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Reviews (13)
77
During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You're ready for a unique take on war exhaustion, you don't mind surprises, you enjoy rapid wordplay, you like to see great downtown artists

Don't see it if You can't bear criticism of the USA (even constructive), you abhor puns, you prefer that your theatre is pristine, you are prone to seizures

75
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense, Cliched

See it if you enjoy a slowly spun tale that drives towards an unavoidable conclusion, but you can remain hopeful that escape is possible

Don't see it if You want a fast pace or scares or action in your thrillers; you can't bear dialects

66
Banal, Clever, Disappointing, Indulgent, Original

See it if you enjoy sketch comedy for the moments that drift into improv; you like stories about unconventional girls and women; you embrace awkward

Don't see it if you're looking for genderqueer or trans content; you like your women of a certain daintiness; you hate it when actors break on stage

47
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Funny

See it if you want thought for the sake of thought; you don't mind your funny or thought-provoking theatre moments to be few and far between

Don't see it if you want theatre that is compelling and active; you want to see more than an actor's forehead for 78 of 90 minutes; you are squeamish

80
Clever, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Unbalanced, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of The Sound of Music and all of its characters, but aren't a purist; you appreciate queer fan fiction; you like strong acting

Don't see it if you can't handle an unbalanced cast; you want the plays you see to be tight and efficient; you can't be in an overwarm space (FringeNYC)

95
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you are comfortable enough with yourself to sit close to an actor embodying one of the most wretched, murderous narcissists in history.

Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare purist without game or a sense of humour.

89
Absorbing, Delightful, Moving, Funny, Sweet

See it if You have a heart, appreciate a good story, and don't mind occasional descriptions of unfortunate refrigerator situations.

Don't see it if You're a judgmental jerk who demands Broadway-level precision and can't waste your time on stories without monumental global implications.

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You want an immediate, indelible impression of how a divided community in the shadows found unity, strength and light. Oh and it's hilarious

Don't see it if You can't stomach the queers or can't handle theater in unusual locations (far west chelsea gay bar). But, really, you should see it.

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if you like queer content and like it even more when it's multi-dimensional; like great, fun acting; enjoy surprises; remember Lost in Space

Don't see it if you have no love for first-person narrative storytelling; you lost your soul in a late-night game of Fireball pong; nah. just see it.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Must see, Relevant

See it if you are interested in race dynamics and aren't afraid of hearing some possibly uncomfortable truths along the way; you like good storytellin

Don't see it if you don't like being called out for being racist; you don't like real stories told by real, compelling, beautiful people; you need action

97
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if you have a heart; appreciate skilled, clear, compelling storytelling; you are a human being who has ever had a childhood

Don't see it if you are a stone; you need action/adventure; you don't like imperfect, real people; you have no friends; you don't like the idea of innocence

71
Great acting, Dated, Disappointing, Uneven, Ambitious

See it if you're looking for some very good actors, and don't mind having to look hard

Don't see it if you have to have a well-written play with a compelling storyline to be able to enjoy your evening.

63
Cliched, Ambitious, Unbalanced, Dated, Beautiful

See it if you are patient and don't mind working harder than you may want to to hear and absorb text. And if you care about sexuality race and power.

Don't see it if you want your theater handed to you in easily digestible, totally entertaining, uber-professional, 'where-did-the-time-go?' chunks.