See it if you're interested in dramatizations of US history
Don't see it if you can't handle creative flourishes or spiritual themes
See it if You enjoy verbal tennis and personal dramas about nothing.
Don't see it if You need a driving engine of issue or conflict or arc
See it if You're a fan of Lupone and/or Ebersole; their performances and chemistry are the show's greatest strengths
Don't see it if You're expecting a knock out score; while the book is strong, the music, especially in this season, isn't the best you'll hear
See it if you like to see all the "Do Not Miss's" cause this is one NOT to miss; also if you're a Laurie Metcalf fan; she shines
Don't see it if you need big staging or lots of action, this is small in activity, but big in story and laughs.
See it if you don't need massive sets or spectacle and can get carried away by masterful material performed by talent artists
Don't see it if you're expecting fancy production values to accompany the high-wattage star talent.
See it if You love the magic that a gifted actor can spin on stage. You can follow a spun story line and don't need a traditional narrative.
Don't see it if You like traditional, 3-act shows. You don't like a one-man band.
See it if you like some activism in your entertainment and you're a civil rights junkie
Don't see it if you're scared by staged gunshots; you have negative views about the Panther Party; you don't want to be in a 3hr show
See it if You like big things in small packages.
Don't see it if you need flash and high budget.
Also Very impressed with every aspect of this tiny production.
See it if You like a fringe production that makes up in clever what it lacks in budget. You're up for an adventurous dinner theater experience
Don't see it if You require fancy; you're a Shakespeare purist.
See it if You remember the story fondly and want to see a reimagined, updated version
Don't see it if Having to do a lot of reading during the show will be a burden
See it if You're an O'Neill fan and want to experience a strong, but under-staged production. This cast brings it to brilliant life
Don't see it if You're not into quality drama and want easy-lifting
See it if You're a fan of Amber Tamblin, she and the rest of the cast are standouts
Don't see it if You don't mind a play that takes a while to unfold and ends on a bit of an anticlimatic note.
See it if you want to experience a legend and a newcomer each making history
Don't see it if you will find a weird age difference in casting awkward or you need expansive sets.
See it if you like your Shakespeare shaken up a bit; Phyllida Lloyd's direction is nothing short of iconoclastic, again
Don't see it if you like your Shakespeare traditional
See it if you like big scores, andrew lloyd webber and Ms. Glenn Close; it's a bonanza of all three
Don't see it if you're not into Broadway on steroids. Everything about this show is BIG.
See it if you want a play that's classic and timely, at once. If you love August Wilson, you'll love this.
Don't see it if you don't like ideas, history or issues focused on black people.
See it if you can get great seats; this play does not reach past the actors' sightlines. Great performances, but the material is lacking.
Don't see it if you can't afford great seats. Even loving Cate and Roxburgh can't save this overly long, confusing play. Seeing the actors' eyes helps.
See it if you are a fan of August Wilson, as this is, arguably, the best of the 9-play cycle.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of American theater. This is as pure and good as it gets.