Rachel A 6175

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  I'm a terrible actress who loves the theater. I go as much as possible.
Reviews (69)
79
Profound, Great acting, Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You like plays that mix weirdness and comedy, but have something significant to say. The acting is outstanding.

Don't see it if You don't like weirdness or vulgar language.

85
Poignant, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in contemplating the difficulties that immigrants and their children face in the U.S.

Don't see it if You dislike one-person shows.

Also This show struck a perfect balance between amusement and poignancy.

73
Edgy, Disappointing, Funny, Overrated, Intense

See it if You dislike classic musicals and want to see something with modern-day relevance.

Don't see it if You love the music of Oklahoma. The arrangements in this adaptation change the tunes significantly in many cases.

Also I've sung opera for years, so I'm rather nitpicky about singing. I not... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Great acting, Resonant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You enjoy one-man shows where an actor impersonates several characters, and you are interested in the topic of war.

Don't see it if You dislike one-man shows and prefer "fluffy" plays.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You are unfazed by British accents and terminology. (I lived in the U.K. so I didn't have problems, but can't speak for others.)

Don't see it if You dislike one-person monologues and have no interest in working-class life in the U.K.

73
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see what is widely considered to be an American classic and learn more about the AIDS epidemic in the 80s.

Don't see it if You cannot sit still for many hours.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You like stand-up comedy.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows or are easily offended.

85
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You like one-man shows and appreciate excellent acting.

Don't see it if You dislike one-man shows and character studies.

85
Clever, Funny, Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed Hamill's versions of Sense and Sensibility and Vanity Fair.

Don't see it if You don't like anyone messing with classics.

Also I enjoyed this production, but not as much as I did Hamill's versions ... Read more Read less

95
Riveting, Profound, Must see, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You appreciate outstanding acting and a truly magnificent play.

Don't see it if You are upset by descriptions of violence.

70
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You are interested in PTSD.

Don't see it if You have no interest in PTSD and you have difficulty understanding British accents and vocabulary.

86
Ambitious, Masterful, Profound, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate theater that makes you think, rather than theater that simply entertains.

Don't see it if You are squeamish, or if you only like cheerful shows.

75
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Dizzying

See it if You enjoy slapstick and strong comic acting.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy slapstick, or if you didn't like the play Noises Off.

83
During previews
Funny, Slow, Relevant, Great acting, Clever

See it if You are interested in the immigrant experience and don't mind a predictable plot.

Don't see it if You prefer a lot of action and variety of scenery.

70
Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in philosophical perspectives on dating and modern life.

Don't see it if You don't like minimal sets.

75
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Slow

See it if You enjoy plays that feature multi-layered characters and that make you think about topical issues.

Don't see it if You don't like two-person, small-scale shows.

84
During previews
Ambitious, Scrappy, Funny, Clever, Quirky

See it if You like frenetic, off-beat shows that are unlike anything you'll see on Broadway.

Don't see it if You don't like people poking fun at governmental institutions, or you expect the sort of polished productions you see on Broadway.

84
During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You have an interest in international affairs.

Don't see it if You don't like "talky" plays.

75
Amusing, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You are familiar with Jewish humor and traditions.

Don't see it if You are not familiar with Jewish humor and traditions and have no interest in them.

68
Slow, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You are intrigued by the concept of choosing your destiny and are interested in the subject of depression.

Don't see it if You require elaborate sets to focus your attention on a story line.

90
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy spoofs of Broadway shows and stars. The actors are as talented -- if not more talented -- than the stars of Hamilton.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with Broadway blockbusters both from the present and the past. You might not get a lot of the jokes.

71
Overrated, Great staging, Slow, Great acting, Dizzying

See it if You want to see a set and staging unlike anything you've ever seen before, and you expect to be wowed by a rock star on Broadway.

Don't see it if You dislike noisy and frenetic entertainment, Josh Groban (he's outstanding, actually) or accordions.

90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Epic, Great staging

See it if You are interested in other cultures and/or simply want to see an incredible show.

Don't see it if You have no interest in other cultures and don't like one-man shows.

