passthepopcorn

Brooklyn
About:  The self-described Liz Lemon of Off-Off Broadway.
Reviews (17)
75
Nuanced characters, Absorbing, Funny

See it if you want to see broad city meet 2 dope queens in a hilarious stage comedy

Don't see it if you are looking for a strong narrative. you are uncomfortable with the nitty gritty of female bodies.

95
Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if sophisticated and hilarious performances, a considered revisit to Shakespeare for our time, scatological humor are your thing

Don't see it if verse gets you down, you are coming to Broadway for flashy spectacle

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if you want to see a production as formally provocative as Thomas Bradshaw's writing.

Don't see it if you dislike uncomfortable and disturbing theatrical experiences

100
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want to watch hilarious and inventive actors, writers, and directors throw shit at the wall and see what sticks.

Don't see it if you don't like staying up late and drinking free PBR.

80
During previews
Great acting, Resonant, Weepie

See it if You want to see an insightful and specific portrait of losing a parent, particularly if you are the child of an immigrant.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Grey's Anatomy style weepies or melodrama.

95
During previews
Funny, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You want to see a play tackle our national conversations around race, art, and social justice with nuance and humor. You love hip hop.

Don't see it if You're in the "all lives matter" camp and do not want your perspective challenged. You hate hip hop.

65
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if You want to see a superb, totally out there performance from Dierdre O'Connell, top notch design work, and your sense of humor is puns.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for the absurd and grotesque. I experienced the show as a very long inside joke that I was sometimes clued in on.

70
During previews
Relevant, Heartwarming, Underbaked

See it if You want to get to know the nuances of a culture not frequently represented in mainstream theater.

Don't see it if You're looking for well structured storytelling.

90
During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like plays that move you to laughter and tears, you enjoy theater that resonates with current events.

Don't see it if This show is potentially triggering to people who have experienced suicidal thoughts or are struggling with mental illness.

100
Refreshing, Profound, Exquisite

See it if you can get a ticket, RUN DON'T WALK. A profound examination of Americanism and American theater.

Don't see it if you're a stuffy old purist?

86
Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if this is the perfectly crafted play about climate change we've been waiting for! And the performances are 10s across the board.

Don't see it if honestly can't think of someone who shouldn't see this.

50
Insipid, Disappointing, Twee

See it if You appreciate broad bits, dwelling in nostalgia, and don't go to the theater for social/political urgency.

Don't see it if Mark Twain guides us on the flight, but the play lacks the sharpness and social insight that lifted his writing beyond mere wit.

98
During previews
Profound, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You want to see young women play meaty roles worthy of their intellects. You enjoy challenging, provocative, and feminist storytelling.

Don't see it if This play is blunt in its portrayal of trauma and potentially triggering to survivors of violence of all kinds.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Resonant, Pretentious

See it if You want to see persuasive and compelling arguments on stage, and don't care if a play is overstuffed with more ideas than it can unpack.

Don't see it if You want to see design and performance choices that encourage empathy.

58
Indulgent, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to revel in the virtuosity of performers playing across gender and age. And have time to spare.

Don't see it if You want to see succinct storytelling. The flashy structural device of the casting did not pay off in the story of the second act.

Also Cuts in the first act (no need for an intermission here) would have he... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if You're a member of the resistance, a fan of folk music, and swoon for a good love song.

Don't see it if You're looking for a quick-paced conventionally plotted night at the theater.

85
During previews
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of filmmaker Todd Solondz's dark brand of satire.

Don't see it if You like fast-paced plays with lots of action.