See it if You like sketch comedy, new work, wacky work, you love a late night beer or a competition
Don't see it if You don’t like staying up late, you don’t like having to follow stories
See it if You are looking to see an exciting new musical, you want to support women-led teams on broadway, you love a love story, you like epic shows
Don't see it if You want to see another revival of an comforting old show
See it if You like stories about shared humanity, you grew up in the Catholic Church and can have a good laugh about it.
Don't see it if you like the moral of your theatre to be black-and-white, with no ambiguity or room for thought (truly, just go see it)
See it if You are interested in plays about hip-hop, racial and gender divides, and social justice. You want to support young actors
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with narratives about police brutality.
See it if You like Donja R Love’s work, you like dialogue-heavy dramas
Don't see it if you are looking for more of a spectacle entertainment than kitchen-sink drama
Also DeWanda Wise is SPELLBINDING.
See it if You are interested in new work, you seek out theatre that wrestles with challenging problems in society
Don't see it if You are easily offended by language or made uneasy by graphic content
See it if You like plays with a moral dilemma at the center, you’re interested in the modern college prep system
Don't see it if You’re looking for a play with sophisticated dialogue, you’re looking for a story with diversity
See it if You want to support new theatre and new artists, you’re a history buff when it comes to the royal family
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a story about a woman told through the perspective of 3 men
See it if you've been a fan of any of the cast members/creative team before, you like tight shows that don't drag on
Don't see it if you take yourself too seriously, you are looking for a deep theatre-going experience
See it if you don't take yourself too seriously, you want to have a hilarious evening at the theatre
Don't see it if you're looking for a kitchen sink realism play, you take yourself too seriously
See it if You are tired of tired revivals of old shows, you want to unpack the musical theatre canon, you’re a fan of the original, you like new work
Don't see it if You want a comfy revival of an old show, you don’t want to be challenged,
See it if You are excited by shows that don’t shy away from important topics such as gender, violence, and race. You want to see incredible acting.
Don't see it if The show approaches topics that could potentially be very triggering, be sure to take a look at the show’s content advisory
Also Kristiana Rae Colon’s script is masterful. Must-see.
See it if You're a fan of Mike Birbiglia, you like stand-up, you're a parent or have considered becoming one
Don't see it if You're easily offended
See it if You are interested in theatre that unpacks themes of masculinity, rage, and gender roles in an old play that is depressingly still relevant
Don't see it if Kurt Vonnegut's admittedly dated writing doesn't appeal to you
See it if You like improv comedy shows or Shakespeare or any combination of the two
Don't see it if You’re a Shakespeare traditionalist, you are easily offended by crass language or jokes
See it if You like small-cast Shakespeare, you’re looking for something different, you like shows that make a BIG silly aesthetic choice
Don't see it if You like simple, clear storytelling, you like heartfelt plays, you can’t keep up with fast-paced Shakespeare, you don’t want to get dirty
See it if you like Shakespeare fan fiction
Don't see it if you want ground-breaking new theatre, you like to see women and people of color represented on stage
See it if you're a big Bernadette fan, you loved the original production a million years ago
Don't see it if you're looking for this production to bring anything you couldn't find in a high school production of this show (disregarding budget),
See it if you're interested in exciting set design, you want to see some amazing acting
Don't see it if you can't handle extremely intense scenes, you want to see the Lorca original