Sue 8308

New York City

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Reviews (58)
92
Very funny and clever, great performance

See it if you are a fan of Joel Jeske -- we are ! and love an excellent comedy show.

Don't see it if you are afraid of participating, there is a lot of audience participation, which is great IF you like participating, no ? stay home.

Also We have seen many of Parallel Exit's great shows and were so delighted... Read more Read less

76
The Sabbath Girl
Midtown E
Mostly predictable and therefore disappointing, sweet

See it if you want a major change from the trenchant or compelling theater -- Soldier's Play, Endlinngs -- now on stage. This is romantic and fluffy.

Don't see it if you loved the above plays and want to see plays that are really thought-provoking.

Also I really wanted -- and expected -- to like this, sadly, I was disappoi... Read more Read less

86
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Completely relevant, thought-provoking

See it if you are concerned about what is going on at our southern border, or about families separated by the cruelty we see daily.

Don't see it if immigration is not a concern for you.

Also The acting is a little uneven. I did not think the character of Christ... Read more Read less

72
During previews
The Headlands
Upper W Side
Gosh, i wanted to like this, but it was disappointing

See it if you want to see a mystery play with decent acting and very interesting graphics.

Don't see it if you want a tight, neat story with real drama.

92
During previews
Great acting, thought-provoking and very interesting story, Great acting, thought-provoking, very interesting play

See it if you are interested in the Harlem Renaissance juxtaposed during the Depression you have never had the good fortune to see a Pearl Cleage play

Don't see it if you only like short or non-serious plays.

Also I would so like to thank the director, LA Williams for bringing a play... Read more Read less

100
Stew
Soho/Tribeca
The ultimate in superb acting, the story is trenchant and funny by turns., The ulitmate in superb acting, trenchant and funny

See it if you want to see 4 superb actresses perform the most wonderful play, terribly sad and funny at the same time. And a wonderful new playwright

Don't see it if you want light fare, musicals or just comedy. Otherwise, go see it.

100
As good as theater ever gets, maybe better

See it if you want to see the most superb acting -- how does he do this play night after night -- hear great writing, see great staging. This is it.

Don't see it if you are under the age of 10, a racist or not very intelligent, then you won't care if you have missed an extraordinary experience.

Also Looking at other reviews leaves me astonished -- someone said, "better... Read more Read less

96
Reparations
Brooklyn
Superb acting, great script, thought-provoking, intelligent

See it if you like very serious drama on difficult issues, with complicated solutions, performed by magnificent actors -- all four of them.

Don't see it if you only like musical comedy and prefer not to think much.

91
Exceptional acting, intelligent, hard hitting

See it if you are concerned about Muslim/non-Muslim relations and you think plays that address issues as entrapment and incarceration are important.

Don't see it if you want a light piece...about nothing in particular

Also This is a hard-hitting important piece of theater that bravely takes o... Read more Read less

98
Power Strip
Upper W Side
Absolutely brilliant play, completely relevant, great acting

See it if what is happening on the US border makes you crazy and you wonder what happens in Europe with refugess.....if you can stand searing theater.

Don't see it if you think women are your property or anyone's property, for that matter. The play is NOT hard to follow.

Also Anyone who found anything in this play hard to understand is probably ... Read more Read less

86
The New Englanders
Midtown W
Relevant, thoought-provoking, serious

See it if you wonder what it might be like to be African-American in a small New England town, growing up in a biracial gay family.

Don't see it if you are rigidly straight,, conservative and like fluffy theater.

Also This is an unusual take on the American family but of course there are... Read more Read less

82
During previews
runboyrun & IN OLD AGE
East Village
Magical reallism, parts of a longer story, wonderfully acted

See it if you have seen or are very familiar with the other plays in the cycle, you are patient and sympathetic to ptsd after the Biafran conflict.

Don't see it if you cannot sit for 3 hours for whatever reason, you have not read through the other plays in the cycle, you dislike magical realism

Also runboyrun requires prior knowledge of the play cycle and patience, it ... Read more Read less

87
Riveting production, fine acting, clever adaptation

See it if you liked the book, are concerned about race in America, want to see compelling drama.

Don't see it if you think any of the above is not critical in this country at this moment.

Also Wonderful acting, must take a toll on the actors because they put thei... Read more Read less

86
Superb acting, absorbing, intelligent

See it if you like serious theater, either of these actors, serious subjects, monologues or drama.

Don't see it if you can't sit silently at theater, but have to talk to others , and unwrap candy, like fluffy themes or recently had death in the family

Also Really these two plays are quite a pair and when there are talkbacks, ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Great acting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you are interested in trenchant, riveting theater which pulls no punches, deals with critical, not necessarily pleasant, issues of our times

Don't see it if you are not interested in the lives of the LGBTQ community.y

Also The play is about anti-LGBTQ laws and cultural norms in Uganda, which,... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Fascinating with great acting and so relevant

See it if You care about American history, and/or baseball, and/or drama that deals with important issues of racism and sexism.

Don't see it if You hate baseball, serious drama, great acting and want something fluffy or inconsequential with or without music.

