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See it if You enjoy: Will Eno's past work; quirky, deadpan humor; the original play, Peer Gynt; you are ok with strange, meandering plot.
Don't see it if You're an Ibsen purist, or if you hate the original play. If you need straightforward plot. If you prefer realism.
See it if You want to see two strong actors portray a friendship between 2 historic women. If you love OITNB. Kate Mulgrew really carries the show!
Don't see it if You like plays that have fleshed out arcs, and compelling structures. It's very repetitive and one-note.
See it if You are a fan of the book, & want to see it come to life onstage. If you like underdog stories, if you like a mix of serious themes & comedy
Don't see it if You don’t want to read supertitles, if you hate the book
See it if You like Shakespeare, and you like immersive experiences, if you don't mind eating during the show. Worth seeing even if tired of the play!
Don't see it if You like productions that are more proscenium-based. If you hate Shakespeare.
See it if You like to see Shakespeare's plays re-contextualized, not just by changing the setting, but by adding an cool and unexpected framing device
Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare very traditional.
See it if You want topical issues explored in a non-naturalistic style. If you like surrealist exaggerations used to illustrate real-world points.
Don't see it if You're tired of plays about sexism in the workplace. If you like plays to be written in a straightforward, naturalistic style.
See it if You've been looking for more Jacobean Revenge Tragedy in your life, and if you want it to be played fairly straight with some fun bits.
Don't see it if You want a production that commits to its tone. Does it want to be serious or funny?
See it if You like re-imaginings of classic plays that really take liberties to explore new territory. If you prefer short shows.
Don't see it if If you want to see Miss Julie, the Strindberg play. This is Mies Julie, a Yael Farber play based on a Strindberg play.
See it if You are a big Raúl Esparza fan; if you love Brecht no matter what; if you like allegories
Don't see it if If you like allegories w/ subtlety; if you hate John Doyle's work; if you don't want to see Nazi symbols & gestures performed repeatedly
See it if You love to see Chekhov challenged and deepened by Shakespeare. If you love Bedlam’s work.
Don't see it if You hate both Chekhov and Shakespeare, or if you like them simple and straightforward (and separate). If you want slmething big and splashy
See it if You like Shakespeare; you want to support an all-Asian cast; you want to experience this rarely-done trilogy in a comparatively compact way
Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare; if you can't devote 2 evenings or a whole day to it. You're expecting a production with Asian-American themes.
See it if You want to see a very intelligent, detail-oriented direction, with an interesting take on some key scenes, and keen eye for clever comedy.
Don't see it if You want a comedy that's fast-paced and uproariously funny. This is funny in a kind of smart, subtle way.
See it if You like old-fashioned mistaken-identity farces, written entirely in rhyming couplets
Don't see it if You don’t like heavy reliance on wordplay & anachronisms. If you prefer something w/ substance. If you don’t want to work to follow the plot
See it if you've never seen Zoo story onstage. It's a classic, & rarely done professionally. If you want a good mix of weird, funny, and experimental
Don't see it if You want something fast-paced, with lots of movement. If you want easy theatre that doesn't require close attention.
See it if You like plays that are complex, but rich and rewarding; plays that span a long period of time but do so in a creative and engaging way.
Don't see it if You want something simple, and fluffy, that doesn't require you to engage and think.
See it if You want to see this modern classic performed with a great cast.
Don't see it if You're expecting it to match with the original. Urie does a very good job, but he's not Harvey.
See it if You want to see a top-notch cast with impeccable comic timing in a tight, well-staged farce.
Don't see it if If you don't like farce. If you want a consistency in humor. Some jokes are very clever & intelligent, while others are lazy & lowbrow.
See it if You want a fairly straightforward play exploring the lives of a Nigerian immigrant family in a very intimate, human way.
Don't see it if You're looking for grandstanding political statements, or high-energy, dynamic staging. If you're not planning to see Her Portmanteau.
See it if You like Yiddish theatre, want to see an entertaining slice of theatre history, or just want a sweet, funny story. Excellent singers, too!
Don't see it if You don't like Yiddish theatre, or if you don't want to read supertitles.
See it if You want to see 4 perfectly-cast women go head to head in a well-written comedy.
Don't see it if You're looking for anything serious or lasting. Also, avoid sitting in the very back of the theatre. It felt miles away.
See it if You like Jacob-Jenkins' work. If you want ambitious theatre that deals with important issues in creative ways.
Don't see it if You want simple, straightforward theatre. The scenes are good but the monologues take up too much time, and feel tedious.
See it if You love the the style of music. If you like creatively staged theatre that gives a new spin on old stories.
Don't see it if you don't like sung-through shows. The plot is pretty simple, but there are moments when it isn't clear what exactly is happening
See it if You like O'Neill and want to see his earlier work (particularly to see his comedic style). If you want an intimate evening of theatre.
Don't see it if You don't care about O'Neill. If you're looking for great performances. The actors aren't bad, but nothing to write home about
See it if You like theatre that's experimental in content & form. If you want to see a particular actor.
Don't see it if If you want a plot-based play, rather than a vehicle for philosophical ideas and theatrical experimentation.
