See it if You’re open to seeing the prison pipeline as modern slavery—if you liked her book you will resonate with this play.
Don't see it if Issues surrounding race, race relations, and Black Lives Matter are not important to you.
See it if You are such a big fan of any of the actors that you cannot bear to miss one of their shows. The star-studded cast is impressive.
Don't see it if You have anything better to spend your time and money on. Normally, I like slice of life stories, but this was so slow and predictable.
See it if You need to be reminded of the goodness of humanity when we come together after a tragedy.
Don't see it if You are looking for a lot of laughs—there are some funny lines, but you will definitely feel like crying as the memories of 9/11 come back.
See it if You want a fun night of theatre that turns into a concert at the end. Lead actress’ resemblance to Tina is uncanny—and absolute treat.
Don't see it if Musicals don’t speak to you, or you’re uninterested in Tina Turner’s life.
See it if You want to spend a perfectly good evening extremely stressed out at an intense play with no (ultimately) likable characters.
Don't see it if You have an other options how to spend your time and money.
See it if You are interested in the complexities of being a black, gay man in 2019. Phenomenally performed and cast.
Don't see it if You are not empathetic to the insecurities and struggles of minority millennials in general.
See it if You’re young (elementary all the way through high school kids would enjoy it), and don’t mind classics being turned on their heads.
Don't see it if You’ve lost your “child eyes”—I had a hard time getting into it because it seemed so predictable.
See it if You like the concept of the silly essays written in school being analyzed and reflected on by the writer as an adult decades later.
Don't see it if You want a traditional play with a plot, or aren't captured by one-person plays. Or if you're conservative and don't want to be challenged.
See it if You like comic book superheroes and are eager to suspend belief in reality in order to enjoy an imaginative storyline.
Don't see it if You don’t like mixing reality and fantasy, or you’re not into superheroes.
See it if You're interested in how black actresses struggled to get parts outside of the slave/maid/sassy Mami stereotype. Very insightful!
Don't see it if You're expecting 2 great acts--the first was amazing (following a black actress' early career struggles), but the second was disappointing.
See it if You are interested in an end-of-life story with cliche family drama.
Don't see it if You are expecting the plays description...this play is not about Kentucky and it’s barely about religion.
See it if You love the Wizard of Oz and are interested in the other side of the story. I loved all the connections the play made to the movie!
Don't see it if You're expecting a grown-up version of Wizard of Oz. This play is very G-rated, so as an adult I wasn't the target audience.
See it if You are a fan of the actors, otherwise you’ll want your 90 minutes back.
Don't see it if You desire a play with something new to say or some new insight. If you don’t want to listen to 20-something yell for 90 minutes.
See it if You have zero expectations for an interesting plot, realistic dialogue, or a memorable score.
Don't see it if You want an enjoyable night at the theatre, which to me should provide an entertaining and unique perspective.
See it if You are prepared for a difficult subject matter, which few Americans are educated about.
Don't see it if You expect a big-budget musical in this small theater space. Ambitious, but missed the mark.
See it if You are interested in Harvey Milk’s legacy, LBGT issues, Jewish culture.
Don't see it if You are expecting this to be a memorable musical. It’s not—it doesn’t need to be a musical and the songs feel out of place and uninspiring.
See it if You love watching dance—the dancers are takentes and the staging was quite clever at times.
Don't see it if You desire a piece with a good or believable plot. The story was one big cliche and didn’t provide anything new to the audience.
See it if You are interested in a play about the realities of colorism and racism.
Don't see it if You haven't experienced colorism, or have reject its influence on personal and societal scale.
See it if You are interested in seeing a slice of life play that isn’t going to be profoundly unique, but is funny and relatable.
Don't see it if You want an action-packed or big picture play. The play can be slow and I’d love to see it trimmed so the intermission is no longer needed.
Also We enjoyed the performance of all the actors—really a talented cast.
See it if You are a fan of the actors (great cast) and are interested to see a myriad of mental health issues play out on stage.
Don't see it if You don’t know the actors because then the cast is just going to feel needlessly and wastefully large to you.
See it if After the 2017 election, you have asked yourself why Clinton's feminism wasn't enough, and how should modern feminism change from here?
Don't see it if You're not interested in a play revolving around old feminism vs. new feminism, and the ways in which women tear each other down.
See it if You care about the subject matter. You care about police brutality. You care about Black Lives Matter. You care about our black children.
Don't see it if You are not open-minded and are not willing to hear characters speak from both sides of a traumatic event.
See it if You can related to high school drama and want a refreshingly new take on it--the scene being Ghana adds bigger picture problems.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the problems and competition between high school girls, or you had trouble understanding accents.
See it if You are okay with much of this play being a period piece—I was unaware how much of it was set back in the 1920s, which bored me.
