HeidiGibson

New York City
About:  Plays are important, everyone needs to get back to going to the theatre. That is where you will find yourself. Let's keep making good theatre, that keeps people coming back for more.
Reviews (62)
79
During previews
Hilarious, Great writing, Thrilling, Delightful, Excellent acting

See it if You are fans of Paul Dano and Ethan Hawke, enjoy Sam Shepherd, enjoy badass performances that are truly hilarious, fascinating characters

Don't see it if This is not a crazy different rendition of this play, very standard, not interested in Sam Shepherd’s western style of writing

83
During previews
Great acting, Layered, Profound, Excruciating, Great staging

See it if If reimagined classics are your thing, you must see this play, intense and brutal, race, gender, class dynamics, jam packed!

Don't see it if Sensitive to sexual situations, violent, brutal

Also Such a stunning and layered adaptation of this play. Wow. Just wow. Th... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Great design, Great staging, Intense, Eye opening, Great writing

See it if very dark and informative about some really tough times, really uncomfortable theatre in a GOOD way, very important messages in this one

Don't see it if this does take place during slavery so if that is triggering keep that in mind, not looking for something dark, sensitive to miscarriage

77
Great writing, Poetic, Fascinating, Refreshing

See it if To see a very interesting story that is very well written and not a story you have seen before on stage, Heather Raffo is wonderful

Don't see it if Not into an intellectual drama, if you’re looking for something explosive, it’s very slow slow burn drama that takes patience and grace

65
Quirky, Banal, Entertaining, Confusing direction, Roller skating!

See it if You want to see a fun little show with roller skating! Funky music and I enjoyed some of the quirky writing, funny actors!

Don't see it if Don’t expect to see enormous depth but it’s fun, actors give a very low stakes performance so it’s hard to get behind the characters

90
Funny, Deep, Feminist, Exquisite acting, directing, writing, Must see

See it if Perfect show honestly, it’s short and sweet, these ladies are badass! don’t want to miss their story, theatre that changes the game

Don't see it if Not looking for something that can get dark, girls being mean to each other (like the title), SEE IT

78
Great writing, Great acting, Meaningful, Historical, Relevant

See it if to see a really tight show with great actors and a deeply meaningful script, felt a little long to me sometimes but other times it flew by

Don't see it if you are not interested in the subject matter because you want to really be able to listen & be present to all the history, not a light piece

65
During previews
Confusing, Relevant, Slow, Didactic, Interesting writing

See it if To see a different story told in a very unique way, to see a couple good performances, to see some fascinating staging

Don't see it if You aren’t looking for something preachy or the message being spoon fed to you in the last 5 mins, not into the fourth wall breaking

80
During previews
Epic, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you want to know more about Irish culture and especially during an important point in their history, you love language and good writing

Don't see it if it is long so just know that going in, you are not interested in Irish history, not down for long monologues

80
During previews
Dizzying, Powerful, Timely

See it if you want to see some real hard hitting relevant content, powerhouse actress do great work, to see fresh voices, funny stuff!

Don't see it if you are into something more traditional and cookie cutter, not into politics, not about new ways of telling stories

78
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Funny

See it if Hope this comes back someday! Very enchanting show and trippy! The performers who played Marie was absolutely magnifying

Don't see it if Could have used maybe a little more script love but really wonderful overall!

91
During previews
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Important, Beautiful

See it if I don’t care who you are, see this please. All the elements of great theatre merge together to create a play full of power and beauty.

Don't see it if You get triggered by some really hard topics having to do with slavery, but it is done tastefully and truthfully, I promise.

Also Finally, a show at MTC that is relevant and moving. They have a histor... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Boring, Slow, Irrelevant, Dated

See it if I honestly can’t really think of anything. Maybe if you like extremely waspy theatre. Maybe if family dramas are your thing.

Don't see it if You are looking for anything of any real substance, you get bored by family dramas about switching school systems & a white man’s nostalgia

82
Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You enjoy Kenneth Lonergan’s humor & writing, to see convos about still very topical issues by interesting people, great acting all around

Don't see it if You don’t like Michael Cera’s humor (but he’s so funny I swear), expecting lots of plot twists (this play is about the people)

50
Banal, Pointless, Quirky, Cliched

See it if you have an hour of your life to kill, you enjoy Leslye Headland's interesting point of view in her work, acting is good but sterotypical

Don't see it if you like Leslye Headland's work (it will disappoint), you want to see something profound, you'd rather see more deep work about women

82
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You enjoy Adam Rapp,you like intimate plays with mystery, you like work that isn’t your typical mainstream show, you like one person shows

Don't see it if You don’t like writing with provocative subject matter, you’re uncomfortable with small intimate plays, you’re expecting something neat

Also Adam Rapp is so wonderful, he captures the worst in people which is so... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Absorbing, Thrilling, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Must see. Short & sweet. Flies by in the best way. See it if you like dynamic plays about very important race topics. Great production.

