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See it if You like Will Eno's work and you have a high tolerance for fractured avant garde narrative
Don't see it if You like your characters and storylines presented directly
See it if You like well-staged musicals with vivacious talented performers
Don't see it if You don't like musicals or you want something more meaty and thought-provoking
See it if You love great acting, intimate theater, thoughtful and provocative look at black family
Don't see it if You want something big and musical or you don't think black women characters in a kitchen are important enough to rate a play
See it if You want light amusement, not camp perfection
Don't see it if Your ticket represents a major investment of time and money to you--this play is a throw-away pleasure
See it if You want to see something new, geared to folks who like video and switching among platforms and eras
Don't see it if You love the movie, Jerome Robbins, and theater that offers something beautiful and whole, even when disturbing
See it if You like fairytales, great performers, and great staging
Don't see it if You want layers of meaning
See it if You haven't thought through what war is like and you look up to those who fight them/you like good acting and great intentions.
Don't see it if You already see soldiers as pawns/you hate predictable plots.
See it if You like Irish family dramas. You're intrigued by questions of morality.
Don't see it if Brogue and slow action get on your nerves.
See it if You love new takes on Shakespeare, relish "mean girl" plays, or want to see MacBeth treated as a comedy
Don't see it if You like your tragedies tragic, don't like shrieking, and do like visually arresting staging
See it if You love Jacobean drama and have a high tolerance for elaborate bloody plot with inventive touches.
Don't see it if You don't love Jacobean drama. You expect eloquence.
See it if You cherish Into the Woods and don't care about production values. You love to discover talented performers no matter the setting.
Don't see it if You are not a highly-tolerant Sondheim fanatic.
See it if You like intimate productions, Antigone-style people against state themes, and thoughtful text.
Don't see it if You love the play as Berrigan wrote it and hate seeing it crapped up by arty and incomprehensible direction.
See it if You like monologues, savor personal stories with a political gloss and are charmed by young women debaters and tales of women's empowerment
Don't see it if it makes you crazy to listen to superficial and sloppy analysis of whether the law and the constitution help or hurt have-nots
See it if You love Shakespeare and/or beautifully choreographed fight scenes reminiscent of martial arts movie
Don't see it if You're frustrated by actors who swallow lines and hard to follow plot. Some actors great, others less so.
See it if Women's stories and great performances move you. You experience accounts of the present political moment as cathartic collective experience
Don't see it if You need a plot. You don't like women's stories. Or stories that show how screwed and polarized we are just frustrate you.
See it if You like melodrama or jazz or period pieces--or good acting regardless of the play
Don't see it if You want characters who are individuals, not stereotypes--and endings that flow from characters and don't feel contrived.
See it if Great performances and a sophisticated take on the immigrant experience allow you to appreciate a production that just doesn't cohere.
Don't see it if You need fully realized characters and plot lines. You loved Cost of Living (as I did) and crave something equally good.
See it if You love plays with no heroes or villains--everyone has a distinctive mix of motivations and virtues
Don't see it if You want action and have no patience for something subtle and lengthy
See it if You're open to something experimental and visually arresting, with gem-like moments of satire
Don't see it if You need developed characters or a storyline. You're anti-choice. Or organized religion means a lot to you and you hate to see it mocked.
See it if You like immersive theater and are fine with high-powered musical experiences that don't ask you to think
Don't see it if You hate immersive theater, nationalist propaganda, people shouting at you in an untranslated foreign language
See it if You know you love Paul Muldoon's poetry and are unfazed by heavy Irish accents and a multitude of obscure references
Don't see it if You don't already know the poem or you care about understanding what you're hearing
See it if You like Durang, theater references, and the absurd, and you have patience
Don't see it if You want a play that gets to its point promptly
See it if You appreciate history, inventive theater, stunning visuals, amazing puppets, fab marching band, great collaborative and thoughtful tapestry
Don't see it if You want linear storytelling, high polish.
Also Ideal La MaMa production--combines theater with community.
See it if You like Desiree Burch and/or comedy shows and/or updated Jean Shepherd storytelling with raunch and gen-x relevance
Don't see it if You're expecting something more of a theater performance and less of a raucous bar experience
See it if You are moved by great storytelling, acting and singing--and don't mind that there's just one person on stage
Don't see it if You want something big and sweeping with dialogue and action among multiple actors
See it if You want to see a great production of Much Ado, with actors who speak Shakespearean dialogue with ease and a streetwise edge
Don't see it if You can't deal with uncomfortable Delacorte seats or non traditional casting
See it if You like avant-garde edgy theater and don't care about coherence, storyline, or character development
Don't see it if You care about coherence, storyline, and character development.
See it if You like deeply thoughtful theater on tough contemporary issues
Don't see it if You want a light and fluffy fun time out
See it if You like smart vicious dialogue, great acting, and a knife-edge sharp portrait of a nasty co-dependent couple
Don't see it if You like your plays heart-warming, with elaborate staging and plot
See it if You have a love for theater seemingly intended to generate discomfort and anger.
Don't see it if You like nuance and subtlety. Your idea of theater doesn't include a monologue of neo-Nazi ranting.
See it if You appreciate a wrenching family story told with the drama and inventive staging of a play; though a solo show, it felt richly realized.
Don't see it if You need a linear story and a happy ending; you disbelieve accounts of abuse and its impact.
See it if You appreciate avant-garde political theater performed in intimate space
Don't see it if You can't tolerate emotional and physical violence; you want a traditional plotline
See it if You want a glimpse of what folks face elsewhere and appreciate thoughtful, immersive theater
Don't see it if You can't deal with horrible sight-lines and a hot, airless theater
See it if You're interested in Americana, preservation, gay history, small but well-done plays
Don't see it if You want big showy theatrical productions. Gay themes annoy you.
See it if you really enjoy youthful "let's put on a show" exuberance from a talented cast
Don't see it if You expect something thoughtful with regard to history or character development. The stories had no clear connection to the history.
See it if You like solo shows and poetry slams. The raps/rants by the two young leads are the strongest part of the show.
Don't see it if You care about coherence, character development, or clarity of thought.
See it if Great acting and richly-populated narratives float your boat. Because this one-person show is so well done, it feels like a play.
Don't see it if You're not interested in someone's story, no matter how unusual and affecting.
See it if You like history and a cast that gives its all.
Don't see it if Awkward staging and lack of action or surprise keep you from being engaged (my problem)
See it if You like period pieces, good story-telling, charming sets and a plot line that's a weird echo of today's headlines
Don't see it if You crave cutting-edge modern productions or meaty dramas with deep character development and multiple themes
See it if You like thoughtful theater and welcome the opportunity to think about mortality and hard, scary social issues
Don't see it if You want only to be amused and undisturbed
See it if You like ambitious and humane efforts to tackle big questions of art and truth
Don't see it if You want something traditional with a chronological narrative