John 6202

Huntington Beach

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Reviews (50)
57
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated

See it if , like me, you always go to see the best play ever written; even though, once again you are disappointed.

Don't see it if you've never seen it before. It's not a good first time experience.

Also There is some very good acting. Gertrude, Claudius, Leartes, Horatio, ... Read more Read less

61
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Insipid, Great staging

See it if you know the book and have an interest in what it might have to say on stage.

Don't see it if Loud sound effects bother you.

Also Very good acting, excellent staging, very good technical work; yet, a ... Read more Read less

71
Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you're a Coward fan and you like Kevin Kline.

Don't see it if you're not sitting close.

Also The St. James is not an ideal theater for plays. It's much too large. ... Read more Read less

76
Great writing, Absorbing, Disappointing, Intense

See it if you've never seen the play

Don't see it if you're old enough to have seen Bankhead

Also This is such an exceptionally good play that it should be a part of ev... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you're interested in political theater ( mixture of comedy and drama) AND see the actor, Rob Nagle.

Don't see it if you don't have an open mind, politically.

Also Rob Nagle is excellent (in fact the whole cast is VERY good): but, one... Read more Read less

75
Confusing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of the film or you like Phillipa Soo

Don't see it if don't like spending your time figuring out what"s going on.

Also If you've seen the film you know what is happening. The writers of thi... Read more Read less

61
During previews
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great staging, Overrated, Slow

See it if you like the subject matter And the cast

Don't see it if if you a ticket for the mezzanine. The rows are VERY narrow. Uncomfortable!!!!! If you've seen the excellent documentary on PBS:nothing new

Also Interesting material, uninteresting music. Two excellent singers who s... Read more Read less

67
Profound, Great writing, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like Arthur Miller and like good acting: however.......

Don't see it if you're hard of hearing

Also Here's another show where it's hard to understand or hear the actor's.... Read more Read less

54
Overrated, Indulgent, Banal, Great acting

See it if you are interested in sex talk.

Don't see it if sex talk is of no interest. Needless, to say, sex is interesting; but, on and on and on?

Also All they do is talk about "sex". It makes you wonder if the characters... Read more Read less

83
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like good acting (the best ensemble since "Jitney") AND really good directing.

Don't see it if you're not into exceptionally good acting and good writing.

Also Except for the ending, which is rather flat, this is an absorbing play... Read more Read less

62
Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you're a big David Mamet fan.

Don't see it if talk, talk, talk is all you get for an evening's offering.

Also Perhaps we should blame the director. It's as if he told the cast to p... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Banal, Confusing

See it if you're a genuine Sally Field fan.

Don't see it if you want to HEAR the dialogue.

Also No scenery, a very empty stage, the voices go into the wings or up int... Read more Read less

44
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Banal

See it if it was so disappointing that I can't find a reason to encourage you to see it for yourself and make up your own mind.

Don't see it if your expectations are high. I have to add that the cast is very good: but, the story, the music, the production just doesn't make it.

56
Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow

See it if An excellent company of actors; yet, you don't care about any of the characters that they play.

Don't see it if you are only interested in seeing Cate Blanchett. She's very good, of course, but she's only a part of an ensemble.

Also I heard every actor; unusual these days. Those Australians know how to... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if you like Shakespeare, innovative staging, good acting (mixed with some poor)

Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare pure; if comfortable seating is important.

Also Daniel Craig is an excellent Iago, David Oyelowo is a good Othello, bu... Read more Read less

53
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Insipid, Banal

See it if If you already have a season ticket

Don't see it if if you have a hearing problem

Also It's called "projection". Even though the theaters at Playwrights are ... Read more Read less

54
Great acting, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Confusing

See it if You enjoy actors rather than the script

Don't see it if pretentiousness bothers you.

Also It is rather difficult watching a group of good performers trying so h... Read more Read less

91
Entertaining, Great writing, Funny, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You want a fun evening; you like "Plays"; you love good acting

Don't see it if you're not willing to step into another time or if you're some sad kind of theatre snob.

Also What fun, what intelligent writing AND what a cast!!!!!

77
Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Great writing

See it if you're interested in so-called classic theatre, very inventive direction, good acting, the company is a delight, a fun evening

Don't see it if you are only familiar with contemporary theatre and you are hesitant to expand your theatre experience.

84
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you like good music and lyrics(the Gershwins) young talent, good direction and fine choreography.

Don't see it if There really isn't a good excuse for not seeing it.

Also While seeing Musicals Tonight productions through the years I've alway... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Confusing

See it if You want to see a very talented young lady, Sarah Jones. Very good performer!!!! Outstanding, but......

Don't see it if You're not into one person shows. The subject matter,(sex, prostitution) also, might be offensive to some.

Also Ms. Jones is such a great talent that you wish to see her in a play wi... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if you want to see the best show, so far, this season. Funny, serious, terrific acting, beautifully directed!!!!!

Don't see it if you're not into good theater.

Also What a cast!!! What a script!!! Just excellent, all the way. I'm reall... Read more Read less

91
Entertaining, Enchanting, Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you love musicals and you love music. Love dancing, love to laugh and love to care about the characters in a show.

Don't see it if if you only like "rock" It has music you can hum and lyrics that you can understand: a rarity today.

55
During previews
Disappointing, Great staging, Confusing, Slow, Banal

See it if you're into clever technical theater (sound mostly) and you appreciate a good actor.

Don't see it if two hours of confusion is a bother.

