See it if you like seeing the National Theatre flex its government subsidized muscles, identify with the play, or...just see it.
Don't see it if you're easily offended or cannot endure a two-parter.
See it if you wanna be swept up in an enchanting tale that simultaneously casts a hopeful light on mental illness and the power of artistic expression
Don't see it if you have no intention of shedding your uncultured hide.
See it if you love Thurman and/or the dramatization of 2016 political intrigue sounds appealing.
Don't see it if you’re hyper-aware of dialogue or topicality isn’t your thing.
Also it’s not nearly as bad as the reviews, but it certainly isn’t great.
See it if you'd like to see a telling of the classic tale that is without fluff and true to the darkness of Dickens' original short story.
Don't see it if the absence of high-budget set and costumes is a deal breaker for you.
See it if you're a big fan of the material, McGovern, or the genre.
Don't see it if you can't sit through an excruciating first act.
Also it does pick up quite nicely, but the first third is ambien.
See it if you enjoy character driven dramas and powerful female performances.
Don't see it if you like clean cut finishes, strict adherence to traditional narrative structure, and black and white moral relativism.
See it if you want some light-hearted, yet still touching, inventive musical fare.
Don't see it if you're choosing this show to avoid crassness. It's actually here and used generously (in mostly clever instances).
See it if you know you enjoy Stoppard or have an open and willing mind to engage with absurdist theatre.
Don't see it if you just like to be entertained or don’t think you should have to “work” to enjoy a play.
See it if you’ve never seen this script produced before and enjoy a live Owen.
Don't see it if you’ve seen the original production and production value is important to you.
Also Ha and Owen save this production. Frankly, Taymour should be ashamed.
See it if you love Ahrens and Flaherty and this piece in particular.
Don't see it if you're woke on POC (especially interracial) or women's issues. This disaster of a book, does (clap) not (clap) hold (clap) up.
See it if a Grateful Dead tribute band + some amusement park level narrative sounds like a fun time.
Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with the Grateful Dead and love musical theatre.
See it if pop music (in general, not just KPop) is your thing. If the idea of a dramatized Britney Spears concert excites you.
Don't see it if weak dialogue is insufferable to you.
See it if you want to be swept away in a dreamy, light, perfect production for a summer evening.
Don't see it if ...you're STILL bitter about Caesar and are going to rush the stage. Go home.
See it if you're desperate to see Diane Lane on stage.
Don't see it if you're looking for a refreshing staging of a Chekhov play. There are ideas here, but none of them are coherent or cohesive.