. even better than this writers previous Chekhov update.
Don't see it if not an pure adaptation, but i guess you can tell that from the title. the language went out the window. this is not for purists.
See it if a basically faithful production of a 20th landmark. the Doyle schtick works here MOST of the time. talented cast and fun to see close up.
Don't see it if not a subtle play and not a subtle production. throwing the dollars around was unecessary and distracting/ hope they'll adjust this soon.
See it if Good acting and production of a problem play. Good natured but dumb felllow Forest Gump fellow triumphs against all odds and likelihood.
Don't see it if Not believable, but I guess that's not the point. It seemed to be a parable or satire, and I would have liked that to be a little clearer.
See it if you like high strung drama and don't bother to think about it too much afterwards. good premise and the actors worked hard.
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for melodrama or rich white people problems. can't figure out if the writing or the directing was worse.
See it if intelligent investigation of a MeToo situation. Good production values and up close for all.
Don't see it if no names, no sets. some people thought they overdid it with the tech jargon, but that was really just window dressing.
See it if BLM hits experimental theater! I enjoyed this much more than Early Shaker Spirituals, it's inspiration. If you're open to different theater.
Don't see it if You want a conventional story, but then why go to to St Anns or the Wooster group? . I would have liked a little more context however.
See it if adroitly staged warmly acted intelligent drama. excellent antidote to mainstream pat solutions to international relations.
Don't see it if no pat solutions. no good guy vs bad guy. no sets (thank god) and you will have to stay involved to stay involved.
See it if a 20th century classic more relevant than ever. earnest well meaning production.
Don't see it if production values just don't make sense. questionable direction muted the very potent messages of the play.
See it if you are a Sondheim enthusiast, and can take the good with the bad. Or maybe you like Forest Gump or Big Chill type cultural cliches.
Don't see it if you want to see renowned Sondheim insight. This is a cliched minor work and it's easy to see why it never caught on.
See it if great concept, great to do this in a small space. don't usually like one person shows, but this was a great new quasi-nerdy take on the form
Don't see it if you expect broadway level production values. actually a little cheesy in the effects dept. it is also loud and bright, so you be prepared.
See it if a faithful loving production of a building block of 20th century theater.
Don't see it if perhaps a little too reverent? Still a great chance to imaginefeel was it like to see this on stage in 1924, two years after the events.