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See it if you enjoy Shakespeare, do not get put off by non-traditional interpretations of the plays, & enjoy masterful acting and ensemble work.
Don't see it if you get bored with long plays (it’s 3.5 hours long), Shakespeare and insist on traditional staging/direction.
Also I loved the inclusion of live music, the string quartet.
See it if You love Kurt Vonnegut and quirky plays. It is relevant to current issues but a bit too concrete.
Don't see it if You want to see something emotional
See it if You have a kid interested in the magic of science. It might inspire a young person to try some experiments at home.
Don't see it if You don’t have an interest in science or are not bringing a child. It will also be “over the head” for kids younger than 8-9.
See it if You want to smile non-stop for more than two hours. Being familiar with Soongebob series is not required.
Don't see it if You are not able to enjoy over the top silliness and zany humor, or if you want to see something traditional.
See it if you are a fan of this play, Eugene O'Neill or any of the actors.
Don't see it if You don't like very long plays, fall asleep when the action is slow, and don't need to hear repetition of the same things over and
See it if You are a fan of the crew (StarKid), like quirky plays, parodies, can take it easy with the play poking fun at itself and its fa
Don't see it if you like more serious plays, and not a fan of the crew, Scooby Doo, parodies.
See it if You love Shakespeare; King Lear and SRC
Don't see it if It would be difficult to sit through a very long play (almost 3.5h long with only 1 intermission)
See it if You want to be entertained, laugh and enjoy great staging, acting, voices and choreography of this high energy production
Don't see it if The music is too loud, you are not into high school drama
See it if you'd like to see those movie/TV stars on stage... love Lonergan's work.
Don't see it if the whole play experience is important to you: in the preview that I saw (close to the opening night), I found direction to be poor, with
See it if You love klezmer music, and are interested in learning more about early 20th century immigration/Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe.
Don't see it if Immigration/refugee stories are not new to you - the play does not offer a new look at those stories, and can get a bit boring.
Also The lead actors (the refugee couple) were great; just as the band.
See it if You love Martin McDonagh’s work; black humor; enjoy great theater
Don't see it if You don’t follow quick dialogues, have difficulty with various British accents; don’t enjoy gallows humor
See it if you have kids who enjoy magic tricks and illusions. Jason Bishop performs those very well and is entertaining.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy fairly conventional illusions and magic tricks.
See it if you have kids that love theater, music, pets. This off (off?) Broadway show was endearing and filled with useful lessons, & pleasant music.
Don't see it if You don't care for low budget shows or you are not taking kids to see it.
See it if you enjoy the magic and the language of Oscar Wilde stories; have kids and would like an immersive theater experience
Don't see it if you do not appreciate traditional story-telling or get bored with slow paced stories
See it if you are a fan of Harry Potter books and films. If not - it is still an excellent production, truly magical and wondrous!
Don't see it if you're looking for a more psychological or abstract show. The message of the story is fairly easily interpreted (but still valid & emotional
See it if You enjoy seeing new work, short play format and excellent acting. All three plays were interesting, original and wonderfully performed.
Don't see it if You don't like dramatic or off Broadway theatre.
See it if You would enjoy an innovative way of presenting a classical tale. While superficially this period piece remains in the period - stage (cont)
Don't see it if You only enjoy Broadway style productions.
See it if You are interested in a classical Russian play that's a bit relevant today. The production is beautiful though buffoonery seems overdone.
Don't see it if You look for a deep emotional connection. The play is funny but could be funnier.
See it if you would like to see the incredible work of Rebecca Hall, while ignoring poor writing. She carries the play and makes it so much better.
Don't see it if you are not into psychological plays or quirky story-telling. Some may find it confusing, while it can also seem very straight-forward.
See it if You like slapstick comedy, liked "Noises Off", can submit to silly humor. The set was amazing. The actors lived their roles, and were great.
Don't see it if You need sophisticated humor and it's difficult to enjoy silliness.
See it if You love gymnastics, contemporary dance, pantomime, circus arts and want to be entertained! Incredibly expressive and physically fit company
Don't see it if You need a story
See it if you'd like to see a classic Disney Broadway musical; enjoy bright and opulent sets/costumes and great singing
Don't see it if you want a profound story line, unconventional theater
See it if You enjoy watching a well put together ensemble cast and like contemporary plays. It’s not complex but entertaining and enjoyable.
