Flipwright

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Avid theater-goer and practitioner.
Reviews (26)
82
Great acting, Intense, Disappointing, Resonant

See it if See this play for its outstanding production design and the wonderful ensemble work of its actors.

Don't see it if That said, the play ultimately underwhelms as the playwright's craft is too obvious in the play's very mannered dialogue and plot points.

94
Ambitious, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you haven't yet seen a competent production that breathes new life to Tennessee Williams' masterful classic.

Don't see it if you can't stand the tragedy befalling Tennessee Williams' hapless, helpless Southern heroines.

40
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Insipid, Ambitious

See it if you are generous with your time and you want to support companies that mean well even if their productions do not live up to expectations.

Don't see it if you have better things to do with your time than watch supposedly professional productions that are really more like bad classroom plays.

88
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Resonant

See it if See it for Rupert Everett and Cal MacAninch's moving performances, David Hare's witty dialogue and Dale Ferguson's luxurious set design.

Don't see it if you have problems with onstage nudity and you are not into dialogue-driven plays.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if See it to experience the power of theater as a medium for storytelling. A beautifully realized play with a haunting, affecting ending.

Don't see it if you are not into plays with non-linear plots and characters with multiple points of view.

68
Dizzying, Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you want to support productions that heroically try to do something new even if they end up faltering on opening night.

Don't see it if you believe that in art, form follows function. Why that set no matter how beautiful? And only the lead actor delivers. The others flounder.

81
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're into fast-paced TV sitcoms that feature stereotypical characters in stereotypical comic situations.

Don't see it if you expect more nuance, more meat from the comic characters you see on stage.

80
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if you want to have a jolly good time in the theater. The humor surprisingly appeals more to adults rather than children.

Don't see it if you are easily offended and are no longer in touch with contemporary pop culture.

74
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Cliched, Dated

See it if you want to take a break from plays that aim to challenge the way you view life and just want to have a jolly good time in the theater.

Don't see it if realism is your thing and you want your theater to reveal layer upon layer of the complexities of human experience.

67
During previews
Confusing, Great acting, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You want to support the competent actors featured in the show who try their darned best to be funny, larger than life and in the moment.

Don't see it if You don't find this particular period in American history interesting and you are not into dialogue-dependent plays.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Original

See it if you want to indulge in an evening--or an afternoon--of really fun, really hilarious theater featuring puppets and wonderful music.

Don't see it if you are heavily against the idea of puppets having sex on stage. Oh yes, in this show they do! And you're missing a lot if you don't watch!

65
Indulgent, Slow, Cliched, Ambitious, Overrated

See it if you want to know a bit more about the great playwright that is Harold Pinter.

Don't see it if you seriously want to know a lot, lot more about the great playwright that is Harold Pinter.

98
Boy
Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Must see, Relevant

See it if you are into theater that opens your eyes and challenges your perceptions about the kind of world that we live in.

Don't see it if you want to stay forever safe in your own little cocoon, protected from the outside world but also dangerously out of touch with it.

88
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if See it for the adorable and talented all-children cast and the feel-good music of Clark Gesner!

Don't see it if you are not into Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. But then again, why aren't you? Go watch!

100
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Absorbing, Must see

See it if Quite possibly the best thing on Broadway right now. The three plays slay, especially Adrienne Kennedy's fearless "Funnyhouse of a Negro".

Don't see it if There is no reason why you shouldn't see this. Oh. Maybe if you go for more touristy theater with its high kicks and happily ever afters.

85
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Hilarious, Cliched

See it if you are a mother, you love your mother, you miss your mother, or you just want to have a jolly good time in the theater!

Don't see it if you want more nuance, more insight in your laugh-out-loud comedies. That said, however, what's wrong with just having fun in the theater?

50
During previews
Entertaining, Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if you like concerts featuring easy-listening music sung by talented singers who dance and act a little on stage. Wait. This is a play?

Don't see it if you want your plays to have a recognizable plot, clear conflict and characters you can root for. Also, you can barely see anything on stage.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're a fan of Ibsen whose influence is all over the play. Production elements are top-notch and the theater venue is perfect for the play.

Don't see it if much like one of the characters in the play, you are a staunch conservative whose sensibilities are easily offended.

88
Ambitious, Great acting, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if you're into plays that heroically attempt to say something significant about the human experience. See it if you're into David Bowie, too.

Don't see it if you want plays to have a clear structure and characters that are pretty much straightforward in their dealings with each other on stage.

70
Entertaining, Enchanting, Cliched

See it if you have young kids who are into musicals and interactive theater.

Don't see it if your idea of a children's play is something that also speaks to adults. This interactive musical is truly for children only.

82
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Slow

See it if you are into character-driven plays that feature great ensemble work by very competent actors.

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding the thick British accents used by the actors throughout the play.

82
Great acting, Relevant, Cliched, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to experience how it feels to balance two very different cultures and be caught floundering in between.

Don't see it if you are not into plays that rely heavily on dialogue for storytelling.

84
During previews
Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you want to be challenged and moved to do something to benefit a higher, nobler cause.

Don't see it if your idea of good theater climaxes in a neat and happy ending where the good guys triumph and the bad guys end up punished.

90
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Epic

See it if you know the songs by heart and want to see them come to life on Broadway. See it also for the showstopper that is "The Music of the Night".

Don't see it if your idea of a musical is light and breezy and you only live for happy endings.

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if See it for the wonderful ensemble work of the cast and Lupita Nyong'o's carefully nuanced, very confident Broadway debut.

Don't see it if for some reason you are not into plays where women learn to assert themselves in a desperate effort to make something of their lives

100
Absorbing, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see

See it if you want to be challenged by a very daunting material and see it realized oh-so-beautifully and spectacularly on the Barrymore stage.

Don't see it if your idea of theater is purely entertainment and leisurely passing away the time while it is still too early to go bar-hopping in Manhattan.