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See it if you love Henrik Ibsen. I enjoyed this adaptation. You must get there early to sit in the 1st row!
Don't see it if you can't sit in an uncomfortable chair for a play w/ no intermission, and you can get there early enough to sit in the first row.
See it if you like cute, funny, very original stories! I laughed a lot, and it takes a lot to make me laugh. I loved the silliness of it all.
Don't see it if you want to see something really serious that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.
See it if It was like Wolpe & her 2 costars were in two different plays: they weren't as good as her & she was in drag & they were not. 'Great sets!
Don't see it if You don't know Macbeth well. It'd B frustrating & confusing 4 those unfamiliar w/ Macbeth. Casting could've been better. 'Great adaptation!
See it if you like well-done productions of very old plays. I had not one complaint of this play, and I'm often highly critical.
Don't see it if you want it to equal Shaw's greatest plays, this is his 1st. You've no stomach for morality plays, or want something more thought-provoking.
See it if U like paranoid comedies & logic! It isn't about genocide per se; that's only 1 of a few options. 'See this & U will B pleasantly surprised!
Don't see it if ur not very bright, R easily confused by plays & movies, don't want 2 think, don't like "talky" plays set in 1 small room, R easily offended
See it if you love serious family drama & plays that tackle serious issues. I STRONGLY disagree that the play should end after Donnie plays the piano.
Don't see it if This is a decades-old tradition of African-American play-writing that has it's own style. See the following: http://scribblers.us/tj/?p=134
See it if I really think that anyone who loves serious theater should have seen this. It's incredibly intense, and Mark Strong was so fantastic!
Don't see it if you're not a fan of serious dramas from the past, or the inability of the cast to do justice to Italian-American accents would bother you.
See it if you can get tickets for $37 or less. The music is immediately forgettable. Mr. Brady is a great singer, but he can't save this snooze-fest.
Don't see it if you've already seen the movie, or have seen it and found it lacking. This is a tired rehash of the film. It is too long and drags in parts.
See it if u want to see a MODERN "TAKE" on the problems of male bisexuality! As a bisexual, I didn't think there was any more to say. I was so wrong!
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with brief same-sex kissing, or men in their underwear.
See it if You like creativity & experimental theater, have good hearing, can 'get' NY theater references, and want to drink alcohol & eat free pizza
Don't see it if You have any hearing problems, are easily offended, dislike slapstick, silliness, frivolity, vulgarity & physical humor, or want a plot.
See it if You're a fan of Tom Stoppard, this play (R&G are Dead), or you're a super-fan of Hamlet. I found this worked better as a play than a movie!
Don't see it if You want all of the actors to be absolutely perfect. The director doubled as "The Player", and his performance left something to be desired.
See it if You love musical theater (the singing, choreography, staging, song-writing, and acting were AMAZING). Repeat: the actors were so Fing great!
Don't see it if You don't care about: history, victims of war, injustice, and current events. You don't want to re-examine the past, and be challenged.
See it if A "must see" for fans of Shakespeare & his contemporaries. The staging, acting, costumes, lighting, and the set were all so wonderful!
Don't see it if Unfamiliar with or dislike bawdy & bloody Jacobean tragedies. Unwilling to concentrate, stay focused, and read the program at intermission.
See it if You like Hamish Linklater or Lily Rabe. You're: a Shakespeare super-fan, familiar with Cymbeline, or focused & love "al fresco" Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You dislike Lily Rabe or Hamish Linklater. Or, you're impatient or easily bored.
See it if You love Sam Waterston's acting. You haven't seen a really good production of The Tempest like the one starring Christopher Plummer.
Don't see it if You are a fan of The Tempest, and have seen good productions of this play. Waterston was so BORING! The whole production was lackluster.
See it if you love: really good music, dancing, and an original story. Sting's music is amazing!
Don't see it if you have no interest in the problems of the English working class in the 1980s.
See it if You want something original, moving, intelligent, profound, uplifting, masterful, and well-done!
Don't see it if You don't like rock music and guitars and drums in your musicals. You don't care about bipolar disorder, and hate dark/depressing material.
See it if you aren't offended by raunchy humor, you like puppets, and you are a fan of Sesame Street.
Don't see it if you are easily offended, you don't like musical comedy, you are unfamiliar with Sesame Street, or you want something serious or moving.
See it if You like the Disney movie and puppets (and Julie Taymor).
Don't see it if You are looking for something deep, profound, moving, serious, thought-provoking, etc.
