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See it if You want to see some good acting not on TV or in the movies.
Don't see it if you want more than that. Play's of interest mostly to theater buffs wondering how well early works presage future expertise. Here, not much.
See it if You want a show where you half-expect that when the bows come, there's only a little puddle where this show's star stands -she gives it 110%
Don't see it if You can't imagine that ANYone successfully detoxes ... or that plot summary (too simple by far!) is a total turn-off.
See it if you're interested in the theater (and its history) OR a larger-than-life complex figure OR the struggle between doing good & doing well!
Don't see it if You have a shortish attention span or a smallish bladder. At or near max length for a no intermission talky play.
See it if ever liked most anything played on a guitar. If you actually played one yourself, change your plans - Tues. 10/3 is the LAST show. Be there!
Don't see it if you have zero sense of humor.... (If you feel about "becoming part of the show" the way some do about clowns, sit at least 3-4 rows back.)
See it if You're Jewish and 60+. (NOT a small number in NYC and definitely NOT some kind of unpleasant put-down.... more in the "more" section.)
Don't see it if you like/need a little "pace" in your theatre favorites.
See it if You're looking for a very fun afternoon or evening. You may even get to "think" about the "issue" of parent-adult child relationships.
Don't see it if You're looking for profound. Not sure how many musicals come close to delivering on that, but this one doesn't "waste time" on it.
See it if you think Mr. Brantley always gets it right and can reasonably judge things as disparate as Lear and this turkey.
Don't see it if You actually have a modicum of taste. This may be where Bway has gotten to in an era of $100 seats 3 stories up, but high volume is not enuf
See it if You like to be entertained without just being injected with corn syrup - a la Cats.
Don't see it if You have trouble with a show that isn't easy to pigeonhole. A kid of 6 would enjoy parts & be baffled by others. But no adult should miss it
See it if you want to see an "old fashioned" play - more erudite people than I can opine where T. Williams should "rank" in an exc. production.
Don't see it if You have a problem with a 3-6 PM or 8-11 commitment. It's open seating, so be sure to get there early - we had one of the few "bad seats."
See it if you think Irish playwrights can do no wrong - that was my mistake....
Don't see it if you prefer a little laughter with almost buckets of tears. I visited lovely Ireland this past summer. Apparently, Ire. 66 was 180 degr. off.
See it if you're ready for a play that combines "conventional" family drama with all sorts of much more profound stuff.
Don't see it if Jewish people & their concerns often make you tune out . No guilt/insult - I just can't see most Christians much more than amused by this.
See it if You want the feeling of summer stock (good material but "r-a-w") with obviously professional NY cast & production values.
Don't see it if You feel that the Vineyard shouldn't prioritize even a blue-chip name (Kander, here) above insistence on a genuinely-finished musical.
See it if you like a "Law & Order" experience in the theater.
Don't see it if that's not your thing ... I happen to be a fan, but it's not clear how much better the acting is. The staging IS great, the script not-s-m!
See it if enjoy a good concept extremely well executed. 4 interesting lives, 2 compelling (romantic) relationships.
Don't see it if You gorged too much on the US Open ESPN coverage.... or you love tennis so much that this would seem like parody.
See it if love good theater. DO NOT be "scared off" by SS reviews that strike me as way off-base, even mean-spirited.
Don't see it if Ye, they're right about illness, depressing (for some) content & VERY heavy dysfunctional family stuff. If any/all of those are 3rd rails...
See it if you're a guy who likes car crash movies, "Chucky," etc ... or a "typical" female who either loved the book or thinks of herself as political
Don't see it if you believe -as I do - that a novel about ideas is very poorly translated into a play about torture.
See it if those 3 and almost every positive attribute is what you seek when you go to Bway.
Don't see it if you have to sit upstairs - ok, it's so good that the first few rows MIGHT be worth the bother - not just the steps.
See it if You really prefer TV to theater - or just plain see lots more of the former than the latter.
Don't see it if You want something from a fine theatre and associated talent MORE THAN paint-by-numbers. There's a "coda" that nails this as amateur hour.
See it if You're gay and you need affirmation that anything is possible, plus thank the lord you didn't come out in 1970. Or you're a theater geek
Don't see it if One man shows - even where the one person is exceedingly charming - don't do it for you. Another big turn-off is way too much name-dropping.
See it if You like a slightly "old-fashioned" play, one where ideas and relationships carry the weight - not plot, say.
Don't see it if You're not at least a little patient. It's not that it's slow, but it does seem "padded" - a young playwright's work, a bit self-indulgent.
See it if You want to see a the work of a writer and at least one actor who gave this project 150%.
Don't see it if You wouldn't want to be a fly on the wall at someone's therapy session. Yes, it's "dramatic," but - likely - the opposite of "involving."
See it if You're a woman or an "enlightened" man who want to do a bit of rah-rah!
Don't see it if You want something that couldn't have been written in 1977, 87, 97 or 2007. You'd rather see Americans than Brits.
See it if You're looking for an almost SURE-FIRE non-musical afternoon or evening.
Don't see it if You got "shut out" of 3-5 musicals you really wanted to see and/or wanted to save $50/ticket. Jitney will make you listen & think!