See it if you want an edgy drama to highlight female experience over three generations in a world that insists on how female bodies exist! INTENSE
Don't see it if you want to focus on 1 story 1 time - this is frustrating - you can't take it all in, could go crazy w/sense of loss /inadequacy as strategy
See it if you want to be transported with metaphor and artful stagecraft to a moving and transcendant production about love, grief and hope. Brilliant
Don't see it if family narrative, love/life stories, struggling Palestinians who are three dimensional people living through occupation don't inspire you
See it if you want theatre that pushes the envelope, new ways to tell stories, immersive inclusive fun surprising unusual and lots of fast changes!
Don't see it if narrative fourth wall Naturalism is your thing - this is not that. Don't go if watching men screw is an issue for you - even artfully done
See it if you love a ghost story - this is disguised but still at heart a ghost story. You want more questions than answers, intelligent puzzles.
Don't see it if you want to like the protagonist, or you want to sit in the dark - there are meta aspects to this play that not everyone is comfortable with
See it if you love slice of life dialogue that goes nowhere for a long time, you want a feminist lesbian experience that kinda sorta doesn't budge
Don't see it if a great set is not enough for you; the early 80s and well written characters don't thrill; you want something to happen
See it if you want to be shaken & inspired, to see BRILLIANCE, a call to telling all the truths facing all the traumas, a siren song for honesty.
Don't see it if gay culture gay sex gay men gay history have nothing to say to you - this transcends all that even as its mired in it. You might not want to
See it if you like intense dramatic stories about war and women, a brilliantly written critique of western culture w/a feminist lens, well lit w/smoke
Don't see it if you want subtext or anything from the actors or moment to moment direction, you want a sense of intensity - it's lacking here
See it if you want to revel in a cast of women of all ages and the ability to experience how women are treated by white men in suits, all too real.
Don't see it if you want coherent narrative building "normally" - this is flat w/the protagonist boxed in clearly headed for tragic consequence, train wreck
See it if you like mythic, imagistic, creative experimental beauty with a social justice message that rises above fluff. Beautiful and moving songs!
Don't see it if you want love dynamics - Reeve is miscast, no real sparks - and Eva's' character doesn't really have much agency here, nor does Persephone
See it if an excellent script, cleanly staged and well-acted based on a true NYC story turned into a tour-de-force with music that sweeps you up!
Don't see it if a nuanced story of 2 brothers torn apart by the system or the choices they make - and the music that might hold them together. Well done!
See it if you like a theatre of ideas with characters who are based on dialecticals, mostly men onstage, dystopian themes & some violence & absurdity.
Don't see it if you want character-based family drama or Naturalism - this is not that. I expected more Beckett/Absurdity, but this doesn't quite manage it.
See it if you are a huge fan, you want to see some great acting work but not in relationship to anything else, you see everything, you love Meyerhold
Don't see it if you want actors in relationship to other actors - this is mostly monologue split between 3 people who don't relate much to each other
See it if you're into Wellman and making your own meaning. This is brilliantly directed. Really gets you thinking about conforming v. speaking out.
Don't see it if you want easily followable narrative. This is hilarious with great acting and great sets but very quirky and strange. Not for just anyone.
See it if you want a thought-provoking provocative look at sexual domination as it is played out in various couples of various orientations, bold show
Don't see it if you are triggered by the slavery content. You want to fall in love with the characters. There is a great distancing effect, a play of ideas
See it if you love a good solo show, you like 1 actor playing several characters, you want a great story about real life, something emotional and true
Don't see it if you want great singing or less quirk. It's very intense and wonderfully done, but perhaps you won't like how much time he takes to tell it
See it if you want to share an emotionally charged evening with the performers who are very much with you about a super relevant show about injustice
Don't see it if you want more of an entertaining evening, more than a gospel choir, more than Greek drama in translation, if politics doesn't pull you in
See it if you want intelligent well-acted drama with strong themes about righteousness, lots of talk and less spectacle, characters in conversation
Don't see it if you want imagery or movement, this is all set in one doctor's library in 1941 and there are some brilliant moments but lots of talk
See it if you like European theatre that doesn't explain everything to you and you love physical work and visual work w/great ensemble work! Stunning!