Don't see it if You're looking for something more fully fleshed out, it's only 80 minutes, but you won't be disappointed! Don't care about race relations.

55
During previews
Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent, Irrelevant, Funny

See it if You are interested in space, you wants some good laughs, you want to see a handful of talented actors make a mediocre script less mediocre

Don't see it if You are sensitive around the topic of miscarriage, you know a lot about space and are looking for accuracy in science

Also This play’s humor is probably the best thing about it. There is a char... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Great acting, Smart design

See it if you want to see an engaging, smart piece of theatre in a wonderfully designed intimate space, great storytelling overall, unique play

Don't see it if you are triggered by violence or sexual assault, there is no nudity or anything too shocking but there are themes that could be triggering

79
During previews
Great writing, Intense, Resonant, Profound, Exquisite

See it if you care about women's stories and struggles, you haven't read her books yet, you enjoy the Vagina Monologues, you want to learn

Don't see it if you are expecting a "performance", very sensitive around cancer related subject matter, you are triggered by subjects like rape and violence

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Good acting, Unnecessary, Great design

See it if you like all male casts for no reason?, if you like flare and absurdity, to see an interesting concept, cool stage design

Don't see it if you don't really care about seeing men giving birth, you aren't interested in dystopias, you'd rather see an all-female cast

74
Absorbing, Great staging, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if Joshua Boone is awesome, go see it for him! Very compelling, and this is about really topical material, refreshing and contemporary

Don't see it if You are expecting to be wowed, if you are expecting to get an answer to the question that this play poses, Alexandra Socha's underwelming

15
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating, Banal, Cliched

See it if You like Roy Rogers aka cheesy westerns that have zero substance

Don't see it if You don’t want to go insane, this is not worth seeing at all. I was tempted to walk out honestly.

75
During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing, Intense, Refreshing, Profound

See it if You like unconventional theatre, you enjoy really artful movement work, you want to see a show that is exciting and refreshingly dramatic

Don't see it if You like linear, straight-laced theatre, you are sensitive to some dark topics

69
Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow, Cliched

See it if you like off-beat Shakespeare, you enjoy physical comedy, you want to see famous moments of this play in a new & interesting way

Don't see it if you are expecting something groundbreaking, you like traditional Shakespeare, you can't sit for more than 2 hours

76
During previews
Absorbing, Great design, Great staging, Ambitious, Magical

See it if Wanted to love this more, there is lots of lovely theatre magic happening here, short and poignant, some beautiful feminist themes, images

Don't see it if Not into a play about spirituality, ensemble driven plays, it doesn’t seem quite finished, big ideas not always well executed in the writing

72
During previews
Funny, Good acting, Interesting, Disappointing

See it if To hear a sweet story about family, there are some touching moments, good actors overall, set in modern Kentucky which is really interesting

Don't see it if It’s not the most profound story I have ever seen, but it is enjoyable, don’t come looking to see innovation

81
Hilarious, Indulgent, Slapstick, Splendid, Great acting

See it if It is now closed but what a wonderful show, so freaking funny I was dying of laughter which is really important these days

Don't see it if It’s very 70s/80s New York, little bit of charactures, not completely true to life but so funny

88
Exquisite, Excruciating, Profound, Resonant, Feminist

See it if You want to see the female experience told horrifically and beautifully stage, relatable stories about girls and women, explosive theatre

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with nudity, sexual trauma, loud music, but all of this overall is very tastefully done so it’s worth it

77
Intense, Beautiful set, Powerful acting, Flowery writing, Weak plot

See it if to see a wonderful set and to see a meaningful story, great acting on both the actors parts, very relevant content to right now

Don't see it if some really intense topics in this show so be wary of that, gets dark really fast, the writing doesn't really help with the dark material

Also Loved Sugar in Our Wounds and this one was really good as well but not... Read more Read less

69
Fascinating, Confusing, Exciting, Funny, For chekhov lovers

See it if you love the text of R&J and Uncle Vanya because there are some really clever moments in this, you like experimental, absurdist theatre

Don't see it if you are looking for something traditional, IT'S LONNNNGGG, not into meshing two plays that don't really go together, not a fan of classics

80
During previews
Great writing, Relevant, Refreshing, Great acting, Rumbling

See it if You are interested in seeing a discourse between two smart women, very good writing, relevant writing that isn’t cliched

Don't see it if You aren’t willing to listen to talk of politics and the way history has been taught in this country, not into 2 handers w/ little plot

