Lee J Knob

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (12)
During previews
Coal Country
East Village
Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Disappointing, Great acting

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.

Also The play is exactly what you think it will be: stories told by individ... Read more Read less

Clever, Intelligent, Confusing, Indulgent, Great acting

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.

Also I would love to see this cast do the play Cyrano. They rallied after e... Read more Read less

During previews
Indulgent, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

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.

During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great writing

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.

Hurricane Party
West Village
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Great writing

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.

Also This was like Southern-fried early Mamet. A blast of a play, dark, hil... Read more Read less

Must see, Great acting, Intense, Profound, Absorbing

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.

During previews
Sing Street
East Village
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Cliched, Entertaining

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.

Also This was just the 2nd preview, so lots of kinks (like the fading accen... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Refreshing, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious

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.

The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

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.

Also It really is as great as so many of the reviews here are saying. An eq... Read more Read less

Emma & Max
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

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.

Also I've loved Solondz's films, and I was excited to see what he'd do on s... Read more Read less

Mother of the Maid
East Village
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Great acting, Irrelevant

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.

Also There is nothing enlightening or interesting in the play. The play end... Read more Read less