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See it if A lot of fun; historically based easy history lesson on '70's Cambodia. Interesting interplay of music and drama. Multi-talented actors
Don't see it if Loud music (1st time ever seen "ear plugs avail in box office"); song lyrics not clear even when in English. Too many coincidences in plot
See it if Excellent examination how one character's demons influences and destroys others; very realistic simulated live music from lead
Don't see it if characters a little stereotypical - tortured musician; passive girl who blossoms; outsider disrupting relationships; denouement unrealistic
See it if very creative; excellent singing; grand themes and ideas that don't quite get carried out, but nevertheless spurs thoughtful conversations
Don't see it if As others have noted:raunchy, anti-religious, exploitative. Second half doesn't really work as planned, but still has great singing/staging
See it if About issues that elected our president; excellent Kris Davis continuing to spread his wings
Don't see it if lives have been destroyed "in real life" but this is little over the top; cliched & one-sided exploration of topic; ending not believabe
See it if you've never seen it. Not only about So. African race relations, but about family, maturity, misplaced emotions. 1 excell. & 2 verygd actors
Don't see it if you don't like straight drama; can't handle accents; or don't want to see older plays even if they still pack a punch.
See it if you want to see late Rogers and/or early Sondheim; appreciate "old school" musicals done well; tuneful music sung well
Don't see it if you don't like City Center's Encore semi-staged style and/or don't like actors performing with scores in hand
See it if you want to see a well-acted play by a pulitzer prize winning playwright, directed by lauded director exploring family/social issues
Don't see it if it bothers you when the dialog at times gets a little preachy and the acting a little overwrought; if expecting directorial break-through
See it if You want to see Wilder experimenting with early modernist techniques to explore the theme of the importance of common, everyday events.
Don't see it if You don't like 1) non-realistic situations & confusing story lines, or 2) a director's addition of audience participation (I didn't like)
See it if you want to enjoy an engaging, light evening/afternoon play with well-done musical imitation of Beatles songs
Don't see it if you are expecting a deep, thoughtful exploration of a Shakespeare play or you get turned off by slap-stick that sometimes goes on too long
See it if you have never seen this type of show and you want to see some fairly talented actors/singers trying hard to overcome bad jokes
Don't see it if you are expecting the quality of writing/humor as in the "Capitol Steps" show in DC or the Daily Show and its various iterations
See it if you enjoy creative ideas and language and/or want to see one (out of three) excellent actors at work
Don't see it if you can't handle sexual language and themes or you are just looking for a light, fun evening out
See it if you like inventive drama about serious subjects; you like very creative staging
Don't see it if Curiously for a show about an autistic kid, the show has a lot of loud noises, flashing lights and other effects that may be disturbing
See it if you want to see inventive shows from the 80's; some good and creative acting, but not all.
Don't see it if you don't like frank discussions and some depictions of sexual acts; you can't handle VERY uncomfortable seating for two hours.
See it if Actors are very good and establish unique characters; raw urban feel that seems true to life (tho I'm not part of that). 2nd half better
Don't see it if Too many characters; no development to speak of; cliched plot of group connecting/meeting again at a funeral; payoff punch unrealistic
See it if Very interesting 2 one acts written 50 yrs apart; some excellent stretches, but both drag in parts; very good acting w/ excellent "Jerry"
Don't see it if 1st act supposedly written to flesh out character in 2nd act (Albee's 1st play); does somewhat, but not totally; historically interesting
See it if good exploration of trials and tribulations of "underclass"; very good acting; interesting staging and casting
Don't see it if depressing, but maybe realistic portrayal; some interactions are cliched & overdrawn; weak ending doesn't flow/makes sense from main lead
See it if u want to see creative staging & direction; new takes on "old" philosophy; 2 of today's best young playwrights & directors working together
Don't see it if u are bothered by plays that are not traditional dramas & plays that are peachy & not realistic; are expecting outstanding/absorbing acting
See it if you know A D Smith's style of exploration of contemporary issues though interview driven, impersonations. Key to current race/prison issues
Don't see it if you are not into "political" theater or desire plot-driven traditional stagings.
See it if you want to see terrific new interpretations of the two lead characters (Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim) and a fabulous production
Don't see it if you can't stomach old style musicals (with great music) and sappy story lines.
See it if You want to see the early work of a very successful UK playwright; very good acting in a lower class work place environment
Don't see it if U are impatient to wait for Act II or are put off by a large portion of the dialog being incomprehensible because of mumbling/strong accents
See it if you loved "Forever Plaid" & value excellent four part male harmony over anything else; you have the patience to sit through a LOONG 1st act
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for bad writing and interminable set-up jokes for a weak story line
See it if you have never have seen "Fiddler" and/or want to see a Tony worthy job by Danny Burstein; in a minimalist setting with great cast dancing
Don't see it if you are expecting an original take or a revival that will overshadow the original
See it if you love to talk about issues; explore serious questions of the past & how they relate to today's problems; staging & acting help illuminate
Don't see it if just want a fun, light evening out and/or you can't stand "preachiness" and sometime overwrought acting
See it if you like creative plot points; you are willing to take a light look at some serious subjects; want a fun evening out.
Don't see it if can't handle obscenity; if you are looking for "pure" drama.