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See it if you want to see monologues written for and about women, done in an inventive ensemble way with really good actresses
Don't see it if you know the original performances by Rame and cannot get over exaggerated, over-the-top acting (Franca Rame wouldn't have)
See it if you appreciate intelligent rewrites of classics and powerful acting. Amazing job, truly
Don't see it if you think that classics should not be touched
See it if you like new, intelligently written comedies that also comment on the socio-political reality of being women in the Western World
Don't see it if you are easily upset by words.
See it if you like the play and you want to see an intelligent, albeit classical, staging of it
Don't see it if you can't sit 3 and a half hours in a theatre and have trouble understanding English accents/Shakespeare's language
See it if you are curious about how to stage a tragicomedy today and forget the tragic bits. With the exception of King Leontes, the acting is good
Don't see it if you get annoyed by excessive attempts at extracting a laugh when the play would be funny by itself. The bear is over the top.
See it if you like one-man plays, well acted and entertaining. Billy Crudup is quite fabulous
Don't see it if if you are easily distracted by all the echoes of films (there is quite a bit of The Talented Mr Ripley and of Pasolini's Teorema in this)
See it if you are ok with an insipid storyline that could have been really interesting or if you love Tony Shaloub
Don't see it if you believed that this could be an intelligent musical. There is little (although lovely) music played by fab musicians
See it if you like McDonagh's writing, perfectly written plays, good acting, twists and turns, and fabulous staging
Don't see it if you hate intelligent plays
See it if you want to see great staging and un-mic-d actors actually project their voices (=real actors) and if you enjoy baroque music
Don't see it if you want plays to mean something
See it if you like to see an actor give a tour-de-force performance in an original edition of a well-known play
Don't see it if you have trouble concentrating on words
See it if you have always liked the play. DH Wang's writing is still relevant today. Poetic.
Don't see it if you don't like plays where you need to listen to an actor telling you the story or hate oversimplifications of historical facts
See it if you appreciate effortless physical acting and flawless professionalism. Houben and Magni are magnificent.
Don't see it if you have no interest in acting techniques, movement, commedia dell'arte, the relationship of bodies in space.
See it if you like Suzan Lori-Parks, quirky writing, unforgiving/unforgivable characters. The show is worth seeing!
Don't see it if you like Brecht and think that derivative plays are a waste of time. This is Mother Courage with a twist
See it if you like intelligent plays that are still relevant today and you're curious about how this classic piece would work with an all-woman cast
Don't see it if you have in mind the great acting from the 1957 Lumet film or another production
See it if you like Lillian Hellman's plays and do not mind period dramas (yup, in costume!)
Don't see it if you hate traditional, bourgeois stagings of plays and period-appropriate language
See it if you like the playwright
Don't see it if you expect it to be still relevant, don't understand that it's a period piece and that racial and gender issues have changed in 30 years
See it if you like Kevin Kline, who has amazing comedic timing and is actually worth seeing. Cobie Smulders is a surprise.
Don't see it if you think that comedies should have a good pace, you don't like bourgeois well-made plays or 1940s comedies.
See it if you like Genet. This is an intelligent production, very well acted
Don't see it if you don't know French, you hate supertitles, and you don't understand Genet
See it if you want to see amazing actresses in men's roles. Glenda Jackson and Jayne Houdyshell are impressive. Goneril and Kent perf are fabulous too
Don't see it if you dislike uneven productions with odd or dissonant casting choices (so much unnecessary screaming...)
See it if you don't mind overly long plays where O'Neill meets Of Mice and Men, The Wild Duck, and McDonagh (but with no irony)
Don't see it if you would like a more profound political play
See it if you love Tim and Tyne Daly: they are fabulous! Truly great actors. John Procaccino does a goood job too in an un-nuanced part
Don't see it if you are bored by plays that would like to be Pinter-esque (or Shepard-esque) but miss the mark by a mile
See it if you enjoy seriously great acting that appears totally natural, gets you interested in the dialogue, and makes time fly. Amazing.
Don't see it if you can't concentrate on anything that is longer than a twitter text...
See it if you like O'Neill and want to see yet another production of this play. It's still great writing. Really good acting --overacting at times
Don't see it if you understand theatre and believe that it is incongruous to have a black protagonist that everyone looks up to in 1912 blue-collar America
See it if you are a fan of the play and you want to see how it holds up almost 30 years later
Don't see it if you think that 7:30 hours in the theatre will kill you. Perestroika is too long and over-indulgent
See it if you like seeing Shakespeare plays with overall good actors
Don't see it if you expect to see something different from a safe production
See it if you like Russian literature and solo shows with good (over)acting
Don't see it if you know how a solo act can become outstanding with good directing. This falls short
See it if You are interested in seeing a beautifully acted 2500-yr-old play still speak to us today. This production is a treasure
Don't see it if You don't like to think
See it if you are so blinded by film stars that you think a good film actress can sustain a useless revival of a boring play
Don't see it if you actually care for good writing, acting, costumes, consistent accents, etc. Set and lights are the only good thing of the production
See it if you like rewrites of classics
Don't see it if you actually understood what Ibsen was doing with his Hedda Gabler. She is not a petulant bully... her idealism and pride are lost here
See it if you like to think when you go to the theatre and want to see a play staged in a fabulous place
Don't see it if you need linear storytelling, vapid musicals, traditional bourgeois staging
See it if you like Ibsen and want to see a good play, for the most part very well acted. The words are very resonant and relevant to today's politics.
Don't see it if you find it off putting to see adaptations that feel the need to explain self-explanatory things.
See it if you like intelligently written and directed plays that express a younger voice's point of view on clichés.
Don't see it if you don't understand irony.
See it if you like Mamet and you'd like to see something new with his inimitable style. Good play!
Don't see it if you hate to think and Rebecca Pigeon's acting style grates on your nerves
See it if you like Thorton Wilder, no matter how his plays are directed
Don't see it if you remember Robert Woodruff's production and believe that this could be much grittier, relevant, biting.