See it if You enjoy clever and funny feminist manifestos. The acting is terrific. The last is a little heavy handed and could stand to be edited.
Don't see it if you aren't open minded. This is 3 short stories, very well done, with a 4th segment that tries to tie it together, not entirely successfully
See it if you love a good story--you are not required to love baseball! April Matthis is fantastic--this is a break out role. A special show!
Don't see it if can't think of a reason. If you don't like shows about racial issues, you will still find this one to be engaging and upbeat.
See it if you are interested in hearing various sides of the debate about the tragedy of young black men being in danger all the time.
Don't see it if this very upsetting issue is not one you want to hear about for an hour and a half. The story brings in a lot of racial problems.
See it if you don't remember the movie--it's prophetic! If you do remember the movie, you won't be disappointed. Really close to a perfect show!
Don't see it if You don't care for current events, journalism, or understanding what we are doing here....
See it if you want a lively, thought-provoking story. It is very relevant in our current political situation. And it has humor--a great plus!
Don't see it if you aren't interested in journalism.
See it if You want to be rocked back on your heels. This deals with some serious issues--parenting, addiction, disabilities, love and all it's warts.
Don't see it if you aren't prepared for a really intense show. This is not light entertainment.
Also It's tough, but exhilerating.
See it if You are a fan of Shakespeare and you'd like to know the story of Sarah Bernhardt.
Don't see it if You don't appreciate Hamlet!
See it if you like dramas that try to understand a person's life and to examine meaning and regret in ways that we can all relate to.
Don't see it if you are looking for a comedy. I didn't find it overly dark--but it's definitely a more thoughtful than fluffy show. Tracy Letts gets women!
See it if You love a play with a moral dilemma. Extremely well-acted and humorous as well as serious.
Don't see it if You are looking for an epic story or romance--this is a small chestnut.
See it if You want to eavesdrop on early Joe Papp meetings with the nascent Public Theater staff.
Don't see it if You like to see plays that are a slice of life and you don't care whether you understand what the context is or what is going on.
See it if you enjoy being drawn into an almost unbelievable story by an incredible actor.
Don't see it if you have no interest in human nature!
See it if you like family dramas and you appreciate the fact that most families have problems and that you can learn something from them.
Don't see it if you don't like to think about violence in families. The patriarch is a horrible chauvanist, but hey, it was the 60's.
See it if you like to think about the purpose of life with humor AND some profundity.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy a little fantasy. It does require some suspension of disbelief. But it is handled in such an intelligent way!
See it if you read the book and would like to recall this exquisite tragedy, or if you never read it and wonder what it's about. Fantastic acting.
Don't see it if you don't like serious drama with heart wrenching tragedy.
See it if you like magic and illusions. It will not disappoint. Not for kids: the themes are mature-- the meaning of life, secrets, suicide.
Don't see it if you have to understand the illusions--not happening.
See it if you like intense personal dramas with exquisite acting.
Don't see it if you are not into watching serious emotional problems dealing with suicide and depression.
See it if you enjoy teasing out what it is that makes family relationships work and not work.
Don't see it if you want a musical or a huge story.
See it if you are interested in socio economic issues of our times, and an understanding of why anyone would have voted for He Who Can't Be Named.
Don't see it if you are unsympathetic toward uneducated, rural, working class people. You have to have some ability to empathize or you will be miserable.
See it if You want to remember if you liked it the first time. I thought I had seen it, but didn't remember a thing!
Don't see it if you don't like oblique story lines. This story just doesn't hang together, and I couldn't discern what point the author was making.
See it if You are interested in exploring love relationships and moral dilemmas.
Don't see it if you would rather not analyze why we fall in love and whether or not manipulation is sometimes okay!
See it if you want insight into 20-somethings mental state. They really are lonely and miserable according to this. Probably our fault, no doubt.
Don't see it if you have no interest in understanding millenials. It's not a requirement. But, you don't want to be a grumpy old theater goer, do you?!
See it if you want to see how Medea is relevant to today's lifestyles. We are obviously doomed to continue to suffer from the human condition.
Don't see it if you don't want to face the truth of the complexities of love, desire, parenting. This is not easy to watch.
See it if you want to see all the works by Suzan-Lori Parks. She has terrific ideas, I just don't think this one worked.
Don't see it if you are not interested in exploring difficult race issues.
See it if you love Stockard Channing. She's fantastic. The whole cast is. Proves that point that parenting is an impossible job.
Don't see it if you don't like dramas about family. There isn't a real story, other than the fact that people have different views of their history.
See it if you enjoy a show that is more about soul searching than about story. It's a wonderful exploration of what we are doing on the planet.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy existential thinking. This is about reflection on the experiences that make us who we are.
See it if you love history and like the idea of imagining the very personal reactions of family members to the experiences of Joan of Arc.
Don't see it if you don't have the patience for historical fiction about very serious issues. This is a play about faith, family, and allegiance.
Also In particular, the mother/daughter relationship will break your heart!
See it if you like depression era stories where everyones lives are so awful that you feel suicidal during the show.
Don't see it if you prefer a story with a modicum of happiness.
See it if you appreciate an actor being able to do this kind of magic--it's a tour de force.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in a psychological portrayal of a tragic event and it's lasting impact.
See it if You are a fan of incredible wordplay and history and and the relationship of all three. It's absolutely brilliant.
Don't see it if You are not willing to think hard for 2 and a half hours. This play goes 100 mph and you have to work to keep up. But it's worth it!
See it if You like tennis/sports and you like the idea of peeling back the public personas of the superstar players to see how human they are.
Don't see it if You wouldn't be interested in watching a tennis match. The pretend game they are playing is important to the structure of the play.
See it if you like interpersonal drama and thinking about how universal so many human relationships are.
Don't see it if you don't like long, family dramas. But it's SO much better than The Humans! These people are likable!!!
See it if You want to be reminded that we all have a part in making democracy work. I thought Moore was practical and rational. Not just a rant.
Don't see it if Like someone else here said: you are ultra conservative (which literally means unwilling to change) and won't go with an open mind.
See it if You love Sondheim and you like the psychological analysis of what makes an assasin do what they do.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in Presidential history, especially, the presidents who were assasinated.
See it if you love history and politics and a behind-the-scenes explanation of how a event like this went down.
Don't see it if you are bored by political dramas. This is all about the art of the game of diplomacy.
See it if You enjoy one person shows. Iris is very talented at portraying multiple characters. It's funny, but also poignant. One hour!
Don't see it if You do not like one person plays!
See it if you love musicals, especially if you like this time period. I didn't remember liking Frankie Valli, but there were some amazing songs!
Don't see it if you dislike the time period. But the story is timeless...
See it if you like period pieces and a really well crafted story. Zola is a master! There are wonderful moral dilemmas to ponder.
Don't see it if you don't like dramas from France set in the 1800's.