See it if you enjoy standard regional theatre fare, middle-aged people who sit around expositing, or you REALLY want to hear a new Bengsons song.
Don't see it if you expect something grand or revelatory from the premise and you want something larger from promise of non-binary representation onstage.
See it if you haven't experience one of the seminal works the late 20th century, or want top-notch performances.
Don't see it if you dislike traditional theatrical structure (which abounds in plenty in the second act) or you want to see the entire unedited piece.
See it if you are genuinely interested in engaging with ritual, confronting the nature of oppression, and making yourself small when necessary
Don't see it if you enjoy escapist entertainment
See it if you enjoy anything that feels "lofty"
Don't see it if you want a piece with something to engage with.
Also White people really just be doing anything and calling it "art."
See it if You're willing to examine the inherent problems within "woke" theatre/artist culture and enjoy biting provocative satire
Don't see it if you dislike engaging in discourse about cultural/political issues of race, history, and art
See it if you're okay watching something that is defiantly unfinished, or you love raking.
Don't see it if you expect an artist to hold themselves to some kind of intellectual standard, or you hate raking.
See it if you want a Brechtian take on racism in its various political and economic forms in modern (and past and future) America.
Don't see it if you dislike theatre that FORCES you to fully engage with the performance.
See it if you enjoy experimental pieces that fully take advantage of their deployed technology
Don't see it if you dislike multi-media heavy pieces or require an over-arching "message" to latch on to.
See it if you want to engage with an interesting dramaturgical experiment by a remarkable company
Don't see it if you expect the vigor and verve of a Bedlam show or you dislike Chekhov, anachronism, or disco balls.
See it if you enjoy non-linear work that makes you sit up and engage with it. you enjoy non-traditional seating/performance styles
Don't see it if you require a firm narrative thread, you dislike ambiguity in experience and theme, you don't enjoy experimental work.
See it if you have an intense interest in Russian history and/or literary figures, you don't require high stakes to remain engaged in a story
Don't see it if you expect a script to be rigorously thought-out, you dislike overtly "talky" plays, you want high drama with major stakes.
See it if you have an interest in Turkish politics, traditional theatrical structures, or want to get a taste of a promising young playwright.
Don't see it if you expect visual or intellectual cohesion in a play, you dislike the traditional "family drama" structure, you want to see something sharp.
See it if you want to spend an enchanting evening exploring the utmost extremes of what is possible in the theatre
Don't see it if you require a plot, you dislike silence, or you are allergic to magical fun.
See it if You enjoy Becket-esque landscapes and situations; "experimental" work in the downtown style.
Don't see it if You want something to chew on beyond an intriguing concept. This show ultimately leaves you with a mouthful of nothing
See it if you want to see something vibrant and intelligent. It has something to say and it knows how to say it.
Don't see it if you dislike non-linear narrative structures or require a play to hold your hand and concisely explain itself to you
See it if You want to have a great laugh with a delightful satire of the modern American theatre.
Don't see it if You're unable to laugh at the absurdity of the American theatre, and its straight/white/male/educated/pretentious-ass problems
Also SOHO REP
See it if you enjoy cookie-cutter college comedies with easily digestible social commentary that manages to both say a lot and nothing at all.
Don't see it if you like hiphop, or dislike male artists masquerading as feminists in an attempt to make themselves and their work #relevant.
See it if you want to experience a quirky examination of appropriation, personal pitfalls, and the experience of being a young angry artist
Don't see it if you dislike solo performance pieces, require visual spectacle, or want to turn off your brain and relax.
See it if you want to re-discover one of the greatest works of American drama in a taught and inventive new production.
Don't see it if you go to the theatre for escapist entertainment, or can't sit still for long periods of time.
See it if You enjoy having your senses assaulted and utterly overwhelmed and desire a show with something worth chewing on
Don't see it if You dislike audience interaction, overtly aggressive staging, or bad Kate Hepburn impressions
See it if you REALLY like The Go-Gos, want to turn off your brain, have generally low expectations, want topical content for its own sake
Don't see it if you require something beyond the bare minimum from a show's book, concept, and scenic design. You aren't too hot on The Go-Gos.
See it if you love Brecht, John Doyle's signature style, relevant political work, or Raul Esparza.
Don't see it if you have difficulty with Brechtian theatre, you want escapist entertainment, or Doyle drags you down.
See it if you enjoy meta-theatrical storytelling, poor theatre-esque design, and non conventional staging/seating arrangements
Don't see it if you dislike non-proscenium spaces, meta-theatrical conventions, or sound demons
See it if you enjoy subtle performances and skillfully crafted monologues full of truthful nihilism, self-deprecation, and malaise
Don't see it if you dislike solo performances or require a strong narrative/visual element in a show
See it if you enjoy being enveloped by a truly "complete" show, enjoy intimate connection, and rapturous screams, shouts, and forlorn toots.
Don't see it if you dislike immersive environments and non-traditional scores
See it if you enjoy intellectually and physically engaging with theatre that asks you to make distinct choices.
Don't see it if You dislike overly political shows, or material that forces you to physically engage with it.
See it if you enjoy hybrid concert/musical pieces like Hedwig and Hundred Days, you want to support art made by PoC (HINT: YOU SHOULD)
Don't see it if you have a narrow view of what musical theatre/theatre is/could be.
See it if you're easily entertained and will gobble up any old Disney-style princess yarn with a nice score.
Don't see it if you expect some modicum of polish on the book, some effort in the scenic/projection design, and actually want something nice to look at.
See it if you enjoy standard table-drama fare with an absurdist "twist" and are easily taken in by "shocking" revelations.
Don't see it if you hate table-dramas, you require something to chew on, or you're cognitive enough to understand the way a show's text functions.
See it if you enjoy the witty, introspective voice of Eliza Bent, like Beyonce covers, or Dave Malloy impressions
Don't see it if you REALLY like Chekhov and don't want to see his work re-interpreted and subverted, or if you have an aversion to seeing furniture onstage.
See it if you want to feel good about humanity, you want to hear a beautiful new score, or you really really like chairs.
Don't see it if you dislike uplifting messages, non-traditional scores, you hate chairs.
Also This show has lots of chairs.
See it if you want to be fully steeped in a loud, aggressive, shocking, and hilarious exploration of the Scottish underground scene.
Don't see it if strobe lighting has an adverse effect on you, you dislike nudity, overt sexual aggression, violence, drug use, language, and poop.
See it if You want to relax and enjoy a handful of enjoyable songs with a capable cast.
Don't see it if you want to have something to chew on beyond "it's okay that we're all different if we tolerate each other"
See it if you enjoy post-modern reconstructions of western cultural touchstones, immersive theatre, and profoundly effective visual imagery.
Don't see it if you have any mobility issues/don't want to stand or walk for 3 hours during a show.
See it if you want to watch a trio of stunning performances in a show that vaguely addresses racial and economic inequalities in academia.
Don't see it if You expect nuance in thought and approach, or demand a greater overarching message from the text.
See it if you want to see more inclusion on the stage, and engage with thought provoking material about the nature of voice and agency.
Don't see it if you dislike cookie-cutter direction, and writing that refuses to trust the audience
See it if you want to revel in the brilliant music of The Bengsons, and experience a visually stunning personal tale in a beautifully funky space.
Don't see it if you dislike hybrid performance styles, psuedo-non-proscenium staging, or non-traditional "musical" scores.