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See it if u like writers who try too hard to be hip, avant garde funny. want 2 c a wonderful cast burdened by repetitious material
Don't see it if you love Checkov
See it if U WANT 2 C A PLAY 2 DIFFICULT 2 ASSESS WITHOUT SOUNDING RACIST/ A QUOTE FROM PLAY "IS BLACK AS F---K" THAT IS WHAT IT WAS/TALENTED WRITER
Don't see it if U R WITHOUT AN OPEN MIND, R 2 OLD,WHITE @ TIRED/ WANT TO C A STRING OF SCENES BRILLIANTLY PERFORMED WITH A MESSAGE BUT WITHOUT PLOT
See it if U WANT 2 C GLENDA JACKSON, PHILIP GLASS’S MUSIC, RUTH WILSON, ACTORS WHO SIGN AS WELL AS ACT AND THE GLORIOUS WORDS OF SHAKESPEARE
Don't see it if IF YOU EXPECT DIRECTOR SAM GOLD HAS TURNED HIS COPIOUS IDEAS INTO MORE THAN A MESS EVEN THOUGH AT TIMES THAT MESS IS BEAUTIFUL
See it if u want 2c a fantastic performance by austin pendleton/ therapy from stage/some big laughs/like being part of the show/
Don't see it if if you are a Checkov purist/do not like experimental theater or long shows
See it if u like Strindberg, good direction, want to c a precursor to Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolfe/an interesting adaptation by Conor McPherson
Don't see it if if are in an impossible marriage u will never leave/ do not feel like being depressed
Also i felt lead actress was miscast.
See it if u can deal with the horror of apartheid that sadly lives on... like magnificent acting, writing and direction
Don't see it if u want 2 miss a tour de force performance by zainab jah
See it if u want 2 c what a perfect marriage is all about... absolutely beautiful writing performed exquisitely
Don't see it if u do not want to experience what true love is all about… and cannot not bear to tear.
See it if u have an interest in mystics! u should, they have a message for " now"...want 2 c a fantastic acting ensemble, especially jason o'connell
Don't see it if u want 2 c tried & true.. director austin & his cast r truly unique
See it if u want long repetitive, depressing and painful
Don't see it if u read above reasons + poor staging and not knowing how to transfer a story that is truth to a staged drama
Also Lois Smith wonderful so is Johanna Day
See it if U A WANT 2 C A PLAY THAT PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE DIED LONG AGO BROUGHT TO A GLORIOUS LIFE AND TRIUMPH UNDER A GENIUS WORDSMITH
Don't see it if IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO WASTE YOUR MIND ON PURE JOY
See it if u want 2 c a play about the hopeless situation of living in or trying 2 leave the ghetto & how even if you succeed, it never leaves u
Don't see it if u expect an answer 2 the dilemma/if you r not satisfied with some unrealistic happenings
See it if u can’t get enough of Lear, want to see the The Royal Shakespeare Company giving a solid performance.
Don't see it if you expect “glorious”… want to see staging that tends to upstage the actors
See it if WANT 2 C VONNEGUT ‘S VIEW OF HERO WORSHIP, VIOLENCE, FEAR & DEATH FROM BY A VERY SCARY COMICALLY FEROSE HAROLD (O'CONNELL) &A GREAT CAST
Don't see it if U DON'T LIKE ABSURDIST VONNEGUT, DATED BUT STILL THOUGHT PROVOKING MATERIAL
See it if u like experimental theater, appreciate a talented ensemble which includes tech crew, want 2view show comfortably where u would never expect
Don't see it if if you do not like experimental theater, are not willing to open your mind to tales u may not be familiar with told in a very different way
See it if u want 2 c fantastic ensemble acting/ a meticulous evaluation of mental health in USA/Rabe magically show what patients & therapists endure
Don't see it if u don’t want 2 b depressed about the pain everyone feels/ can't understand music as pain relief/can not envision dealing with mental anguish
See it if CRASS SATIRE IS YOUR THING/ U LIKE ROCKOPERA BY A TALENTED CAST / WANT 2 DROWN IN THE SINK HOLE THAT JERRY SPRINGER REPRESENTS..
