See it if You enjoy historical plays with wit and a bit of the unexpected. A must see to add to your Shavian checklist
Don't see it if You like your history plays straight up
See it if You love Marsha, Marsha, Marsha Mason. She and the other actresses elevate well worn material
Don't see it if Alternating monologues are not your thing. The lack of interaction, at least in the beginning, can be trying
See it if You want to revisit this streamlined classic. Production highlights the feminism of the original work.
Don't see it if You find Jo March annoying. She’s doubly so here. Beth is exponential as well
See it if Open to visceral, immersive theater. And if you are a Cillian Murphy fan! Performance of a lifetime
Don't see it if Looking for linear plot and more deliberate pacing. Very loud and a bit overproduced
See it if You want some Beckett without the spoonful of medicine. Funny without trivializing the weighty issues
Don't see it if You like your Godot with celebrity actors. This is more in line with original intent than Sir Pat Stew & co’s comedy
See it if you have an interest in Irish history and theater
Don't see it if You have little tolerance for accents or rambling family dramas
See it if You’re anxious to add to your McDonagh library and the set design is fabulous. There’s potential here but ultimately disappointing.
Don't see it if Impatient with thick accents or you want to stay with McDonagh’s better plays. This is a B effort
See it if Want to see a lead actress's profile in courage. Nothing else of worth here except the onstage musicianship
Don't see it if Value your time. This is a complete disappointment considering who is involved (looking at you DB).
See it if You enjoy something completely different. This is an electro pop opera that is truly a spectacle in the positive sense of the word.
Don't see it if The literalness/literariness of the lyrics will bother you. The characters refer to themselves in the third person & this can be distancing
See it if You enjoy dark humor and if you are patient with broad accents and stagy Irish characters
Don't see it if You are squeamish or if the Quiet Man is your favorite movie
See it if You have an interest in how pop culture frames conversations about larger issues in life
Don't see it if You have no interest in Batman
See it if If you enjoy dark comedy, you want to be challenged.and you like to analyze themes and motifs
Don't see it if If you prefer a linear structure and don't think much of updated Oedipal themes
See it if If you haven't added this classic musical to your bucket list. Beautifully staged and a trip to Lincoln Center at that. Much better than TSq
Don't see it if If you're not wearing waterproof mascara. You won't have any make up left after the March of the Siamese children
See it if You need to add to your Brian Friel bucket list or even if you don’t. Beautifully written and well performed
Don't see it if Alternating monologues are not your thing and you have no patience for uneven accents
See it if You’ve seen this play done before. Fresh take on the Benedick Beatrice battle.
Don't see it if You have little patience with outdoor theater. A little hard to hear from the last row. But we know the story, right?
See it if You’re a HP fan, of course, but it stands on its own as a theatre accomplishment
Don't see it if Looking for high fidelity to the HPverse. This is more about loving the theater
See it if You are interested in Irish theatre, any theatre in fact. Rarely staged play. O’Casey’s first & relevant today with its nationalist theme
Don't see it if Accents and/or melodrama aren’t your thing
See it if Want a little boost in the Christmas spirit. Beautiful staged and the carol singing is lovely
Don't see it if You can’t take a little sentimentality in your Christmas cup
See it if You have a checklist of Irish masterworks that needs to be completed
Don't see it if You’re impatient. It’s very talky and it can sometimes feel a bit long
See it if You don’t want to miss a chance at a classic Lerner and Lowe with an update that GB Shaw would have condoned
Don't see it if You can’t look past the Audrey Hepburn Eliza Doolittle
See it if You are interested in an early work by a genius playwright always experimenting with narrators and their storytelling
Don't see it if You don’t like accents and experimental language and movement
See it if You want to see spectacle
Don't see it if You have little tolerance for repetition. Although the stars worked very hard & were obviously talented, this was too familiar and overdon
See it if If you're interested in classic comedy and origin stories for the great comic characters in theater
Don't see it if Have no patience for mistake identity stories
See it if You are not even a fan of Jane Austen. This adaptation works on every level.
Don't see it if You're impatient with silliness