See it if you appreciate well-written and acted dramas or if you have any interest in politics. It's a must-see if you're curious about McCarthy.
Don't see it if you're an unwavering and 100% committed Trump supporter. His name is never mentioned, but the comparisons to him are brilliant.
See it if you enjoy funny yet serious contemporary stories with interesting and quirky characters.
Don't see it if you prefer Broadway style productions with big casts and fancy costumes. This is a very intimate theater and a show with a lot of heart.
See it if you love 80s rock music, and reliving that era is more important to you than other qualities upon which Broadway shows are typically judged.
Don't see it if you're not an 80s music superfan or if you typically have trouble hearing the words of the songs and even the spoken dialog.
See it if you like a good courtroom drama with a fulfilling ending that still makes you question right from wrong.
Don't see it if you're not prepared to witness the trauma of a failed midwife delivery.
See it if you like 1-man shows or you're interested in the ethics and decision making behind cutting the cord on human life.
Don't see it if you prefer clear stories with a straight-forward arc.
See it if you like well-written very intimate family dramas that have a lot of humor written into the dialog and situations.
Don't see it if you expect something totally profound and innovative. I liked this quite a lot, but it's not ground-breaking.
See it if you're looking for high quality family entertainment, are a Disney fan, or love classic musicals.
Don't see it if you want a show that's squeaky clean (there are some scary parts for little kids) or short (it runs over 2.5 hrs).
See it if you like talky cerebral plays, especially ones with science and historical figures.
Don't see it if you prefer to see action, or if you're not in the mood for a bit of science thrown into what is basically a relationship drama.
See it if clever songs and beautiful voices are more important to you than flashy costumes and a gorgeous set.
Don't see it if you prefer a traditional theater setup with rows of seats facing a stage. This show is performed in an operating pub.
See it if you're up for experiencing one man's epic journey with addiction, told both humorously yet seriously.
Don't see it if you need a break from serious plays. This topic is rough, but the journey is both interesting and entertaining.
See it if you think you'd like an edgy Ted Talk with spoken lecturing and sung rapping, including some improv.
Don't see it if you dislike non-traditional theater. I'm not a rap or hip-hop fan, but I enjoyed it a lot. But avoid it if that style of music repulses you.
See it if you're open to something very different: interactive immersive theater in a historic house with a complex but riveting intimate story.
Don't see it if you prefer traditional stage theater where you sit in a seat and watch the show passively.
See it if you would enjoy a one-woman show that humorously tells her epic life story.
Don't see it if you prefer bigger shows with interacting characters. This is solo story-telling.
See it if you like complicated relationship dramas whose intricacies slowly unfold throughout the show. Also if you like semi-comedy and semi-camp.
Don't see it if you expect a full-on comedy or drama or campy farce. It has bits of each but not enough of any, which left me wondering what it was.
See it if you like high energy contemporary musicals with hummable songs and a good message.
Don't see it if you're looking for something more traditional in terms of staging and story, like Phantom or My Fair Lady.
See it if you're interested in black people's perspective of life in the midwest in the 1940s, or if you enjoy seeing new shows that have potential.
Don't see it if you're expecting a full-blown musical or a script with interesting or captivating characters and natural language.
See it if you're a Disney musical fan or you like to be spellbound by sumptuous costumes and sets and fairy-tale stories.
Don't see it if you want an edgy gritty show with realism. Also avoid it if you like a very fast pace and a tight script.
See it if you're at all literary, you love poetry or Emily Dickinson specifically, or you appreciate masterful one-woman performances.
Don't see it if you prefer straightforward scripts with obvious arcs and tidy conclusions.
See it if you enjoy contemporary relationship dramas that seem mildly unfinished and somewhat open-ended (in a good way)
Don't see it if you expect a "dark comedy," which this show is not at all. Also skip it if you expect a fully developed script.
See it if you're a theater nerd who enjoys modern stagings of very old historical pieces that typically are not revived for good reason.
Don't see it if you think it's going to be a musical or if you think this old piece has been reworked to make it good. It hasn't been.
See it if you enjoy epic complex dramas with shifting timelines and just enough intrigue.
Don't see it if you prefer big polished productions. This is a little show with a big cast that does a great job with a tough script.
See it if solo shows with good scripts are enough for you, or if you have any connection to or curiosity about Parkinson's.
Don't see it if you're tired of disease plays, although this one has a good combination of humor and seriousness. It's a small show with a lot of heart.
