See it if you enjoy great comedic acting and relevant recontextualizations of classic plays. Best staging/lighting I have seen at SITP over the years.
Don't see it if you prefer Shakespeare set in its era and not modern times or don't like classic plays and language at all.
See it if you want to see a commanding performance by Ms. Dowd, interested in relevant ethical dilemmas, interested in ambitiously staged productions.
Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows, unconventional staging, or shows with a participatory aspect (discuss with your table on 2 options & vote).
See it if you want to hear some great songs and a knockout performance by Joshua Henry particularly. Captivating storytelling of a tragic tale.
Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional musical with less contemporary music, or want to see something uplifting and not bleak.
See it if you enjoy humorous plays with some heavier themes like addiction and suicide, you like bold female characters or stories about friendship.
Don't see it if you don't like plays with much profanity and sexual language. Dialogue often has shock value but plotting is predictable.
See it if you're interested in seeing developed young conservative characters. Good writing—audience disagrees with characters but still sympathetic.
Don't see it if you can't sit through a slow and dense play without intermission or have no interest in exploring politics & conservative thought processes.
See it if you want to witness a terrific performance from Marisa Tomei and beautiful staging. Slow burn, but the main characters are interesting.
Don't see it if you're looking for something fresh. It is a well done production, but the play comes across dated.
See it if you're interested in addiction story told in comical and accessible way. Great performance from Joe Tapper.
Don't see it if you can't see the humor in serious and tragic situations. High energy and funny performance with very dark subject matter.
See it if you're looking for a cute family friendly show. Based on young-adult novel, but writing skews much younger than that.
Don't see it if you're looking for a Broadway calibre production or must-see theatrical experience. It is cute and fun for what it is, but nothing standout.
See it if you would enjoy a quirky musical that mixes the classic story of Macbeth with a fictional origin story of McDonalds.
Don't see it if you prefer a straight adaptation of Macbeth without some camp and over-the-top elements. Dark and macabre but more of a musical-comedy.
See it if you like quirky shows that draw satire from real people and events. It's entertaining and fun for the most part.
Don't see it if you're looking for more character development. There is only so much a few flashbacks can provide in short play. The serious scenes falter.
See it if you want to see a fantastic cast perform an updated and relevant revival. Interesting how they weaved in City Center employee stories.
Don't see it if you want to see a musical with a clear narrative arc and story. This is basically a collection of vignettes.
See it if you like to hear personal stories. Compelling, dramatic, great acting. As a theatrical piece it's fantastic despite being concerning.
Don't see it if you're not interested in a one-woman show or you find it too difficult to put aside your judgment of Corman's choice to stay with husband.
See it if you're a fan of great acting, interested in politics, or marital drama. Only 90 minutes with lot of sharp dialogue.
Don't see it if you don't like talky plays or alternative fiction. It's based on real people and events, but still fiction. Hnath has written better plays.
See it if you like adaptations that remain faithful but contextualization and line delivery is modern. Wonderful performance from Danielle Brooks.
Don't see it if you don't like any Shakespeare, you do not like political context, do not want to sit outside. Around 3 hours including intermission.
See it if you like plays with a lot of character development, exploration of loneliness, teens with negligent parents, citizenship, racism.
Don't see it if you're expecting a fast-paced show or don't like character-driven-plays. Some may find it boring, but it's much better than reviews suggest.
See it if you like plays that jump back and forth between time, interesting concept of woman confronting her grief with dead husband's twin.
Don't see it if you don't want to leave the theater scratching your head over how this was nominated for a Pulitzer, want to feel invested in the characters
See it if you're interested in ambitious and creative storytelling, theme of truth, exploration of Chinese politics, some parts metatheatrical.
Don't see it if you're looking for a straightforward play or material that is lighter/less dense. Confusing at times, especially in the beginning,
See it if you're interested in British history/politics with a lot of creative license for entertainment's sake, funny portrayal of rivalry.
Don't see it if you're expecting it to be very similar to The Audience (it has a lighter tone and isn't as good), you don't like breaking fourth wall
See it if you're a fan of Sarandon or Ireland—the acting is great, you like funny and entertaining shows with some depth. Charming, underrated.
Don't see it if you're expecting a Pulitzer-worthy play—it's not that, but it is a good night at the theater, you don't like endings that feel abrupt
See it if Partly about woman dealing with tragedy and infidelity in her marriage and partly commentary on intersection of race and class.
Don't see it if you don't like one-woman shows, you're looking for more action or visual storytelling, you're not interested in African American experience
See it if you're interested in an energetic performance that is overtly funny and entertaining but also sad social commentary on toxic masculinity.
Don't see it if you don't like shows with some audience interaction, adult actors playing young teens, small intimate minimalist theater.
See it if you want to see the performances by Glenda Jackson and rest of the talented cast, you are well-caffeinated and ready for a 3.5 hour show.
Don't see it if Sounds much better on paper with this amazing cast/creative. Disappointing effort by Sam Gold after such other great Shakespeare productions
See it if you like sitcoms. Despite the heavy themes it's actually light viewing. Lowest common denominator humor, but most audience seemed to enjoy.
Don't see it if you're not looking for cliched writing, unbelievable storytelling; everything wrapped up too neatly to take seriously.
See it if you enjoy beautiful singing, Civil Rights era story still relevant today, and powerful performances. Saycon Sengbloh standout as Rosaleen.
