theatre critic

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (73)
2
Moronic and lame, Confusing, Cliched

See it if you like low brow humor or are a die hard fan of the actors

Don't see it if Want to be able to understand the actors accents; dont find sophomoric humor funny;

26
Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you are a Trump supporter,dont mind that the actors dont try to suggest the people they are portraying. Like Laurie Metcalf

Don't see it if Like the Clintons, you like actors to imitate people they're portraying; don't like Laurie Metcalf and her hard-ass acting style

100
Romantic, Great acting, Clever

See it if Love great acting and great writing Adam Driver is great!

Don't see it if If you’re not romantic

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like a different evening in the theatre, expert staging and compelling storytelling and acting. it's out of the box.

Don't see it if You like traditional theatre with a plot.

79
During previews
Masterful, Great acting, Dated

See it if Like great acting in a play by a great writer

Don't see it if If you like a short play or one that is dealing with current issues

72
During previews
Entertaining, Clever, Confusing

See it if You like very broad, over the top comedy a la In Living Color. Talented playwright.

Don't see it if You don't like x-rated language, broad comedy and dont have an ear for the fast-paced diologue

99
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love Cher and want to know more about her and see gorgeous costumes

Don't see it if You don't like her and dont like musicals about a famous person

87
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You like an absorbing well written play with dramatic tension and characters you care about.

Don't see it if You dont relate to the Irish Troubles or are a British loyalist

29
Confusing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You like concept driven plays and don’t mind not caring about the characters; or if you are dying to see another transgender character

Don't see it if You like a play that makes sense with characters that you care about.

Also Danielle Skaastad was great!

80
Intense, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You want to be dazzled by special effects that are absolutely masterful; It's a lot of fun

Don't see it if You want a really great book and score

15
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you like plays about people sitting around talking with no conflict or dramatic tension. Excellent hearing. The actors mumble. It's slow.

Don't see it if You have hearing problems, like plays with a plot and characters you care about.

9
Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if You like pornography combined with verbiage about race relations which will make you sleepy. Or if you want to care about the chararacters.

Don't see it if If you are easily offended and dont enjoy seeing simulated sex scenes and characters are mouthpieces for the playwright.

26
During previews
Confusing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You like plays about hot button issues. It started out well, but went off the rails with poetry, dance and projections

Don't see it if If you like plays you can follow, clear linear stories and if you don't like being preached at.

6
Banal, Cliched, Overrated

See it if you like dull British comedies and understand this game they play like pool

Don't see it if you want to be amused. Having a trans person in the show is neither shocking or new and it is not enough to try to jump on that bandwagon.

58
Indulgent, Slow, Ambitious, Pretentious high art

See it if You like high art and classical musical and singing in French and are a Dickinson fan

Don't see it if you like linear stories, are averse to pretentious presentations and affected performances

71
During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a Steinem devotee and if you like a show that is more like a documentary film highlighting her accomplishments

Don't see it if You want insight into Steinem's character and want to see a character you care about.

100
Delightful, Clever, Funny, A fun time for young and old

See it if you like funny engaging and entertaining shows

Don't see it if you dont like participating

42
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, The script is a mess

See it if You like plays that are disjointed and hard to follow. You might get some history here but you have to dig for it.

Don't see it if You like a coherent script that is involving and makes sense. This one didn't. It was hard to follow.

5
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like disjointed and confusing plays with bad writing and no chemistry between the actors

Don't see it if If you like a well written play that is easy to follow and holds your interest

6
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like abstract experimental theater that is poetic and makes no sense

Don't see it if A play with a coherent plot and characters you care about

57
Dated, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you like issue plays. and if you want to learn more about the deaf community

Don't see it if You like good writing and chemistry between the actors. there was none.

13
During previews
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like plays that are very arch intellectual exercises where you don't care about the characters or understand what is going on.

Don't see it if Want to understand the story and relate to the characters

35
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like shows that are preachy and try to lecture you about elephant poaching with little character development.

Don't see it if You like plays where you care about the characters and can follow the narrative.

82
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like a really charming and engaging show with a sweet feeling about it.

Don't see it if You want a show with heavy drama and conflict

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound

See it if You like great theatre , very well written, directed and acted. I found it very moving

Don't see it if You don't have compassion for the struggles of minorities

25
Banal, Slow, Confusing

See it if You like plays where nothing happens and people talk about the past.

Don't see it if If you like plays with something at stake, clear story lines and dramatic tension.

