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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
See it if You would like a modern play reminiscent of Chekhov's tragicomedies, with super acting and excellent staging and directing.
Don't see it if don't like complex emotional dramas.
See it if You want to see a masterful, passionate and easy to understand Shakespeare, which feels naturally contemporary.
Don't see it if It's difficult to sit through a three hour performance, you don't care for Shakespeare and you don't want to see a masterful production
See it if You want to see your favorite actors up close, you like family dramas, you don't have expectations of how the story should be presented
Don't see it if You have certain expectations especially after being a fan of the movie
See it if You love or are interested in Commedia dell'arte; and love slapstick comedy
Don't see it if You can't overlook a slow and dated story, sometimes lame contemporary jokes for the beauty of staging, costumes, live music & great acting
See it if Interested in the post-WW2 time-period, politics
Don't see it if Seeing both great and average performances won't outweigh the possible occasional boredom of a long play
See it if You love Shakespeare and enjoy Public Theatre productions
Don't see it if You don't care for Shakespeare and find following the multiple characters and busy dialogue tedious
See it if You love Shakespeare or you are not familiar with Shakespeare. These were the 'easiest' plays to follow text due to editing and performance.
Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare. You don't like long plays.
See it if You like short plays and don't care if not all of them are great
Don't see it if You are not satisfied with 1-2 hits out of 3
See it if You like soap-operas
Don't see it if You want to be emotionally moved; provoked to understand human nature deeper; titillated, & not get irritated by ingratiating audience
See it if You love Shakespeare and enjoy a contemporary take on classics
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare, get annoyed with different interpretations of classic texts
See it if You are entertained by quirky, surprising and inventive theatre and can laugh easily at ridiculousness.
Don't see it if You don't like puppetry or unusual staging/story; and silliness irritates you
See it if You are interested in a different point of view at contemporary politics; you are interested in Orwell's works and understanding him better
Don't see it if You don't like or don't care about Orwell's work; you have difficulties drawing parallels between the past the the present
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 find advice columns profound and can't get enough of them
Don't see it if You bristle at frequent cliches. While acting was good , and staging was great; the play itself was melodramatic and banal.
See it if You don't want to miss a play perfect in all regards. The casting, the acting, the ensemble's work were especially wonderful
Don't see it if You only enjoy conventional big Broadway musicals
See it if Interested in dynamic relationships and curious about ethics of research and psychiatric treatment; appreciate great acting and romance
Don't see it if Dislike preachy nature of the story-telling; informed about research/medical/psychiatric treatments and it's hard to suspend disbelief
See it if You are a fan of Harry Potter films - this is a parody of the films more than the books; want some light entertainment and laughs
Don't see it if You'd get offended by crude jokes, don't know the HP films or don't care about Harry Potter
See it if interested in issues of the past and history of theatre, 'angry young men' plays and would enjoy great acting and staging & live jazz music
Don't see it if not interested in issues of the past, don't like long plays (2.5 hours)
See it if You like to be haunted by a story and don't mind being confused. This play is very Freudian.
Don't see it if You like straight forward stories
See it if You love short plays, don't mind seeing so-so plays for a reward of seeing one superb play (The Dark Clothes of Night )
Don't see it if You get disappointed by 1 or 2 plays that lack in writing, acting, or both - even if one play is a gem ( writing, wit, acting, story)
See it if You have young kids or enjoy kids' shows, like musicals and puppetry, as well as great staging and acting
Don't see it if You get bored with kids' shows, you don't enjoy musicals
See it if You enjoyed the original story, love adventure, enjoy kids' shows or have kids, love original and multi-media staging
Don't see it if You get confused by quick scene changes and get annoyed with a not very cohesive story
See it if You are interested in less widely known history about real persons during the Civil War; you love great acting and great dialogue.
Don't see it if You are bored by history or historical fiction; you are not delighted by the mastery of language.