Don't see it if you're not interested in themes of racism, faith, coming of age, and loss/grief.
See it if you like family drama plays, beautiful set, recognizable cast who give solid performances.
Don't see it if you're looking for something original. The black sheep brother arrives and causes much chaos and unraveling; predictable.
See it if you're a fan of anyone in the talented cast, you enjoy farce and calamity, or are looking for a 90-minute comedy.
Don't see it if you can't stand some low-brow humor including a lot of fart and penis jokes.
See it if you want to be entertained and like a big spectacle production. Alex Brightman is hilarious and the show is energetic and visually dazzling.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with more sophistication and artistic merit, or would be upset that some things are changed from the movie.
See it if you want to see Adam Driver's hilarious and captivating performance. Keri Russell is also good, but not the standout.
Don't see it if you don't like character-driven plays or want to see something that feels fresh and less dated in 2019.
See it if you're interested in a play about a woman trying to reconcile the guilt she feels about a crime her son committed. Great and nuanced acting.
Don't see it if you're not interested in serious subject matters or prefer a large production.
See it if you're interested in topics of racism, prejudice, and immigration. Some scenes more effective than others, but terrific acting from all.
Don't see it if you prefer a play that isn't purposefully ambiguous. Nothing is given a proper name so audience brings own interpretation.
Also You will be required to remove your shoes when entering the theater.
See it if you're interested in a farce about filmmaking or issues of climate change. Comedy works much better than serious elements.
Don't see it if you're looking for a play communicating fresh new ideas, or are expecting more than entertainment value.
See it if you're looking for an intelligent play that requires a lot of close attention and thinking. Fantastic performances, relevant themes.
Don't see it if you prefer something more action-packed or have a short attention span. If you find long, wordy and slow plays excruciating.
See it if you like plays about American anxieties, told in bizarre and entertaining ways. Great acting and staging.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of Shepard's overly dramatic style, or don't like funny plays with serious undertones.
See it if you like story about wild/crazy night in the city, millennial characters, and overall want to be entertained. Also relevant social themes.
Don't see it if you are offended by vulgar language and sexual content. If you're looking for a clean, family friendly show this is not it.
See it if you want to see musical telling story personal & close to home for the playwright without being indulgent. Entertaining & funny, also sad.
Don't see it if you can’t handle offensive and politically incorrect language. Delivered in humorous way, but awkward at times—unsure to laugh or not.
See it if you like small, but impactful shows. Talented cast portray characters great (especially the two leads) and audience invested in their fate.
Don't see it if you don't like intimate theater spaces or are looking for more of a celebration of music instead of harsh reality of business.
See it if you're interested in an acapella musical about internet/technology addiction. Beautiful arrangements/singing, fun but also thought-provoking
Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional musical, or something family friendly. Lots of crude language and adult references.
See it if you want to see Shakespeare delivered by a talented young female cast. Adaptation attempts to blurs the lines between fiction and reality.
Don't see it if Framing device is somewhat gimmicky. It works in this production, but might not be for everyone. Program notes make twists predictable.
See it if you like animation and puppetry. It starts very cute but then gets more sinister. Stay after to get a closer look at the set.
Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional play and are not interested in animation and experimental works.
See it if you enjoy dark humor and farce. There is a lot going on, and it's intentionally messy in every way. Great performances by the actors.
Don't see it if you don't like British humor or prefer shows that don't take an over-the-top approach.
See it if you want to see a new adaptation of the classic or seeing this story for the first time. It's very accessible either way. Great performances
Don't see it if you're expecting a more zany treatment like some of Kate Hamill's other work. This seemed more faithful to the source material and its tone.
See it if you're a fan of Renee Fleming or Ben Whishaw. The soundscape is interesting and the set is beautiful.
Don't see it if you want a play that will hold your attention. It is a poetic play and experimental, but that should not mean boring and indulgent.
See it if you want to see a tour de force performance by Cillian Murphy. It's intense and captivating. Great staging, interesting portrayal of grief.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that are strange and experimental. It's more or less a one-man show with small parts by two child actors.
See it if you appreciate a talented cast even when they are not used to their full potential. The themes of corruption are still relevant now.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a great cast's talents wasted on songs nobody wants to hear. It's a short production, but moves slowly.
See it if you like jazz music, enjoy to be on your feet and dancing, or immersed in the action.
Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional play. This was a mix of music, dancing, and acting vignettes.
See it if you like clever shows with a lot of wit and humor. Great acting and interesting topic of television focus group.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with much action or a suspenseful storyline.
See it if you like a quirky show with a talented cast. Occasionally funny. The acting and production were good; script is weakest part.
Don't see it if you're hoping to feel invested in the characters or concerned about what happens. It's not terrible, but kind of pointless.
See it if you enjoy creative staging and an energetic performance. Makes you think about many social and cultural issues.
Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows, using your imagination, or thinking about relevant, politically-charged topics.
See it if you're interested in plays that deal with relevant social topics like racism, appreciate great acting, or like intelligently-written plays.
Don't see it if you don't like to feel uncomfortable. Some scenes are very disturbing to watch. It's a long play, but pacing moves quickly.
See it if you enjoy high-energy musicals that deal with high school/teen issues. Appreciated for entertainment value, but probably a polarizing show.
Don't see it if you don't like the ridiculous storyline & are looking for something more intelligent, have no patience for loud screaming teens in audience