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See it if You know nothing about the mining disaster that the show is about or if you want a small Steve Earle concert (he plays live the whole show).
Don't see it if You've seen virtually any play or film about the lives of coal miners. It's just so bland and generic a show.
See it if The cast, as a whole, is great, and it was a treat to see Peter Dinklage. When they weren't singing, I was into it.
Don't see it if I love the National as a band. Their style does not translate to the theatre. Even with solid to great singers, it was just turgid.
See it if You want to see another great performance by Corey Stoll in another Shakespeare play where he's the best thing in it.
Don't see it if You want relevant Shakespeare. The staging tries too hard to be edgy but ends up being dull. The production never matches Stoll's energy.
See it if You want to see a pair of great performances working with a great script and great direction. It's smart, touching, and surprising.
Don't see it if You don't like plays that take place at a college or make lots of literary references.
See it if You want to watch political incorrectness done right, with hilarious verbal and visual humor.
Don't see it if You're not into satire and can't handle white liberalism being mocked.
See it if you want to be reminded of what a visceral experience theatre can be. It was like early Labyrinth productions.
Don't see it if you're easily offended and don't like loud voices.
See it if You're in the mood for terrific performances and a heartbreaking play. It's not an easy subject, but it's brilliantly done.
Don't see it if You're not into experimental plot devices. The three interwoven stories overlap, often with characters speaking at the same time.
See it if You love seeing an exuberant young cast perform great New Wave-sounding songs and have a soft spot for shows about bands coming together.
Don't see it if You don't like rock music and need a totally original plot.
See it if You want to see something with a fresh perspective and lively performances. It goes to some dark, dark places, but it's also very funny.
Don't see it if You have a problem with violence on stage. Also, the play asks you to take a leap of faith towards the end. You might not want to jump.
See it if A brilliant, alive, gorgeous show, filled with incredible performances from a sprawling cast, each given electric moments by Butterworth.
Don't see it if The only reason not to see it is if the running time (which whips by) is too much.
See it if you think that Todd Solondz can do no wrong, just to prove that he very much can.
Don't see it if you want to keep liking the Flea Theatre, which almost always has compelling and meaningful productions.
See it if you want to see a great actor, Glenn Close, in a small theatre almost save a bad play.
Don't see it if you think it will be anything other than a predictable and overwrought review of Joan of Arc's life.