Don't see it if U BELIEVE IN INTEGRITY/DON"T LIKE SATIRE GLORIFYING WHAT SOCIETY HAS FALLEN 2 /OR PAYING 2 B CALLED SCUM WHILE ASSES & PROFANITY ASSAULT U
See it if u want 2 c McNally’s take on Diaghilev & Nijinskay/Hodge Great,Glover's nuanced acting spectacular /watch him on a train &@the dance bar.
Don't see it if you want 2 c a better than a good play or you to expect to see dance in a play about dancers...
See it if u want 2 c a solo/writer/performer par excellence brilliantly relate the story of racism without judgment, u love poetry
Don't see it if u don't want to hear more than one side of a sad reality, r afraid to think outside the box or don't want 2 c what u never thought of before
Also this is a story of hope and hopelessness until the flood
See it if ONLY if you want to see josh pais perform a very short but a tour de force performance
Don't see it if you don’t like long winded, repetitive, dysfunctional family dramas on a set that does NOT allow audience to see or hear actors
See it if If you want a clear non judgmental understanding of LGBTQIA community... OUTSTANDING 4 straight viewers who don't have a clue.
Don't see it if if you DONT want to be enlightened in the smartest most literate way by an outstanding writer, director and cast
See it if U WANT 2 C A DEPRESSING PLAY ABOUT ADDICTED TECHIES UNABLE TO COPE WITH LIFE WHO MEET 2 HELP EACH OTHER (WITHOUT SUCCESS) ALL IN SONG
Don't see it if U R NOT FAMILIAR WITH TECHIE TERMS NOR WANT TO LISTEN TO MUSIC WHERE ALL SONGS SOUND THE SAME ALBEIT SUNG BY WONDERFUL VOICES
See it if u would like 2c a 1937 play with history worthy of its own play /a Brechtian type agitprop musical in a bare bones set
Don't see it if if you do not like political plays with many scenes, lots of message, but little plot/good ensemble acting, movement & great voices
See it if U want A straightforward version of play with an ensemble of actors who perform with a visceral energy that is RARE. They r a MUST SEE.
Don't see it if u do not like Shakespeare...BUT before u decide read "more to say below"
See it if u want 2 c a psychedelic, metaphysical interpretation of Alice, an extremely talented cast, great choreography, songs dance & staging.
Don't see it if u don't want to c another version of Alice and musicals
See it if u want see all that Lynn Nottage writes. Excellent sets & inventive scene changes. A play filled caricatures not real people.
Don't see it if u do not want to see an attempted satire on racial prejudice in film (and life) that doesn’t work.
See it if u like plays with a message, great acting, great directing
Don't see it if u don’t want to see a promising new playwright's heartfelt thoughts, feelings and hopes about women brought to light
See it if u like stream of consciousness poetry telling 2 families' stories touching on theater, food, deaths & life profoundly in 45minutes/genius
Don't see it if u don't appreciate david greenspan, a story that does not follow a linear path or experimental theater
Also Despite the reasons not to see... still very worth while seeing
See it if u feel everything Tucker does is worth seeing.Like experimental theater & r willing to put up with a creative mess with moments of genius
Don't see it if u r not famiiar with Vanya or Romeo & Juliet. Do not like experimental theater. Long for these plays beautiful words untouched.