88
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to experience a highly original play that shows was how teenage girls think.

Don't see it if You are allergic to noise. There is loud music before the play begins and the characters scream a lot.

92
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Resonant

See it if If you like riveting plays that ring true.

Don't see it if You have problems walking up flights of stairs (elevator at the Public is broken).

70
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Overrated

See it if You liked Fabulation.

Don't see it if If you were expecting plays as striking as Ruined and Sweat, both of which were wonderful.

68
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Clever

See it if You dislike opera and like unusual, jazz-infused music.

Don't see it if You love opera. The performer almost makes fun of opera.

Also The performer is charming and talented. But beware of attending if you... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You have a scientific bent and enjoy mash-ups of genres.

Don't see it if You have problems following scientific theories presented rapidly.

90
Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a "gem," as at least one review has described it, that's different from your typical Broadway show.

Don't see it if You prefer blockbuster, ear-splitting Broadway musicals that are designed to entertain rather than enlighten.

66
Cliched, Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Slow

See it if You are curious about the gray lines in today's MeToo environment.

Don't see it if You hate the frequent use of cliches in dialogue.

Also There is a kernel of a good idea here, but the play could use some tig... Read more Read less

87
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Intense

See it if You are concerned about animal welfare and are open to unusual ways of presenting topical, controversial issues.

Don't see it if You prefer straightforward plays that are simply entertaining rather than thought-provoking.

70
Ambitious, Slow, Cliched, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You are interested in the manifestations of trauma.

Don't see it if You seek new insights into the causes of genocide and Rwandan history.

87
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting

See it if You enjoy entertaining plays about serious subjects.

Don't see it if You dislike feminism.

92
For a previous production
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love silliness executed beautifully, and great comic acting.

Don't see it if You are a purist when it comes to Shakespeare.

73
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You appreciate modern translations of Euripides plays.

Don't see it if You prefer big-budget productions.

75
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You like humorous one-person shows about seemingly banal topics.

Don't see it if You dislike one-person shows that illuminate different cultures and rural living.

68
Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You like multimedia performances that incorporate projections, singing and acting.

Don't see it if You get bored easily.

92
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to chuckle nearly nonstop and see some great comic acting.

Don't see it if You dislike literature turned into plays.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You have a slightly offbeat sense of humor and enjoy energetic, funny productions.

Don't see it if You expect a staged version of the movie.

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You want to see some incredible acting and a slice of U.K. life that is rarely portrayed in the media.

Don't see it if You have problems understanding British accents and slang, or you don't like monologues.

71
Overrated, Slow, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of Allison Janney.

Don't see it if You don't like "talky" plays, unpleasant characters, or unrealistic plot lines (even though the play is based on a true story).

91
Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You like clever experimentation with plays based on classic books.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional productions.

79
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You enjoy unusual approaches to storytelling.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional plays and staging.

83
During previews
Clever, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like off-the-beaten-path productions that entertain you but also make you think.

Don't see it if You do not like hints of same-sex relationships.

92
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Profound, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You are a Martin McDonagh fan and appreciate great acting.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to travel to BAM or you can't afford orchestra seats. Hard to understand the Irish accents from the balcony.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy watching an exceptionally talented ensemble perform and appreciate modern takes on Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You hate modern takes on Shakespeare or traveling to Brooklyn to see better-than-Broadway performances.

81
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy one-man shows with excellent acting and creative staging.

Don't see it if You dislike one-man shows and modern takes on classic poems.

76
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You are open-minded about updated versions of Shakespearean plays and enjoy energetic, engaging performances.

Don't see it if You despise hip-hop. I'm not a huge hip-hop fan myself, but I don't despise it, and I enjoyed the show in any case.

93
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You love a cappella singing and the good and bad of NYC life.

Don't see it if You hate a cappella singing.

72
During previews
Resonant, Refreshing, Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You aren't fussy about the quality of singing and appreciate a fresh story.

Don't see it if You are nitpicky about singing -- the song ranges are difficult for the singers to master and the singers sound strained.