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See it if you would like to see a young woman's coming of age story set in 1890s Paris
Don't see it if you might be uncomfortable with a story of prostitutes and the violence their male clients sometimes.inflict
See it if You are attuned to excellent verse which doesn't take itself seriously
Don't see it if You haven't asked yourself why art matters and what from today might still be relevant 300 years from now
See it if you would enjoy a hopeful story about war, recovery and love (and you are willing to learn French in 1 2/3 hours along with the protagonist.
Don't see it if tu es absolument fou.
See it if You like women singing and acting in harmony, in a true story from the Great Depression
Don't see it if You are prejudiced against convicts and/or women
See it if You want to explore the grey area around marriage and relationships. (No knowledge of Ibsen's original Doll's House play is needed.)
Don't see it if You shy away from more or less "amoral" plays which encourage discussion.
See it if You want to see real, flawed characters trying to take control of the dark comedy that is modern life.
Don't see it if You are not open to probing the pyche of soldiers and are inhibited when talking about death and funerals.
See it if You are interested in an original, personal, sexy and triumphant story about a difficult choice.
Don't see it if You for some reason don't want to see a woman making decisions about her life
See it if You would like to see the wisdom of long relationships contrasted with the beauty and violence of nature.
Don't see it if You are afraid of introspection onstage and in your head.
See it if You enjoy an excellent ensemble, Christopher Guest, and making fun of both major candidates for prez.
Don't see it if You have been under a rock all year and would not get political jokes
See it if You're interested in the story of a quiet pervert and how not to be him. He's the guy who keeps the skating rink ice nice but he's not clean
Don't see it if Zamboni! Jump on it!
See it if You sometimes find theater boring and pretentious and want to see a brilliant analysis of why classics should be updated.
Don't see it if You don't want to see handsome men in their undies or less
See it if You'd like to see a shocking play about a children's theater performer who gets his big break on Broadway playing a "retarded" rape victim
Don't see it if You do not believe all of the world's problems come from zealous white people
See it if You and your kids want adventure if the Treasure Island variety, with a young girl protagonist
Don't see it if You can't sit still for 40 minutes. But that wouldn't happen with this show!
See it if You want to see real character growth in a teenage character. No praise is too high for this show. Easily the best of FringeNYC 2016.
Don't see it if You don't want to leave your comfort zone.
See it if You want to see how channeling Mae West and learning to say no sometimes make for a great sex life
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with being singled out in the audience for any reason or no reason
See it if You want to see a complex view of those b&w shows of your childhood (or older) which includes same-sex enchantment.
Don't see it if Well, you might cry.
See it if You would be inspired by the story of a soldier imprisoned for 5 years and how he continued to believe his life had meaning. I learned a lot
Don't see it if You are prejudiced against Israel. It is a universal story, though. Also, an intermission in a FringeNYC show is asking a lot.
See it if You want to see a clever, universal story about the Japanese woman who wrote the world's first novel.
Don't see it if You prefer a show with no interaction with the audience.
See it if you want to think about the stories you have always heard and ponder who is telling them and why.
Don't see it if If you are perhaps scared of Humpty Dumpty or the Nutcracker, Jack in the box, and the like.
See it if You want to hear women talk from their own P.O.V. (includes extreme cases such as women for sale and a woman who likes her own body)
Don't see it if The point of the show is to take you out of your comfort zone, see other points of view, experience nudity as non-arousing, and even dance
See it if You enjoy a show with subtitles which examines the metaphysical situation of mankind in mundane events
Don't see it if You are afraid: growing old, sex, and famous writers
See it if You like a richly entertaining contemporary apocalyptic opera which dares to ask you if "it's dangerous to dream"
Don't see it if You don't like cast members giving you free whiskey shots
See it if You enjoy plays about justice, and are not afraid to examine a story from many angles.
Don't see it if You are not interested in period pieces from other cultures.
See it if You are inclined to question what is normal (in society, in the human mind...)
Don't see it if You don't like to learn about how the world looks from another person's perspective. Also, if mental illness scares you.
See it if Regardless of your familiarity with the film "Casablanca", you want to see an ambitious staging of the filming of a movie.
Don't see it if You might not be interested in war, refugees and other unfortunately contemporary concerns.
See it if You like operas in general and especially adaptations of classics. This show is racially inclusive.
Don't see it if You don't wish to consider the impact your actions have on the world.
See it if You would enjoy a more complex, problematic look at the characters for The Sound of Music. Politics, sexual orientation and a bit of kitsch.
Don't see it if You don't care about people
See it if You are thrilled by dozens of ingenious story scenarios performed by one amazing actress sitting in a box.
Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and don't like to see multiple points of view.
See it if You want to see older men who teach at an out-of-the way college play ping pong and talk about their joys and problems in a roundabout way.
Don't see it if It is a fantastic show and descriptions don't do it justice. You don't need to be an expert in philosophy or music to enjoy.
See it if You want to hear a charitable exposé of humanity told by a veteran New York apartment cleaner. There's music and great compassion.
Don't see it if You are unnerved by people's quirky private lives, which may resemble your own.
See it if You believe that self-destructive behavior can be explained and stopped through intervention
Don't see it if You are afraid of humans, gays, punk rock, New Yorkers, seeing yourself in these characters....
See it if You are aware that high school females have friendships and desires but were not aware how they balance these things in a healthy way
Don't see it if You're afraid your teenage daughter is doing these things....just kidding, that attitude won't get you anywhere
See it if You want to get inside the heads of classic drag queens, go beyond gender binary constructs, and see some beautiful questions.
Don't see it if [as a wise man one said: we're here, we're queer, get used to us. Ergo, why not see the show]
See it if You sometimes ask yourself what good and evil mean...and if you want to see a play with real character development.
Don't see it if You are a church lady. Nope, I take that back; see it and open up your mind.
See it if You want to see robots singing along to banjo and other feel-good instruments and doing some modern dance
Don't see it if You have to understand why a show works. It's about today? 100 years ago? Well, it works though.
See it if You are interested in a profound new take on a classic, and you believe theater can help show you your reality.
Don't see it if You really, really don't want to see beautiful people onstage, or think about who you are.
See it if You have a sense of humor of the tried and true variety. Example: painting with a severed body part is referred to as finger painting.
Don't see it if You are afraid of a rabbit puppet
See it if You want to use humor to work through the frustration of yet another election
Don't see it if ...I mean, the show asks you to root for two Republican candidates, and masterfully gives occasion to sympathize with them. Do see it.
See it if You question what "different" means
Don't see it if You don't like beautiful music