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See it if sitting in a chair opposite a performer directly addressing you won't make you uncomfortable; you're open to new theatrical experiences.
Don't see it if sitting opposite a performer directly addressing you might make you uncomfortable; show's concept strikes you as indulgent or pretentious.
See it if You're a big jazz fan. You have a lot of patience. You're curious about a "demimonde" & willing to put up with a dearth of dramatic momentum
Don't see it if You bore easily. You need to be wowed (or just engaged) by a show right from the outset. You're not into jazz or tales of lost men.
See it if you'd like a slice of African-Americana; you appreciate the artistry & creativity involved in puppetry and animation.
Don't see it if you only want to see a "real" play rather than a puppet show, though it's not the traditional type of puppet show.
See it if you've ever had to get over a huge betrayal or rebuild your life in some way, or are open-minded/sympathetic to stories about those who have
Don't see it if you're highly sensitive to issues of privilege; you're not a fan of autobiographical solo shows.
See it if you enjoy interpretive dance, or you have a loved one with memory loss/dementia and would appreciate art sympathetic to the situation.
Don't see it if you are looking for a cohesive, profound depiction of dementia. It's too diffuse & choppy and didn't make me feel like I was in his mind.
See it if you're willing to give four promising, appealing actors a chance even though their material is terrible.
Don't see it if you desire a plot that makes sense, character development that's consistent and plausible, a comedy that's genuinely funny.
See it if You want to see a solid production of a classic (by classic, I mean work by a classic canonical dramatist).
Don't see it if You do not like brutal depictions of marriage.
See it if You're a musical theater completist -- i.e., you want to see flop or forgotten shows by greats like Alan Jay Lerner.
Don't see it if You have no tolerance for shows that are not thoroughly well-structured and well-acted. This one has flaws!
See it if you're into plays about "hot-button" issues (race, sexuality, e.g.), even if the treatment of them isn't particularly insightful or engaging
Don't see it if you're looking for a truly thought-provoking and interesting play touching on "hot-button" issues (race, sexuality, e.g.).
See it if You're willing to tolerate a tedious history lesson because of excellent design and production values.
Don't see it if You're not. Uberfans of Wagner and/or German history might be interested, but it's really not an engaging story as presented.
See it if You're into immersive, site-specific theater. You're into NYC history and theater that illuminates under-covered aspects of it.
Don't see it if You like to sit still to watch a play. You only enjoy linear narratives.
See it if you are up for a wild time!
Don't see it if you don't like bare butts or (except for pasties) breasts and the things they do--shimmying, twerking, etc.--or are otherwise prudish.
See it if you're curious about the journey of understanding that a person might have to make if a loved one comes out as nonbinary or trans.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-person plays.
See it if you are open to depictions of contemporary relationships, for good or bad. You've ever been hung up on somebody you know isn't good for you.
Don't see it if you only like love stories that are sentimental and very romantic; you can't enjoy a play if you disagree with characters' actions.
See it if You'd like to see expert ensemble work. You enjoy unconventional storytelling. You're not yet familiar with the Mad Ones & what they do.
Don't see it if You're a strict traditionalist in terms of plot structure for plays.
See it if you enjoy experimental theater; you have terrible memories of school; you're open-minded about entertainment.
Don't see it if you like traditional, linear storytelling; you prefer plays that emphasize plot & character over style & presentation.
See it if You enjoy interactive theater or surreal/absurdist comedy, or are looking for lighthearted fare.
Don't see it if You're a stickler for solidly written, thoroughly plausible drama (it's neither)...or you dislike interacting with performers.
See it if you want an ORIGINAL adaptation of this familiar tale. Uses the basic concept & characters but changes enough so it's not the same old story
Don't see it if you're not sympathetic to issues related to social & economic justice, gentrification, community building, etc.
See it if You're curious about the filmmaker's theater debut (or a big fan of his), or you can't get enough of satires of overentitled affluent whites
Don't see it if You don't like plays that consist more of monologues than dialogue. You've had enough of satires of overentitled affluent whites.