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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 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.
See it if you want to have an innocuous theatrical experience that pretends it's profound. good acting and decent staging.
Don't see it if You want a intelligent analysis of a real problem This goes for the sitcom approach.
See it if you like a no frills professional production of an intelligent show, with a stellar performance by the central figure.
Don't see it if you need perfect writing (some cliches and unnecessary touches) or you are passionate about ecological politics. (pokes fun at both sides).
See it if you want to see an ambitious and intelligent adaptation of a world classic...
Don't see it if --- badly miscast and horribly directed. It's early in previews and I sure hope someone comes in and takes the reins.
See it if you want to see the umpteenth comedic weigh in on the current political landscape. Quinn is funny, and has a good guy next door demeanor.
Don't see it if I somehow hoped he would stand out, but I guess I am just a little too tired of the genre.
See it if you want to see some good actors (including the legendary Elaine May) dealing with trite, overrated material. Great production values also.
Don't see it if you want insight beyond Lifetime TV. You want to not wonder how much doddering the 85 year old lead is actually in control of.
See it if you want to see a really intelligent take on complicated theme. You appreciate a cool new spin on A Doll's House.
Don't see it if You don't like talk and taking the time for a multifaceted look at a familiar issue. ... you want clear, cut and dried solutions.
See it if You want to see a play straight out of 1950's (plus some 70's language). Enjoyable, and professionally done.
Don't see it if you want even a smattering a of innovation, and sentiments that arent laid on with a paint roller.
See it if You want to see one of our leading chroniclers of suburbia extend his reach to the stage. You like dark satiric takes on society.
Don't see it if You have a hard time detecting satire -- or do not like commentary where all sides are shown to be problematic.
See it if you want a (very) good meal, with drinks!, and a fun Shakespeare play, all in one.
Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist, or dislike intimate audience configurations.
See it if you want to see a dynamically staged drama about the antiwar era. For someone who is (almost) old enough, it rang relatively true.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a new version of Moonchildren, or are going to nitpick the false equivalence the writer wades into.
See it if you want to see a frank discussion of contemporary relationships in a simple straightforward format.
Don't see it if you are bothered by frank sexual discussions or need a standard play structure,
See it if ... you want to see great theater. It's a great concept; the staging is phenomenal. ... you don't want things spelled out for you.
Don't see it if ... you can do without a latter day born again story. You want a clear idea who the protagonist is.
See it if you need to see everything, good and bad, that Eric Tucker and Bedlam do.
Don't see it if You want a cogent or even entertaining mashup of these two plays. It was the triteness of the execution that was the most painful.
See it if you want to see truly innovative performance strategies. If you want for once to go to a play where the average audience age is not AARP.
Don't see it if You need traditional theater mechanics.
See it if you want to see an intense in your face portrayal of a WWI grunt and his life before and during the war.
Don't see it if You dislike one man shows, or intense performing a breath's breadth away.
See it if you don't have anything else better to do, or you want to see professional actors pay the rent.
Don't see it if You think Pippin needed to be stripped of music, or are in for a paean to an insufferable person.
See it if you want to see an intense drama -- even if you don't like 1 person shows -- that will surprise even if you think it won't.
Don't see it if you want the typical star phone it in one person show. And have a little trouble with English detachment.
See it if You like slice of life urban street life, with a decidedly funny perspective. He is one of our best recent observers of contemporary culture
Don't see it if Street language bugs you. You need pat resolutions.
See it if you want to see contemporary Japanese writing in an exquisite production. An authentic representation of young adults dealing with grief.
Don't see it if You have problem with accents. You have an exceptionally short attention span. You need everything spelled out for you in drama.
See it if You want to see intense resonant theater with no frills.
Don't see it if You need full production values, or you mind if a 2 character play goes on a bit longer than usual.
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 living, breathing, well acted (part. Richard Topol -- wow) production of a classic. the contemporizing adapation is refreshing.
Don't see it if you want a slavishly faithful production of this classic, you want a real set (which is actually important according to Strindberg.)
See it if you want to see an ambitious but not entirely successful realization of her concept.
Don't see it if you are tired of the white girl gets schooled school of docurealism. (China Syndrome etc.) I didn't learn that much and I wasn't enrapt.
