Susan 9

Boston | 65+ | Female
About:  Frequent theatre goer.
Reviews (130)
85
Fluffy, Fun, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if A wonderfully entertaining revue of women’s history illustrated by pictures and song. Four incredibly talented performers.

Don't see it if You do not like small musical revues. Mostly for women but open minded men would enjoy. Not a big broadway show.

100
During previews
Riveting, Great singing and dancing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Creative reinterpretation and modernization of Greek myth that makes you want to see it again. A musical experience to treasure and remember

Don't see it if You hate musicals. Can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this.

Also The entire cast is wonderful. So much is going on, you don’t know wher... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Confusing, Interesting staging, Quirky, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You are interested in Jacobean drama in modern garb with creative staging.

Don't see it if You want an easily understood plot. Some of the acting was uneven.

72
During previews
Slow, Quirky, Interesting staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Absorbing story about the criminal justice system. Heart wrenching plotline with feel good moments.

Don't see it if You cannot suspend belief. The plot is clearly not real and several scenes are hard to take.

80
Original staging, Great singing and dancing, Quirky, Funny, Delightful

See it if Creative take on Alice in Wonderland in London Underground during the blitz. Entertaining from start to finish.

Don't see it if You need a clear linear plot in a traditional musical. High stage makes viewing in first few rows uncomfortable and obstructed.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Outstanding political play beautifully acted. Fascinating dialogue between the Clintons. Revealing campaign intrigue.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in politics.

86
During previews
Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting

See it if Powerful holocaust drama that is so relevant today. Theatre pieces like this do not let us forget, becoming too complacent.

Don't see it if If this period of history is too painful. But really everyone should see this. Lest we forget, repeating this history is unthinkable.

70
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow in spots, Great acting, Quirky

See it if A thoughtful depiction of a scary period in our history that we have much to learn from. Some very funny old jokes.

Don't see it if One man show that can be slow with annoying use of the telephone.

75
During previews
Great writing, Wonderful acting, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy absurdist theatre. The creative staging and wonderful cast makes this play a delightful experience.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy the confusion of a nonlinear plot. The second act is a bit of a disappointment.

66
Interesting set, Good costumes, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy old fashioned English morality plays dealing with hard to relate to issues.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a period curiosity that is really a very slight play.

Also This play would have been best left unrevived. The immoral dancing was... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Incredible writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy totally immersive drama with a story that enfolds in an entertaining and absorbing way. The time flies!

Don't see it if You cannot sit for 3 plus hours. You want an upbeat performance of easy entertainment.

Also This is a must see for the serious theatre lover. A truly memorable ex... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Timeless

See it if You are interested in seeing an incredible translation of a classic book done with great sensitivity.

Don't see it if You did not appreciate the book.

80
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if If you enjoy intelligent theatre.

Don't see it if If you are looking for pure entertainment and do not want to think.

94
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Timeless wonderful theatre experience.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in LGBTQ issues.

90
Great singing, Great acting, Timeless, Timely, Extremely entertaining

See it if You enjoy old fashioned uptodate musicals. This cast is outstanding and the production is not to be missed by serious musical lovers.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate good music.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Work in progress, Some good moments

See it if You want to support bold new theatre. This play has potential but it’s not there yet. Like watching characters in search of a play.

Don't see it if You want to see a finished product.

Also The best part of this production is the actors stepping out of charact... Read more Read less

50
Boring, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if If you are a Hayley Mills fan and enjoy mindless sitcom style plays.

Don't see it if If you are looking for intelligent entertainment.

Also These very talented actresses are wasted in this play.

90
Entertaining, Educational, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You enjoy historical drama and are interested in civil rights history from an intimate perspective.

Don't see it if You are looking for light fluffy entertainment.

Also I was totally mesmerized by this production. The actors are an incredi... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Interesting staging, Relevant

See it if You like political drama that amuses and educates. Strong female characters are a plus.

Don't see it if You have no interest in politics.

90
Completely original, Performance art, Enchanting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in a completely different intimate immersive theatre-like experience. No active participation required.

Don't see it if You do not have an open mind and are interested in only traditional theatre.

Also This production is completely original and unique. It is best to appro... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Moving, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You are Puerto Rican you will love this and if you are not you will still enjoy this if you appreciate hearing family stories expertly told.

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows.

Also This is a very satisfying theatre experience. At once, funny and sad. ... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Intelligent

See it if You are a McNally or ballet fan and want to see some masterful performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for a coherent drama.

Also This is an interesting play that held my attention throughout but I ex... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Funny

See it if You enjoy a wonderful production of a 100 year old play. Great staging and costumes. Relevant class and feminist themes.

Don't see it if You have no patience for period drama.

Also This play was a delightful surprise. Everything about the production (... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Nostalgic, Relevant, Feel good

See it if You enjoy hearing nostalgic family stories. You don’t have to be Sicilian to love this!

Don't see it if You have no patience for one man shows without a defined plot and no scenery or great staging.

Also This is a warm lovely show about immigrants and what makes our country... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You are of a certain age. This is a play about friendship and aging.

Don't see it if You are looking for mindless entertainment. You don’t want to think or feel.

