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See it if You are interested in unusual subject matter and enjoy seeing wonderful older actors work - fascinating take on this post slavery community
Don't see it if If you are not interested in supporting a great institution - NEC and want a completely polished theatre experience
See it if You are happy enough with greatly talented singers. It certainly had energy and pep. The performers were likable.
Don't see it if You need a good solid story line along with the great singing. This just didn’t until the last 15 minutes or so. They tried really hard.
See it if Baba Brinkman is a genius and a warm one at that. He is a force of nature, consciousness and most theatrical. Inventive and instructive
Don't see it if If you are a fuddy duddy.
See it if You love good acting and beautiful writing and poetic references and like a quirky love story. Michael O'Keefe is phenomenal
Don't see it if If you need big shows to peak and keep your interest.
See it if You want a different kind of theatre experience - and a subject matter that is heartbreaking and gives one great pause to think
Don't see it if You are uninterested in the Rwandan genocide and do not have a certain patience for storytelling.
See it if You are willing to sit thru some slow bits to get to the very original main story. Some of it is hilarious and dazzling.
Don't see it if You are not patience with a cast that is very uneven - from terrific acting to non actors struggling mightily
See it if You are a Sondheim fan, or have never seen this show - it's a fantastic rendition of it. And, love seeing a musical fully stages w/out mikes
Don't see it if If you are so narrow that you only like to see big splashy shows on Broadway. Or don't like musicals at all
See it if You want to follow one of the important female writers of our time. The acting is mostly excellent. And the set is terrific
Don't see it if You don't have patience for a play that may feel dated, . Even though themes might be relevant, it felt as if they had not been
See it if If you are an O'Neill fan. the Ensemble is excellent with some stand out performances - especially David Morse. The atmosphere is palpable
Don't see it if You don't have patience for very long plays about sad topics.
See it if If you want to see a very human story of person to person caring during a time when people acted our of fear and were mostly ignoring people
Don't see it if Another play about AIDS is not your thing.
See it if A two hander with guys with talent oozing out of their pores appeals to you, great direction and surprising plot turns appeals to you.
Don't see it if It might seem slow to get into for some, but worth the wait - may create a lot of tension in some that is uncomfortable
See it if You like a great play by a newish playwright in an intimate space (99 seats) and great acting and story Set was impressive and the writing!!
Don't see it if You thrive only on big musicals. That is really the only thing I can think of. This is great theatre.
See it if Sorry this has closed - it was most engaging and subject matter was meaningful. Wonderful to look at too technically.
Don't see it if You are not willing to go into a different century and then move into our current times and back again.
See it if You like one person plays that have heart, intelligence, great storytelling, multiple well drawn characters, wonderful actor, great visuals
Don't see it if You do not like a beautiful one woman show that tells a moving story of a little girl growing up and the complexities of such.
See it if You are interested in post- apartheid S.A. Talented company created this piece. You want to be moved yet again by young people's activism.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the subject matter. Don't like simple ensemble work.
See it if You enjoy seeing great ensemble work. The actors are all very talented and versatile. Some sing and are excellent. Staging creative
Don't see it if You don't like seeing sort of story theatre and ensemble work and want large scale sets and so forth.
See it if This story was completely engaging to me - the complications of moral ambiguity applies to all. Nuanced writing, snappy dialogue, great sets
Don't see it if You don't like a good straight play that gets you thinking about how you have lived your life in your decisions of how to behave with others
See it if You enjoy a sort of expressionistic language expression exploring artistic freedom, repression, power plays. Poetry/rap slam. Plot had me.
Don't see it if you are not at all interested in the politics of artistic expression, education, young people.
See it if You like layered writing that reveals the outcome little by little and in the process involves you in a complex way that characters respond
Don't see it if You want a laugh a minute show
See it if You enjoy sweeping epic theatre - this has many surprising and wild turns it is engaging -
Don't see it if You can't concentrate when language is key and sometimes the writing is too much to stay with
See it if You are in the mood for visual circus and wild costumes and sets. The dancing is terrific. Interesting to hear the composers contributions.
Don't see it if You yearn for an engaging story and something meaningful and memorable in your theatre going.
See it if You have never seen the great Mark Rylance onstage and like the singing of countertenors. It's visually enchanting.
Don't see it if You have seen everything the great Mark Rylance has done - this adds not much to his repertoire and the play is rather unengaging
See it if You enjoy seeing a bunch of insanely talented kids sing and play instruments - and are an old rock fan. It's funny and loud, real Broadway
Don't see it if You really want something quiet and meaningful. It's loud!
