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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 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 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 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'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 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 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'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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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")
See it if you like your theater a little absurd, you like engaging actors (although I'm one of the few who didn't care for Austin Pendleton).
Don't see it if you dislike actors breaking the fourth wall and stopping the flow to directly address the audience.
See it if you like music and improv (you don't have to be a rap fan to enjoy it) and a different approach to theater and learning about science!
Don't see it if you aren't into solo shows, or need high production value.
See it if you like new plays based on current events; want a solid play with a good set, good acting
Don't see it if you want something light-hearted; don't want to see a play abut gun violence and bullying
See it if you want risque, cabaret-style ballet burlesque; like extravagant (and naughty) performances
Don't see it if you want a traditional take on the holiday favorite, don't like highly sexualized performances
See it if you like a clubby, EDM vibe; want more of a concert rather than a theatrical performance
Don't see it if you like actual immersive theatre (the buzzword is applied to EVERYTHING); want a story and something substantive
See it if you like strong ensembles with entertaining (yet not so memorable) songs; are fine with a basic set and plot
Don't see it if you want dialogue; a complex story
See it if you are interested in rap, neuroscience, and solo shows; you're curious to check out this rap guide series
Don't see it if you don't like those things above; want high production value
See it if you want some great physical comedy and miming; want something kinda weird, yet fun and entertaining
Don't see it if you want dialogue; a traditional straight play; not interested in a piece about society's obsession with technology
See it if you like improv and sketch comedy; want to see two women play multiple characters; are ok with an unpolished and amateur-feeling show
Don't see it if you want solid writing; you want more than a lacklaster show with occasional funny bits
See it if you're feeling adventurous for some quirky and unconventional theater (it just wasn't for me but you might like it)
Don't see it if you speak Russian and expect correct pronunciation
See it if You like dark takes on traditional stories; short vignettes; a stripped down festival feeling (with decent costuming!)
Don't see it if You want high production value; a more in-depth, detailed story
See it if you want to see a light, fluffy play about mermaid girls working at an amusement park; you like supporting new work in a festival setting
Don't see it if you want high production value, or deeper story
See it if you like supporting new work in a festival setting & interesting takes on environmental issues (Arabella) and capitalism/politics (4 $tages)
Don't see it if you want high production value; want more than two one-acts
See it if you want to support the company or the actors; are willing to take a chance on a family drama that's not well-written (in my opinion)
Don't see it if you want to like the characters; want something somewhat realistic and believable; want something interesting and entertaining
See it if you like an unusual setting and a small cast; interested in the topic of two men's experience in Rwanda
Don't see it if you have trouble sitting on a bench for a long period of time; your mind wanders during slow performances
See it if you like silly parodies of sci-fi flicks; want to be be entertained without having to think too hard
Don't see it if you wont get a lot of the sci-fi references; you want something more serious and high brow; want more than an hour of entertainment
See it if you like absurd parodies about 1970s cop shows; multiple characters played by a couple of actors; can appreciate unscripted improvising
Don't see it if you want a show longer than one hour; want something more serious or high brow
See it if you're familiar with Albee; like off-the-wall parodies and/or bizarre pieces; prefer a show on the shorter side (1 hour and 15 minutes)
Don't see it if you want a traditional comedy, and aren't familiar with the work of Albee, Tennessee Williams, or the Twilight series
See it if you like Scooby Doo and pop-culture references, you want an entertaining and funny (yet substance-free) show
Don't see it if you want an elaborate set, you don't like improv (while it's not improv, it does has that feel to it)
See it if you like multimedia and science fiction pieces, are interested in technology/cloning and thinking about the future
Don't see it if you want a straight-forward, easy to follow performance, you don't like a couple of actors playing a number of characters