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See it if You remember Miriam Makeba & want to see a powerful concert about her life & music. Great cast & onstage band, but it's not really a play.
Don't see it if You want traditional musical. This is a beautiful & poetic CONCERT with abstract settings, non-linear storyline. Can be hard to follow.
See it if You like serious Irish plays. Slow beginning, then 2nd Act rips your heart out! Great acting & writing. Plot twists you don't see coming.
Don't see it if You want a light, fun evening. The 1st Act is painfully slow. Some left at intermission. But the 2nd Act is powerful &leaves you trembling!
See it if This is serious drama for grown ups! Beautifully written & performed. Disturbing subject shakes you up like good plays are supposed to do.
Don't see it if You want something fluffy and fun. This play is intense & riveting. Also, it's 1 hour 40 min and there's no intermission.
See it if If you like serious drama, straight plays w/ social conscience, CYLDE'S is up there w/ Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams. Almost perfect!
Don't see it if If you're looking for something light and fluffy, this play isn't for you. Some parts are very funny, but with a dark theme about ex-cons.
See it if Top notch production which tells the story of what happened on 9/11 from the perspective of a small town airport in Canada. Clever staging!
Don't see it if But because we all know how 9/11 turned out, the emotional journey is muted no matter how wonderful the performers are! Still a fun show!
See it if Oy Vey! What a mess trying to retro-fit a story to a bunch of Dylan songs. Dark confusing often PREDICTABLE story doesn't make much sense.
Don't see it if If you want an emotional journey where you actually care about the characters. Doesn't do justice to Dylan's music either! So disappointing.
See it if SEE IT if you want to see a well-acted important American story (whether or not you've read the book) Tho I didn't like Sorkin's adaptation
Don't see it if expecting traditional play that follows the book. Sorkin pre-digests story for u & tells u how to feel. Too much exposition but still good!
See it if If you love Harvey Fierstein. I've always loved him, but as great as he is, it was exhausting to listen to his voice for over an hour.
Don't see it if you don't like 1 man shows. It was very well presented. Funny, clever, & educational, but more like a history lesson.
See it if Sorry I'm a little late scoring this one. Saw it a few months ago, & remember it being under-whelming. I guess I don't like monologue plays!
Don't see it if 3 women tell their intertwined stories mostly via monologues, meaning they don't really talk to each other. Good actresses but not my style!
See it if you really love David Byrne and his albums. This is really a concert which presents Byrne's music with clever visuals. It's NOT a play!
Don't see it if you're looking for an actual play or musical. It's very well produced, but still....
See it if Exquisite production! Not for everyone, but a deeply moving non-linear play, that sets the audience off balance & challenges thinking.
Don't see it if Not pre-digested light "entertainment" but very original storytelling requiring everyone to see fluid POV & come to their own conclusions.
See it if Best new drama I've seen this year! Well written script becomes acting Tour de Force with these 2 great actors. Real theater, no fluff.
Don't see it if Uncomfortable subject of PTSD is explored in therapy sessions. Not for the faint-hearted or someone looking for simple entertainment.
See it if Well written VERY ORIGINAL play that realistically reflects current society and racism. Wonderful production! I loved everyone in the cast
Don't see it if You're not interested in the emotional journey of a biracial "2 dads" family raising a teen. Engaging throughout but I was never verklempt
See it if you like to see new plays in OOB festivals. Good chance to see new works as they evolve. Very good actors but script is a little contrived
Don't see it if you need a very polished, play full of original ideas. Characters and story are a bit predictable, but it's meant to be fun!
See it if Best original play I've seen OOB this year. But needs a better production in an intimate theater. Bare stage in cavernous theater detracts.
Don't see it if you want a polished production. It moves slowly with too many scene changes and no scenery! But I liked it anyway. I hope it gets revived!
See it if Everyone SHOULD see, as it exposes issues of race & representation in ways you don't see coming. But its NOT FOR TOURISTS looking for fun
Don't see it if You must be willing to be emotionally uncomfortable & challenge your own assumptions. Some negative reviewers have missed the point!
