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See it if you like seeing interconnected plays; you really want bang for you buck (2 full plays for the cost of one); great acting
Don't see it if you don't enjoy a long evening of theater; you're not interested in themes of war and trauma
See it if mushrooms! magical forest! a very different kind of asian story! succeeded in bringing familiar character dynamics into the surreal
Don't see it if you're uninterested in monologues about mushrooms and art
See it if super fun, amazing costumes, hilarious lines, magical realism, and bumping music. i loved this!
Don't see it if ending could be controversial for some but it worked for me.
See it if you are interested in learning about the true heroes behind scientific advancements; beautiful production
Don't see it if you're not interested in a history lesson
See it if an incredibly intimate, warm, funny, fabulous show that moved me beyond expectations. see if it you glitter and costume changes
Don't see it if you're not interested in revolution and the magic of theater.
See it if brief moments of beautiful theatricality; really interesting ideas
Don't see it if honestly I think this would have been better left alone as a play, music did not do much to serve the show
See it if love beautiful staging, costumes, an amazing set, choreography, an intensely talented cast, discussions about colorism and class. SEE THIS.
Don't see it if literally everyone should see this
See it if you appreciate silence and a slow moving plot; you like a short show
Don't see it if you hate it when characters announce the thesis of the show in dialogue
Also sheila running out of the fridge was a peak theater moment
See it if you're intrigued by the character of Mary and want to see her take some of the spotlight
Don't see it if you have low tolerance for slapstick solely for the sake of slapstick
See it if you enjoy folksy music with lovely harmonies; theatrical concerts; semi self indulgent love stories
Don't see it if you need more of a narative, compex stories
See it if you love a modern pop theater scores; you enjoy a simple coming of age story; you like indie films
Don't see it if you expect elaborate staging or a complex plot.
Also Beautiful singing and acting, heavy handed plot
See it if you want to see an interdisciplinary piece of art; enjoy intimate, human stories; indulge in nostalgia
Don't see it if don't have patience for occasional meandering
See it if you are a fan of Dave Malloy's other work, especially its playful elements. You want to enjoy a nearly spiritual moment in the theater.
Don't see it if you only enjoy traditional musical theater. This is non linear and a bit confusing. Also, if you're afraid of teh dark.
See it if you want to laugh / smile, dance to catchy music, and get absorbed into a weird but fascinating world
Don't see it if you can't appreciate a bit of cheesy pop, or if you don't want a production that touches on real and serious issues
See it if you want to support diverse casts, you love upbeat music, you want to see beautiful staging
Don't see it if you only enjoy traditional music theater
See it if you're interested in seeing EDM infused musical theater, you enjoy queer coming of age stories, you enjoy satire
Don't see it if you want to see a fully realized production, you are easily offended
See it if absolutely fascinating story, amazing cast, amazing seeing an all filipino cast and creative team!
Don't see it if you're not interested in historical narratives that link to today's issues
See it if very interesting set, if you're interested in seeing a legend on stage or a deep examination of motherhood. short at 85 min
Don't see it if you don't like being beat over the head, with a message or you're not into completely character driven narratives. short but dragged a bit
See it if you're interested in seeing how a story about cancer can be infused with great humor; seeing multiracial stories on stage; tight 90 minutes!
Don't see it if no reason i can think of
See it if you're interested in seeing queer stories on stage; you enjoy gently satirical takes of the suburbs; you like imaginative music in plays
Don't see it if you're not interested in the inner lives of women, our relationship to the planet
See it if you're even vaguely interested in environmental issues; you want to see truly great acting; you love bird puns
Don't see it if you're not interested in a show centered around character relationships
See it if you love beautiful, story driven music. great acting, gorgeous singing, and a heartwarming story about human connection
Don't see it if you dislike simple, character driven shows. the set is nonexistent and it really relies on the strength of its actors.
See it if you want to learn about women who's role in history has been diminished; you want to see well developed characters on an intimate stage
Don't see it if you can't bear watching a play with captions
See it if you want to see a piece of theater history come to life stronger than ever. amazing story, powerful acting
Don't see it if you can't fathom the idea of watching a 7.5 hour play- though believe me, the time flies by
See it if you're interested in hearing about racial dynamics, interracial couplings, enjoy dance (which was less infused in the piece than expected)
Don't see it if you like natural sounding dialogue, if you want an exciting plot
See it if you enjoyed The Big Short; you like seeing a large full cast; you're interested in learning more about capitalism and finance
Don't see it if the main issue with this play is that the characters seemed to be crafted to fit the story rather than the other way around
See it if you want to see a sharp and biting critique on imperialism, fetish, and delusion
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged; you love beautiful and cohesive sets
See it if you love watching women of color on stage; want to see issues like colorism and globalization discussed hilarious ways; love bitchy teens
Don't see it if just see it
See it if you like sara bareilles; this is perfect execution of what it set out to be.
Don't see it if you only like edgy/revolutionary theater. the show is predictable and occasionally cheesy, but it does it well.
See it if you like being kept on your toes; you want to see a unique and intense contemplation of the asian experience in america
Don't see it if you can't handle triggering violence
See it if everybody should see this, especially if you love interactive art and building a sense of community
Don't see it if you voted for trump. or maybe that's extra reason you should
See it if you need a feel good musical in your life, you want to see some great singing / acting on stage, you enjoy a happy + wholesome ending
Don't see it if you hate optimism/a hint of cheese, you want a really original score
See it if you like interactive theater, love all aspects of theater, esp backstage action
Don't see it if you need a linear plot, dislike ambiguous/unclear scenes