Don't see it if you don't want to be thrilled by the great acting, language, direction, a F**K Opera, sex, a woman with a vacuum as an arm, amazing images!
See it if you love Hamish Linklater who is a rake in this and does a great job acting as do all the actors. You like sex and brief nudity onstage!
Don't see it if you want more than a perpetuation of patriarchal roles in a patriarchal culture - there's no promise of anything new here - it's distressing
See it if you love classical texts, classical language adapted by a master, and great actors! Or you are researching the use of technology onstage.
Don't see it if you hate the use of technology onstage that reduces the greatest actors to parts and flatness, sleep when live actors talk to screens
See it if with everything that is happening right now, this show helps to make sense of it all, plus it's very eye-opening and fun! Super-likable!
Don't see it if you don't like women anyway. You don't care about politics - this is a political show. It's language based story-telling without spectacle
See it if you love the GoGos! This is a vehicle for their work, and their work is given priority over any regard for the idea of musical form
Don't see it if you expect the music to forward the plot - it won't. Beyond that, there is nothing at stake on stage in any way that made me care
See it if you are a woman or supporter of #metoo and #timesup movements or want to hear more stories of female experience in an exciting visual piece
Don't see it if you are entrenched in 1 view, you want easy entertainment, you want less of a challenge or more fluff. This is thoughtful and provocative.
See it if you love farce, funny characters, frippery, silly and more silliness and a general panache that looks fabulous w/intelligence underneath it
Don't see it if you want characters who are more than moving the laughs along, some heart underneath it all beyond the silliness - there is not much there
See it if you like politics, especially Israel/Palestine, a first person pov 1-woman show that moves deftly and packs a dramatic punch, this shines!
Don't see it if you want something easy, banal, escapist. This is a thought-provoking moving portrait of a young woman becoming a martyr, deserves attention
See it if you want a show that speaks directly to you in the audience with the house lights coming up at times to remind you that you exist in this &
Don't see it if you are a part of the show! Your life is implicated as is your dying and your death. This is inclusive/immersive and a joyful celebration
See it if choreopoetry, other cultures, feminist ritual and gorgeous language in strong accents & other languages are your thing. It's a healing fire!
Don't see it if you want a single simple narrative, don't like ritualistic singing, movement, monologues gorgeously performed! This is intense!
See it if great acting in the most Naturalistic style is your thing. It is hard to see much of it because of the set design with pillars in the way.
Don't see it if you want anything more than Naturalism for close to 3 HOURS about mental illness, parenting, a mature love, dying small town America...
See it if you loved the movie, you're a Duran Duran fan, or you really want to revisit the days when overbearing priests were your biggest obstacle.
Don't see it if you want to see new ideas presented in an interesting/thought-provoking way - this is not that. The best part is the upstage wall visuals.
See it if you love Pinter and you want to see this yet again for the nth time in a very spare production that makes its misogyny clearer than ever
Don't see it if you want comedy or you want to care about people who barely care themselves - it feels more hollow than ever before
See it if multimedia dance gorgeously designed and beautifully conceived is your thing! A visual feast! A story of male toxicity that transcends color
Don't see it if you want easy narrative - this is a multimedia dance piece! It tells a story but not a simple obvious one and not w/o repetitive gestures
See it if Clear, crisp direction, topical ideas w/brilliant choreography, well cast, inventive! Strong emotional core, extremely moving, breathtaking!
Don't see it if women's issues, family issues, rape, genderqueer love put you off? Ovations stops the show several times - it's a BIG show with BIG ambition
See it if you like non-linear narrative w/ensemble casts playing multiple roles with humor and a dark political philosophical narrative that questions
Don't see it if you want answers to those questions or something easy less repetitive or you expect more quirk or clowning than is on offer here
See it if you love jazz from the 60s & verisimilitude, a kind of real akin to Anna Deveare Smith's work crossed w/the Wooster Group, composition-wow!
