See it if you want to see a classic story reworked a bit for a contemporary audience. Superb ensemble acting. A period piece that still resonates.
Don't see it if you don't like "remakes" of classic books or find THIS book too soft on racism; you dislike a set constantly breaking up and in motion.
See it if ...you want to see a historic performance! Jackson is INCREDIBLE! Strong themes of truth, power, and what we see/refuse to see, very timely
Don't see it if ...you don't like Shakespeare; you don't like grim tragedies. You'll have a better experience if you bone up a bit in advance on the plot!
See it if you love Tyne Daly and/or Tim Daly; you like intimate psychological drama
Don't see it if you prefer big plot-driven action productions; you are disturbed by portrayals of mental illness or triggered by intimate partner violence
See it if You like small-cast plays with clever fast dialogue, where ideas are at the center, not plot or deep character development
Don't see it if You like large-scale dramas, musicals, and plot-driven script. Or you like to have all questions answered by the end of the play.
See it if you love musicals that are fresh and original; a moving and sometimes very funny angle on a 9/11 story of deep hospitality. Full of heart!
Don't see it if If you prefer elaborate sets and more traditional musicals with memorable singable melodies.
See it if you're fascinated with how a diplomatic back channel is created
Don't see it if you wanted to actually learn more about the Oslo agreement and the Israeli-Arab conflict
See it if you've never seen it - everyone should see it once for the choreography and the music
Don't see it if you don't like making light of murder or you don't find female criminality sexy
See it if you want a completely different experience of Sweeney than on Broadway - up close and personal, and very intense! And more psychological.
Don't see it if you're squeamish or you don't like immersive theater experiences (better try a balcony seat)
See it if you love middle Eastern music, poignant dialogue about life, love and loneliness, and a portrayal of kindness in spite of cultural conflict
Don't see it if you like fast, snappy action plots.
See it if you love Fiddler and you want a unique experience seeing it done in Yiddish (with supertitles in English and Russian).
Don't see it if you can't stand dealing with supertitles (like at the opera)
See it if you love Mary-Louise Parker, you love Adam Rapp's plays, you are intrigued by layers of psychological plot twists that leave you wondering.
Don't see it if you don't like ambiguity, or if you prefer a more action-oriented plot w/ more characters, less psychological and ethical self-interrogation
See it if You appreciate truly ensemble theater (a huge cast!) where personal and political passions intersect; you don’t like simplistic politics;
Don't see it if You have trouble following thick accents or complex political plots; you dislike slow simmering tension; you prefer simple happy endings
See it if ...you saw the original - you won't be disappointed!; if u can laugh & cry remembering gay life in 1970's-80's; u like clever ironic dialog
Don't see it if ...you're not comfortable with the idea of gay male sex; you don't like plays with small ensemble casts; you don't much like comedic irony;
See it if you appreciate complex characters in a unique setting: a Pentecostal snake-handling church! Characters are not caricatured or stereotyped.*
Don't see it if You are triggered by depictions of domestic violence; you don't like plays about religion; you like big shows with a lot of set changes
See it if You love classic musicals with fresh new interpretations. Ambrose (leaving 10/21), Hadden-Paton, and N.L. Butz are esp. amazing!
Don't see it if You don't like revivals and/or musicals. You can't sit through a 3 hours evening.
See it if you want to hear Rene Fleming since "You'll never walk alone" like you've never heard it sung before!
Don't see it if you agree that domestic violence is not so easily romanticized - this is a deep plot line, very out of sync with today's #metoo sensibility.
See it if you want to see a bright little musical about a battered woman getting free & achieving her dreams w/the help of a crew of quirky friends
Don't see it if you loved the movie and can't stand to see another version (which isn't as deep); you hated the movie; you can't forgive having affairs.
See it if you like farce with slapstick comedy and split-second timing (interaction of actors and the set is unbelievable!)
Don't see it if anything to do with murder mysteries
See it if you love Caribbean music and dance, &/or you love a good folktale brought to life, &/or interested in race/class issues "lite" in a musica
Don't see it if you want a stereotypical "happy ending" or a profound analysis of race/class conflict.