See it if you're a superfan of either Clay or Ruben. If not, only see it if you can score seriously cheap seats and you want some holiday cheer.
Don't see it if you expect Broadway quality throughout or if you cannot get past the fact that Ruben cannot act nor enunciate spoken lines.
See it if you love an engaging underdog story with high energy, fun songs and a whole lot of heart.
Don't see it if you prefer more serious or traditional musicals with fancy costumes and that certain show-tune sound. This show is contemporary and fun.
See it if you enjoy smartly written dramatic plays that have interesting characters and an engaging plot.
Don't see it if comedies or musicals are your thing. There are funny lines in this play, but it's mostly a political and racial drama.
See it if you enjoy thinky plays that are heavily existential and philosphical.
Don't see it if you have even the slightest trouble following non-linear storylines or thinking outside the box.
See it if you would like an immersive solo show with a lyrical sounding script and a storyline punctuated with long stream-of-consciousness monologues
Don't see it if you can't very easily differentiate multiple characters played by one actor. Also avoid if you expect a musical or gospel show.
See it if you're in the mood for some mindless fun that's highly visual.
Don't see it if you expect a traditional play or musical with characters and a plot. This is more like a long immersive funny and visual skit.
See it if you have a short attention span. This is a collection of short 1-act plays centered around a similar theme and very well written and acted.
Don't see it if you prefer a single story told over 1-2 hours or if you prefer Broadway caliber production values. This is a small production well acted.
See it if you appreciate beautiful lavish Broadway-caliber musicals expertly performed by a super-talented professional cast.
Don't see it if you prefer shows with a more modern and edgy style.
See it if you're a fan of old-timey musicals chock full of bland but pretty songs.
Don't see it if you prefer a more modern style of musicals with sharp witty writing and edgy songs that tell the story.
See it if you like plays featuring jazz, brotherhood, and the experience of Muslims in the criminal justice system.
Don't see it if you're expecting a full-on musical or even just a play with music. The jazz scenes are sumptuous, but not enough if that's all you want.
See it if you'd like to gain awareness about how a family copes in the aftermath of a young woman's rape.
Don't see it if you expect a well polished entertaining play. It's an important story to hear, but not so exciting or even entertaining to watch.
See it if you're open to a rap-infused frank discussion about many different religions, including atheism.
Don't see it if you're easily offended by the thought of any other religion (besides your own) being legitimate, including atheism.
See it if you like Carole King's music specifically, or if you're interested in the long slow hard uphill climb to become a musical star.
Don't see it if you're not into music or if you only want to see Carole King's big hits.
See it if you're sensitive to or curious about racial stereotyping in theatrical casting... or if you love Othello or Shakespeare in general.
Don't see it if you're not prepared to be yelled at for a good portion of the play. He's angry for good reason, but yeah, it's intense.
See it if you love Tennessee Williams, the history of American theater, or you really like the challenge of making sense of a very confusing script.
Don't see it if you're not prepared to work really hard to understand this play, and even then, you won't understand most of it.
See it if you like family dramas (with comedy) that feature LGBT characters and gender themes, with a terrific exploration of bisexuality.
Don't see it if you expect the very highest production standards in terms of writing and acting. This show is fun and good, but not great.
See it if you like supporting amateur theater, you know someone in the cast (and owe them a big favor), AND if you can score a free ticket.
Don't see it if prefer anything about the show you're seeing to make sense. Also don't see this if you think it's going to be a campy comedy. It's neither.
See it if you have ever felt like you did not fit in, which is almost everybody at some time. It's beautifully heartfelt and smartly engaging.
Don't see it if you're in the mood for a happy and splashy old-timey Broadway classic with big sets and glittery costumes. This is not that kind of musical.
See it if you're up for the tough challenge of adding clarity to a too-vague script with too many vague characters and no discernible payoff.
Don't see it if you have even the slightest difficulty in following actors playing an unknown number of vague characters who may or may not overlap.
See it if you like historical dramas or are passionate about women's equality or reproductive rights... or if you're a fan of Jessica O'Hara-Baker.
Don't see it if you prefer upbeat peppy shows or if you're squarely anti-choice.
See it if you enjoy good old-fashioned storytelling... or bartenders or Canadians.
Don't see it if you want a clear story with a beginning, a middle and an end. This is somewhat random and pointless, but enjoyable throughout.
See it if you want to laugh as young parents struggle to maintain a social life while debating disciplining or caving into the demands of a toddler.
Don't see it if you expect there to be a point to the device of repeating the 1-act play three times, each with subtle but obvious differences.