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Reviews (54)
82
Relevant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like creative approaches to theater, connections to other cultures, light hearted humor and some audience participation.

Don't see it if You want a linear storyline, don’t care about other cultures (Persian) and want something more gravitas.

84
Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in political subjects that inform and bring you closer to understanding. Some parts are especially moving.

Don't see it if you prefer something light and fictional. Are not interested in American politics.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in dramas with a political edge and contemporary theme.

Don't see it if you want something light and funny or more escapist theater.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy gripping drama of political events. Great acting with a compelling plotline.

Don't see it if you don't like long (3.25 hour) dramas on The Troubles and actors with strong Irish accents.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy relevant stand up political humor.

Don't see it if You prefer a standard play with characters and a story line.

67
Great acting, Indulgent, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You want to see Michael Hall perform and enjoy monologues with no clear plot line.

Don't see it if You prefer plays with character development, plot lines and drama.

85
Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy political dramas that highlight American historical figures and recount riveting accounts of our shared memories.

Don't see it if You are not interested in American events and prefer something lighter and less wordy.

70
Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you enjoy personal narratives (that may not always lead to a final wrap-up) interdispersed with songs.

Don't see it if You prefer personal memoir dramas that have sequential or interlocking memories that reach a climax or conclusion.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in historical events that are still very contemporary and in thought provoking drama.

Don't see it if you are not interested in very disturbing American history.

80
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to understand the genocide in Rwanda in the context of a victim and his family.

Don't see it if You don't want heavy themed shows of a disturbing subject matter.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You enjoy clever farce with energetic actors. A frothy evening.

Don't see it if you want something more dramatic and serious.

84
Quirky, Relevant, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You enjoy immersive performance of contemporary edgy themes where the line blues between actor and audience.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with sexual topics and prefer a normal theater experience of audience separate from the actors.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy dramas with contemporary political themes of immigrant assimilation and Muslim acculturation in Britain.

Don't see it if You want a shorter lighter experience and have little interest in the Muslim assimilation experience.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy light dramas about the challenges finding a connection to others in mid-life. Well acted.

Don't see it if the problems of middle aged Wasps bore you and you don't like wordy plays.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are interested in political drama and historical events, although the play shifts from a personal coming of age to universal politics.

Don't see it if you are not interested in political discourse, rap music or a non-linear personal history narrative.

65
Disappointing, Great acting, Excruciating, Great staging

See it if you like plays with existential themes, crazy high jinx that seem to have no purpose and no cogent plotline other than a death ending.

Don't see it if you want something with a meaty plot, characters who have dimension and a satisfying ending.

86
Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You enjoy contemporary light drama with great acting and compelling characters.

Don't see it if You are not interested in personal stories on contemporary themes.

85
Entertaining, Dizzying, Edgy, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you enjoy legendary Ludlum campy, edgy, theater. This production has great acting, costumes and staging. Overall fun.

Don't see it if you don't like camp and are offended by sexual and scatological humor. Production is not for kids and not for some adults.

75
Ambitious, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you are familiar with Mengele, the role he played in the Holocaust and are interested in a wordy dialogue with him giving his perspective.

Don't see it if you are either not interested in the period, know nothing about Mengele or don't like wordy plays.

90
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy Tom Stoppard and his amazing wit. It is an intricate plot that blends art and science. I loved it.

Don't see it if you don't like Stoppard and his intellectual word play. Dense and wordy. Run time 2 3/4 hours.

50
During previews
Cliched, Confusing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy dramatic political statements that may require background knowledge of specific historical events.

Don't see it if You want character development, a clear plot line and the ability to connect with certain characters.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you enjoy campy comedy from the Theater of the Ridiculous with over the top acting.

Don't see it if you want something serious, less "fringe-ie" and more conservative.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You want a powerful and dramatic self account of military and veteran experiences.

Don't see it if You are not interested in understanding what it is like to be in a war and what it is like being a veteran,

78
Dizzying, Quirky, Funny, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you like drumming rhythmic music and an energetic theater experience.

Don't see it if you want a meaty theatrical experience, a plot line and the ability to sit back and quietly enjoy the show.

98
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if you are interested in gripping, immersive theater that requires you to create your own experience by choosing which actors to follow.