See it if You love James Joyce & ULYSSES and you're willing to sit thru a 70 minute monologue by a skilled actress where essentially nothing happens!
Don't see it if you want an engaging story with a PLOT & characters you can care about. Highly skilled actress, but at a certain point, I just didn't care.
See it if If you like the actors, or playwright Margulies or just like to see new plays. Gorgeous innovative set design!
Don't see it if This is ALMOST a great play, but is ultimately disappointing! Many good elements, but far from perfect.
See it if you like classic old musicals. This one is HILARIOUS! Superbly directed to hit every beat, I laughed so hard I thought I would need oxygen!
Don't see it if you want deep, serious, or modern. It's Carl Reiner's coming of age during the Great Depression told in style of 30s-40s comedy. Classic!
See it if you love Arthur Miller & want to see his less popular plays. Very good production of a quirky 2nd rate play. Interesting, but not his best.
Don't see it if you expect it to be like Miller's iconic masterpieces. Or a fast-paced modern play. Actors & director can only do so much with this script
See it if Fun revival of raunchy 70s Cult Classic takeoff on B prison movies. A piece of theater history. Great cast brings it to life! Lotsa laughs!
Don't see it if you don't like absurdist humor and graphic sex scenes. Tom Eyen's script is a little dated but still iconoclastic.
See it if I felt I'd been transported to another time/place, & I came away w/ knowledge as if I had lived a whole other lifetime. Epic writing/acting!
Don't see it if 3+ hours long, w/Shakespearian levels of treachery & plot twists. Some might find Irish accents hard to understand. Need to pay attention.
See it if Debra Jo Rupp is a charmer who gives a nuanced & often hilarious performance. Some writing is very funny, but might not work as well w/o her
Don't see it if Serious topic is presented in a light & fluffy way, so I wouldn't recommend if you want something HEAVY, like an Arthur Miller.
See it if Worth seeing if you love O'Neill and American Classics, even tho the director seemed to forget it's supposed to be a comedy!
Don't see it if You'll get impatient with the slow pace and lack of laughs in spite of some good performances. Can't justify 2hrs20min
See it if IF u absolutely loved the movie, u might like this. But I'm no fan of re-enactments of movies. No emotional engagement. Totally predictable!
Don't see it if you want some depth of ideas. Performances & production values are mostly terrific, but the story is still just glamorized sophomoric bs.
See it if you enjoy new nontraditional plays, question what it means to be an American from a non-WASP pov, care about family touched by hate crime
Don't see it if you're only comfortable within your own ethnic group & don't want to learn about others. Serious & timely play presented in lighthearted way
See it if Fastidious revival of ABSURDIST play from 1970. Rare chance to see a piece of history! Themes of guns & toxic masculinity still relevant.
Don't see it if if you don't like ABSURDISM or want something current. Some didn't understand it. It's very stylized & a bit heavy handed, but still a gem.
See it if you love T Williams and want to see a lesser known, rarely produced play with some great performances.
Don't see it if you only want to see T Williams masterpieces. The writing has flaws & 1 actress is hard to hear unless you sit close to stage. Needs cuts
See it if You want an absurdly comedic skewering of women's issues in a series of fast paced vignettes with a stellar cast. I laughed out loud alot!
Don't see it if You want a serious drama or you're not comfortable with lesbian themes & talk about female genitalia. In this case, I found it hilarious!
See it if you love the excellent Leenya Rideout & John Zdrojeski in a beautiful production of quirky, macabre love story. Script is a bit melodramatic
Don't see it if you're not comfortable w themes of death, suicide & questioning Catholic faith. High marks for beautiful, well-directed production
See it if Hilariously entertaining, but without much substance. Great performances, gorgeous costumes, but no emotional journey. Too light for me!
Don't see it if See if you like Mamma Mia or other juke box musicals (I don't) HoH aspires to be camp like SOMETHING ROTTEN, but falls short esp. the score.
See it if you would enjoy a refreshing comedy about pregnancy and childbirth. Light, but very well done!
Don't see it if you're looking for serious drama or a lavish production. This show works because of terrific actors!
See it if you want to see a solid, serious play that successfully explores CLASSISM in society, particularly in university admission/scholarships.
