See it if You like variations on Chekhov. You want to support new works.
Don't see it if You don't know Chekhov. You expect a playbill or to walk away knowing the characters names. Or bios. Who is the main gal? No spashy Beyoncé
See it if You love movement pieces esp butoh, beautiful physical storytelling, life and discovery and nature and spiritually. I thought it was divine
Don't see it if You don't like dance, movement, butoh. Physical storytelling without words.
See it if You like good acting and intense writing- this was my first 9/11 conspiracy play- so I learned alot.You like to see action taken i/o denial
Don't see it if You don't like plays about 9/11, or conspiracy plays, or characters making desperate choices
See it if You love great naturalistic acting in a good ensemble. Intense, raw,family drama with real humor. Lois Smith threw in some lol zingers!
Don't see it if You don't care for powerful family drama around a 90yo woman who decides to die at home sans pain.. If you want light entertainment.
See it if You like strong actors playing great lines and homage to over the top movie stars in an over the top fashion. Fun for fun's sake!
Don't see it if You're looking for serious drama or don't like to have fun.
See it if You like Tulsa Swinton. You like drag. You're an actor. You. Enjoy campy over the top fun!
Don't see it if You're not into any of the above. $20 minimum at the table.
See it if You like a fully staged, fully realized story with committed actors
Don't see it if You want a light hearted musical. If you don't like dramas where the characters make tough choices
See it if You like supporting theatre and enjoy good writing and acting.
Don't see it if You're bothered by truthful dilemmas between classes involving babies. You don't like tiny theatres. You're expecting big and lavish B'way
See it if You like powerful yet compelling writing and acting. Strength of friendship, lunacy, corruption. Great theatre!
Don't see it if You're turned off by foul language, prisons, intense acting and references to god. You're open open minded.
See it if You like to know how Fantasia came about. You're curious about Disney and Stravinsky and music and dinosaurs! You love animation and fantasy
Don't see it if You don't care about Disney or Fantasia
See it if You are interested in learning about Isak Dinesen's fascinating life. Well acted, truthfully brought to life on an interesting stage.
Don't see it if You don't care who Isak Dinesen was. Don't care to see an older woman's charisma at work. You don't believe in magic.
See it if You want a take on war by actual soldiers. You support new work.
Don't see it if You need fully developed theatre in a classic setting. This was in a church with terrible acoustics. I couldn't hear/understand the words.
See it if You love innovative staging, great Shakespeare, plus exquisite movement
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare. Not curious to see new ideas performed on a small stage.
See it if You want to see a new drama. To support theatre. To see the name actors work. Frank Wood is great.
Don't see it if You like cohesiveness. You expect strong acting, or is it the directing, or the story? Something's off.
See it if You like in your face one woman show that's irreverent and loud yet still keeps you attentive to the story about real people and decisions
Don't see it if You don't like profanity, one woman shows, sparse sets or British accents. You don't want to find the heart
See it if You want to know the makings of popular theatre through informative museum like displays. And see great videos of the shows.
Don't see it if You don't want to wander through and read for yourself - if you just want a sit down documentary to entertain you.
See it if You like bright lights and expose and fun and gods and mortals and young actors singing and stage combat. It was really enjoyable!!
Don't see it if You don't like fantastical musicals about gods and monsters. You want a serious drama. This is adventurous and a bit young actors
See it if You like older playwrights, intimate productions, solid acting of a classic drama. If you know the play but never saw live production
Don't see it if You don't like small theatres or classic drama about small town USA. And don't be late. Youll have to wait till end of 1st act to be seated
See it if Mark Ruffalo's vulnerability will make you cry. DeVito changes the molecules in the room. All do Superb storytelling with humor and pain.
Don't see it if You're looking for light hearted entertainment or a musical. This is a strong Arthur Miller must see drama.
See it if You love zany comedy in verse set in 1600s Paris poking fun at the rowdy bawdy times. Oh this was such fun. The audience loved it!
Don't see it if You want a serious drama and don't like to laugh out loud. Don't like zany period farce.
See it if you like experimental multi- dimensional theater with good original music and dance in an intimate space.
Don't see it if you want fully developed story (i didn't know where it was going) or expecting recognizable songs to rock out to- expecting Pink Floyd-nope
See it if You want to try to relive the days of the surrealists and avant garde artists and have a lot of patience/ tolerance for self indulgence
Don't see it if You want to know what to do in interactive theatre or some direction. You want a linear show in a traditional theatre
See it if You haven't seen Company performed live. If you like Sondheim. If you don't mind an ambitious show in a church.
Don't see it if You want a traditionally staged show. This, although well choreographed, has a community theatre feel, prob bc it's in a church and dated.
See it if You like great acting by 2 veterans with great chemistry performing clever dialogue on a sparse stage
Don't see it if a 2 person play involving a romance with a 25 yr age difference creeps you out -tho the younger is in her 40s. If don't want intimate show.
