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See it if You're into American history, the 60's, the Kennedys, presidential campaign politics, Boston accents, or want a jolt of political idealism.
Don't see it if You're not.
See it if You're interested in a telling chapter in American history, von Braun, and/or dives into ethical and moral gray areas.
Don't see it if You're not into history, ethics/morals, or if seeing a swastika is triggering.
See it if See an earnest and committed young Asian-American ensemble, you like musicals, the history interests you.
Don't see it if Scenes of gun violence, depictions of systemic rape and other violence against women.
See it if Star power, great ensemble performances, clever staging, a brave and powerful play in its time given lovely homage here.
Don't see it if You're a homophobe, obvs.
See it if you want the complete package: wonderful writing, great acting (Glenda!), perfect direction, and brilliant staging.
Don't see it if The thoughts and feelings of women bore you.
See it if You want to see two great actors working wonderful material, you want to see firsthand why this play is considered a masterpiece.
Don't see it if Issues of addiction bother you, you don't like longer plays, you need a happy resolution.
See it if Great acting, diverse talented cast, a few modernist winks, fine stagecraft, and Shakespeare -- all in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if A wordy 3.5 hour production is too much for you.
See it if You want to see one of the best plays of recent decades, you want to see Nathan Lane let loose in dramatic fashion.
Don't see it if you aren't up to the 7.5 hours, you're expecting uplifting comedy, you find magical realism confusing.
See it if You buy everything Dead-related, including Jerry Garcia neckties and wine.
Don't see it if The subtlety and emotional nuance of GD songs is precious to you or if you're hoping for Dead-level musicianship.
See it if You're a fan of punk, proto-punk, rock criticism in general, or Lester Bangs in particular.
Don't see it if You're not, of if depictions of bipolar behavior disturb you. Or if you love the band Styx.
See it if You want to see a powerful new playwright, you're interested in the Civil Rights movement and issues of race and class privilege.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the issues and lives of black Americans, you don't like plays with almost no action, or history bores you.
See it if you want to see a great ensemble of women actors deliver strong immersive performances about women's experiences during and after serving.
Don't see it if You're not interested in Vietnam, women-centered dramas, if frank discussion of severe war injuries and deaths is too much for you.
See it if You want to see non-stereotypical Asian immigrant characters and inter-generational trans-cultural stories.
Don't see it if You're offended by frank discussion of race including racist stereotypes.
See it if You really like generational dramas, seeing an all-female cast, dark feminist themes, and/or voodoo/curses.
Don't see it if You're looking for something lighthearted and uplifting.
See it if You like abstract work that takes chances in form. Or you like anything dystopian.
Don't see it if You're not turned on by near endless opacity or you prefer a strong payoff at the end. Warning: there are strobe lights.
See it if you like powerful drama flowing from the major political and societal issues of our time.
Don't see it if politics bore you, you're white fragile, or you need a happy ending.
See it if You want to see Harvey Fierstein. Even in service to this lukewarm play he's very good, and when things take a serious turn he's outstanding
Don't see it if You're looking for depth or a deeper view into why a gay man of a certain age might have strong feelings about commitment.
See it if Powerful acting, American history, civil rights movement, being black in America, queerness, love, God and faith, honesty and deceit, hope.
Don't see it if You have no empathy for the lived experiences of black people in America.
See it if Great acting by Edward Gero, really. If you love all things SCOTUS and constitutional law.
Don't see it if You don't like "wordy" plays, constitutional law/history or politics, or you're expecting either a hagiography or a hatchet job on Scalia.
See it if You're interested in stories about strong African-American women, US history, powerful ensemble performances beautifully staged.
Don't see it if You can't follow a large number of threads at the same time, black history bores you, you don't like period pieces.
Also Lynda Gravátt and Harriett D. Foy give tremendous performances!
See it if Issues of white male rage, and identity politics in Ireland are in your wheelhouse, or if you want to see Steven Rea at work up close.
Don't see it if Graphic depictions of violence, very strong language.
See it if You get a cheap ticket, you want to see Anthony Edwards (here in a relatively minor role), you want to see the talented Lauren Ridloff.
Don't see it if It's closed now, thankfully.
See it if You like intimate performance settings (two rows of seats surrounding the actors) and challenging moral and emotional investigations.
Don't see it if Minimalist staging and non-stop dialog between two characters aren't your thing, or if you need clear tidy right/wrong resolutions.
See it if Eighties nostalgia and cliche dating horror stories are your comfort food.
Don't see it if You're looking for even an iota of fresh insight into dating and coupling. This is the story of a Princess seeking her Prince. Zzzz.
See it if You love old-school Broadway entertainment, star power, solid songwriting and choreography, boffo delivery.
Don't see it if Your tastes hew strongly toward the contemporary and/or away from white-folks-in-small-towns good-old-day nostalgia.
See it if Good ensemble acting by a talented all-female cast, civil rights and racial justice issues, or issues of Catholicism resonate with you.
Don't see it if You're hearing-challenged, issues of racism turn you off, a bare-bones set isn't your thing, you find church pews uncomfortable.
See it if You want to see powerful acting, inventive staging, and difficult, honest, brave, frank, and direct depiction of drug addiction recovery.
Don't see it if You're triggered by strobe lights, loud industrial noise, themes of drug abuse and addiction.
See it if You enjoys crackling dialog, great comic performances, tight pacing, seeing a comic master (Kevin Kline) at work
Don't see it if unless you have a time machine, because it ended its run today.
See it if You never met a musical you didn't like. You somehow know nothing about the Jim Crow era, in which case this might be revelatory.
Don't see it if You set the bar a little higher than that. Seriously, the songs all blur into one another and the lyrics are so on the nose it hurts.
See it if You're a fan of strong writing, layered storytelling, and strong female lead characters.
Don't see it if You see the world in black-and-white, you need happy endings, or you're anti-feminist.
See it if Absolutely one of the most beautifully staged productions I've ever seen. Takes fantastic advantage of the Armory space and scale.
Don't see it if Seriously, just go.
See it if You love August Wilson's writing, you're interested in black history, you love great dialog.
Don't see it if You need action and large dramatic arcs.