Also This is a very important, utterly neglected story with wonderful, mult... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Handbagged
Midtown E
Very absorbing, intelligent, funny, sad and relevant.

See it if you are interested in the Thatcher era, her relations with the Queen and British politics in general.

Don't see it if you are not interested in Britain, are writing a new biography on Thatcher yourself, hate serious plays, or are a curmudgeon in general.

Also This is a very well-done play but it is not for everyone. It is seriou... Read more Read less

91
Socrates
East Village
Relevant, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you want a very thoughtful, engrossing play, long but worth every minute.

Don't see it if you only like fluffy, inconsequential theater

Also I'd recommend this play for those who know about Socrates and Plato an... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Very funny and quirky but true to life

See it if If you love Britain and revel in the many differences between British and American cultures...and you like to laugh.

Don't see it if If you want serious drama or you hate slapstick.

Also This show is based on an actual instruction book for US GIs which you ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
After
Midtown E
Riveting, utterly believable, superb acting

See it if you are very angry about the in Christchurch massacre, and you think a lot about Sandy Hook and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Don't see it if you belong to the NRA and don't care about school shootings, let alone the murder of unarmed black people.

Also Superbly acted play...how do they do it performance after performance ... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Entertaining, clever, well-acted

See it if you want a very interesting play, very well acted about what it is like to be a black actor trying to get work.

Don't see it if you want a very tight production.

Also I loved the first act but I thought the second act dragged a bit, damp... Read more Read less

95
The Light
Midtown W
Riveting, hard-hitting, terrific acting, Terrific, hard hitting, masterful

See it if You care about important issues, especially those concerning racism and sexism. You want to see a very important relevant piece of theater.

Don't see it if You are vapid and only care about yourself and only like comedy. This play is about real life issues, not fantasy.

96
Delightful, Great singing, And a show that will stay with you

See it if You want just the best musical with amazing performances.

Don't see it if You only like tragedy and are dull as dishwater.

Also We'd seen it before but we wanted to see it before it closed. We picke... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Noura
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you care about the lives of immigrant families, especially those of different backgrounds, particularly Muslim/Iraqi families.

Don't see it if you read the National Enquirer for information and live in la-la land.

96
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Moving, beautiful music and song, great untold story

See it if -- take your daughters, here is a story every young woman needs to know about, so moving and so beautifully performed. Amazing musicians !

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see it....unless, as another reviewer wrote, "unless you are dying," and even then, think about your last activity

Also you might want to try dying right after seeing this...there are worse ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Sanctuary City
West Village
Very compelling, thought-provoking, very well written

See it if you like Majok's amazing plays, she is quite brilliant, like compelling stories and multiple layers in a story.

Don't see it if you want light fare, need an intermission -- it would have been very disruptive -- and don't care about immigration issues.

Also This is a very cleverly crafted and well-thought out play. It is not l... Read more Read less

96
The Hot Wing King
Midtown W
Brilliantly written, moving and funny

See it if interested in plays about fathers and sons facing very difficult situations and you like Katori Hall's work, this will not disappoint you.

Don't see it if you are racist, homophobic or mired in the past or classical drama....and don't come hungry, watching the play will make you veryli hungry.

Also The set seemed perfect framing for the piece, the actors were excellen... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Endlings
East Village
Wonderful acting, unusual staging, exceptionally well-written

See it if interested in lives of people vastly different from yours and a world away, you enjoy masterfully written plays, especially about women.

Don't see it if you only like musicals, light fare or you lack imagination.

Also This is such a beautifully written, amazingly staged play. The acting ... Read more Read less

100
Perhaps the best play i have ever seen ...

See it if you are lucky enough to get a ticket. It is superbly acted by the entire cast, a riveting story and perfectly staged.

Don't see it if ??? There is no reason not to see this.

Also This is a show about the evils of racism, in the past and now...so muc... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Where We Stand
Upper W Side
Unusual, absorbing, thought-provoking

See it if you like unusual theatrical pieces with a single writer-actor... and want to see a rare performance with a woman who will a great new talent

Don't see it if you like traditional theater, are an old curmudgeon -- there were 2 sitting behind us -- or want only light fare.

88
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Absorbing, thought-provoking, great acting

See it if you like theater that deals with a story in great depth and intensity.yo

Don't see it if you only like fluffy comedy/ \musicals, lack patience for long plays, dislike plays about mental illness and the issues it creates.

Also A play that touches on the demise of small towns, Japanese incarcerati... Read more Read less

84
Thought-provoking, deliberately slow, set in 1950s

See it if you want to see well-acted drama, and can ignore comments that a play set in another time is dated -- that means all of Horton Foote is out.

Don't see it if you only like jazzy, modern plays, musicals, and fast moving action on stage.

Also I really like Horton Foote, the slow moving, thoughtful pace which ill... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Einstein's Dreams
Midtown E
Superb staging, great singing, a little diffuse

See it if you like modern musicals with excellent singing, like unusual amazing technical effects, can suspend disbelief as regards the story line.