83
During previews
Fun, Ambitious, Great writing, Refreshing, Experiential

See it if You want to see 2 lovely plays about Idaho and the people in one go, SAM HUNTER is a wonderful writer, Clarkston is well worth the wait

Don't see it if Not down for 3.5 hours, looking for flashy theatre, not genuinely interested in the subject matter

Also You have to stay for Clarkston no matter what...what a beautiful play ... Read more Read less

86
Riveting, Unusual, Intense, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see a story that you rarely ever see get told, thoughtful and detailed directing, brave actors

Don't see it if you are judgmental about religion or Southerners, you are looking for something light hearted

Also Went into this play not knowing I would like it so much. What an unusu... Read more Read less

72
Fun, Good actors, Clever, Long, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy clever ways of doing Shakespeare, you want to see some food fights, some funny mechanicals!

Don't see it if you don't want to see yet another Midsummer..., you don't like longer cuts of Shakespeare shows

91
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Powerful, Earth shaking

See it if an excellent & relevant period piece with beautiful performances, direction, and a fantastic set, if you want to see sharp fresh directing

Don't see it if you aren't into historical dramas however this one is very pertinent to what we are still going through so it is worth your while

Also Lileana Blain-Cruz is a masterful director. Time and time again she pr... Read more Read less

78
Great acting, Great writing, Thrilling, Funny, Artful

See it if You like new thrilling plays with great actors to support it, small intimate theatre with lots of complexity & depth, 85 mins and flies by!

Don't see it if Not into marital dramas, looking for something bigger scale

60
Corny, Outdated, Good actors, Quirky

See it if You want to see a play about housing in the nyc area and if you want to see select few good actors make bad writing so much more bareable

Don't see it if You don’t have an hour and a half to kill, you find annoying actor/narrators obnoxious like me, can’t ignore weak writing

Also If I have to see a male white actor narrate a play the whole entire ti... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Cliched, Interesting design

See it if You have never seen a production and want to see a language heavy production of Lear, Edmund’s speeches, you enjoy Anthony Sher

Don't see it if You are looking to see a new or refreshing take, you want to see an edge -of-your-seat thrilling production, you get bored very quickly

77
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you like plays that are about current issues and are interested by the different perspectives no matter how it is executed

Don't see it if triggered by current events involving school violence, looking for fluffy, you are a gun owner (or maybe do see it)

78
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Moving, Dated, Great acting

See it if You want to learn more about the deaf community, you want to see a few terrific performances, you liked the film or haven’t seen it

Don't see it if You don’t have interest in Deaf culture, you don’t get a good price for the ticket, you aren’t into commercializing this subject matter

58
Problematic, Redundant, Interesting

See it if you want a very general liberal opinion about the world with very little complexity, you want to see a few good performances

Don't see it if you are looking for more depth in theatre

Also Matthew Boston is probably the only reason to see this show...and mayb... Read more Read less

79
Great acting, Exquisite, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if See it because Mark Rylance is quite captivating no matter what he does, if you love classical music then you will be enriched,history buffs

Don't see it if You are not about period plays, classical music makes you cringe, honestly I can't think of anything else because this show is so delightful

76
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you want a good laugh, you love stories by and about women, want to see some witty acting by some lovely women

Don't see it if you are looking for something more profound, are looking for something darker

80
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if you love great actors and great writing, you want to laugh, but also be surprised by the meaning it holds, if you like Stephen Adly Guirgis

Don't see it if you don't like violence, you are sensitive around subject matter involving developmental disabilities

85
Absorbing, Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if What an incredible piece of theatre this was! Too bad crap theatre on Broadway almost never amounts to work Off-Broadway like this

Don't see it if Everyone in this whole country should see this. Especially Trump.

Also Edi Gathegi deserves a Tony for this performance and unfortunately he ... Read more Read less

84
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a really positive and smart piece of theatre with great staging, design, and acting; this production is such a gem!

Don't see it if you are not interested in learning more about autism and you do not feel you want to see autism portrayed on stage

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if For exciting, edgy theatre with a very strong cast to back up the intensity, challenging and thought provoking theatre

Don't see it if You are sensitive to nudity, gunshots, and high intensity situations, this show is not for the faint hearted, this is anything but feel-good

70
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Cliched, Funny

See it if you want to see good actors, you have the money or an in, you like plays about sports, you want some good laughs

Don't see it if you can't stand a bit of cheesy writing, you don't like sports plays, you don't like direct address plays

Also Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this play thoroughly, but the direct add... Read more Read less

72
Great writing, Disappointing, Resonant, Delightful

See it if you enjoy Southern dramas, you enjoy deep richly written characters, you love new work

Don't see it if you don't like darker material, you like fast paced storytelling