See it if You like South Park, and think Trey Parker and Matt Stone are funny. You like feel-good musical theater that doesn't challenge you.
Don't see it if You don't like South Park. I was uncomfortable for the first song or two. 'Seemed too harsh on Mormons at first. In the end: very positive!
See it if you don't mind a bare-bones set with just chairs that they move around. You can understand Welsh accents & slang.
Don't see it if you aren't into a cappella singing in Welsh. You aren't into family dramas or how people overcome adversity.
See it if you need 2 C all of Foote's plays. You're a fan of Hallie Foote. You're satisfied w/ good acting, costumes & sets & don't need a good story.
Don't see it if you need the story to go somewhere. It's just vignettes. I didn't care for Act 2 because I didn't care about the mentally disturbed woman.
See it if you appreciate intimate, small theater experiences, and nice sets and costumes. Of these two comedies, I preferred the shorter first one.
Don't see it if you want something more substantial, or is having gunshots in both plays is a "no go" for you.
See it if U R familiar w/ the characters & plots of these plays. You <3 great acting (Katie W. is exceptional) & Shakespeare's plays. 3rd play = okay.
Don't see it if you expect all 4 plays to be good. Henry V was so incredible! But, Hamlet wasn't good in my opinion. 'Terrible casting decisions for Hamlet.
See it if you like "work plays". It's a slow-paced character study set in 1970s Yorkshire. The sole setting is the break room of an industrial bakery.
Don't see it if you don't know Yorkshire slang, don't have an "ear" for accents (specifically a Hull accent) & will have problems w/ understanding/hearing.
See it if A revival of a 77-year-old play written by a woman. I loved it so much, I didn't want the play to end! Such attention to detail!
Don't see it if you'd be bothered by an evening of petty, bickering spinsters at an all-girls school in 1930s Ireland.
See it if you are a fan of The Screwtape Letters (book). You want an amusing night of good theater. It's so creative how they fleshed out Toadpipe!
Don't see it if you could care less about religion and those who practice it. (I'm an atheist, but I loved this play.) You don't like one-man shows.
See it if you want to see something amazingly creative executed in a perfect fashion. The music is fantastic! The songs stayed with me for weeks.
Don't see it if you don't want to see something about "coming out", possible suicide, cheating, and an imperfect father who is loved despite his flaws.
See it if you've always want to see Bill Irwin or David Shiner in person. Don't sit in the back of the theater if you want to see their faces!
Don't see it if you aren't into clowning, mime, slapstick, vaudeville, etc. You don't want to listen to Shaina Taub. She takes up quite a lot of the show.
See it if you're 60+ years old & either a fan of very old show tunes, or Shakespeare's soliloquies. If you're 50 & a fan of both you should be fine.
Don't see it if The Shakespeare is done very well. The singing much less so. It's a bare-bones production. His hands appear arthritic & he sings very softly
See it if You are a fan of great acting & writing. I've never seen adults play teenagers so masterfully! It would've been better without its ending.
Don't see it if You're not a big fan of theater, you're impatient, you dislike Walt Whitman and his poetry, or you expect "something to happen" in a play.
See it if You love puppets and fantasy, or L. Frank Baum's world of Oz books (The Wizard of Oz).
Don't see it if You aren't into fantasy, puppets, Oz... You expect to be challenged, or see intellectual theater.
See it if You love dogs and don't expect much from a Broadway play. You adore Broderick - no matter what. (The dog's part was so "spot on" & clever.)
Don't see it if You are not a dog person, you dislike sudden, unexplained reversals in character, you want to see Broderick sink his teeth into a good role.
See it if You like period/costume comedy. Or, you are open-minded and willing to trying something new.
Don't see it if You need serious drama. You hate period pieces. You don't like stories about the upper class courting.
See it if you want your Shakespeare to be action-oriented and visceral. Nicholas Martin-Smith is excellent as Titus Andronicus.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare plays. You are annoyed by al fresco hard seats with helicopters and other noises competing with the actors.
See it if You like unusual music, and wordless, physical comedy.
Don't see it if You are easily bored, are not a fan of instrumental experimental music, or do not know what the show is like.
See it if you are bringing kids. Or, if you can get tickets for $12 or less.
Don't see it if you expect more than just a cute, fluffy, circus-type atmosphere. If you are looking for something very adult. If you can't get cheap tix.
See it if You don't want your theater to challenge you emotionally or mentally; You are an inexperienced theater-goer; You are a teenager.
Don't see it if you want good, memorable songs; and/or want to be able to understand what the actors & chorus are singing (while you sit in the mezzanine).