See it if u want 2 c what amounts to a full blown broadway production set on the smallest of stages. It's absolutely magical
Don't see it if u don’t appreciate Hammerstein's genius, John Doyle's outstanding direction, ideal performances & a thoroughly enjoyable night
See it if u want to c a beautiful but inappropriate set, hard to hear, not good production
Don't see it if Do not c if u have never seen the play. It would be a poor introduction to this classic
See it if u want 2 feel as u r a "fly on the walls" of 121st street, watching people face heartbreak with understanding and humor
Don't see it if Do not want 2 c how people survive, lost in a world they will never escape, even if they do leave. Want the traditional format of a play
See it if U WANT 2 C CHURCHILL WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH ACTORS/IF U LIKE POLITICAL PLAYS THAT DEMAND U RESEARCH & LEARN HOW A NATION IS FORMED
Don't see it if U ARE EXPECTING MS. CHURCHILL’S USUAL UNEXPECTED WORK/THIS IS LONG DIFFERENT& DIFFICULT/IF U BELIEVE EVERYTHING SHE WRITES IS WORTH SEEING
See it if u are interested in seeing Ms. Morisseau’s writing. I had the treat of her act a lead role.
Don't see it if u expect a play anything close to August Wilson's work or if u sit 1st row; action was mostly stage right & left viewing was difficult.
See it if IF U WANT TO SEE EXCELLENT STAGING & ACTING OF THIS CLASSIC/A MUST SEE PRODUCTION & 2 C A WOMAN DIRECTOR'S "RIGHT ON" POINT OF VIEW
Don't see it if YOU JUST HATE SHAKESPEARE... I CAN THINK OF NO OTHER REASON NOT TO SEE.
See it if u r an O'Neill fan, want 2 c Denzel do a good /different Hickey, u want 2 c some fantastic individual performances especially Bill Irwin's
Don't see it if u want 2 see what should be an ensemble cast act as if they were solo performers giving tour de force performances
See it if u want 2 c eric tucker breathe new exciting life into Shaw’s classic..full of surprises ... wonderful in every way…
Don't see it if I cant imagine any reason not to see this…
See it if U WANT 2 C OUTSTANDING INTELLIGENT, WRITING ON WHAT IS MOST RELEVANT AND IMPORTANT TODAY BROUGHT TO LIFE BY A FANTASTIC ACTING ENSEMBLE
Don't see it if U MUST MISS LIFE CHANGING THEATER WHICH I HOPE GOES TO BROADWAY OR ATLEAST TO ANOTHER VENUE.. THIS PLAY SHOULD HAVE A FUTURE
See it if u want Albee …. At the beginning and end of his writing career … brilliant and maintaining a unique world view through the years…
Don't see it if would prefer 2 c the 2 plays as separate entities/ personally I think they are stronger individually & take away from each other when paired
See it if U WANT 2 C 1940 BLACK LIFE IN USA/LIKE PLAYS PACKED WITH LITERARY REFERENCE, SYMBOLISM &SOME SONG/BRILLIANT DIRECTION/R THEATER COGNOSCENTI
Don't see it if DONT LIKE: EXPOSITION WITH SOME SONG / DON’T WANT TO C A BRILLIANT OLDER WOMAN’S MIND STILL EXPERIMENTING / DONT LIKE AVANT GARDE THEATER
See it if U want your melancholy transformed into smiles, joy, through Shakespeare’s words, music, dance and the genius of Fiasco Theaters invention
Don't see it if if you hate Shakespeare through new eyes & an absolutely wonderful ensemble cast performing their hearts out...pure joy
See it if you want to see mean school girls from ghana played by good ensemble cast get their comeuppance
Don't see it if you are bored by just ok plays about mean girls in any culture but want a few laughs
See it if u like characters indicting themselves in monologues in a play depicting the horrible conditions in black life; fantastic SayconSengvloh
Don't see it if you can't bear seeing another moment of life without hope or redemption
See it if u follow lori parks. want the treat of seeing christine lahti and a talented cast.
Don't see it if u don't like different, long and slow
See it if U THINK ANYTHING TFANA DOES IS WORTH SEEING. I DO. IF YOU WANT 2 C THIS PROBLEM PLAY DIRECTED SO IT PRODUCES MORE PROBLEMS
Don't see it if U DO NOT LIKE EXTRANEOUS AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION, MIRANDA AS A LOUNGE SINGER, & NOT THE USUAL ENDING.