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See it if you go expecting a very sweet, small scale, one-performer cabaret show. If you're a public member and can get cheaper tickets
Don't see it if You've paid the full $53 expecting a full scale "musical" (as this show has kind of been advertised!).
See it if You're a performer, as the actors in this are wonderful. Production design is great also, as is Rachel's naturalistic dialogue.
Don't see it if very slow shows with low stake plots aren't for you. They're not for me. Characters are selfish and talk a lot about a little.
See it if You enjoy one man shows, particularly very personal ones about people with extraordinary lives.
Don't see it if You usually find one man shows hard, I don't think this one will be your exception. Better than most, but still struggles to stay engaging.
See it if If you're a group of under 18 year old females, or if not, you've had a lot of pre-show drinks.
Don't see it if You're not the above, if you want something unique, deep or thought provoking, or with real stakes, or with 3-dimensional characters.
See it if you have appreciation for design and performance. The spectacle moments (which often had the cast of 40 all on stage at once) were fabulous.
Don't see it if 2.5 hours of disjointed story and confusion is more than you can bare. I have no idea how the three acts linked up at all.
See it if You are a Caryl fan, like me. A 50min full experience that stays with you well after the end of the show. So much heart in this show.
Don't see it if you have a mindset of having to understand everything. I had to really let this play just wash over me, even when I didn't understand it all
See it if you want to see a unique, interesting design and some good performances.
Don't see it if you want any sort of engaging story. The script is clunky and slow with no impact. It is also 2 hours (feels like 4) with no intermission.
See it if You're a Mamet fan. This was one of the better scripts of his I've seen. Interesting themes with an end twist (though you do see it coming).
Don't see it if you value any of the other production elements. Really appalling performances (other than the 2 lawyers), design and above all, direction.
See it if You like like imaginative storytelling which cleverly utilises puppetry, imagery and ensemble based performance.
Don't see it if You are disengaged by stories that break the conventional play construction methods (beginning middle end)
See it if You enjoyed shows like "Disgraced". Slow building but engaging all the way through. Engages your heart and mind. Outstanding design.
Don't see it if Slow paced political naturalism isn't your thing.
See it if You think the idea of raunchy, politically incorrect puppets is hilarious. This show is unique, smart and a makes for a great night out.
Don't see it if If you can see it elsewhere - the performances were great but a bit tired. Don't be tricked into thinking this show is for kids.
See it if You're a performer out to be inspired. This cast is chock-a-block with impressive stars. If you want to support diverse stories.
Don't see it if you're going for an engaging, interesting or well written story. The script still needs a lot of work.
See it if You want to see a diverse story about two Latinos living in the US. The final image of this play is epic -great design and direction.
Don't see it if You don't want to sit through 75% of the play before something goes wrong and things get interesting.
See it if You're a fan of Shakespeare's comedies and want to see a contemporary writer take on that style. You want a fun night out and little more.
Don't see it if you're a feminist, or if you want something remotely deep in terms of storyline. This is just a farce.
See it if You're an August Wilson fan, and enjoy naturalism at it's best from both a writer and performers. Very moving piece.
Don't see it if Do see it, but be warned if you're foreign to New York, the accents combined with fast or mumbled dialogue meant I sometimes missed things.
See it if You want a fun night out with great musical numbers. Design and performances were top notch.
Don't see it if You want something deep or profound. This show (the book) feels like it was made in Hollywood with lots of money and not much substance.
See it if You want a theatrical experience unlike any you've had before. Use of storytelling and technology is exquisite.
Don't see it if You don't love one-man shows. With a run time of 2 hours, I had to fight a bit to stay engaged after my excitement for the form wore off.
See it if You're a die hard fan and are organised enough to book far in advance so that you can get affordable tickets!
Don't see it if You're not a fan of musical theatre, or contemplating spending $500+ on a ticket. No show is good enough for $500+!
See it if You want a big, fun show. This has BROADWAY written all over it. Tackles large themes while still remaining light and entertaining.
Don't see it if Usually musicals aren't your thing, this one won't be the exception to your rule. If you want something more weight bearing.
See it if You liked Jitney, If I Forget... Slow play but worth the wait. If you're an American - relevant relevant relevant
Don't see it if You're tried, want light hearted... this play does take a long time to get going so a tough watch if you're not in the mood.
See it if You can get a seat in the front 4 rows! This section of the audience were still laughing when the rest of us had given up.
Don't see it if a one-man, one-paced, slow show sounds tough to you. And if you're sitting at the back.
See it if You're a Danny DeVito fan. He makes the whole show worth seeing. It's a wonderful debut (particularly if your under 30 and can get $25 tix!)
Don't see it if you're just going as a fan of one of the other cast members. They're good but not great.
See it if If you want to support a diverse story by an emerging writer. Some very real dialogue, good performances, direction and design
Don't see it if you're going for a developed, polished play. There is lots of shouting, false ending and massive themes dropped in but then not dealt with.
See it if you like Penelope Skinner. She's wonderful in this, as is the writing of her character.
Don't see it if You are under 30, a man, or English (because some of the accents aren't great). These representation were all cliches or stereotypes.
See it if You're a big Evan Hansen fan and know all the lyrics off by heart before you seen the show.
Don't see it if If you're not the above person, or if you've ever suffered from depression or anxiety.
See it if You've never liked a one-performer show. This will be the one that wins you over - it did for me. If you're pro-guns - you'll be challenged.
Don't see it if You are going to the theatre for a fun, light hearted night out. This show has heavy content.
See it if you want to see a musical tackle challenging subject matter.
Don't see it if You want to see it challenge it well. Book still needs a lot of work. The songs in particular are just dialogue with a melody stuck to it.
See it if You want to see an engaging production that will continually surprise you. Performances were great across the board. A really great show.
Don't see it if you can see it in a more intimate venue. I was in the balcony and I was so far away I felt disconnected from the emotional impact of it.
See it if You love bold interpretations of Shakespeare. Some wonderful performances.
Don't see it if You need those interpretations to be justified. Some beautiful but unsupported images. Some obvious and average performance choices.
See it if You're an avid Shakespeare fan. Some wonderful, inspiring performances. A beautiful space that is utilised well.
Don't see it if you can't do 5 hours of Shakespeare. If you don't know all 4 plays, or if you do know them and therefore don't want to see them again.
See it if You want to see some incredible young performers take on an engaging, dramatic story. This piece engages both the heart and mind - a rarity.
Don't see it if You prefer avant-garde forms of theatre to naturalism. You prefer subtle to dramatic stories. Very heavy subject matter.
See it if You want to support emerging writers, a few good actors and a great venue/program (page73 is great)
Don't see it if You want to be entertained or inspired. The time shifts(?) and transgender themes were not cleverly or clearly presented.
See it if If you want to ball your eyes out for half the show. Cynthia Erivo makes this show worth every cent and more.
Don't see it if You're interested in design, which was disappointing considering the scale and price of the show. Some performances also questionable.
See it if You just want a fun night out and little more. This show is, at its bottom line, entertaining.
Don't see it if You want something deep, resonating or profound. Performances, book and design are all mediocre at best.
See it if You like naturalism with a twist and some great performances. This play has witty dialogue and heartwarming moments.
Don't see it if 3 hours is too long for you. For me, this play was excellent until after interval where is suddenly began to feel long and slow.