Michael 14

New York City

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Reviews (12)
During previews
Dated, Cliched

See it if If you are interested in seeing a show about bad work conditions of 30 years ago that is well-acted, but pointless.

Don't see it if You like plays that have a real structure and a convincing plot, rather than a series of vignettes that all make the same point.

Goes nowhere

See it if You think Southern people are not as smart as Northern people.

Don't see it if can't stand to hear bad Southern accents and even worse Texas accents. If you expect a play to have a conclusive ending.

Midtown W
Riveting, Fast-moving, Surprisingly original, Dazzling theatricality

See it if you appreciate theatricality and an intelligent and provocative script. It's funny and refreshingly original. It's not more PC propaganda.

Don't see it if You're looking for looking to denounce somebody or looking for yet aother way to hate.

Burn This
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Dated, Great acting, Funny

See it if You appreciate good actors in so-so material. Laughs and interesting ideas, but no plot, despite appealing characters. Forgettable, alas.

Don't see it if You want a well-structured play, or have no interest in gay life.

The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You're interested in seeing a piece of theatre history rather than a great show. Time has not been kind to this piece of 30s agit-prop.

Don't see it if You can't stand cliches. The language of propaganda is cliche. Stereotypes abound, the deck is stacked. Cast inferior to the 60s one.

Also Its a lot of the same thing over and over again. Monotony sets in earl... Read more Read less

During previews

See it if It was a first play by a great writer who fulfilled his promise.

Don't see it if you're expecting a masterpiece. O'Casey still had a lot to learn.


See it if You want to see a yeoman-like production of an infrequently produced classic comedy.

Don't see it if you don't like 19th century theatrical conventions like "asides" where characters directly address the audience and speak the exposition.

Mediocre, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like to see women in male roles and are not easily bored

Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare passionate, imaginative, and full-blooded

During previews
Unfocused, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You're interested in seeing important plays in theatre history. This is a classic.

Don't see it if The Irish accents were tough for me to get used to. It took a while to get accustomed to them.

Also Show is in previews now. It has some beautiful moments, but at this ti... Read more Read less

During previews
Eye-rollingly pretentious

See it if You want a lot of noise, fog, and flashing lights in your face. Talented and attractive cast, three turntables spinning most of the time.

Don't see it if You can't stand men singing in falsetto. You can't stand pseudo-gospel music and you expect a real plot and character development.

Thrilling theatre!

See it if I saw the Abbey's production decades ago and this was far superior. Brilliant acting and direction of a profound and funny classic play.

Don't see it if you only like musicals and have no interest in anything Irish.

Take One (FringeNYC)
Lower E Side
Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Original, Refreshing

See it if You've been starved for a sassy show with a melodic score and a very funny script.

Don't see it if you want things dumbed-down. You won't get it.