Don't see it if you want straight forward narrative, female agency, plot or entertainment - this is brilliant art about questions of art and life to ponder.
See it if you want a moving character-based trip to Florida, gorgeous set, well acted funny dramedy about families and loss! With so many women!!!
Don't see it if female stories/magic ain't your thing, you want straight narratives not quirk, you don't like ritual healing in plays, you don't like 2 cry.
See it if you love great acting, lots of odd tension, heady intellectual arguments that are spewed rapid-fire in low light w/very little at stake
Don't see it if painful sound cues and guns that never get used would upset you or you want more than talk, you don't want to see so much self-loathing
See it if you love language-based beautifully staged magic realism with a trauma story that shows the horrors of war for children in palatable ways
Don't see it if large cathartic moments aren't your thing - this is real drama at its best, gorgeous storytelling and older actors doing great work
See it if you want to see female lives onstage and have the capacity to empathize with them, love drama, will take the ride with a masterful writer!
Don't see it if you don't adjust when it gets wild, can't run with the dance sequence or the magic realism - a stunning play for open-hearted imaginations!
See it if you love 1 person shows, you don't mind a show about a woman's life adapted and directed by a man. Story of a heroic woman in the Holocaust.
Don't see it if you want it to relate better to this moment; you prefer more dramatization instead of telling; you expect more characters & better craft.
See it if you like Uncle Vanya/ want to see it set today with great acting and a wonderfully updated script! 4th wall breaking & audience involvement
Don't see it if Chekhovian complaining and talky plays bore you or you want something to happen beyond the emotional stuff - it's emotional and provoking
See it if you want a new way of thinking about our history and our country's future as inclusive and embracing. Inspirational and validating.
Don't see it if language, story-theatre are not your thing - political, super-relevant but long /slowgoing - audiences know all the songs & quite optimistic
See it if you're a fan of Annette Benning who is brilliant here; same for Tracy Letts; you want to see colorblind casting, I applaud it, & the script!
Don't see it if You've seen it; you don't have 3 hrs to kill; you want more than old-fashioned theatre onstage today, you are bored by realism and 4th walls
See it if you want to understand how the constitution figures in the lives of real people day to day with real stories/real issues, and a female pov!
Don't see it if you don't like intelligent thought-provoking theatre by a female performer who is sweet and smart! You don't like a good debate or solo show
See it if you love great acting and great technical theatre/staging/lights/sound - and story telling - words words words for 3+hrs! like a novel
Don't see it if you want to really care about the characters, you want more action and less talk
See it if you like your theatre strange enough to keep you on your toes and deep enough to feel satisfying with wonderfully realized characters
Don't see it if you want easier fare, this is edgy and really beautifully written, but it is a very white world only marginally aware of itself
See it if you are interested in the space launch and history but more than that it is a personal show about a man who comes in second, quite moving!
Don't see it if you hate music or you are so into the literal that you won't get how a black woman can play a white male astronaut - this is brilliant!
See it if you love Shakespeare and you want to see a very well acted version of the Henry's! This is top-notch, filled with great moments/work!
Don't see it if you aren't into Shakespeare or fine acting and wonderful direction, this is very focused and does not stray from its aims - well done!
See it if you want to see some of the best acting in the world right now in an intimate space about internalized oppression that could exist in anyone
Don't see it if you want happy, upbeat stuff that isn't completely focused on language & the sculpting of great drama - this is muscular, dark and riveting
See it if groundbreaking brilliant dramatic piece that has changed theatre as we knew it and a wonderful new cast to go with it for today
Don't see it if you like things served in small bite sized pieces - this is large and intelligent and epic in scope and takes a broad look at the country
See it if Shakespeare as a refugee crisis interests you. Diversity, class conscious, higher stakes, this version adds insight and meaning!
Don't see it if you don't like awesome sets that work on multiple levels, physical acting, finding how Shakespeare is newly relevant, a poignant comedy