See it if you want to see an entertaining black comedy with good plot twists and good performances and production values
Don't see it if you are bothered by excessive and awkward writing) and direction that doesn't seem to notice these flaws.
See it if You want to see three short contemporary works by a thinking (well, usually) playwright in low budget but professional production.
Don't see it if This is trigger warning city. You get the sense Labute purposely tries to challenge perceptions. The one with the Hitler apologist. more so.
See it if you want to see an innocuous standup routine in the guise of higher art. you like Birbiglia's cheery outlook and don't mind ODing on syrup.
Don't see it if You expect to see a profound insight at the end of this. ("Hey I'm only a dumb comic" he'd say.) You expect a real twist ending as promised.
See it if you wanna see a clever take on the "Let's Put on a Show!" format. you like to think you are dark and edgy but stay within your comfort zone.
Don't see it if you want real edge, or can't stand ersatz edge. You don't like disneyfied recorded scores. And wtf, no sets yet long scene changes?
See it if you want to see Kurt Vonnegut's only attempt at playwrighting in a professional, faithful production of his work.
Don't see it if You need a successfully realized treatment of very ambitious ideas. Do not mind scenery chewing as an attempt to excuse the play's flaws.
See it if you want to see a new voice and a fresh insight into multiculturalism and a new reason to fight for the USA that is now under attack.
Don't see it if You are averse to a little mawkishness, even if it is tempered with a fresh palette.
See it if ... you want to see John Doyle go beyond musicals. ... you want to see Raul Esparza, and the entire cast, pour their hearts into their roles
Don't see it if ... you don't need a sledgehammer metaphor hammered evenmorer. (Why the heck did they have to play sound Hitler's speeches at Ui's? Too much
See it if you want to see Glenn Close - and other strong performers -- up close. ... you want to see a satire on contemporary family life.
Don't see it if You want an historically accurate piece. Are bothered by literal and stylistic inconsistencies .
See it if you want a well acted and staged conventional play about an interesting subject -- the Punjabi community in America.
Don't see it if Inconsistencies in writing bother you. (The second act needs work.)
See it if you want to see a highly serviceable production of a rarer Williams' work. See how he wrestled with familiar themes earlier (and later).
Don't see it if you need a polished production or a polished play. Performances are uneven and the direction did not work hard to deal with the problems.
See it if you like intelligent well made family dramas up close. Incredible performance by Tim Ruddy as the younger brother.
Don't see it if Irish accents pose a problem for you.Or you mind the inevitable cross-over into melodrama that Irish plays dealing with "the troubles" take.
See it if You like sitcom style comedy with the pretension of a Broadway Theater surrounding.
Don't see it if you are tired of cliched comedies about bad parenting. Even worse when they tie in the working class kid trying to raise out of his roots.
See it if You want to see Chekhov in an intense but intimate setting. Richard Nelson's Rhinebeck series style proves very workable for Chekhov.
Don't see it if Well, Don't sit in the first row unless you want to be actively engaged in the characters periodic inner monologues.
See it if you want to see a well written one person show with a fairly novel perspective and decidedly adult themes.
Don't see it if You don;t like one person plays, excessively sexual (verbal) content, and little production design value.
See it if You want to see a noble experiment in "in your face" theater. You value energy over success.
Don't see it if You expect an equal dedication to the beating heart of the source material rather than its excess and shock value.
See it if You want to see an ambitious original work. Good music, good puppetry.
Don't see it if You expect some cogency, an attempt to approach the reported theme, and some check on personal indulgence.
See it if you want to finally understand what may have motivated 63 million of our countrymen to turn our country into a parody of itself.
Don't see it if you can't handle exceptionally dark comedy and a magnificently disturbing metaphor for the world we live in.
See it if You want to see an intelligently acted and staged production. This is what Shakespeare plays must have looked like a hundred years ago.
Don't see it if you have a short attention span. You need contemporary references to make Shakespeare relevant. You want fancy production design.
See it if You want to see a highly professional, (well staged, well acted, well designed) quasi intellectual, quasi well balanced play.
Don't see it if You want to see actually well thought out writing and are tired of false left/right political equivalencies.
See it if You want to see a respectable production of one the landmarks of American drama.
Don't see it if You need to see the definitive production of this play. You want even performances all around.
See it if You like intense ensemble acting with no star turns.
Don't see it if You're not good with British accents, don't like out of sequence work, and need a full set.