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See it if wonderful to see a number of black women telling a story (written by a black woman) on stage in a super fun way
Don't see it if although the individual scenes are good the story does not hold as a complete work.
See it if you can enjoy the minutia of lives lived and wonder at the actors ability to research in a way that you will probably never see again.
Don't see it if you need a structured story with multiple actors.
See it if you still have an interest in a story that has been told from many sides but are either new to it, or more imp, enjoy acting well done
Don't see it if playwright needs to tighten up but it is the first time it is being produced. If you can be flexible, go and enjoy, if not, then maybe wait
See it if You are open to a different stage as they use the armory extremely well and a classic work acted well is in your wheelhouse
Don't see it if You can't get a ticket within the first 20 rows because you can get pretty far away and then the acting is less impactful
See it if a great actor is what you enjoy seeing--as this is it personified.
Don't see it if you need more than an incredible performance because the script, although once considered great, no longer has the complexity or punch it
Also once held.
See it if You like acting cut to its core with a classic play filled with sexual energy and life's standard challenges
Don't see it if Too close to the action is not a plus and a slightly dated story stands in your way of enjoying a wonderful play
See it if you enjoy musicals, because this is the best immersive one you might ever see
Don't see it if no matter how well done this type of musical is (and this is extremely well done) it just leaves you asking, "So?"
See it if you haven't seen Joe Lampert before and want to see a star before she hits the big time
Don't see it if the show needs a few months of workshops and out of town improvements before it is worthy of the Public and your time. done.
See it if you had no idea what happened in Nov--not that you agree with what occurred, but that your understanding is still without any empathy
Don't see it if you might find a holding hand explanation a bit slow
See it if You love watching ensemble theatre hitting all the right notes--great acting to hilarious human dialogue about interactions that we all know
Don't see it if Hmmm hard to hit this one. Enjoy the show!
See it if You have yet to see an "immersive" theatre show. It has taken a truely great off and off bway experience and Disneyfied it.
Don't see it if You have seen it at Ars Nova or the tent. It falls flat compared to those experiences.
See it if conflicting feelings as you are impressed that it was written 100s of years ago but not sure whether it is worth enjoying or not
Don't see it if you can't let go and be silly for a bit. it starts with a poop joke
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare as it is well done here by our friends from RSC. 400 years later and it is feels as if it was penned yesterday.
Don't see it if listening closely and a joy of the King's language is not your thing.
See it if You are open minded to the various viewpoints of the Arab-Israeli conflict. You are closed minded to the viewpoints of the A-I conflict.
Don't see it if Monologues or the conflict are not your thing.
See it if Solidly written, solidly acted in a small space so you are right there “living” the story in all the right ways.
Don't see it if You are not good with drama’s performed at a high pitch with you as part of the room
See it if Well done story of a time that was long ago but might not feel that long ago. Wonderful acting by all five.
Don't see it if you don't want to get close to a family 150 years ago.
See it if some of the best staging I have ever seen accompanied by a compelling story (although a bit too hammered in) and wonderful acting.
Don't see it if you need something upbeat.
See it if you have experienced Bruce in other venues and want something rarely seen--a Superstar reclaiming his relationship with his audience.
Don't see it if Bruce's music means nothing to you.
See it if you are willing to go along with this extraordinarily talented women's trek which includes wonderful music and lighting and a big character
Don't see it if you want a linear story line because there ain't none
See it if Full Cast of talented 30 somethings grab this classic by its throat and do a great job of telling the tale of betrayal and revenge in a comp
Don't see it if you are just Caesared out.
See it if You are a Annie Baker fan as she sets the scene differently and gives you an experience, challenges you as most other playewrights dare not.
Don't see it if You are not willing to give the show a good amount of room to roam, i.e. Need to be on the straight and narrow.
See it if You are not expecting a period dolls house 2, cause it just ain't that--but rather an inventive updated 21st century version of #2
Don't see it if You can't think beyond your nose.
See it if you think you won't like a solo play about a veteran dealing with his experience and are just the smallest bit open-because you will love it
Don't see it if you can't be even the "smallest bit open"
See it if you went to Mount Holoyoke, or an all Girls college and are into history or you want to see some good acting
Don't see it if you aren't flexible about a too jumpy story that flirts around without allowing its characters and story line to go too deep
See it if You love classic compelling drama that leaves you thinking about the play for days after.
Don't see it if You expect Mark Ruffalo to know his lines and carry the show.
See it if You enjoy experimental solo shows. The use of sound is wonderful. The show takes you on a journey which is more like an off broadway show.
Don't see it if You are not wed to the traditional plots of theatre rather than a storytelling experience.
See it if you want to see a young talented playwright before she hits the big time.
Don't see it if fast paced witty dialogue in an ensemble setting is not your thing
See it if you can suspend your understanding of how relationships should work
Don't see it if you can't as it is really a story born in a different and disappointing era when it comes to relationships
See it if You have never seen John Douglas Thompson. you will find him to be one of the true treasures of contempary theatre.
Don't see it if You can't give a 100 year old play a little leeway.
See it if you somehow figure a way of skipping out before the last scene and are good with a well acted, somewhat humorous play that skims the surface
Don't see it if you don't want to be disappointed by Lonergan who is a talented playwright but needed someone to sit him down and say "rewrite!"
See it if You have a lot of time on your hands and are good watching a fine ensemble of actors at their trade
Don't see it if You are not willing to come back two more times over the year before learning the whole picture
See it if to see a burgeoning star in Ronen--her role is one tuneish but done well. Willing to sit through 3 hours for 2 hours of very good theatre.
Don't see it if your patience is thin as some parts drag unnecessarily. Possibly will be worked out during previews.
See it if you are a Bedlam fan (which if you are not you should be) and want a current topic (race relations) addressed well in the theatre.
Don't see it if race relations and thinking are not your thing