See it if You are interested in theatre history, storytelling, Pirandello, clever staging costumes and movement. Truth
Don't see it if You want a standard play that's been done before
See it if You like; twisted fairy tales. Macabre often, and wickedly delicious. Coney Island weirdness. Actors enjoying tells you tales.
Don't see it if You don't like Spare staging. Twisted fairy tales told to you in an intimate setting. Or hot spaces. So what- it's only 70 minutes!
See it if You like Farce but done as in Joan of Arc without the prison and burning at the stake. Campy quick costume changes. U support Noble effort
Don't see it if You get disappointed because something's missing. Doesn't quite hit the mark. You don't have imagination
See it if If you like one woman shows about romance and decadence of the Cabarets and art in 1930s Paris. Stage is set like an intimate Cabaret.
Don't see it if You don't like Cabaret singing and sexual references and lesbians
See it if Pendleton fan. You enjoy hearing well acted soliloquies, women's point of views on war. You support new works and characters indiv thoughts
Don't see it if You don't like new works or small theaters or don't want to think- I found myself taking sides and walking away wanting to learn more
See it if You like farce in verse. You like period style and over the top. You have patience to see what develops. I laughed alot after 1st 15 min
Don't see it if You don't like, or have patience for, any of the above.
See it if You love Mark Rylance or have never seen Mark Rylance. See it if you want to have some rare enchanted type of fun.
Don't see it if You don't like period pieces. Or arias sung by castratos.
See it if You enjoy a well written play about nuns during the race riots of 1964 in New York. How they felt inside the walls and in their hearts.
Don't see it if You don't want to watch theatre sitting in church pews. Have no curiosity about nuns lives, esp during the change.
Also I really liked it. Nice ensemble. Thought provoking.
See it if You like new work on a sparse set. You like a well written twisted relationship piece that's mostly through the thoughts of the actors
Don't see it if You're looking for lighthearted entertainment. You don't like adultery played out or thought out. Or plays with English accents
See it if You like innovative ways to play two completely different characters. you like clever storytelling
Don't see it if You don't like one woman plays on a small stage in a small theatre.
See it if You like v funny fast paced solo show about a German Jew growing up in a "not normal" v dramatic family. Great physical storytelling/accents
Don't see it if You don't like one woman shows- tho she plays all the characters really well and over the top. You want a classic staged drama.
Also Bring layers- the theatre is cold.
See it if You like avant garde surreal theatre. New takes on an old classic. Colorful, inventive. Clever props as people manned by puppeteers. Angst.
Don't see it if you don't like surreal twists on classics. Minimalism. Puppets. Masks. You want a standard production in a classic setting.
See it if You like shows that explore 2 opposite women's inner demons, needs and similarities. You like to possibly identify with character's secrets
Don't see it if You want a lighthearted romance or feel good play. You need a big theatre, don't like stairs.
See it if You like a good story. If you're open minded to other cultures' source of pain beautifully acted. If you want to learn and to think and feel
Don't see it if You're closed minded about traditions/ other cultures view about " men have needs". You're squeamish about men and young boys together.
See it if You're an actor like me who's never seen this classic text performed outside of class. If you have patience for fluffy, musical revisions.
Don't see it if You don't like church music added to a classic poetic play that's already hard to understand and execute by actors. ( I was disappointed)
See it if You like fun ensemble pieces and learning about history with a farcical take.
Don't see it if You don't like small theatres or farce or actors playing multiple roles.
See it if You love good drama. If you can see the actors do both roles - the characters are very different. You like a chilling greed that rivets.
Don't see it if You don't like family drama and real greed amongst family members. You want comedy
See it if You like plays about history and like to learn about Russian history esp. To see how wars affect the privileged yet how similar we are
Don't see it if You don't care about Russian history. You don't like small theatres- tho they made great use of a small space.
See it if You like a new show with great effects, good acting, set in Harlem - what happens when a peer is promoted to manager. Resonant ,compelling
Don't see it if You don't like new plays in small theatres about with attitude about race and the man. Or flashing lights. Thanks
See it if You're curious about new musicals in development about Michelangelo and DaVinci. You like to learn art history by watching fun theatre.
Don't see it if You don't like new musicals. If you expect fully developed plays. Don't care about Michelangelo and Leonardo DaVinci. You're very critical.
See it if You're curious about The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater! You enjoy Latin song and dance with a story about El Barrio in the 70s
Don't see it if You're looking for ready for broadway theater. You don't enjoy the audience singing along to some of the songs which are Spanish w/subtitles
See it if You like Wacky new original musicals- this is American Horror Story meets Hairspray! Great performances, killer voices, edgy fun & surprises
Don't see it if You want a heavy drama or touchy about possibilities in the afterlife.
See it if You like a slick new version of Shakespeare with song and dance and really cool stage.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of new innovative productions of Shakespeare
See it if You like an intelligent play between 2 character, one being George Orwell. If you like strong personalities and learning about Animal Farm.
Don't see it if You want a classic drama or comedy. If you don't want to think or learn or form opinions or care to find out more about Orwells books.