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See it if You are willing to deal with a difficult topic and are interested in seeing a play that features real people with all their flaws.
Don't see it if You will find the topic of sexual abuse of a teenage triggering.
See it if You want to see a real tour de force by Sharon D Clarke! Also great writing by Tony Kushner (as always.)
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a musical on a serious subject. Also, the touch of surrealism in the show might not appeal to some people.
See it if You’re interested in a multifaceted play about racial attitudes during an historical event that presents many different point of view.
Don't see it if You are a conservative who needs to make political points about anything concerning race in America.
See it if If, like me, your life has been upended by the pandemic! A life affirming show about how community is the answer to tragedy.
Don't see it if You hate musicals or you can’t bear to deal with 9/11, even in this life affirming show.
See it if You love Oklahoma and want to see a fresh take on it.
Don't see it if If either you hate the music from Oklahoma or you love the original show (and it’s music) so much that you can’t bear to see a new version.
See it if You like 1 person shows in which many characters are represented, sometimes in stereotypical fashion. Also, the subject matter is riveting.
Don't see it if You would prefer a deeper, better exploration of this same topic. This was a somewhat superficial telling of this story.
See it if You want to see a new take on Sweeney Todd. The environmental staging gives new insight into this musical.
Don't see it if You will be upset by some of the songs being cut or shortened.
See it if Perhaps people who have had a very serious illness can relate to this, but even then I think it would be a hard sell.
Don't see it if You don’t want to be bored to tears by this self indulgent, self congratulatory show which contains every cliché there is.
See it if You can handle a wrenching play about the psychosis caused by bigotry and the violence it provokes.
Don't see it if You will be too upset by the very disturbing subject matter, which includes on stage violence.
See it if The acting was great. The ideas were interesting.
Don't see it if It really needs to be rewritten and reshaped. Somehow it just doesn’t work.
See it if have ever been a parent, or someone's child. While it's very funny, you'll be reaching for a handkerchief by the end.
Don't see it if You can't think back to what things were like in the late 1970s/early 1980s.
See it if You want to see a clever, fun play on the serious subject of Internet privacy. It's like a Caryl Churchill play, but funny.
Don't see it if You don't want an interactive experience or you don't own a smart phone. Also, it does get a little long.
See it if You want to see a play on a serious subject and is about multi-dimensional people. It's a tragic story, but allows you to laugh at times.
Don't see it if Not for anyone under 15 or so. You have to be ready for very strong subject matter.
See it if You want a great intro to Shakespeare in a lively, funny, no -traditional, yet still moving performance.
Don't see it if You want to see a traditional version of the play. Also, this is a shorter version of the original, though it still feels whole.
See it if You want to see an serious, thoughtful, but entertaining play. It might be of particular interest to teachers or parents of autistic kids.
Don't see it if I can't think of a good reason not to see it.
See it if The characters and situations most people will identify with. Reveals the fragility of working class people aiming at the middle class.
Don't see it if Need a strong plot. Are uncomfortable with situations that cut too close to reality.
See it if You want to see a classic play in an original, entertaining production. While funny at times, it was also never far from tragedy.
Don't see it if You are a traditionalist who can't stand any changes bring made to a classic.
See it if You want to see a first act that's like a bad sitcom.The second act begins with some sense the play might improve, but its only an illusion.
Don't see it if You would rather see something more intelligent.
See it if Enjoy a new, fresh look at some familiar history.
Don't see it if If you have trouble with a lot of exposition. I loved it, but this was my college aged daughter's problem with it, particularly in Act I.
See it if No matter if you are Gay or Straight, you'll find something to identify with in this play! A touching, uplifting story of family.
Don't see it if Can't think of a good reason not to see it.