Don't see it if you want light comedy. There is some humor & terrific acting, but it's mostly serious & may be just a few minutes too long. Still rewarding.
See it if You had immigrant grandparents or just want an original musical, with a wonderful score that's good in spite of low budget production.
Don't see it if You're looking for a lavish production. This one requires you to use your imagination when the characters are supposed to age 40 years.
See it if BlahBlahBlah... More like a TED Talk than a play because its all VERBIAGE! It's almost not a play because there's no emotional journey.
Don't see it if unless you want to drown in words. Some deep thoughts on feminism, racism, & change, but it might be more interesting to read as a thesis.
See it if you want to be immersed in a magical theatrical experience. Beautifully acted by Mark Rylance, this play has music that casts a spell on you
Don't see it if if you don't appreciate history and classical music. It is not a musical or a light hearted comedy.
See it if Exquisite, nuanced acting brings this historic play to life in minimalist setting. Truly captures the essence of early days of AIDS crisis.
Don't see it if Unfortunately, the minimalist setting doesn't serve the play well. Tragic subject might make some uncomfortable. Not a light evening.
See it if you want to see a profound, character driven new play that exposes racism where least expected. Brilliant writing surprises you with humor!
Don't see it if you're looking for a lavish production. This is a low budget, 1st production of a great play. The church is echo-ey, so sit up front.
See it if you want to see a visually opulent, traditionally structured musical. There are a few show-stopping performances, but in general it's bland.
Don't see it if you are looking for cutting edge excitement or new ideas. The only NEW thing is the set design/video walls which is the best I've ever seen!
See it if you would enjoy a powerfully acted 1 woman show about a writer conjuring up parts of Mata Hari's life in a dreamlike multi media setting.
Don't see it if you want a traditional linear plot or play stucture. This is an immersive experience, more like performance art that's very well executed!
See it if you want to watch The Olympics of Acting! You love Harvey & you want to see his classic play cut right to the quick yet still be relevant.
Don't see it if You're NOT interested in gay lives & universal human issues from before gay rights was a thing. Not as powerful as original, but still great
See it if you love MUSICALS, especially, but not limited to HAMILTON. You won't get all the jokes if you don't know the shows being spoofed.
Don't see it if you want something serious. This is a brilliantly executed, fast paced spoof of HAMILTON & other musicals. 100% spoof = not for everyone.
See it if you like serious multi-cultural drama that challenges preconceptions with a great ensemble cast. Best new play I've seen in a long time.
Don't see it if you want something light & fluffy, or if you have trouble understanding accents, or you don't care about other cultures. Otherwise, see it!
See it if you like an "Oldie, but a Goodie!" Wonderful characters. Deals w Bible Belt LGBT prejudice before it was a hot topic. Very decent production
Don't see it if you're satisfied with having seen the original, definitive production on Broadway 35 years ago. Otherwise this is your chance to catch up!
See it if You like the Golden Age of Spanish literature with poetic dialogue in verse. Gorgeous costumes!
Don't see it if You don't like to read English super titles while play is in Spanish.
See it if You want a small but solid production of a classic. Powerhouse performance by Kevin G Shinnick as Dracula, Jay Longan as VanHelsing & others
Don't see it if You're looking for plot twist or something glitzy. Good adaptation, sticks to original, so we all know the story! Good acting makes it good!
See it if you want to expand your thinking on LGBTQ issues. Very thought provoking. But unfortunately the writing never got me emotionally engaged.
Don't see it if If you are not interested in LGBTQ issues. The play has a thought provoking inter-generational premise, but the writing fell short.
See it if you want to see a surprisingly good One Act play performed in an unlikely venue. The play is funny, & the acting is excellent and hilarious
Don't see it if you're looking for fancy production values, or the 2 drink minimum is going to bother you. Otherwise, there's no reason NOT to see it!
See it if You want a clever, immersive, untraditional take on a familiar old story. It pushes the boundaries of what a musical should be. Fun show!
Don't see it if you expect the orchestra to be in a pit and the actors on the stage. Both will be all over the place!