Don't see it if You don’t want to face issues of getting older, dementia, care-giving; or don’t enjoy off Broadway plays
See it if you’ve got kids with a sense of humor, and enjoy live music. All of the cast play instruments and the music is very enjoyable.
Don't see it if you are tired of the story.
See it if You enjoy great staging, video projection effects, wondrous and masterful puppetry and don’t mind pretty traditional story-telling otherwise
Don't see it if You want to avoid a pretty traditional broadway show (with exception of very modern staging, masterful puppetry, and great choreography).
See it if you have kids that like "Frozen". There're many faults with this production but fans of the animated film who are kids would enjoy it.
Don't see it if you care about quality beyond a cliched Broadway musical. Even costumes (horrible wigs!!!) were not up to par. Staging/light were enjoyable.
See it if You’d like to brush up on the modern Russian theater and see some of the current Russian theater and film stars.
Don't see it if Long, dated plays with a true but obvious message bore you
See it if you are interested in the history and atmosphere of Northern England during war time, and the years before WWII; enjoy acting performances.
Don't see it if you have combat PTSD (there are some sudden and loud sounds of bombing in the play); have difficulty following northern English accent and
See it if You like Alan Ayckbourn’s plays, British theater, the genre of tragicomedy, enjoy close up masterful performances.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy long plays, are looking for a broadway style or a fast paced show
See it if You are interested in the human experience of a mental illness, particularly, autism - both personal perspective and point of view of others
Don't see it if You don’t like unusual story-telling, can’t tolerate loud music or noises, or are looking for light entertainment.
See it if you are a fan of zany British humor, Tom Stoppard, intellectual comedy, and are a bit familiar with the characters of the play.
Don't see it if you are looking for light comedy, not interested in philosophizing about art, politics, social responsibilities in a play that doesn't have
Also a plot arch, but is more like a collection of memories.
See it if You have kids. It is a great kids' show - though funny for adults too, it can get a little slow. Wonderful spirited actors and a great story
Don't see it if You are not into children's theater.
See it if You’d like to confront your death anxiety and like documentary style or intellectualized plays
Don't see it if You need a story, an emotional connection with the characters and are avoidant of thinking about death
See it if you've got young kids (up to age 6-7). It's cute but somewhat repetitive. The acting is great, and shadow puppetry is wonderful.
Don't see it if you don't have kids to take to the show.
See it if you are interested in the lives of artists, questions of what is art, and enjoy small productions. Acting, staging, writing were all superb.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy small productions, don't like lots of dialogue, not interested in philosophical discussions about art.
See it if You like the premise of Groundhog Day the movie, delight in new and original musicals and enjoy the scale of Broadway staging and acting
Don't see it if You don't like musicals
See it if You enjoy short and young plays
Don't see it if You don't want to risk seeing something less than excellent. 2/3 plays were great; the first one was "under-cooked" and too literal
See it if You love Shakespeare, interested in seeing familiar plays in new ways, enjoy all aspects of theater
Don't see it if You are not familiar with the play - a lot of what happens in this production seems to assume previous knowledge and plays off of it.
See it if You are interested in Jewish theatre and stories of immigration, would like to see a show in Yiddish, enjoy beautiful live music and singing
Don't see it if You are looking for something new and refreshing.
See it if You want to see a big Broadway production of this famous literary work, and you are not very squeamish or easily bored
Don't see it if You want to bring children with you - due to depicted torture it is not appropriate for kids (there were some in the audience); or get bored
See it if You are interested in human experience from a LGBTQQ point of view; enjoy great acting and writing.
Don't see it if You are homophobic and want to stay so. It may help your understanding of the gay community.
See it if You are a fan of the books and enjoy quirky shows. It was enjoyable and had great acting and staging.
Don't see it if You don't like very lighthearted shows, or shows for kids.
See it if You appreciate great storytelling, human and personal stories in greater context, inventive staging, and/or interested in Canadian history
Don't see it if You don't like one person theater- though it's much more than that
See it if You like pseudo-intelligent philosophizing
Don't see it if You seek emotional depth, realism and relevance; or you want to have a window into the playwright's dislikes
See it if you enjoy short plays, Neil LaBute work, enjoy great acting ensemble (St. Louis Actors' Studio)
Don't see it if you get bored with sometimes drawn out plays and can't get past it. Though each play was about 30min long - some seemed longer