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See it if Interesting effort to combine "60s music with Shakespeare. Enthusiastic cast.
Don't see it if Unlike Fiasco and others, language and intent not made clear. Most 60 s ideas didn't have clear intent or purpose, thus didn't work.
See it if Someone who has never seen Henry V before might find this interesting. The direction was awkward and the characterizations were wooden.
Don't see it if If you deeply love Shakespeare's plays and enjoy seeing many different interpretations of his plays, you will be disappointed.
See it if You have an historical interest in outdated musicals and the occasional great song turn.
Don't see it if You want to care about characters and are curious about "50's mores
See it if You enjoy seeing classic plays presented with a fresh eye; energy here is high and Illuminates what (can) make men act male.
Don't see it if You need scenery or pagentry to enjoy a show; or if you can't make imaginative leaps in casting.
See it if You love clever, fast-moving entertainment , well-written and perfectly pitched performances.
Don't see it if You seek realistic representational theater- or don't have a sense of humor! Or don't like rock and roll...
See it if You love Cole Porter and New York City; you are intrigued by tracing the development of a forgotten piece of work.
Don't see it if Dated material annoys you.
See it if You like shows with multi-talented actor/musicians who seamlessly integrate imagination and reality. And make you care about them.
Don't see it if You prefer linear 3-act prose plays.
See it if You like the occasional sound of the Welsh language. Or a cappella chanting.
Don't see it if You want to care about the characters, emotional development, or just not be bored.
See it if You can ask: 'Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" --
Don't see it if You want to care about the characters. Dont go if you like music that tells a story and varies.
See it if This riveting show revives the spirit and Joe Morton's performance is one of the top 3 in my lifetime. Humor, wisdom, tenderness and valor.
Don't see it if You are bigoted.
See it if You want to vary your perspective.
Don't see it if If you are sensitive to light/sound/ and made uncomfortable by rapid changes.
See it if Thoughtful writing, using the essence of who Jo is true to the time in which it is set and also to our current understanding of gender roles
Don't see it if If you can't get past the full plot of the original book, which is truncated here. One or two performances are not as strong.
See it if The narrator was excellent , framing the otherwise fulsome staging with a light touch. You like reimagining classic tales.
Don't see it if Hmm. You prefer plays with multiple notes, non stagy direction and few monologues.
See it if You enjoy magnificent voices and don't mind using the weakest part of Shakespeare - the plot - as the center of the show.
Don't see it if You seek the nuance and insight of Shakespeare's actual plays or dont like twangy music.
See it if You would enjoy a light entertainment and country western twangy music and some clever dancing.
Don't see it if You are religious about your Shakespeare, or are sensitive to over-miked sound.
See it if Want to see a well-directed but flawed play made more intelligible by what was done with it. Enjoy some excellent performances.
Don't see it if You prefer your plays without cliches; writing is weak here.
See it if You enjoy Intimate setting; clever staging devices and historic but dated theater pieces.
Don't see it if You enjoy nuanced character development by author and/or performances.
See it if You appreciate a superb solo performance; riveting insights on Shakespeare; and gaining understanding of Military service. Very moving.
Don't see it if Trigger warning: veterans who have experienced events that give rise to PTS may find the first part of this performance challenging.
See it if you like ambitious, in-your-lap theater with multi-talented performers and creative staging
Don't see it if you dont appreciate folktale retelling that makes an emotional impact
See it if You like shows that require you to think and engage as they unfold; wish to view a pivot point in American history with a current lens
Don't see it if You want/need a classic narrative arc to engage emotionally.
See it if You like clever theater that keeps you thinking and performances that make you love the characters and care about them.
Don't see it if You hate Jane Austen and require realism in staging.
See it if You like Shakespeare, no matter what. 90 minute running time keeps the momentum up.
Don't see it if Despite clever staging it is out of scale: the acting is not nuanced enough for this production.