See it if You like opera and the unlikely combination of low popular culture meeting high culture.
Don't see it if You are at all offended by "language" and don't appreciate the hilarity of mixing it up
See it if The show has now closed but I was so glad I saw it. I learned about Iragi immigration Acting was excellent and many surprises in the writine
Don't see it if Family dramas are not interesting to you
See it if It's a good story, well drawn characters who I cared about. Irish writing interests me.
Don't see it if You might not like the overly realistic style. And I had trouble understanding them about 20% of the time. They were too casual in places.
See it if You have much patience for an interesting story dramatized in a broad way. Subject is important telling the story of a child in a brothel.
Don't see it if It was so hot in the theatre - if you can't tolerate that heat, don't even go. Perhaps it was a bad night for the A/C. The acting is spotty
See it if You want to see the soul of the Little Rock Nine brought to life - are interested in how that can be done theatrically, great singing
Don't see it if You have no interest in the subject matter - otherwise you need to see this though it is not perfect.
See it if You are intrigued by a story about a heart recipient and the woman who cannot let her husband go. The acting was excellent on the whole.
Don't see it if If you don't like hearing things in another language - although the surtitles were easy to read.
See it if You are intrigued with how Hammerstein adapted CARMEN for an Black company and you love great singing and the music from CARMEN
Don't see it if If you don't like opera. Otherwise I cannot think of a reason not to see it.
See it if You are interested in hearing a wide range of POVs of women today and want to see great acting and dancing in an unusual setting
Don't see it if You dont want to connect to what women are feeling and experiencing today
See it if The writing is brilliant, both hilariously funny and deeply touching, smart, themes are meaningful, staging great, set beautiful.
Don't see it if You are super conservative in your theatre taste.
See it if Very original, see if you like smaller theaters with terrific scripts and sets, plays about something you may now nothing about
Don't see it if You only like big shows, or musicals.
See it if You want to see actors take huge truthful chances and succeed in going very far. The premise is involving and relevant to our time
Don't see it if If you want a safer strictly entertaining light evening. It's in an intimate theatre which may not be for everyone
See it if You are interested in truly moving story about a girl traumatized by a friend's death & like realistic stories portrayed theatrically
Don't see it if You are not willing to enter into the painful world of children being killed in school - though we never are in the school.
See it if You enjoy being told a unique story. A beautiful atmosphere was created on the small stage. The actor very good indeed -
Don't see it if You have no patience for a one man play about an unusual and violent story in Rwanda
See it if You don't mind it not being much at all Lorca esque. On its own - it's great acting, technically amazing as is Billy Piper/
Don't see it if You are expecting it to be more than very loosely based on the great Lorca's Yerma and don't mind an implausible story
See it if You are drawn in by a good story about an isolated writer who is opportunistic and uses a young writer until.....
Don't see it if If you don't like getting pull into dark sides of life and have no interest in children's books
See it if You have patience for a show that needs to be cut by about 1/3. I saw it in Yiddish and that had reminiscence value for me.
Don't see it if You don't care about an old man who is bemoaning his impotence for 90". The other life issues are dealt with too late and not in proportion.
See it if You are interested in seeing a play in Yiddish that seems as if Anton Chekhov could have written it
Don't see it if You are not interested in a 3 character play about a man angsting about life and wanting to leave his wife
See it if You are willing to enter into an interpretation of his life and his wife's life that seems unreal.
Don't see it if You know a lot about Shakespeare and don't want to sit through a possibly untrue version of his life and don't like slow one person shows.
See it if You become absorbed by family dramas. The context of the family being Muslim in England makes it special. I learned a lot
Don't see it if You want something edgy and hilarious
See it if You want a trip into the past and love that doo-op sound to begin with. The story is very engaging but some of it is undeveloped.
Don't see it if You need deeply developed characters and truly excellent songs in your musicals
See it if You love stories that include the gods and myth - and an enchanting island atmosphere and beautiful music
Don't see it if You have problems with stories onstage that are more fables rather than realism.
See it if You are engaged in the current discussion of race and feminism in our country and don't mind seeing characters who are deeply flawed.
Don't see it if You have no patience for seeing the worst (almost) of human beings onstage and want to come away from the theatre uplifted.
See it if You are moved by beautiful acceptance of cultural exchange, unlikely people making friends. Story lines are utterly human, music exquiste
Don't see it if You have a shred of anti-semitism or anti- Arab - or cannot tolerate quiet moments and reality onstage
See it if You like excellent acting, mystery in writing and an honest portrayal of a severely disturbed person
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with ambiguity and threatening behavior, and somewhat explicit sexual material