54
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow

See it if you like baseball and politically correct theatre. want to jump on the #METoo bandwagon

Don't see it if want to care about the characters and don't like baseball. If you cant follow the story line and sorting out all the characters

50
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You can understand heavy Rwandan accents and can see over poor sight lines; if you know a lot of about the history of the war in Rwanda

Don't see it if If you like things to be clear and have trouble understanding accents;if you dont know Rwandan history

31
Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You like Britten and Purcell music You want to know more about him but only a little more

Don't see it if Don’t take children! Very pretentious “High art” Puppets were distracting and confusing l

36
During previews
Entertaining, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are a fan of the movie and like over the top comedy

Don't see it if if you like a book that is easy to follow and like to care about the characters. i wasnt sure what it was all about.

100
During previews
Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like thought-provoking theater which is excellently written and stunningly acted. Be prepared to go on wild ride.

Don't see it if I don’t like challenging theatre and a show that is 3 hours and 15 minutes long. If you prefer comedy.

98
Refreshing, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a different view of people from Iran. If you would like to see their humor and their love for their mother and country.

Don't see it if If you like a conventional play with an arc or you dont like out of the box theatre with audience participation

28
Preachy, Slow, Cliched

See it if If you want to see a play where characters are mouthpieces for the author's point of view. Politically correct diatribe.

Don't see it if You like character development and want to care about them.

54
Cliched, Slow, Insipid

See it if You like Jake Gyllenhall and can put up with long rambling monologues about dead children

Don't see it if You like actors with high stakes in their performances;and a compelling story

3
Confusing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You like theatre about hot button issues, no matter how confusing

Don't see it if If you dont like plays with so many characters you can't keep them straight, dont like being preached at; like plays with a protagonist/plot

48
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You want to see a politically correct show. If you feel the show needs an update.

Don't see it if If you like the book or movie. Children played by adults, no jury, empowered back maid and the climactic scene is now just narrated.

38
During previews
Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like non-linear plays on hot button issues with a lot of bells and whistles

Don't see it if You want to care about the characters and like a coherent, easy to follow story.

89
Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if You like relevant theatre told by a charming actor and are on the side of feminists

Don't see it if If you are against women's rights or are a Trump supporter

32
During previews
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if If you like shows that are basically an intellectual exercise where the characters are mouthpieces for the author's point of view.

Don't see it if Want to care about the characters; like linear structure; If you don't care to sit through extended monologues about the past.

7
During previews
Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You like pretentiousness experimental theater and atonal music

Don't see it if Are a fan of Millay and want to learn about her life Or if you like linear stories

100
During previews
Must see, Riveting, Great singing, Bob dylan does a musical

See it if you like shows where every element is attended to with care and the result is absorbing.Also a must for Bob Dylan fans

Don't see it if you dont like Bob Dylan

51
Disappointing, Great singing, Slow, Not that compelling

See it if You like great music and singing and want to see another rendition of this classic

Don't see it if You have seen productions of the show that you loved. Lauren Ambrose for me didn't find the humor and quirkiness of Eliza. She was boring

29
During previews
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if Like historical plays and are good at staying with overwritten plays with confusing plot lines

Don't see it if you liked Bernarda Alba or if you have trouble understanding accents and confusing plots

73
Confusing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are interested in a dramatized version of integration in Little Rock,

Don't see it if You like a clear story. There were 9 students, but here there are 6 actors playing the 9 and it was confusing. Why not hire 9?

53
Confusing, Slow, Epic

See it if You like very verbose plays of an intellectual nature. If you have never seen St.Joan and have no preconceptions about the title role.

Don't see it if You like great acting, lots of action and a dynamic leading lady.

5
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if Have sleep problems. This will put you right out If you like seeing a session of Elizabethan Parliament reenacted and not being able to foll

Don't see it if You dont like wordy arch intellectual British theatre where you feel confused and diengaged

100
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you want to laugh a lot and have a great time

Don't see it if If you don't have a sense of humor

92
Thought-provoking, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You like family dramas a la Neil Simon where characters are believable and compelling

Don't see it if a little slow in the beginning so you have to be patient. Some songs aren't that great.

17
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like shows about ideas, preachy, that are long and talky.

Don't see it if you want to care about the characters and like understanding the message the playwright is trying to convey

36
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like South Park humor

Don't see it if I was offended by the depiction of black people; I also dont like shows that make fun of others religions. It seemed mean.