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See it if you want to see an intense, consistently absorbing, well-acted drama about the psychological damage inflicted by racism and reactions to it
Don't see it if you are looking for a light-hearted comedy.
See it if you love the musical and want to see it with a greater sense of place and time than the Yiddish version provides
Don't see it if you don't like foreign language theater with supertitles
See it if you can appreciate a dark comedy about a lower-middle-class couple whose marriage has collapsed and who are struggling psychologically.
Don't see it if you can't find the meaning, or humor, in two people who can't help sabotaging themselves.
See it if you really like Chekhov
Don't see it if you don't like uneven acting and a play that is rooted in the 19th C
See it if You are intrigued by the topic, enjoy a strong mostly-one-person show, and are willing to overlook a few loose ends
Don't see it if You want to see more of a play than a disquisition
See it if you can let yourself be swept up in 2 hours of utterly entertaining foolishness
Don't see it if you take life very seriously, and need to see plays that reflect your dour perspective.
See it if You love Shakespeare's language, have the time to familiarize yourself with the play beforehand, and like creative re-imagining of his plays
Don't see it if you dislike being blinded by opposing lights on thrust stage, showy gestures to shock, extensive editing, cutting, re-sorting of script
See it if You like an entertaining evening at the theater, with a well written script, great acting by the two leads, very funny surprises.
Don't see it if You don't like family comedies with familiar themes done at a high level.
See it if you are interested in the Japanese style of comedy and storytelling
Don't see it if If you are looking for side-splitting standup. This is more about gentle, humorous storytelling.
See it if You want to see one of the all time great actors taking command of one of the most difficult roles in theater.
Don't see it if you haven't reread the play the week before, you' didn't love Glenda Jackson in her films, or you aren't prepared to weather the 3.5 hours
See it if you like improv; interaction with the audience; simultaneous invention of rhyme and rhythm; infectious, good spirited humor, surprise guests
Don't see it if you are irritated by hip-hop, don't feel comfortable "going with the flow," don't like audience members being put on the spot
See it if you are looking for a diverting evening exploring a diverse range of ambition and desire crossing social class and gender identity
Don't see it if if you can't muster affection for the characters and a certain indulgence for the moments of incoherence
See it if You like strong acting, a clever script, and wondering how close this fictional play is to what might have happened in real life.
Don't see it if you don't like a complicated love story enveloped in political drama