Don't see it if you want serious theater, with a clear plot line, have no interest in Einstein's Theory of Relativity, didnt like the book Einstein's Dreams

Also This is from the same company that did the extraordinary, wonderful He... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Wonderful singing, relevant and absorbing

See it if you want to see two superb singers perform an unusual theatrical piece about African-Americans during the Civil Rights Movement in the south

Don't see it if If you like fluff, don't want to see a strong meaningful musical with a serious message and / or lack any semblance of empathy.

Also This is such an unusual piece, so beautifully executed with a wrenchin... Read more Read less

95
Superb acting, inspired script, masterful direction

See it if you think the issues of women of color are important, if you want to see a perfect production with 7 amazing actresses, and a great director

Don't see it if if you believe the other reviews. "Can't hear it ?" "Slow moving ?" Are you crazy or just mean-spirited ? Those low ratings are absurd !

Also I have to wonder if the mediocre ratings are subconsciously racist....... Read more Read less

84
Very thought-provoking and intense

See it if you want a play that makes you think hard about what it must be like to be an African-American actor at this point in time.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the above and/or are not interested in Othello as a point of reference.

Also Another play for the serious theatergoer and for anyone who thinks dee... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Mothers
Midtown W
Such excellent acting, first half great.

See it if you want to see a very well acted,witty first half and can put up with a volte-face in the second which does not work well and is disturbing

Don't see it if you don't like future apocalyptic second halves of plays....

92
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Incredibly brave, thought-provoking

See it if you know anyone with an eating disorder and you care about them.

Don't see it if you have no interest in this subject and only want plays you do not need to think about.

Also The playwright who also plays the lead could not have done a better jo... Read more Read less

95
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Incredibly entertaining, with technical wizardry, just so much fun !

See it if you liked the movie Tootsie and are willing to consider a different version, with lots of music, clever lyrics and some changes to the story

Don't see it if You didnt like the movie, cannot put up with cross-dressing...or need everything relevant to 2019. Some stories from the past still work.

Also I have always liked Santino Fontana and he is just perfect for this ro... Read more Read less

100
The best shakespeare in central park ever

See it if you want just the best theatrical experience, with astonishing acting, and creativity ever.

Don't see it if the run has ended and it is no longer playing, so it is impossible to see it. Otherwise, see it.

Also I have never seen a better performance in Central Park ever .....and w... Read more Read less

95
Something Clean
Midtown W
A very important play,must-see for all parents, superb acting

See it if you have children and care about them and your role as a parent, you are a thinking individual and want important issues to be presented.

Don't see it if you are totally disconnected from reality.

Also Granted...this is not for the faint of heart or the "divorced from rea... Read more Read less

75
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Well-acted but disappointing

See it if you adore Susan Sarandon and you want to see a play that is confounding

Don't see it if you loved plays like Ferryman and All my Sons, and prefer serious, intelligent theater...

Also The play is very, very well-acted and it should be good, but it all se... Read more Read less

90
All My Sons
Midtown W
Lengthy but riveting play, intense and emotional, Riveting

See it if You like Arthur Miller, serious drama, issues of importance / relevance on stage and fine acting.

Don't see it if You want something fluffy, comic and /or musical and you believe vapid reviews such as that in the NY Times.

Also I thought some of the acting, most particularly Benjamin Walker's, sup... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Well-acted, interesting but not a great play.

See it if If you are interested in the Clintons and if you like political plays in general.

Don't see it if you loved A Doll's House 2 and think that a playwright who has done such great work is always worth seeing, regardless....

Also I so wanted -- expected -- to like this but the play just did not "gra... Read more Read less

68
During previews
The Mother
Chelsea
Interesting but uneven acting

See it if you must see Isabelle Hupert and Waiting for Godot is your absolutely favorite play.

Don't see it if you like plays with tight, fast-moving plots and witty dialogue.

Also Even a great performance by Isabelle Hupert cannot make up for such a ... Read more Read less

95
Behind the Sheet
Midtown W
Heart-wrenching, critical, relevant

See it if If you think it is critical to learn overlooked issues stemming from slavery and the dehumanization of women.

Don't see it if If you don't care about anything serious..

Also It is hard to fully convey the pain of this play, since it is factual.... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Amazing, wonderfully acted, intelligent, great costumes, Wonderfully acted, intelligent, fast-moving, amazing costumes

See it if You like non-traditional theater and unusual productions.

Don't see it if you are unable to understand fast dialogue and accents or are a misogynist.

Also This is a superb performance, with incredibly witty, intelligent dialo... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are dealing with Alzheimers and want very serious, dramatic theater.

Don't see it if If you like only light fare.

88
Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if everyone tells you to see it. But beware, it was overhyped for me and I have liked a lot of other things - like Curious Incident - better.

Don't see it if you don't like modern musicals. It is a very good show, just not Hamilton or Ferryman caliber.

91
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing and thought-provoking but also sad

See it if you have ever had someone with Alzheimer's in your family and you want to see truly excellent acting.

Don't see it if it you will be too sad reliving these memories. I left glad that my mother never reached this stage, she had only very mild dementia.