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See it if you want an entertaining musical about the 80s hairbands, without much substance. It's pretty much exactly what you'd think it is.
Don't see it if you would be annoyed by 80s music fans singing along and getting a little too into it.
See it if you want an entertaining family comedy centered around (of all things) a funeral, with pretty good acting
Don't see it if you don't want to trek deep into Queens (especially if taking public transportation); don't think a comedy about a black funeral is for you
See it if you want an entertaining performance by Beth Malone and an overall fun show.
Don't see it if musicals about historical figures aren't your thing.
See it if you like well-written dramas about the African American experience in Harlem during the depression, with solid acting.
Don't see it if you don't like heavy subject matter; don't want to sit through a 2 hours 45 min play.
See it if you like sketch comedy and improv, enjoyed the '90s, and don't mind that it's low budget and can go a little off the rails
Don't see it if you have high expectations, need a polished show and a good story
See it if you want an open mike/cabaret-type feel, experimental performance; interested in the gay experience
Don't see it if you don't want to move around to explore the space; are uncomfortable with sexual innuendo
See it if you have a dark sense of humor; like laughing at terrible people (played by engaging actors) and their unfortunate circumstances.
Don't see it if you don't want to see what is basically a two monologue performance; you're uncomfortable with the stereotypes of poor people for humor
See it if you like weird theatre of the absurd
Don't see it if you need to understand what's going on; you want your theater experience to be more than an hour (this clocked in just under)
See it if you want a small, low-budget Moulin Rouge-esque show inside a atmospheric bar; interested in the painter
Don't see it if you'll be annoyed by the hip hop music wafting up from downstairs; need a rich story and plot
See it if you want something unconventional and different; like thought-provoking analysis of the black and the Jewish experience
Don't see it if you don't like live and old-timey recorded jazz music! Or need something linear and easy to follow
See it if you are into immersive theatre - this is OK (not WOW, but solid); want a piece that's relevant to today's issues and makes you think
Don't see it if immersive theatre is not your jam
See it if you're curious about prison life, especially as a privileged white man; you don't mind bare bones productions
Don't see it if you want to empathize with or like the main character
See it if you don't need much of a story; are really into Poe and like watching scenes play out in interesting rooms; good (but loud) soundtrack.
Don't see it if you don't think you'll hit the $25 minimum. They will charge you $25 whether you order enough or not, and add gratuity on top.
See it if you like your plays with subjects on the heavier side, and like personal dramas that focus on two people.
Don't see it if imperfect writing and a "soap opera vibe" makes you cringe.
See it if you like the variety arts, and want a "family-style" production.
Don't see it if you are expecting Cirque du Soleil-quality (or at least advanced-level) performances; want some kind of narrative.
See it if you enjoy non-traditional performance focusing on illustration, projection, puppetry, film, and foley. It's unusual and cute.
Don't see it if you want a longer performance, live actors, dialogue. The story itself leaves a bit to be desired.
See it if you like a little melodrama; you want to see a solo show that covers race and class and is set in a hospital (nice set!)
Don't see it if a 75 minute monologue that's a bit predictable wont cut it for you. I found it engaging, but at times not very realistic
See it if you like jazz; you want a hybrid concert/theater experience; you like dancing along with actors
Don't see it if you don't want to stand the majority of the time; you don't want to be encouraged by actors to dance during the musical interludes
See it if you like experimental theater about technology and society; are fine with varying levels of acting (some good, some OK, some not so great)
Don't see it if you want something polished and linear/straight-forward; if the term "avant-garde" makes you cringe
See it if you don't mind three stories happening on stage simultaneously; want to see something staged a bit differently
Don't see it if you want to be able to follow the stories happening on stage; people talking over each other will bother you
See it if you can suspend disbelief and tolerate an unrealistic and poorly written story; like things with a soap opera feel.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with sexual coercion and find it unsettling that there are attempts for it be humorous.
See it if you want to see something unusual and absurd; don't mind a work in progress
Don't see it if you need everything to be clear, fast-paced, and aren't really into something whimsical and wordy
See it if you would be interested in a visually interesting, experimental, one-man show; want to think about the topic of science/comas
Don't see it if you like traditional theater; get confused easily
See it if you love a typical British farce (mistaken identities, scheming, etc.) with solid actors and nice set/costumes.
Don't see it if you don't want a long, predictable play that's not very well written (or not written for today's audiences)
See it if you want an old-fashioned musical and don't mind minimal staging.
Don't see it if you want to be wowed. I saw it in previews and it was rocky, but I don't see it being worth the $65 ticket price once fine tuned.
See it if you want something that's *almost* there story- and acting-wise (but not quite); you want to see a cool set and staging
Don't see it if you want a real psychological thriller; you can't suspend disbelief
See it if you are interested in the life of an alcoholic; interested in a well-done show with minimal set and actors playing multiple characters
Don't see it if you don't like the subject matter; need more of a story/plot
See it if you want to see the story of a family surviving the effects of rape as told through a mother's eyes
Don't see it if you expect top notch acting - the author (who is playing herself in the production) tells you this up front, but she does a fine job
See it if you're into Chekhov; don't mind low-budget plays; and are open to times of slowness and uneven performances - but overall not terrible
Don't see it if you don't want to sit through a long, unmemorable play
See it if you are looking for (or don't mind) a 1/2 solo performance and 1/2 participatory experience
Don't see it if you want a traditional theatrical experience; you don't want to get up and act a fool with strangers (even though you should!)
See it if you are into immersive theatre - this is one of the better productions
Don't see it if the subject of Alzheimer's might make you uncomfortable; don't like "choose your own adventure" style (you wont get the full story)
See it if you want insight into the black experience; like engaging monologues; are a fan of Shakespeare's work
Don't see it if a black man expressing frustration makes you feel like you're being lectured at; you want more interaction between the characters
See it if the subject of China-US relations is interesting to you; you want to see a play about a film set in the 1920s; you want multi-levels of plot
Don't see it if you want a clear story (what's the deal with dystopian future Brooklyn? What's going on?)
See it if you are a fan of this company (I found it to be one of their stronger productions); like a good burlesque/ballet mashup.
Don't see it if you don't like risque performances; want the story (these are vignettes); are annoyed by audience members taking constant photos and video.
See it if you want to see a solid production of a classic; you don't mind a 3 hour performance, although it moves quickly
Don't see it if you might find a small, warm room (in a 4th floor walk-up!) with clackity A/C bothersome; you don't want a bare bones production
See it if you want to see a production of this play specifically; want to support small theaters
Don't see it if you want something dark and edgy (the story may be, but this ain't it), want great acting, need big production value
See it if you like puppetry and want to see something beautiful and unusual.
Don't see it if you need a lot of action or an easy to follow story (it gets a little abstract at the end - or maybe I just didn't "get it")