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See it if If, like many who attended, you are acquainted with the cast or writer.
Don't see it if You find characters of apparently zero intelligence an embarrassment to women everywhere.
See it if You are interested in Heidigger's cowardice under totaltarianism. You'll be inspired by Cassirer's clear sightedness.
Don't see it if You expect some of Arendt's brilliant insights, this is about their affair, with predictable, if entertaining scenes.
See it if You like thoughtful period pieces. This one's about labor in the '30s, strike-breaking and naiveté. Family drama, maliciously amusing.
Don't see it if serious topics don't appeal to you. You dislike period pieces, have no interest in Hellman.
See it if You are interested in the diificult decision to abort.
Don't see it if you are indifferent to the pain and anguish of this decision.
Also Ends a bit abruptly, but covers its material well.
See it if Vivid drama about the attitudes, hopes and expectations of the hungry for suceess contrasted with the have nots. Great sets add depth.
Don't see it if You are indifferent to questions of Individual and parental aspirations, prestige.
See it if You want terrific one liners, hilariously entertaining and you can respect honest emotion, the naked longing for love. A treat.
Don't see it if You think everything that happened 35 years ago is dated.
See it if You'll enjoy a frivolous, but lightweight show. If you want to see Uma looking beautiful. Blair Brown is very fine. And the set is fabulous.
Don't see it if If you expect depth, or a serious political play.
Also Set in a lovely townhouse with moldings your heart will yearn for.
See it if A mild evening is on your list, full of wit and charm, though marred by its Christian pretenses.
Don't see it if An abrasive version of Joy will disappoint you. You'll be shocked by the sudden collapse of acting skills in its final moment.
See it if You appreciate fine acting.
Don't see it if His final descent into madness will be too discomfitting. If seats that don't quite stay in place if you move will be too uncomfortable.
See it if A pleasant, upbeat, necessarily brief overview of history, encompassing hope and hard times. Sometimes hilarious too.
Don't see it if Existential gloom is your preference. You hate musicals.
Also This is the America of hope and unity.
See it if You are interested in family dynamics, sometimes sad, often amusing, if mildly so. You appreciate fine acting. You want a pleasant night.
Don't see it if A predictable plot is anathema to you. You loathe Archie Bunker, prefer musicals.
See it if You have the patience for a very dull first act followed by a stronger, but only mildly amusing second. Chairs are comfy, a mercy.
Don't see it if You're seeking a lot of laughter, are easily bored or impatient.
See it if you'll delight in men who take great, patriotic and intensely joyous pride in making steel. Set during the blitz of Sheffield.
Don't see it if You can't relate to the somewhat trite problems of working class men concerned with measuring up to standards of bravery and masculinity.
See it if You like serious topics. This one is about politics, race, fear ahd violence.
Don't see it if You want theater to move you. Only a few minutes in the second act have any emotional power, thanks to Lynette R. Freeman.
See it if you want a portrait of a man of ambition and no scruples, managing his reputation.
Don't see it if Hearing him deny ever seeing the deaths of 20,000 of the people forced into slave labor for his project will disgust you.
See it if You're interested in the tragedies, cruelties and irrationality of war, as they impact a 16 year old.
Don't see it if If the very predictable feelings of a 16 year old boy will bore you.
See it if You'll enjoy a thoughtful period piece. Not an upper class drawing room comedy, but set in a Lancashire mill town during Wakes week.
Don't see it if If northern English accents irritate you, if attitudes of the past bore you.
See it if You think we need environmental lessons. If flashes of humor suffice.
Don't see it if Doomed characters nattering on, often inaudibly, are not the people you want to spend an evening with. Charmless.
See it if You want to see the work of a playwright with talent for complex, shifting points of view. An interesting if imperfect evening.
Don't see it if You think you might collapse under the weight of too many themes.
See it if You want powerful drama. Based however, on misrepresentation of the law as irrational and unjust, as is sadly standard in film and tv.
Don't see it if You are disturbed by law manipulated to appear unfair, if you understand doing so undermines the rule of law. Very dangerous.
See it if You appreciate Ahktar's excellent ear for what people really say, if his work interests you. Fine cast.
Don't see it if You are looking for heroes or much character development. If you frown on the very human desire for wealth. If you want Arthur Miller.
See it if You want to be fascinated by a hypnotic, wise and glamorous woman, hurtling towards tragedy.
Don't see it if You have no interest in Karen Blixen. The fact that Act I coud benefit from an additional intermission would make you restive.
See it if You want a wonderful theatrical experience. Entertaining as well as moving, each play is a gem. Best of the Mint.
Don't see it if You prefer musicals. But see it even if you are indifferent to one act plays, these are excellent.
See it if You don't object to a no exit scenario with doomed characters. Or to long waits for information.
Don't see it if You object to the deliberate turning off of air conditioning - this theater gets hot. The actors drip with sweat.
See it if A tale of obssession and poor choices interests you. Act II will reward your patience.
Don't see it if You can't bear the pain of watching the protagonist self destruct in Act One.
See it if An evening of mostly absorbing drama about PTSD interests you. There's little boredom here.
Don't see it if If you are put off by an aggressive protagonist and a cliched ending.
See it if You have no objections to farce, have superlative hearing and a lot of patience.
Don't see it if You dislike farce, you don't want to be bored for half of this lengthy, moderately interesting and occasionally amusing production.
See it if You want to be moved as well as amused. You appreciate fine acting, a coherent story line.
Don't see it if You dislike intense plays, you want a light hearted musical.
Also Not a moment's boredom. Great set, too. Riveting.
See it if You want to be reduced to helpless laughter. If you love classic plays, appreciate an authentic set and love Nathan Lane,
Don't see it if You can't bear a slowish first act and you think three hours is too long. If you think the past isn't "relevant".