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See it if You're into physical theater; light but emotionally vulnerable comedy; young, male characters presented with depth.
Don't see it if You HATE cheering and applauding. This show needs an invested audience.
See it if You love a slow burn; enjoy epic ensemble dramas; have any connection to Ireland or its people.
Don't see it if You like your plays to-the-point. This plot takes it time, lavishing attention on each character as it creeps towards its climax.
See it if You love plays - like, LOVE plays, and want to see one that will challenge you; you appreciate sincerely ambitious revivals of the classics
Don't see it if You don't like dry, talky drama, or have trouble following their plots (my companion for the night, not a theater person, was a little lost)
See it if You're into smoky cabaret acts; you've loved and lost; you're tryna step out of time into something beautiful; you looove a good torch song
Don't see it if You're looking for a fluffy night out. This show aims for something emotionally devastating and yeesh does it get there
See it if You're a sucker for a solid farce, British humor, or off-beat sports. (At first, I thought - "snooker?!" But they make it interesting!)
Don't see it if Fluffy sitcom-for-the-stage plays bore you.
See it if You like pitch-black, funny, and politically resonant satires, or you have any interest in modern Irish identity.
Don't see it if You're looking for light fare or have a weak appetite for violence, verbal and physical.
See it if You're curious about this play as a window into the culture of Chicago 1990 - what their attitudes and concerns were during the AIDS crisis.
Don't see it if You're not in the mood for another cancer dramedy.
See it if You'd like an eclectic and experimental take on Wagner's "Ring Cycle" accompanied by a small live orchestra
Don't see it if True-crime, episodic theater doesn't appeal to you. This play followed more an extended meditation on emotion than a linear plot
See it if You want something new, electric, and performed with the kind of boundless enthusiasm that makes you smile for days afterwards
Don't see it if An avant-garde opera (not a whole lot of recognizable theme or melody going on) with a large casts of stock characters doesn't appeal to you
See it if You're looking for a masterful if spare, almost concert-like revival of a magical classic
Don't see it if You don't have patience for art that's about art
See it if You want to see a musical that presents a personal and emotional theory of how our country’s post-9/11 conflict in Iraq began
Don't see it if You’re looking for a big, joyful musical with a live orchestra, or it’s too soon for you to see a comedy of errors about 9/11
See it if You want to see Disney Broadway at its most spectacular
Don't see it if You’re looking for an original story — this is a musical adaptation of a film adaptation of an Elizabethan drama adaptation of a Danish myth
See it if You’re looking for a screwball dystopian satire that takes aim at one issue after another
Don't see it if You’re looking for a play that interrogates one issue thoroughly, or if audience participation mortifies you
See it if A live-action, impeccably period-specific “The Office” with a LOT more existential dread is the kind of catharsis you need
Don't see it if You’re looking for a streamlined or action-heavy plot
See it if You're a devoted traveler, recent history buff, or lighting designer. The staging in this production is fantastic!
Don't see it if You have a prejudice against one-person autobiographical shows, or prefer narratives with clear-cut arcs and a stated moral
See it if You want a friendly, ultra-sincere revival of a yesteryear satire revue, smartly contrasted with contemporary stand-up
Don't see it if You're looking for a narrative plot, or a polished production (fwiw, I thought the lack of polish made this all the cooler)
See it if You love quirky Shakespeare on a shoestring budget; stellar up-and-coming actors excite you; you need a joyful, feel-good night out.
Don't see it if You already hate Midsummer or Shakespeare. This one’s for the fans.
See it if You're a fan of Kurt Vonnegut or plays that experiment with naturalism in a fun, low-key, and illuminating way
Don't see it if Loud noises, nonlinear narratives, or old plays (well, "old" circa 1970) bother you
See it if You’re interested in an impeccably crafted and intensely personal dissection of Amendment 14 of the US Constitution
Don't see it if You’re not into didactic, political theater, or you find autobiographical shows too self-indulgent
See it if You're interested in a script that draws a heavy allegory between two historical times other than our own
Don't see it if You're looking for something light, low-rhetoric, and action-heavy
See it if You'd like a sexy historical (maybe-supernatural?) musical staged in a very cool church that's kind of hard to get to
Don't see it if You wouldn't like a sexy musical staged in a church that's kind of hard to get to
Also The second act is nuts and the Tsarista stole the show.
See it if You love seeing an intimate, low-budget group create a sweeping story -- with almost no visuals to boot
Don't see it if You're looking for a musical that's not asking you to do a lot of its heavy lifting
See it if You haven’t yet seen this rarely-produced period piece by one of the UK’s favorite playwrights
Don't see it if You don’t have patience for old drawing room dramas. This is slow, repetitive, talky, and conservative — at points like a parody of a play
See it if There’s a bit of morbid curiosity in you for edgy theater
Don't see it if Plays that try to shock by tackling clerical pedophilia, incest, addiction, corrupt accountants and (gasp!) homosexuality don’t interest you
See it if You’re looking for a high-energy virtuoso performance; you’re a big Harry Potter fan; you’re very Irish
Don't see it if Not understanding >half the individual words used will bother you
See it if You’re ready for a memorable night. Familiar characters brought to life WAY more inventively than is usual for a Broadway adaptation
Don't see it if You’re averse to loud spectacle
See it if You’d like to see a world-class actress (alongside an entire cast of immense talents) in a rhetoric-heavy history play
Don't see it if You’re not up for three hours of talking, talking, talking. There’s lots of killing going on in this play, but it all happens between scenes