Don't see it if you can't walk for long periods, want a strict consistent narrative and a clear plot line. This is Macbeth but you wouldn't necessarily know

60
During previews
Indulgent, Great acting, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if you are a big Nathan Lane fan who would see him in anything or like to see anything that Taylor Mack has devised.

Don't see it if you want a comedy that is funny, or with a message or both. You don't like wordy plays with broad humor.

74
During previews
Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy Shakespearean era plays with a bit of modernization of murder, treachery and passion.

Don't see it if You don’t like long plays that ard filled with violence and gore and requires close attention to the language.

76
During previews
Predictable, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you love Sean O'Casey plays and are interested in The Troubles of the 1920s.

Don't see it if You want to see the very best of Sean O'Casey (This was his first play) and an ending that is more surprising.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy dark comedies with contemporary themes.

Don't see it if You prefer light comedies that don’t make fun of attempted murder and Alzheimer’s.

79
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy dramatic theater with a strong message. I never read the book but saw the movie and found this staging to be very good.

Don't see it if you don't like wordy and long (2hr 35 mins) plays.

83
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You enjoy dark dramas of political events.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter dramas or comedies of a shorter duration.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you enjoy a music oriented show full of wonderful oldie songs performed with verve and great talent,

Don't see it if you prefer plays with a plot line and are not interested in music from the 50s and 60s

78
Great acting, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if You like dark thriller comedies that might have violence and profanity.

Don't see it if You don’t like violence, gun shots and profanity. If you prefer your comedies to be light and funny.

47
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in historical people who broke the rules. You want to know more about a certain period of time with a strong female lead.

Don't see it if You hate overacting and a script that is hackneyed. Could have been a fascinating story but not executed well.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy children's theater with puppets and great visuals

Don't see it if you prefer not to see a children's show.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy light drama that is well acted and has a sociological plot line that makes you think.

Don't see it if You don’t like shoes that discuss uncomfortable truths that challenge your views.

55
Cliched, Slow, Dated

See it if You like Damon Runyon-esque characters and stories that come off a bit campy.

Don't see it if You don’t care for Damon Runyon charicatures and over acting in a dated plot line.

85
Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy contemporary political “dramady”with a surprise.

Don't see it if You don’t like wordy plays with a political slant.

70
Clever, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You are interested in a working class oriented edgy frenetic drama.

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding heavy Irish working class accents and don’t care for edgy dramas.

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You like one person personal journey plays with an emotional theme.

Don't see it if You don’t want to follow many narratives from different characters all played by one person. Don’t want to see a play about transitioning.

86
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You like historical drama based on real people but related with some creative license. An ambitious production with great acting.

Don't see it if You don’t like long dramatic plays with a non-linear storyline requiring attention to detail.

86
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like fast paced, thought-provoking cerebral dramas based on real life events and people.

Don't see it if you don't care about the financial crisis and what caused it and don't like wordy dramas.

48
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you like one dimensional characters who spout cliches while having to read subtitles that don't keep up with the script.

Don't see it if you want a dramatic play with characters of depth, understanding their motivations beyond superficial declarations.

91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy historical narrative plays filled with inspiring songs and great folk music.

Don't see it if you prefer heavy multi-character dramas and are not interested in folk-inspired narratives of life in the dust bowl era of American history.

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you are interested in dark comedy (with dramatic moments) that deals with tense family relationships and fatal disease.

Don't see it if you want escapism in a laugh filled light hearted comedy.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are interested in contemporary political topics and want to see absorbing drama.

Don't see it if you prefer light comedy, a musical or something that doesn't make you think.

71
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You like dramas that are melancholy and give a perspective on the class divide.

Don't see it if You want a drama that is uplifting and resolves happily.

55
Disappointing, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Slow

See it if you like a light version of Faust with a bit of music, nice staging, earnest acting and being "in situ" in the action.

Don't see it if you want a Faust that is more serious, less "hammy" and a story that moves a little more quickly.

81
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in lesser known historical events that will emotionally move you.

Don't see it if you are uninterested in African American history and in WW2 events.

95
Clever, Resonant, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you love a good story that is heartening and uplifting. You love musical as well as the Wizard of Oz and enjoy derivations of it.

Don't see it if You know nothing about the Wizard of Oz, don't like musicals and are not interested in a story with a "message".