Also It's rather amazing that a very good actor and some brilliant technica... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Ambitious, Riveting, Masterful, Confusing

See it if if you enjoy circus-like acts.

Don't see it if you expect a well put together evening.

63
During previews
Disappointing, Indulgent, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you're a subscriber and you have an interest in seeing good performers.

Don't see it if you expect to see something new and believable dialogue.

Also The cast is excellent; sadly, the script offers nothing new and the di... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Banal, Great singing

See it if you are interested in young and new talent

Don't see it if if you've already seen "Venus"

Also It's an interesting idea, with a very good cast; but it soon moves fro... Read more Read less

54
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Banal

See it if you want to meet a talented young actress; Zainab Jah

Don't see it if you expect an interesting and new story.

Also Except for Zainab Jah this is a very poorly directed and acted product... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Clever, Great singing, Great staging

See it if your interested in talent

Don't see it if you expect "melody" in a musical.

Also An excellent two person cast; plus some very imaginative staging and t... Read more Read less

32
During previews
Insipid, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you really need to use up your subscription.

Don't see it if you have something else to do.

Also Badly staged; the actors are okay; but the script is a real waste of t... Read more Read less

57
Disappointing, Slow, Fluffy

See it if you'll a big Cole Porter fan

Don't see it if you expect it to be as good as "Anything Goes"

Also A very disappointing performance. The cast is good and they work hard:... Read more Read less

58
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if you have a subscription to Playwrights

Don't see it if you'r not into Iranian family drama

Also Since it was rather confusing it's hard to discuss. What's it really a... Read more Read less

47
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you feel you must use your subscription to Playwrights

Don't see it if you have other things to do.

Also Poorly written, performed and directed. A real disappointment. One can... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you love the movie AND you are a big fan of Andy Karl..

Don't see it if no reason

Also Not having seen the movie, it's not possible to compare the two. On it... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if no "if"; just see it. You'll love it.

Don't see it if What do you mean "Don't see it if..."? I said "You'll love it"!!!!

Also What a surprise; a show I'd never heard of turns out to be one of the ... Read more Read less

39
Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if someone pays for your ticket.

Don't see it if you enjoy going to the theater.

Also On leaving the theater I heard two excellent comments from audience me... Read more Read less

54
During previews
Disappointing, Banal, Insipid, Slow

See it if you're a Reed Birney fan. He's fine; but, not terribly interesting.

Don't see it if you have some kind of high expectations. A very bland and not always sense making play with too long and too many scene changes.

75
During previews
Great acting, Confusing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a terrific group of actors. A rather confusing play; but, the acting rivets you to the stage and keeps you in your seat.

Don't see it if you expect everything to be placed in your lap. The evening requires work on the audience's part.

90
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if Some of the best acting this season. What a great group of performers.

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see it.

73
Intelligent, Funny, Confusing, Clever

See it if you're interested in clever writing, good acting, and, perhaps, not perfect new plays.

Don't see it if you expect a "happy" ending to what seems to be a comedy.

Also This is not a perfect play; but, it has merit and a very good cast.

63
Disappointing, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow

See it if you are an Athol Fugard fan.

Don't see it if you can't get past the accents.

Also I'm sure that the accents are excellent; but, what if you can't unders... Read more Read less

84
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you like Shakespeare and you enjoy good acting

Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with the story; it can be difficult at times to understand what is happening.

Also This is a very good group of actors. Patrick Page,Dion Johnstone and A... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Insipid, Poorly directed, Hard working cast

See it if only if you have genuine interest in Noel Coward.

Don't see it if you don't have patience or if you're afraid of disappointment.

Also This may not be Coward at his best; but, it does have possibilities. I... Read more Read less

77
Disappointing, Quirky, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you're a big fan of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney

Don't see it if you're not a big fan of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney.

Also I wasn't that crazy about it; can't put my finger on it. Too long, too... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you haven't already seen this show off-Bdwy. Good cast and staging. Has a lot to say and says it well.

Don't see it if you're not into pertinent Gay material or expect a great score. All the songs sound alike.

Also Actually I liked the Second act a lot more than Act One. Also, the mez... Read more Read less

76
Clever, Funny, Relevant, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you're interested in actors, theater, and care about helping off- Bdwy develop and encourage new talent.

Don't see it if Show business doesn't interest you. A lot might be over your head if you're not aware of what it means to want to be a part of "theater".

Also All the songs sound pretty much alike; but, the cast puts them across ... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Great writing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You like good acting and an interesting script. David Hyde Pierce is excellent. The whole cast is excellent A little trouble hearing.

Don't see it if there has been a recent death in the family.

Also You can hear and understand every word of Pierce; but, others, althoug... Read more Read less

74
Great singing, Great staging, Original, Clever, Entertaining

See it if want to see a very good cast and a good entertaining evening. A fun night of musical theater.

Don't see it if you expect to hear or understand the lyrics of the songs.

Also It's a real shame that today's singers don't care about the words of a... Read more Read less

46
Ambitious, Great staging, Disappointing, Overrated, Confusing

See it if you remember the movie and know the plot.

Don't see it if you expect a lovely version of a good movie and book.

Also VERY cleverly staged; but the screechy voices of most of the women in ... Read more Read less

74
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great staging, Confusing, Great singing

See it if you admire talent. Great dancing and singing.

Don't see it if You need to be able to follow the so-called plot. Also, it's hard keeping track of who is who.