See it if Want to see Deirdre O in a lead role. Have interest in Salem, The Crucible, etc.
Don't see it if Expect a fully cogent play and effective production.
See it if Like serious dramas with important social commentary. Are an Audra or Adrienne Kennedy fan.
Don't see it if Not patient and willing a to be a careful listener with a slow 75 minute show. Are wanting suspense.
Also Not sure this one act play is a Broadway show.
See it if Are a fan of Gabriel Byrne. Like one-man autobiographical shows. Are patient and as mellow and relaxed as Byrne is.
Don't see it if Want an energetic night at the theatre. Dislike monologues/one-man shows.
See it if Know the Gloria Tapes and/or are interested in therapy and its history & troubles. Like unique approaches to combining music with theatre.
Don't see it if Are offended by sexual discussion and imagery. Need traditional, linear storytelling.
See it if Feel the need to see ALL possible Coward plays. Have patience.
Don't see it if Want the experience that more polished Coward plays offer. Are fidgety and impatient.
See it if Like monologues and are willing to listen closely and carefully. Appreciate feminist issues and well-crafted storytelling.
Don't see it if Need flash or action. Are impatient or not interested in a slow, yet excellent, yarn being spun.
See it if Are a fan of Norris and his realistic, challenging storytelling. Appreciate fine acting and ensemble work.
Don't see it if Are bothered by difficult topics like sexual assault, sexuality, self harm, suicide, violence.
See it if Like fun and quirky stories and music. Want to watch a talented cast having fun. Need an entertaining uplift!
Don't see it if Struggle with suspending disbelief. Resist lighthearted fun.
See it if Want to reflect on lock-down during COVID. Are a fan of Suzan-Lori Parks. Want to settle-in for an evening of feeling, reliving, & relating.
Don't see it if Don't like eclectic shows that mix music, storytelling, feelings, and politics.
See it if Like two-handers that tell a good and interesting story. Are a fan of Reed Birney -- he excels! Have interest in WWII and/or psychology.
Don't see it if Need action other than dialogue driven.
See it if You are a fan of J Mays and/or solo shows. Love Dickens or Christmas Carol.
Don't see it if Want a fully fleshed production -- it's a solo show. Don't sit in any section but the center -- tho the set rotates, the sightlines are bad.
See it if You want to support Arsb Nova.
Don't see it if Want a polished and consistent musical. This isn't it.
See it if You like experimental, bizarre, confusing two-handers (until the end when the grim reaper and a babysitter appear).
Don't see it if Need logic, clarity, or lighthearted entertainment. None of these are present.
See it if You like monologues & learning about an insightful indigenous perspective. Appreciate history, Shakespeare, storytelling.
Don't see it if Are impatient with a performance that doesn't match the quality of the piece.
See it if Like ensemble pieces that incorporate words, music and dance. Like autobiographical pieces. Appreciate stories of family -- especially PR.
Don't see it if Bothered by references to sex, bodily functions, etc. Need a literal, traditional piece.
See it if Want to see Pinkins in this classic role (she is the best in the cast).
Don't see it if Expect performances that are realistic & believable. These are simply over the top caricatures and it's grating.
See it if Like shows about teen relationships. Are fascinated by Nazis in the US. Are patient with a new script still being shaped.
Don't see it if Looking for action or something more that 90 minutes of intimate dialogue.
See it if You like Shakespeare riffs. Want to see several excellent actors chew the scenery. Looking for an entertaining 80 minutes.
Don't see it if Need a straightforward, clear, happy storyline.
See it if You are a Parks fan &/or appreciate this masterpiece. Want to witness two stunning, believable, heartbreaking performances. Superb!
Don't see it if Need a feel-good 2-1/2 hours. Are offended by harsh language, sexual content, gambling or violence.
See it if Like 90 minute pieces that examine human concerns, health, and relationships. Appreciate fine ensemble acting.
Don't see it if Disturbed by concerning medical issues. Are wanting action -- this is all dialogue, albeit well-written & -acted.
See it if Like Miller, Pierce, Clarke, De Shields. Want to see a fresh and reimagined proud of this classic -- Black culture, music, evocative design
Don't see it if Dislike this wordy Miller classic. Are not open to an impressionistic and psychological interpretation.
See it if You like one-actor shows, appreciate history, are interested in WWII and the Holocaust. Are a fan of Strathairn-- he's masterful.
Don't see it if Disturbed by descriptions of violence, suicide, the Holocaust.
See it if Have the spare time for an interactive experience that tries unsuccessfully to meld hypnosis & improv.
Don't see it if Want to see a play or musical. Are impatient and/or have high theatrical expectations.
See it if Don't. Just don't. Unless you need a nap.
Don't see it if You have even the most moderate of standards.
Also Really not good. Sorry.
