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See it if Emotional impact. Writing, insight. Part 1 grabs and holds you all 3 hrs to powerful finish. See Part 1 even if no time to see 2.
Don't see it if Don’t see Part 2 if you haven’t seen 1. Part 2 would rate 20+ points lower alone. It finishes the story but does not add a lot.
See it if You enjoy pure theater; deep-felt expression of hidden scars from painful experience and loss, slowly revealed. Author is one of two actors
Don't see it if You don’t like uncomfortable subjects or Irish accents.
See it if You love Nathan Lane, by far #1 reason. Female leads also very good. You love stage blood and gore. You are not squeamish
Don't see it if You don’t like blood and gore. You are put off by raunch.
See it if Great acting and use of voice. Creative use of technology. Thoughtful portions
Don't see it if You are put off by unpleasant descriptions of accidents or embalming; Good ideas repeated more than necessary
See it if You love -- musicals -- Glenn Close -- theater history --everything by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Don't see it if You want a timely theater experience You need a great current performance not just a sense of watching something historical.
See it if You like--substantive theater --innovative staging --how history can repeat --Emotional content --Jewish themes (but accessible )
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional musical
See it if Challenging, thought provoking, makes you want to discuss with people who might see it differently. A natural for a post show "talk back"
Don't see it if Serious or "heavy".
See it if You like new work, possibly still evolving. Verbatim quotes from reenactors woven into thoughtful play, w insights to their motivations
Don't see it if Slick production with elaborate sets. Questions answered at the end.
See it if You like innovative theater. Probably UNlike anything you have seen. Childlike at first, then becomes deeper and darker.
Don't see it if You are not open to anything but traditional theater with traditional actors. Are impatient. It starts quite slowly.
See it if You enjoy thinking and learning while being entertained. You like things British. Innovative characters.
Don't see it if You’re only going for the handbags
See it if Short plays with thought-provoking insights. At least 1 of the 3 will leave you with something to talk about. Intimate theater setting.
Don't see it if You are a perfectionist.
See it if You like gritty serious drama with great acting.It can leave you stunned. Actress in one-woman show, Angel, gives a stunning performance.
Don't see it if Anything light or "feel good".