Mark 8278

New York City

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Reviews (4)
50
During previews
God Said This
West Village
Disappointing, Broad direction, Insipid

See it if there's a worthwhile play here underneath the rural stereotypes, sitcom shtick and sappy melodrama this director has imposed on it.

Don't see it if you've already seen A Very Special Episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. A missed opportunity to know a loving if dysfunctional Kentucky family.

Also The veteran actors playing the parents brought genuine pain and love t... Read more Read less

88
Lewiston/Clarkston
West Village
Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if Excellent, intimate showcase of major American writer and cast. Lewiston is modest and fine, but Clarkston (Act 2) is unforgettable theater.

Don't see it if I would have preferred to see the 2 plays separately, and skip the Sunday "Idaho Snack Pack," utterly gross. But don't miss Clarkston.

89
Catch As Catch Can
West Village
Great acting, Quirky, Intense, Resonant, Masterful

See it if Wow. 3 virtuoso actors doubling as mother/son or father/daughter, often within seconds. Masterful, tender, and finally heartbreaking.

Don't see it if you want to see a conventional play, or if you're easily upset by an intense story of family breakdown.

Also Still unsure what the playwright wants to say about family and mental ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Intense, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if A thrilling drama of moral choices in a large, loving Northern Irish family amid the violence of the 1981 Troubles. Superb cast of 21.

Don't see it if 3.5 hours, with a sprawling plot and political argument, and sometimes the accents are hard to follow. For me, it rewarded the investment.