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See it if You want to be transported down the Rabbit Hole through inspiring trapeze acts, ballet, opera, burlesque. Staging and costumes are amazing.
Don't see it if You are offended by nudity or are looking for a coherent narrative or traditional stage musical.
See it if You are looking for an inventive concert experience with cool effect (film of moon landing projected on drum kit).
Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional musical as this piece has a very loose structure. Book narrative is practically nonexistent.
See it if The blue grass and folk pop music is absorbing. Story motivations of protagonists could be more clear, but overall worthy story.
Don't see it if poverty, white privilege, blue grass music turn you off.
See it if you enjoy slice of life vignette memoir plays, intimate settings, feeling like you are part of action, one or two people memory plays.
Don't see it if you are expecting plot driven play with conflict.
See it if You want a captivating and enthralling performance and learn about historical pioneer.
Don't see it if You do not like one woman shows or historical material
See it if you are intrigued by provocative title, enjoy gripping thrillers with strong female characters and family dramas with dark secrets
Don't see it if you are expecting a light comedy. You get confused easily with some action taking place off set.
See it if You enjoy historical dramas that shed light on today’s problems.
Don't see it if You are looking for fluff and escapist shows.
See it if You enjoy chicken soup for the soul or self help books or social work. You want to experience whirlwind of emotions from despair to hope
Don't see it if You are sensitive to issues such as rape, child abuse, transgendered acceptance. Be aware that there is subway vibration heard throughout.
See it if you're in mood for a feel good musical the whole family will love. you like witty banter and excellent pop score. you are not a fan of show
Don't see it if you prefer thought provoking issue driven plays. you are expecting typical Disney musical. This has more depth.
See it if you know story of Billy Kid or enjoy plays with ghosts.
Don't see it if you are expecting conventional historical play or are unfamiliar with this figure.
See it if You enjoy ripped from headline stories with unique angle and point of view, focusing on cop rather than victim.
Don't see it if You easily get bored by court room dramas as best part is last half hour.
See it if You are not familiar with story or want to see great acting. Chinese opera scenes are well done with costumes.
Don't see it if You will feel let down by Julie Taymor’s tamed down staging or squeamish to full frontal male nudity.
See it if You enjoy unconventional theater, women’s stories, and learning more about Muslim experience. It deals with universal themes.
Don't see it if You are intolerant to Muslims.
See it if you want to bond with your fellow theatergoer about shared experience of seeing show Come From Away.
Don't see it if want to engage in a conversation and share your feedback. It is an engaging give and take conversation rather than a lecture.
See it if you like crime dramas with protagonist whose motivation is political (terrorism and immigration) If you enjoy procedural interrogation scene
Don't see it if You are not a fan of two person shows with minimal set scenery. Despite references to current president, play is not as political as one
See it if are in mood for a deeply dramatic period piece with contemporary relevance and extraordinary acting.
Don't see it if you want a lighthearted musical experience.
See it if you like quirky characters and hilarious situations or if you think Law and Order would make great musical. Foodies are welcome!
Don't see it if you are snob against Brooklyn hipsters or hate bubblegum pop musicals with 60's rock n roll vibe (drums, piano, electric guitar).
See it if you are fan of groundbreaking theater with unpredictability or politically active and want to spark an engaging dialogue about race relation
Don't see it if you are prude to explicit nudity, expect predictable formulaic plays, or want to interact with cast.
See it if you enjoy historical plays and great chemistry between the leads.
Don't see it if are not a fan of historical plays.
See it if You want to see actor recreate performance artist Burden’s stunts. You enjoy performances with video backdrops.
Don't see it if If you are not willing to endure something experimental.
See it if you enjoy John Hughes movies, film Election, or Dear Evan Hansen, and Richard III. want to support diversity and inclusion in the theater.
Don't see it if you looking for a traditional Shakespeare. This is a modern update with contemporary language and more humor.
See it if You enjoy immersive theater and are willing to walk from one room into another. Also if you enjoy political theater.
Don't see it if You do not like any of the above
See it if you are interested in juxtaposition of film and text. Want a backstage pass on how voice recording narration for documentary works.
Don't see it if You are expecting linear play with action and conflict. This is dialogue and philosophical based. Spoken word performances put you to sleep.
See it if you are intrigued by staging and seeing choreographed movement on stage resembling tennis match.
Don't see it if You are seeking depth in characters and plot.
See it if you are open to contemporary interpretation of historical events in courtroom setting where audience represents jury.
Don't see it if Contemporary language and slightly disjointed structure will impact your experience of witnessing history and great acting.
Also Appeals to high school audience and above.
See it if you enjoy stand up comedians and topical material. It is not very raunchy or crude so families may attend.
Don't see it if You are expecting a real history lesson. It’s very cursory. If you easily get offended by crude, bodily or ethnic humor.
See it if you’re a newbie to history of Japanese American discrimination during WWII and enjoy one man shows. Recommended for school groups.
Don't see it if You like ensemble shows or something that is deadly serious and devoid of any light handed moments.
See it if you enjoy shows about teenagers dealing with grief. you are willing to enjoy songs that are repetitive as there is no central narrative
Don't see it if you are expecting a unified story with songs that move narrative forward.
See it if you are enamored and familiar by Greek classic theater and ok with unconventional staging and music. willing to accept limited resources.
Don't see it if you require mobility (no elevator to church balcony) or are uncomfortable in sliding chairs.If you are expecting more than college level pro
See it if You enjoy history plays without emphasis on history, but more slice of life approach.
Don't see it if You get easily bored as it runs 2 hrs without intermission,
See it if You want to see musical that breaks all conventional rules of Broadway with songs in Arabic, subtitles on stage, Arabic instruments. Short
Don't see it if Want to see conventional musical.
See it if you are a fan of series China Beach, are a veteran, historian, someone eager to witness chapter in Vietnam history not frequently explored
Don't see it if you have post traumatic stress disorder as there are moments and sound effects that recreate war explosions. you want something light.
See it if You enjoy intimate theater with contemporary relevant and topical themes (gun violence) without being political.
Don't see it if You are expecting a narrative epic with large ensemble cast.
See it if you want to see a star in the making. Quijada brilliantly bares his soul and delivers a masterful spoken word performance in one man show.
Don't see it if you are expecting an ensemble performance.
See it if you want to experience unconventional slice of life approach to dealing with autism. This narrative approach may be confusing to some viewer
Don't see it if you are expecting conventional play or musical. The music is enchanting and haunting. Be prepared for actress to tap your shoes when enter.
See it if you are drawn to contemporary or historical civil rights history.
Don't see it if you are not in the mood for engaging your intellect.
See it if love joyful, soulful shows like Nashville or folk music movies or show like Once or if you like Gospel, spiritual, New Orleans, orchestral.
Don't see it if you are not willing to suspend disbelief as there is no set (only musicians and singers on stage) who transport you along with narrator.