Don't see it if You find it hard to engage/stay entertained with a period piece.
See it if You love Laura Linney's one-woman shows because she really shines in this and carries the story well.
Don't see it if You are looking for something really dynamic, out-of-the-box, or surprising. It's a sad and small slice of life story.
See it if You are a fan of the movie and know it by heart—if you don't remember the movie well the parody will probably go over your head.
Don't see it if You want a biting roast or a hot take—it is a scene-by-scene recreation and supposed to be dumb and funny, not epic.
See it if You like snapshots of a whole life and want to see a creative take on it where the main character can be different genders, ages, and races.
Don't see it if You are hoping for some great insight or uniqueness to the plot itself. The uniqueness and intrigue comes in the switching of genders.
See it if You enjoyed The Father and want to see a original (and confusing) plot with very good actors.
Don't see it if You want a straight forward plot and you're not okay with not really knowing what reality is and what is truly happening.
See it if You are a fan of Letts’ work and can’t bear to miss one of his plays in case it’s another August Osage County. Dialogue is witty and sharp.
Don't see it if You are shocked by sex, you desire likable, complex characters, or you’re tired of the old-white-guy-fetishizing-younger-women cliche.
See it if You are interested in the advent of “gotcha journalism” and want a story based on true events of The Sun.
Don't see it if You expect a play with an interesting or clear plot. The characters aren’t memorable or likable and the run time is far too long.
See it if You are collecting Sam Shepard plays, otherwise there’s no reason to sit through 2.5 hours of this.
Don't see it if You have anything else to do with your time. The plot is pointless, the characters are unlikeable, and their dialogue is unrealistic.
See it if You are ready to laugh at and be challenged by a workplace with everyone’s filter gone! Truly hilarious and moving—completely unexpected!
Don't see it if You’re not willing to “go there” and suspend reality in order to get into the off-the-wall jokes and crudeness.
See it if You're interested in a middle school play, and the way religion can intensely surge for desperate youth.
Don't see it if You expect a realistic portrayal--the characters are a little over the top in middle school stereotypes, but all the actors were great!
See it if You’re interested in a storyline similar to School Girls or Mean Girls.
Don't see it if You expect a realistic, coming-of-age play. This combines normal teenage drama with superstition, magic, dreams, etc.
See it if You’re interested in the history of women’s reproductive rights—the story is so moving!
Don't see it if You are offended by abortion and can’t emphathize with the humanity behind the beginning of the legality debate.
See it if You are a fan of funny, campy, and cute high school musicals.
Don't see it if You are not interested in the original movie, you won't like this play because it's a pretty spot-on recreation.
See it if You like coming-of-age stories and can handle a show about the death of a young partner.
Don't see it if You want an inspiring set design--this play (and most at the Vineyard) are bare bones productions focusing on dialogue.
See it if You want to laugh at a bunch of straight, white, related men and their antics. The acting is spot on!
Don't see it if You are expecting HUGE plot points and for everything to tie together well. Much more a slice of life play.
See it if You are a fan of the actors--it was so cool to see three faces I recognized from Orange is the New Black and beyond!
Don't see it if You are expecting to walk away perfectly satisfied. The ending is pretty lack-luster for such an intense piece.
See it if You are interested in the dynamic and misunderstandings between the gay and trans community.
Don't see it if You expect fireworks--this is a small slice of life in a larger narrative. Very relevant, but not a ground-breaking plot.
See it if You're sensitive to/familiar with family drama surrounding hospice. To stay engaged for the long run-time, you need to care about the topic.
Don't see it if If you aren't in a place to invest in this topic emotionally. This isn't light entertainment, but it feels very real.
See it if You are intrigued by the intentional choice by the playwright to cast older actors to play 13-year-old girls, which symbolizes so much.
Don't see it if You can’t handle an aggressively sensory play (the repeating chants stressed me out and made me feel anxious).
See it if You have a heart for topical and social issues and want a play that puts a face to the gun control debate.
Don't see it if Seeing a play about PTSD and gun violence are extremely triggering to you.
See it if You are woke. You understand the problems of racism today exist because black voices have been violently silenced for so long.
Don't see it if You aren't ready for the tears to flow over all the innocent lives murdered in our history. Ties in strongly to today's systemic violence.
See it if You are interested in seeing the millennial transformation of a town in the branding era. Very real and relevant.
Don't see it if You refuse to open your mind to racism underlying communities who fear change.
See it if You loved Hayley Mills in Pollyanna, Parent Trap, That Darn Cat, etc. and want to relive those memories by seeing her as a mature actress.
Don't see it if You don't know who Hayley Mills is. Without love for her, you will only focus on the poorly constructed plot.