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See it if you are interested in gritty plays about NYC’s disenfranchised.
Don't see it if you aren’t interested in slow burn character studies. Unlike Guirgis’ prior works, this one’s more sprawling on many fronts & has less heat.
See it if you’re interested in a story about immigrants struggling to retain their cultural identity in the Midwest.
Don't see it if you’re hoping for a formally challenging work or convincing characters or character development in the vein of Men on Boats.
See it if you want to see a very relevant and of-the-moment piece of theatre that’s filled with passion and fury.
Don't see it if you’re not interested in politics, are tired of politics, or just need a break from politics. But this piece is worth it.
See it if plays predominately about upper-class white Americans shooting the shit in a television writers room speak to you.
Don't see it if you're expecting a well-wrought piece of writing. The solid acting and directing cover up an under-baked script.
See it if you want a light, unchallenging evening at the theater and enjoy romcoms.
Don't see it if you are expecting something deep or have an aversion to LGBTQ themes.
Also The performances outshine the writing.
See it if you want to experience a new take on a family reunion story and are also interested in seeing a new spin on a war narrative.
Don't see it if you only like linear plots and/or have trouble following multiple storylines at once (there are 3 storylines in this instance).
See it if you 1.) want to support new plays and 2.) are interested in seeing an new story told through a recognizable narrative.
Don't see it if you don't love well-made plays and linear storytelling.
See it if you're a tourist and want to see a decent revival of a work by music theater legends Kander, Ebb, and Fosse.
Don't see it if 1.) you're looking to avoid tourists, 2.) you're looking for elaborate sets, or 3.) are feeling a little adventurous.
See it if you want to support emerging writers and are interested in a story focused on the lives of young women.
Don't see it if you need big events to drive a story. This is, ultimately, a character study.
See it if 1.) you aren't tired of seeing a compelling family drama on stage and 2.) want to support good new writing on Broadway.
Don't see it if 1.) you've had your fill of family dramas, 2.) need non-stop laughs to keep you awake, 3.) don't care for stories that are slow burns.
See it if 1.) you prefer style over substance and 2.) you love the comic book aesthetic.
Don't see it if 1.) you have a hard time engaging with non-linear storytelling and 2.) want a balance of substance and style.
See it if you appreciate new writing and are a fan of Playwrights Horizons and Adam Bock's other work.
Don't see it if you need a moment-to-moment action packed night at the theater.
See it if you like smart, new, thought-provoking writing and want to help advance artists with disabilities.
Don't see it if you're looking for a light comedy.
See it if you want to see an intriguing debut play/theatre experience that puts style and ideas on the frontburner.
Don't see it if formal gymnastics rather in place of character development frustrate you.
See it if You want to see a really well acted play about straight white male privileged. Super relevant in 2018.
Don't see it if You saw the prior Off Bway run—the production was stronger in that iteration.
See it if You want to see 2 interrelated plays about legacy & the American experiment performed in a very intimate setting. Great acting & design too.
Don't see it if It’s a full evening (3ish hours), but it’s worth it.
See it if you are a fan of Shepard, dig the mythology of the American West, and want to experience an intense revival of a contemporary classic.
Don't see it if you think Shepard's work is a misogynistic and/or are seeking an evening of non-stop laughs.
See it if you're 1.) an avid fan of Kander and Ebb, 2.) want to see Chita on Broadway, and/or 3.) have a deep appreciation for dark musicals.
Don't see it if you have an aversion for dark musicals (e.g. Assassins, Sweeney Todd, etc). This one's definitely on the darker end of that spectrum.
See it if you're a fan of immersive theater, dance, adaptations, and Shakespeare/Macbeth.
Don't see it if you aren't curious and can't keep your mouth shut and a mask on for a few hours. Not sure if they can accommodate non-able bodied patrons.
See it if you're interested in seeing a layered portrait of 20-somethings being radicalized.
Don't see it if you want nonstop laughs. It's an intense, thought-provoking and very moving drama.
Also The ensemble is absolutely fantastic.