Sam_Truff

Brooklyn
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Reviews (7)
37
Poor acting, Disappointing, Epitome of the word fake

See it if I think the story is truly a classic if done well, but the run is over now so. Extremely personal to O' Neil.

Don't see it if IMO if you didn't see it, you didn't miss out. At all.

Also I was very disappointed. In my opinion, Manville plays the mother so o... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Great writing, Worth it, Raw, Imperfect at times

See it if You want to see truly great writing that earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1993. A fantastic, imaginative creation, brought to life here.

Don't see it if You don't care to sit for 4+ hours. That being said the play's depth, wit, hilarity, and darkness makes this something truly, truly special.

Also ...I agree with Brantley on a few things. The play is a masterpiece wi... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to see what the FULL and LIMITLESS potential of theater can be when a thoughtful production team is behind the reins. Great design.

Don't see it if An exploration into drug use and what it stems from doesn't sound like the night you wanna have. [Insert Time and Conways joke here].

Also Set design, costumes, lighting, music, movement, projection, sound, vi... Read more Read less

1
During previews
Excruciating

See it if You want to see amateurs of the stage-- you want to see actors flying through text without thinking about WHAT they're communicating

Don't see it if You've always been curious but never really wanted to experience what a truly bad all-around theater experience looks like

Also The incessant fake laughing was a plus for me, to be fair.

36
Poorly-acted, Unimaginative, Typical-broadway-show, Disappointing, Great writing

See it if You wanna see Denzel. I admit I wanted to see what he would bring.

Don't see it if You don't want to leave yet ANOTHER Broadway show disappointed and disheartened at the lack of artistry... Ugh... Just don't go.

Also If you'll not listen to me, I will quote Strindberg's Preface to Miss ... Read more Read less

60
The Chekhov Dreams
Midtown W
Ambitious, Predictable, Entertaining

See it if You want to see people discussing Chekhov and what a "great/not great/great/not great" writer he was.

Don't see it if Obscure literary jokes and "will they, won't they" comedic romances aren't your thing.

Also Literary references need to be incorporated meticulously so the audien... Read more Read less

50
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Flat, Hollow, Uninspired, Lacking

See it if You want to see the undeniable magnetism of Clive Owen, and a creation from the (usually) visionary Taymor.

Don't see it if You would prefer not to see an emotionally hollowed-out revival, an embarrassingly poor set, misguided direction--- a careless vision

Also In the words of Hwang: "Art for the masses is a poor excuse for an uni... Read more Read less