See it if so current, so timely. see it if you love live music, drama, have a big heart, open to new ideas in performance
Don't see it if you have a fixed idea of what a musical is; if you expect it to be the "show" you grew up on; you have a closed mind
See it if you appreciate superb writing, delicate characterizations, painful human situations
Don't see it if you only enjoy action and you lack both patience and compassion
See it if you are patient; appreciate intense acting and writing; you can live with silence
Don't see it if you despise one-person performances; glaze over in the presence of a powerful woman
See it if you're interested in observing another living being in a series of tangles; if you don't expect a formula for performance.
Don't see it if you need things programmed and pretty; you get impatient; you are judgmental of people's weaknesses
See it if you appreciate seeing the foibles and challenges of the human condition portrayed by brave performers
Don't see it if you've already made your mind up about who is wrong and who is right; you want theater to be fluff
See it if you appreciate raw talent in an exciting setting; you love spiritual music; you lived through the 80s, shaking on the dancefloor
Don't see it if you don't like tapping your feet, or if you like plain old vanilla theater
See it if you are drawn to historical theater; or you have a background in the Yiddish theater;
Don't see it if you have a hard time with nostalgia or anything a little sappy.
See it if you are open to being immersed in many lives right in front of you, in the most intimate of settings
Don't see it if you are homophobic, or have no patience for the quiet powers of fragility and bravery.... and true love.
See it if you want to see young, multi-gifted actors taking risks in creating unusual characters in a politically edgy setting
Don't see it if you expect to be spoon-fed your theatrical experiences. be prepared to be surprised.
See it if you can sit through long, complicated historical dialogue, and appreciate the complexities;
Don't see it if you are a plot fanatic; if you have faith in capitalism
See it if you are willing to look at life without veils or denial
Don't see it if you need everything candy-coated, believe in the tooth fairy, can't take the heat
See it if you have an open mind about relationships, class; if you appreciate the intricacies of what we know and DON'T know about who people are
Don't see it if you need to draw immediate conclusions about people; have a very closed mind about race and how it defines people.
See it if you're willing to witness painful interactions; you appreciate exquisite acting & gripping writing
Don't see it if you have limited stamina for heart-wrenching drama; you want to be amused by theater performances
See it if you love sondheim; you love being transported to another world, appreciate spirited singing, vulnerable performances, esparza shined!
Don't see it if you think musicals should be modeled after the sound of music... you have no patience for the complications of relationships, or human pain
See it if you're open to a totally novel theatrical experience; shattering the norms of theater and stage; visceral and alarming
Don't see it if you prefer to eat pablum; you need the flow to be calm and gentle and linear; you'd rather be watching tv
See it if You just can't get enough Beckett, or if love Dianne Wiest. A true embodiment of Beckett's mind, in a grim setting.
Don't see it if If you're depressed or grieving, it's not the place for you, or if you feel fidgety in a mostly quiet setting.
See it if you can't stay away from stars, and that alone will pull you in
Don't see it if you're tired of overblown broadway productions that rely on stars to bring in audiences.