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See it if you enjoy plays that explore emotions and families, if you like a plot that is not clear & simple but that leads to thought and reflection
Don't see it if you want a linear play where everything is clear and you don't have to think
See it if You enjoy plays that jump back and forth in time and location, you want to see good acting, but overly ambitious staging and script
Don't see it if you want to see a nuanced exploration of race issues - this is very heavy handed and obvious. Very repetitive, the second half adds nothing
See it if you like drama about family and family disfunction. And the child actors are all excellent
Don't see it if you can't relate to family dynamics
Also This play is touching if you can relate to the family dynamics
See it if You enjoy seeing Shakespeare done in modern context (as he intended) and you enjoy seeing very well done Shakespeare great acting & staging
Don't see it if You want a very traditional production, although this one is very true to the original text
See it if You enjoy creative storytelling and creative staging and want to be greatly entertained
Don't see it if you want something very deep - the script only goes so far
See it if ...you like somewhat absurdist plays and like to work at the theater - great acting and unusual representation of relationships
Don't see it if ... you like straightforward and easy plots and simplistic entertainment
See it if You appreciate a somewhat existential intense and moving play. Brilliant writing from Athol Fugard, a great performance from Zainab Jah
Don't see it if You want non-stop action and laughs.
See it if You don't need everything clear and explained but enjoy being entertained by good acting and staging, and funny quirks
Don't see it if You want something neat and easy and tied up with a bow
See it if You like great acting and can forgive the ambitious playwright some indulgences to draw laughs and not insult the original book.
Don't see it if You want an easy play - this one will make you reflect on our current social situation.
See it if You like being made to think about things you don't consider in your daily life. An excellent Stoppard, so glad he is still writing plays!
Don't see it if You like linear plot development and everything tied up in a neat bow.
See it if You like good acting and intertwining stories, stories told through songs and quick vignettes, although not at all a traditional musical
Don't see it if . . . you want a plot. This is the story of a town, but told in many individual stories
See it if You want a fun evening outdoors watching a charming production with enthusiastic actors and nice choreography, And it's free!
Don't see it if You are expecting perfection - this is like off Broadway plus it's out of doors and free
See it if You Koke good acting, you like a play that stays with you and reveals more and more as you think about it
Don't see it if You want everything to fall in place neatly
See it if You enjoy plays centered on intense interactions between the characters, with surprises and unexpected turns of events
Don't see it if you want simple character development and easy to map relationships
See it if An interesting view of what (possibly) was going through Hillary's mind during the campaign. Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow are terrific
Don't see it if You want a true-to-life portrayal
See it if you enjoy lots of ideas packed into short acts, and enjoy laughing and thinking and feeling all in a short time
Don't see it if you want serious character development or elaborate plots
See it if You enjoy intellectual plays and being challenged to sort out >2 characters played by the same - great - actors
Don't see it if You want pure entertainment, you need to think to appreciate this play
See it if if you like classic plays in modern dress, if you like sometimes confusing and far-fetched plot twists
Don't see it if If like classic plays classically staged, you don't like violence
See it if You like excellent actors who internalize the characters. You want the playwright's views of gender politics
Don't see it if You want something fun and easy. The script is a bit too contrived, flips flops too easily between banter and intense confession
See it if Enjoying an interactive performance with Touching moments and very fun. It might seem superficial but it’s quite deep when you reflect on it
Don't see it if You want a traditional script and atraight linear story. This is more a performance than a play, and fun.
See it if You like being immersed in the action, you have empathy for characters, you are patient - the first half is too slow and preachy
Don't see it if You don't like intense, non-linear theater - sometimes you dont even know where to look but it is exciting and intense
See it if ... you are very forgiving and like all Shakespeare. It's entertaining and Shakespeare in the Park is always a treat, but ...
Don't see it if Not one of the Public's best - too many ideas and styles jammed into one production
See it if Also known as Shakespeare-on-the-run, you move locations as the scenes change. Professional actors, acting outdoors for great fun!!
Don't see it if You want to just sit and be lulled or cannot easily walk around in a park.