John 8066

Schenectady

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Reviews (18)
100
Edgy, Absorbing, Intense, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You like modern remakes of classic musicals, and appreciate a different take on the material

Don't see it if Are looking just for a newer version of the same show

98
Delightful, Enchanting, Resonant

See it if You like subtle drama, cross-cultural dialogue and plays that celebrate the sweetness of human life.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway musical. This isn't it.

93
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Edgy

See it if you like non-traditional settings of Shakespeare, women playing male roles or plays about women in prison.

Don't see it if you only like traditional settings of Shakespeare, do not like gender-neutral casting or Shakespeare with diverse accents.

90
Relevant, Resonant, Intense

See it if you like personal family drama and care about current politics and the Administration's war on immigrants and DACA.

Don't see it if you support Trump. Actually, see it anyay-- it might cause you to rethink your position on DACA.

94
Clever, Entertaining, Resonant, Quirky, Enchanting

See it if You are comfortable with personal memoirs and monologues, urban tales, stories about family love and disfunction

Don't see it if You seek drama, interactin between actors, strong narrative arc.

94
For a previous production
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You are appalled by Trump et al, or if you like Vonnegut

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with extreme patriarchy or strong emotional content.

99
Absorbing, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if You care about racism, our terrible federa government, how seemingly piwerless individuals can resist.

Don't see it if You like Trump.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like psychological thrillers, stylized gore, musicals with a bite, tales of social justice and tales of revenge. And get the pies!

Don't see it if you don't like gore, even though stylized, and don't like violence or mayhem.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Delightful

See it if You love Carole King and the music of her era, and a realistic romance with both the ups and the downs.

Don't see it if You don't like rock 'n roll.

99
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Masterful, Intense

See it if you appreciate extremely dark comedy, satire, and political commentary.

Don't see it if don't like violence.

94
For a previous production
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, British slapstick

See it if you like slapstick exquisitely executed, laughs piled on top of laughs, comedies about theater, Noises Off.

Don't see it if you hate slapstick, and theater that doesn't have a serious purpose. Or, if you don't like to laugh, and hated Noises Off.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you like Shakespeare in non-traditional settings, and are interested in plays about women in stressful circumstances

Don't see it if you only like your Shakespeare in period costume, or do not like gender neutral casting.

55
Confusing, Disappointing, Undecipherable

See it if you like non-narrative, non-linear theater with fantastical creatures

Don't see it if you expect a plot, a narrative arc or a comprehensible script

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Riveting

See it if You like emotionally intense, even painful theater that explores relationships and parenthood.

Don't see it if Naked emotions disturb you, or theater about intense relationships and infertility makes you uncomfortable.

71
Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched, Dated, Fluffy

See it if You like shows about women dealing with relationship issues and aging.

Don't see it if You don't like chick flicks.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you like plays that poke fun at religion

Don't see it if you don't like plays that disrespect religion, don't like cussing, or don't like silly humor.

76
Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you like hip hop, American history and diversity casting.

Don't see it if don't like loud music, leggy showgirls in scenes that don't make dramatic sense, hip hop or scripts that stray from historical fact.

77
Thought-provoking, Slow, Overrated, Great singing, Confusing

See it if you are intrigued by European historical plays or the power of music.

Don't see it if you do not like plots that have a strong spiritual component.