Also This play has a great many themes and ideas, perhaps too many. But it ... Read more Read less

20
During previews
Painful, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if Reimagined innovative version of classic groundbreaking musical that is a huge disappointment.

Don't see it if You do not want to be plunged back and forth from complete darkness to bright lights.

Also The only positive is the diversity casting particularly Ali Stroker as... Read more Read less

82
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Totally engaging play about AIDS crisis with sympathetic characters. Some new thoughts about the aftermath. Funny one liners. Very poignant.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the AIDS crisis.

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky, Intense

See it if An intense emotional experience exploring therapy for 8 young women. Heart wrenching and gut churning. You really feel for them.

Don't see it if You do not want to experience emotionally draining theatre. There is no linear plotline and this is definitely not escapist theatre.

Also But it is definitely worthwhile!

90
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to stretch your mind and emotions with issues related to the constitution and women’s rights. A different kind of play.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional plotted play. You are fixed in your beliefs and do not want to learn anything new or disturbing.

75
Funny, Resonant, Original, Great singing, Delightful

See it if A wonderful staging of a folktale that will appeal to all ages. Speaks to everyone and a special message for teenage girls.

Don't see it if Could use more music and dance, especially in the first half. This play is not for those looking for a big broadway musical.

88
During previews
Funny/sad, Intense, Riveting, Great acting, Totally absorbing

See it if This is a one woman show exploring a wife’s efforts to cope with her husbands crimes. Raw and honest, she makes you understand her pain.

Don't see it if An exploration of the effect of sex addiction on innocent family members, this play can be difficult to take.

Also This is definitely a worthwhile theatre experience. Healing for the ac... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is an intense drama dealing with timely issues of gun control, bullying and family relationships.

Don't see it if There are difficult scenes that are thought provoking and hard to take. Not for those looking for happy endings. But very worthwhile!

85
Feel good message, Relevant, Wonderful singing and dancing, Entertaining, Powerful

See it if You enjoy updated energetic musical comedy with a teaching moment feel good message.

Don't see it if You are homophobic and stuck in your beliefs.

80
Entertaining, Heartwarming, Unique, Original, Sweet

See it if You are open to a unique creative theatre experience. This play can make you laugh and cry. A feel good time!

Don't see it if You are looking for a straight forward linear theatre experience.

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Emotional, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You love this musical and want to see it in a new way.

Don't see it if You are not open to hearing an old favorite and wonderful musical in Yiddish.

Also Fiddler is even more powerful in its original language. It brings back... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You like theatre that makes you think and feel, expanding your experiences.

Don't see it if You are looking for light fluffy entertainment.

Also This is important theatre. Those who share these experiences will bene... Read more Read less

95
Relevant, Timely, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if If you are moved by current racial issues. An emotional and gripping experience.

Don't see it if You are not interested in racial justice.

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Great acting, Must see

See it if Incredible acting (especially Elaine May). The theme of aging is handled with great sensitivity. A very emotional experience.

Don't see it if If you cannot deal with dementia issues. This play will make you cry.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to see a classic play beautifullly performed. This is Albee at his best .

Don't see it if You don’t want to think about your own mortality.

85
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Romantic

See it if You enjoy a well crafted intelligent romantic comedy.

Don't see it if You have no imagination and no romance in your soul.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy edgy raunchy theatre gloriously sung. This is a must see for lovers of musical theatre. An upbeat happy experience.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

72
During previews
Talky, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Work in progress, Great acting

See it if You are interested in feminist themes and are a Jayne Houdyshell fan. She is wonderful.

Don't see it if You have no interest in a play concerning feminists and their ideas.

Also This play is still being worked on. In previews the actors are still o... Read more Read less

70
Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy political humor, skit comedy with a raunchy edge. The cast is talented and extremely likable.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by profanity and are conservative in your politics and lifestyle.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if If you enjoy historical dramas and value the arts as an integral and important part of life.

Don't see it if If you cannot tolerate a play with more conversation than action.

90
Enchanting, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You must see great theatre, great acting. A totally mesmerizing production beautifully staged.

Don't see it if You are not interested in history, opera or theatre.

Also I was totally entranced by this production. It is beautifully staged. ... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Riveting, Intense, Absorbing, Dizzying

See it if If you want to see 4 powerhouse electrifying performances in an intense dark play about bad men doing bad things.

Don't see it if If you are offended by criminal behavior and rough language.

Also This is a bare bones play, beautifully acted and staged. It stays with... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Moving, Funny, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy one man plays and are interested in the Titanic story told by a charming Irishman with a delightful accent.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one man plays and have no interest in history told in a whimsical way.

94
Educational, Entertaining, Enlightening, Intelligent, Nostalgic

See it if You are interested in the Jewish Broadway connection and know something about older (or deceased) celebrities.

Don't see it if You have no interest in theatre history.

Also Rabbi Jill is a delight. Her anecdotes and historical background stori... Read more Read less

71
Absorbing, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You are interested in serious drama confronting difficult issues.

Don't see it if This is an intense drama with several very emotional scenes.

Also This play has interesting and valuable things to say about important i... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Relevant, Heart warming

See it if You enjoy an emotional theatre experience and love musicals.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

Also This play lives up to its advance praise. A wonderful theatre experien... Read more Read less