theatergoer123

Brooklyn
About:  An actor who has an opinion about *~everything~*, but is scared to give their real name lest they ruin future opportunities. So here is my platform! ... Read more Read less
Reviews (14)
92
Raunchy, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love to belly laugh and be silly for 90 minutes!

Don't see it if Fart and dick jokes are dumb to you. But maybe lighten up and just enjoy it for 90 minutes!

75
Good set, Current, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You want biting dialogue on how to represent Muslims in the West today.

Don't see it if The whole play is two characters in a constant fight, which is tiring to watch and which makes it hard to absorb the real billboarded points

85
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Epic, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a rarely produced classical play! Why see the same shows over and over?

Don't see it if You want to see a show with a plot you’re already familiar with. Classical stuff gives you the squirms.

Also The tone was a little inconsistent and seemed unsure at times. A lot o... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging

See it if You want a break from non-realism. You’re looking for something mythic.

Don't see it if All you like is kitchen sink naturalism. You can’t follow an accent different than your own.

Also I actually did like it, but feel a bunch could be trimmed. Cut that na... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see some of the best ensemble acting in a reeeeally long time. You want to see Jez Butterworth’s work become even more sweeping.

Don't see it if You hate long plays, aren’t ready for a delicate, searing tale of heartbreak and loss.

75
Absorbing, Funny, Relevant, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You like plays about people putting on plays. You're willing to listen and laugh at yourself.

Don't see it if You're hyper defensive about being politically correct.

99
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Epic, Great staging

See it if 1. You are a fan of the books. 2. You are a fan of inventive, creative staging.

Don't see it if You are a miser who hates having a fun time in the theater!

88
During previews
Riveting, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Glenda Jackson is doing a very fine job. So are 80% of the other actors up there. Shakespeare on Broadway is a rare thing, support it!

Don't see it if You can't stand heightened text or sit still for a long time.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You’re a Chekhov fan. You liked Stupid F-ing Bird and wanna see what Aaron Posner did next. You’re an Austin Pendelton fan.

Don't see it if Chekhov gives you the willies.

96
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Exquisite, Must see

See it if you love humanity revealed onstage by wonderful actors!

Don't see it if You hate singing and are homophobic.

76
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You want to examine women’s roles in America and how they cycle.

Don't see it if You want a linear narrative.

80
Great acting, Dated

See it if You want to catch Elaine May!

Don't see it if You hate direct address narration.

10
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You like splash without substance and imagery without anything significant to say behind it.

Don't see it if You want something behind the absurdity to hold it up. As it is, this play is floundering and I'm shocked Soho Rep picked it for the season.

Also I'm sorry, but this was just lazy playwriting. Word play and nothing m... Read more Read less

30
Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Banal

See it if You’re a Russian or Pushkin fan.

Don't see it if You want feeling behind the language or a script that MOVES.

Also Read that this play was in verse, but I couldn’t hear it at all, just ... Read more Read less