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See it if you want an absorbing play that explores how a son deals with his aging father. Gentle & genial laughs, but not inherently a comedy.
Don't see it if This is not a glitzy show or musical. It's billed as a comedy & there are some laughs, but if you're looking for guffaws, this isn't it.
See it if you enjoy engaging in contemporary issues as refracted through a theatrical lens. This play will make you think (and laugh).
Don't see it if you don't like Tom Stoppard. If simulated sex on stage offends you, avoid this play.
See it if you're a Japanophile; you enjoy cross-cultural humor; appreciate good story-telling.
Don't see it if you want physical humor, lots of props or action.
See it if You enjoy works-in-progress that combine music & movement. You're interested in women's identity issues. Talented cast, some moving moments.
Don't see it if You're looking for a big, glitzy polished piece of writing. The individual moments don't add up here . . . maybe someday, with good editing
See it if You enjoy non-traditional approaches to Shakespeare. Theater in the round. Intimate productions. Fun evening out where you don't work hard.
Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare purist who prefers to stay on the audience side of the fourth wall.
See it if You enjoy work-in-progress. Intimate venues with folding chairs. Moby Dick. Decent writing but a bit long winded.
Don't see it if You want a big splashy production of a classic work. A comedy. A musical.
See it if you like theater about theater, historical characters, Shakespeare.
Don't see it if you're a lazy listener. There are a lot of words and they go by fast (but it's worth it!)
See it if You like juke box musicals or enjoyed the original production.
Don't see it if You're looking for an explicit plot or hate pop music from the 50s or 60s.
See it if If you love Disney's "Fantasia," then this is the show for you! Incredible abstract puppetry. Christopher O'Riley's pianism is brilliant.
Don't see it if You want a show with words. Hate music.
See it if You love watching the actors' craft make magic. Wonderful use of gesture & sound to evoke wonder & extravagance in an austere environment.
Don't see it if You can't use your imagination to substitute for a big splashy production. This is an intimate venue with a bare stage and minimal props.
See it if you loved the original; didn't see the original, love fairy tales, catchy music.
Don't see it if you hate fairy tales, don't like musicals, don't like theater in the round.
See it if You like thoughtful writing grounded in history. Plays that incorporate wordless music as a kind of Greek chorus. intimate show, small cast.
Don't see it if You're looking for lots of action or flashy production values.
See it if You want an unconventional musical that incorporates middle-Eastern rhythms. This is a warm-hearted, intimate show, subtle, sensuous.
Don't see it if If you're looking for a big, glitzy musical with lots of dancing, you'll be disappointed.
See it if You like Shakespeare reimagined from a different vantage point. Enjoy an energetic production with lots of music.
Don't see it if You prefer proscenium productions.
See it if Want a sweet (pun intended) evening at the theater. Charming characters, a little quirky, a little predictable.
Don't see it if You're looking for a deep, weighty experience at the theate.
See it if You appreciate a good farce with a British accent.
Don't see it if You want highbrow entertainment, this isn't the show for you. It's a romp, a lark.
See it if You need an uplift or need to have you faith in humanity restored.
Don't see it if You want a pretentious, glitzy show that features the stagecraft.
See it if You like tuneful,unfamiliar musical entertainment. Fairytale plot with a moral at the end. Well-staged in a small space.
Don't see it if You're expecting a big, glitzy Broadway musical. You can't deal with supertitles.
See it if if you love the original show and want to experience it in a new way. Hearing it in Yiddish adds a new dimension to an old favorite. Moving.
Don't see it if you need subtitles to appreciate or remember the original lyrics. You expect a big glitzy production.
See it if You like Basil Twist, puppetry, wordless storytelling through intriguing animation.
Don't see it if You want verbal narrative or traditional theatrical fare.
See it if You want high-energy, charming, frothy, visually glitzy entertainment with an unobtrusive nod to iambic pentameter.
Don't see it if You're a pompous bore who can't lighten up enough to enjoy a sparkly musical with the underlying suggestion that Arcadia is gender-fluid.
See it if You're an ardent Wagnerite (or not). Enjoy historically based shows. Appreciate classical music.
Don't see it if You're sensitive to religion on stage; are adverse to laughing about serious issues (like anti-semitism); don't like elements of farce.
See it if You bring a youngster--it's a fun way to reinforce the kinds of science they're learning in school. Or you want a refresher of HS chemistry!
Don't see it if You're looking for a plot or a musical, this isn't for you, although there is some literal (chemical reaction) "flash" in the production.
See it if you like one-act plays with a bit of quirkiness. Three plays, not all equal.
Don't see it if you are expecting something flashy or want music and dancing. These are intimate pieces that need some audience focus.
See it if You enjoy plays that talk about and reflect on the nature of theater. You like intimate venues where you're up close to the action.
Don't see it if You don't like Cole Porter. You prefer proscenium stages. You dislike theater in the round.
See it if You like issue-driven, family dramas that can still find humor in fraught relationships and death.
Don't see it if Your world view doesn't allow people with Down's Syndrome to live emotionally rich lives.
See it if You enjoy Handel arias, historical settings, metaphysical musings on the power of music to heal.
Don't see it if You're looking for something edgy and amplified, if you don't like things in the Shakespearian vein.
See it if You *still* haven't seen it. A traditional show that probably plays differently against the backdrop of current politics than when it opened
Don't see it if You're looking for something edgy, current or hip.
See it if You like a Capella singing, drag, in-your-face lyrics.
Don't see it if You're offended easily, are homophobic, or insist on political correctness.
See it if You want something contemporary with a political edge, enjoy watching a master manipulator.
Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy (although the political resonances do get laughs)
See it if You love Shakespeare, need a good laugh, appreciate great theater. (I've seen it twice and the second time was as good as the first.)
Don't see it if You prefer sitting home being depressed by the news.