See it if Want to see this classic and Rob McClure.
Don't see it if Need a fresh approach to this show.
See it if Are open to a quirky and creative approach to this teen love story. Like Austin Pendleton. Are interested in WWII.
Don't see it if Want a straightforward production. Are offended by use of the F-word, the presence of a gun, or strobes.
See it if You like dialogue based dramedies. Are interested in issues of disability, relationships, human differences.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with nudity. Need "action" -- this is all dialogue. Are impatient-- it's slow and 2 hours with no intermish.
See it if You are related to a cast member (maybe).
Don't see it if Have even the lowest expectations.
Also This production is just BAD. Avoid.
See it if Like shows about college and the vibe of being a drama student. Appreciate dark comedy and watching FINE young actors.
Don't see it if Dislike stories that include interpersonal conflict and/or alcohol abuse.
Also Love this show and its talented young cast!
See it if Are a Sondheim fan and want a music-focused production. Appreciate clever and creative puppetry. Want to be swept away for a few hours.
Don't see it if You require a FULL production -- this is concert-style (but still fully embraces and delivers the musical).
Also I was blown away. Really fun and absorbing.
See it if You are crazy about this show and/or drag. Want to see Collum Francis (who is a talent, for sure).
Don't see it if Expect the same production values as were on Broadway. This is a smaller show in a much smaller house (where there are nobad seats, however)
See it if You like romantic stories and lots of internal dialogue. Have interest in Dutch art and history as well as refugee issues.
Don't see it if Are bored my slow-ish storytelling about one day spent together. Are frustrated by non-linear storylines.
See it if You like the book/story. Like plays that are told by a main character/narrator. Are patient with slow stories -- both writing & pace.
Don't see it if Don't like stories of family conflict, violence, sadness. Are not willing to sit through sections that over-written & under-directed.
See it if You like classic musicals. Need an evening of old fashioned Broadway entertainment. Julie Benko does a great job -- beautiful voice.
Don't see it if Want to see a unique interpretation of a classic -- this is pretty straightforward.
See it if You are curious about science. Have kids you need to entertain.
Don't see it if Want a play or show. This is simply an educational demonstration -- that is fairly entertaining.
See it if Like ensemble pieces. Want to see good young, Black actors -- but who deserve a better vehicle.
Don't see it if Want a piece fully delivered. Are Impatient.
See it if You want to see new musical projects. Like to support Irish Rep.
Don't see it if Need a fully baked and easily digestible piece of musical theatre.
See it if You like Tina, her era of music, and/or Jukebox Musicals. Looking for a toe tapping evening out.
Don't see it if Don't like R&B, loud music, or Jukebox Musicals. Are averse to watching scenes of violence. Want more substance than gloss.
See it if Like Romcom or Teen Romance storylines. Appreciate creative staging, set design, and projections.
Don't see it if Expect to be blown away or think this is THE next big musical. Several cuts are needed!!
See it if Want to see all shows with LGBTQ+ characters or story lines.
Don't see it if You are put-off by stereotypes or sit-com broadness. Are closed-minded about queer characters.
See it if Like Deirdre O and/or Arbery. Interested in disability issues. Are OK with a low and uneven, not fully baked show.
Don't see it if Are impatient or needing a clear, easily comprehended piece.
See it if You are a fan of Joyce's THE DEAD. Like conversational plays. Have patience with static direction.
Don't see it if Need action and clarity. Have a hard time listening closely and being quietly tuned-in for 110 straight minutes.
See it if You like shows about relationships and/or new age experiences. Don't need a show that is fully coherent.
Don't see it if Need clarity and linearity.
See it if Hmmm....trying to think....hmmm...uh...if you have a friend in it? If you are wanting to see anything based on Chinese lit or fable.
Don't see it if You have ears sensitive to loud screaming. You need shows to make sense. Don't have patience with uneven and/or child acting.
See it if Like contemporary social and political commentary. Good performances by an all woman cast.
Don't see it if Tired of Trump and discussion and analysis of him. Don't like sexual banter.
See it if Saw Deja Vu at the Signature lobby and was AGAIN very impressed with Theater for One. Fun experience and personal experience.
Don't see it if Don't like an intimate one-on-one theatrical experience. Are self-conscious.
Also Theatre for One is BRILLIANT!
See it if Like to see new works -- especially with strong roles for women. Appreciate fables, history, war allusions.
Don't see it if Need action beyond relationships and dialogue. Are not a fan of talea and storytelling.
See it if Like shows that begin linearly and then ever off. Are entertained by family-related jokes and awkward situations.
Don't see it if Need a crystal clear storyline or message.
See it if Are a Shakespeare buff. Want to see great performances. Eager to see the latest Pulitzer winner.
Don't see it if Are easily offended or dislike new takes on The Bard.