TheatreGrower

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (16)
75
Ambitious, Funny, Great writing, Quirky

See it if you like indie-theatre riffs on Greek myths, you like seeing something offbeat, you're a big fan of plays under 90 minutes

Don't see it if you're looking for the traditional Greek myth, dislike solo shows (though this is not technically that), you hate dance breaks or lions

86
For a previous production
Ambitious, Hilarious, Great staging, Quirky, Clever

See it if you go to a lot of theatre, have ever been in a tech rehearsal, love farce, sight-gags, and smart slapstick

Don't see it if you're looking for content. It's a great spectacle and made me laugh, but the female storylines made me wince a little.

66
For a previous production
Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Relevant, Quirky

See it if you like John Leguizamo and sophomoric jokes

Don't see it if you actually want to learn anything about Latin history. Disappointingly devoid of new info, and moments of out-of-touch humor.

73
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you like drinking, impressions, and silly debauchery. If you're looking for a "fun experience," this'll do

Don't see it if you're looking to see any Shakespeare (it's often more summary and improv than text), dislike audience contact, or hate booze.

63
Ambitious, Entertaining, Indulgent, Funny, Cliched

See it if you're a fan of Cagney the actor, you love big dance numbers, or want to know more about the backstory of Hollywood at that period

Don't see it if you're turned off by fanfare, tropes, and cheesy songs

73
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're interested in how our digital lives affect our real lives... and you love TED talks.

Don't see it if you're hoping for a plot-driven piece.

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if you're openminded and like to laugh

Don't see it if you're easily offended

82
Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Intense

See it if you're smart, and like funny, dark-and-twisty stories.

Don't see it if you're offended by strong language or religious questioning.

85
Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you're into plays that discuss social issues at their core, like a balance of fun and darkness

Don't see it if you're looking for something "classic" or you dislike plays with off-beat structure.

78
Dated, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Clever

See it if you like Noel Coward and/or Kevin Kline, you're a bit traditional but like a good laugh, think multi-door farces are a blast

Don't see it if you're not interested in fluffy comedy, are staunchly feminist, or looking for real surprises

75
Great staging, Edgy, Insipid, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you're a bit buttoned-up but get excited at the idea of pushing boundaries

Don't see it if you actually like pushing boundaries. If the idea of polyamory doesn't shock you, the stagecraft isn't quite enough for this to be a wow.

51
Cliched, Dated, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're a right-winger who was a sucker for The West Wing, but not too down into the details

Don't see it if you're picky about stagecraft. It's badly cast, and feels like a cheesy lead-up to a final speech.

69
Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Funny, Dated

See it if You liked the movie, or if you're generally a fan of Jersey Boys and/or Robert DeNiro

Don't see it if Musicals aren't your thing, or you're looking for depth

99
Ambitious, Refreshing, Quirky, Must see, Original

See it if you love engaging, innovative storytelling. If you love Jane Austen. If you hate Jane Austen. If you love engaging theatre: see it.

Don't see it if you want the classics exactly as you remember them.

85
Ambitious, Confusing, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if you know this play and like experimental takes on Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you're interested in traditions.

89
Clever, Profound, Original, Masterful

See it if you like innovative staging

Don't see it if empathy isn't your thing.