Elissa 2

Chicago | 25-34 | Female
About:  Theater fanatic and literary manager for film & TV studio.
Reviews (41)
80
During previews
Brave, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy edgy, self-reflective theater that interrogates what theater itself is all about.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy high octane feminism and profanity!

90
Clever, Funny, Moving, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of the show (or not), and enjoy comedy that's tinged with sadness.

Don't see it if you don't want to see it!

70
During previews
Funny, Dizzying, Silly

See it if you like broad comedy and classic novels

Don't see it if you're looking for a realistic interpretation of Pride and Prejudice

61
Funny

See it if you want to spend a perfect respectable 90 mins at the theater

Don't see it if you're easily bored, or expecting big things

75
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Funny

See it if you have an interest in Mexican culture, identity and class. There's Spanish interspersed throughout, but not necessary to be fluent.

Don't see it if you're sensitive about identity politics and political correctness. On second thought, you should expand your horizons and see this!

55
Funny

See it if you're a millennial (like me!) and want to see yourself reflected onstage. Funny and sweet, but no real substance here.

Don't see it if you're looking for something substantial.

71
Entertaining, Sexy

See it if you want to have a deliciously good time at the theater. Back row mezzanine was still a decent view!

Don't see it if you're a bit timid or slow to pick up on double entendre.

80
Ambitious, Edgy, Great writing

See it if you're young or young at heart and don't mind some random rapping!

Don't see it if you're turned off by bright colors and aggressive racial themes.

91
Clever, Enchanting, Romantic, Refreshing, Must see

See it if you like re-inventions of old classics

Don't see it if you have neck or back problems - the seating requires you to crane a bit

71
During previews
Funny, Edgy, Small

See it if you have a millenial's sense of humor

Don't see it if you're easily offended or squeamish about sex!

85
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you're a fan of great writing and superb acting.

Don't see it if just see it! It's wonderful.

70
Enchanting, Dated, Romantic

See it if you're a fan of good old-fashioned family musicals.

Don't see it if you can see it - it's harmless

67
Romantic, Old-fashioned, Great music

See it if you want a fun evening of bluegrass music and an old fashioned tale.

Don't see it if you want something edgy or inventive.

70
Great acting, Resonant, Dated

See it if you like a good old fashioned PLAY play and dramatic monologues.

Don't see it if you're easily bored

54
Disappointing, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you're able to get a ticket!

Don't see it if you can't stand financial jargon.

94
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Profound

See it if you like absorbing ensemble pieces with humor and sadness.

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding heavy accents.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Masterful, Intense

See it if you want to be blown away by pure theater!

Don't see it if see it!!!!!

20
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid

See it if you like pure spectacle.

Don't see it if you don't want to crane your head straight up for 2 hours straight and/or care about plot. The stunts are interesting for about 30 seconds.

98
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Profound, Relevant

See it if you want to have a wonderful theatrical experience.

Don't see it if just see it!

82
Delightful, Romantic, Refreshing, Epic

See it if You're a fan of good old fashioned musical theater. This is a wonderful revival! Ruthie Ann Miles is extraordinary.

Don't see it if Kelli O'Hara is out for the evening, like I did.

76
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like big Broadway musicals.

Don't see it if You're easily offended.

95
During previews
Enchanting, Masterful, Must see

See it if you are a fan of the show and want to see a perfect example of a production of it! Pure magic.

Don't see it if you don't want sand in your toes...

95
Absorbing, Funny, Ambitious, Excruciating, Thought-provoking

See it if electrifying performances by lead actresses, smart dialogue and no easy answers!

Don't see it if you're sensitive to drug rehab stories.

70
Mud
Thought-provoking

See it if you like small, intimate theater spaces and revivals.

Don't see it if you're easily grossed out

85
Funny, Clever, Quirky

See it if you like up-and-coming playwrights, contemporary humor and period dress, and/or have a fondness for Jane Austen, etc.

Don't see it if you can't stand stage fog machines!! Tons of fog. Cough.

54
Confusing, Half-baked, Thought-provoking

See it if You like to see up-and-coming playwrights before they hit the mainstream.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for non-narrative theater and are a big fan of plot.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you're a fan of Naomi Wallace (first revival in 20 years of this play), inventive staging and great acting.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate theater spaces and are squeamish about bodily functions!

95
Delightful, Hilarious, Devastating

See it if you're a fan of Sutton Foster and minimalist interpretations of classic musicals.

Don't see it if you can't handle a good dose of realism and malaise in your musical!

80
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for a unique but accessible theatrical experience

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with silence!

79
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you like plays with a social justice theme and realistic, fleshed-out characters

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding accents/quick dialogue

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Epic, Masterful

See it if you want to see one of the most superb Broadway productions in recent memory.

Don't see it if you want to miss out on something incredible.

50
Raunchy, Cheesy, Dated

See it if you're a musical theater afficionado with an interest in this era.

Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for cheese!

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of the film - and for the incredible set by Es Devlin!

Don't see it if you don't get the humor.

71
Ambitious, Difficult, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you like edgy plays that are almost performance art pieces.

Don't see it if you're looking for a linear narrative or clear characters.

85
Clever, Intelligent, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy great writing and unique staging.

Don't see it if see it!

71
Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if you're a fan of Chekhov AND under 30.

Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for witty banter.

81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You like stand-up comedy that has a larger meaning.

Don't see it if You're easily offended or often late!

50
Confusing, Disappointing, Epic, Funny, Indulgent

See it if you want to get lost in mildly fun absurdity.

Don't see it if you want a plot-driven experience!

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Original, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you love movies and/or theater. This will restore your sense of what theater can offer that movies often don't!

Don't see it if you can't sit still for 3 hours. Annie Baker's plays are famously long, with lots of pauses.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh and/or are under the age of 30 (in life or at heart). Great for a date! Steven Boyer is in.cred.ible.

Don't see it if you're offended by cursing and puppet sex!

88
Great writing, Original, Refreshing, Intense

See it if You want to hear beautiful music and maybe cry a little bit.

Don't see it if You're with your in-laws! Also, the staging at the Public was better. This makes no sense in the round, for me.