See it if You like old school-style shows, if you want to see a great performance from Beth Malone
Don't see it if You want to see the original version of the show, if you want a cohesive plot arc, if you don’t like shows that are preachy
See it if You've liked Bedlam's work in the past, if you want to see a smart, engaging production of a classic. If you usually find this play slow...
Don't see it if You are a Miller purist; if you hate Bedlam's past work
See it if If you have seen McDonald's stand-up/solo performance style, and enjoy it. If you are die-hard fan of Kids in the Hall.
Don't see it if You like finely crafted shows. If you want to see a comedian in their hay-day.
See it if You like to see old stories re-imagined and re-purposed to shed light on contemporary Black experiences.
Don't see it if You like theatre that's very straightforward. If you don't like things that are pretty movement-driven.
See it if You like shows that are fun and lighthearted on the surface, but have some societal insight underneath. If you like Pod from Game of Thrones
Don't see it if You hate audience interaction and participation. If you only like big, high-budget theatre. If you hate seeing adults play adolescents.
See it if You like to see classic texts adapted to highlight hot-button contemporary issues.
Don't see it if You want a faithful adaptation of the source material. If you like subtlety in your modern parallels. You plan to stay for both acts.
See it if You want a play that uses quirky comedy and meta-theatrical devices to examine the dissatisfaction with life that we all face.
Don't see it if You hate Chekhov. It's an adaptation, but it still basically has the feel and structure of a Chekhov play -but with more 4th-wall breaking
See it if You like the play in any form, no matter who does it. If you only care about fun costume design.
Don't see it if You want something up to professional standards. This truly felt like a middle-school production in the way it was acted and directed.
See it if You like challenging, bold explorations of Black identity. If you like theatre that makes you feel uncomfortable In a good way.
Don't see it if You want simple, straightforward theatre that you don’t have to unpack afterward. If you are offended by aggressive sexuality onstage.
See it if You want a sweet story with humor, and surprising emotional depth. If you like simple human stories.
Don't see it if You want something edgy, or epic. If you don’t like quirky humor, or stories about relationships and friendships.
See it if You like quirky, smart humor; female-centric stories; stories about Lesbian relationships
Don't see it if If you're squeamish about discussions around the female anatomy
See it if You love Fiddler and want to see it done with an even deeper connection to the roots of its people. It's a treat to see it done in Yiddish!
Don't see it if You've never seen the show before. If you want a large-scale, big-budget production.
See it if You love Susan Stroman, John Kander or any of the amazing performers. If you like dance, or are curious to see a show that uses it well.
Don't see it if You absolutely HATE dance. If you don't like love stories that aren't necessarily the most happy
See it if You want to show support for Southeast Asian artists. If you like dramas that mix family and political themes.
Don't see it if You want an easily-digestible, tightly-written play that knows what it wants to be.
See it if You're desperate to see any of the individual actors; if you're a Terrence McNally completist.
Don't see it if You are on the fence about McNally's work or John Doyle's work. If you like ambitious and exciting work.
See it if You want to see a concert of indie-folk songs, interspersed with a narrative account of the Abigail and Shaun Bengson's relationship.
Don't see it if You want to see a "musical" by the usual sense of the word. If you don't like stories told mostly through narration (as opposed to dialogue)
See it if You like straightforward, ordinary plays with emotional subject matter.
Don't see it if You want something innovative, exciting, or compellingly written. If you have a child with severe health problems you may find it triggering
See it if You've seen Sojourners, and want to see the story come full circle. If you like family mother/daughter family drama.
Don't see it if You only want boundary-pushing theatre with exciting staging and highly stylized writing. This is more simple and straightforward.
See it if You want to see the best production of Troilus and Cressida you'll ever see. If you want to see Shakespeare modernization at its best.
Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare? If the guns and violence will be triggering for you.
See it if you want to see a unique piece of theatre that perfectly captures the pain of these young runaways. Extremely powerful and emotional.
Don't see it if You don't like experimental musical theatre. If you need a clear plot-line. If you're triggered by graphic descriptions of abuse.
See it if You love immersive theatre, & you've already done Sleep No More. It's a really interesting and different experience, w/ some really beauty.
Don't see it if You hate immersive theatre. Also, at 2h and $110/ticket, GP isn't as much "bang for your buck" as Sleep No More. But it's still cool!
See it if you like theatre that's intellectual yet also very emotional. If you like Payne's work. The more focus you put in, the more you'll enjoy it.
Don't see it if you don't want a show that requires you to work to stay with it. If you want something simple & easy to understand.
See it if You enjoy acrobatics and spectacle, and just want an entertaining evening. Don't judge it by the standards of an actual musical
Don't see it if You are put off by the banal story-line and dialogue. If you don't like acrobatics.
See it if You want a charming coming of age love story with entertaining characters and a hint of serious issues
Don't see it if You value strongly written dialogue, if you don't like exaggerated character archetypes, if you want something groundbreaking and ambitious
See it if You are interested in Oscar Wilde and his story, if you are curious about this new incarnation of the play, if you like Rupert Everett
Don't see it if If you don't like plays that are wordy. If you're put off by nudity. The second act is also significantly slower than the first.