See it if You like inventive theatre with witty writing and terrific acting. Very subtle and yet dense and layered. Very unique and surprising.
Don't see it if You need a linear plot line and are impatient for "action."
See it if Are a Guare fan like I am. Enjoy rapid fire dialogue and a wild, memory-filled ride of a play. Like interesting and fun characters.
Don't see it if You need linearity and clarity. Are offended by references to sexuality and child pornography.
See it if You want to witness Glenda Jackson -- she's a force. Appreciate gender-bending casting/performances. Long for Lear.
Don't see it if You can't sit for a 2+ hour first act. Desire traditional production elements for Shakespeare.
Also Particularly impressed with Kent, Cordelia/Fool, and Edgar.
See it if You appreciate political allegory and/or Doyle's stripped-down aesthetic. You are into U.S. history, particularly the labor movement.
Don't see it if You are seeking a traditional musical theatre experience. Need elaborate staging, costumes, etc.
See it if You appreciate vocal, a Capella music. Like American history told evocatively. Want to learn about the Black prisoner experience in Texas..
Don't see it if Need linearity in story-telling. Want a full blown, highly stylized production.
See it if You want to see several FINE young actors. Have patience with a somewhat unwieldy, but entertaining piece (that needs a 20 minute haircut).
Don't see it if You need linearity and traditional staging.
See it if You are a Cumming fan. You are drawn stories that question identity and relationships. You want to see an amazing set.
Don't see it if You are bothered by nudity, sex, gay relationships, or son-parent issues.
See it if You are interested in this fascinating historical figure from Jamaica.
Don't see it if You don't have patience for a time-travel and -warp script that is mis-directed here.
See it if You are looking for an introspective and evocative evening in the theatre. You like one-actor shows. You are a Jake G fan.
Don't see it if You need action or dialogue -- this is just 2 45 minute monologues separated by an intermish.
Also Any parent or adult child can relate and empathize. Well done.
See it if You love Oklahoma and the wonderful music of this show. You appreciate a new, stripped down yet wonderful interpretation of this classic.
Don't see it if No reason not to!
Also Loved it's original production at Bard, too!
See it if You appreciate fine acting up close. You like relationship-based tragicomedy.
Don't see it if You need action beyond intense conversation and relationship manipulation.
Also A 1900 Scandinavian version of Who's Afriad of Virginia Woolf!
See it if You are a Nottage fan. You want to see a fine production of a play that doesn't quite match up to the quality of Nottage's other works.
Don't see it if You don't like family dramedy or are easily offended suburban stereotypes.
See it if You are drawn to family dramas and/or plays that address social justice issues.
Don't see it if You want a fully baked production. You are resistant to race and sexual orientation as themes.
See it if You are a fan if either Eno or Hall. The work of both shine in this production. You appreciate pondering existential questions and memory.
Don't see it if You need linearity, conventionality, or plot.
See it if You want to see Tavi G. in a quirky role.
Don't see it if You have high expectations for writing or directing -- a surprise since these folks have done great work elsewhere.
See it if You love Dylan. You appreciate bold and creative attempts at melding drama and music. You want to be swept away by music and story...
Don't see it if You want a conventional musical.
Also Mare Winningham and Kimber Sprawl are stunning. Run, don't walk.
See it if Are looking for a good laugh, wrapped in a who-dunnit, love story, grifter mystery, sports tale.
Don't see it if You are easily offended by language or sexual references.
Also Great to see yet another trans character and actor on Broadway.
See it if You want to see a delightful and terrific production of a rather mediocre musical. Can't imagine a better production of this piece.
Don't see it if You seek amazingly written music. The songs are pleasant and catchy, but forgettable.
Also Terrific set, costumes, lighting and choreography.
See it if You want to hear the beautiful music in this show. The singing is terrific and the small orchestra quite talented
Don't see it if You need a strong and coherent story line with a basis in reality. This is goofy My Fair Lady with ESP and hypnosis.
See it if You like stories about high school and teenage life. Want to see some fine young performers having a great time.
Don't see it if Struggle with loud music and teen-oriented content.
See it if You want to see a fine actress work very hard (with questionable material). You see everything at the Public.
Don't see it if You are impatient with an incomplete script and concept.
See it if You desire an evening of verbose, Socratic dialogue about the man himself, Athens, and democracy. Like logic, philosophy, and politics.
Don't see it if Need action beyond that which is rhetorical.
See it if You want to see a fine production of Miller's classic, melodramatic tragedy. Solid acting and directing -- Letts and Benning shine.
Don't see it if You want an uplifting, light evening in the theatre. This is heavy family stuff.
Also The Ibsen inspiration in Miller's script is palpable.
See it if You want a relationship-based 80 minute entertaining show. You appreciate lively writing and authentic acting.
Don't see it if Yders offended by language, nudity, or simulated sex.
Also Very cool set.
See it if You are a Parks fan -- or Diggs -- or both (as I am). Sprawling, deep, current, provacative, enthralling.
Don't see it if You are disturbed by sexuality. You are unwilling to engage with race, gender, and class issues.
Also Loved it. Classic S-L Parks.
See it if You want a lovely evening of beautiful music, textured relationships, and a singing/acting talent.
Don't see it if No reason to avoid this show. Run, don't walk.
See it if You want to an epic play very well produced. Outstanding acting l, directing, and deaign. Bravo!!
Don't see it if You are squeamish about violence. You abhor family-based storylines.
See it if You want to see a Strindberg classic retold and reimagined in South Africa. You appreciate good acting in an intimate environment.
Don't see it if You are bothered by violence and sexual content. You struggle with understanding dialects.
See it if You want to see a masterful performance by Glenn Close. You are fascinates my the Joan of Arc story -- this is whole new angle.
Don't see it if I can't imagine not wanting to see this!
See it if You are in the mood for a contemporary chuckle. Can make light of progressive over-eagerness.
Don't see it if You take life so seriously that you can't laugh at our human foibles.
See it if You embrace creative, wild, pungent, and envelope-pushing performance art/dance/theate/erotica. An amazing hour of art and freedom!
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with nudity, sexuality, Queer issues, or intimate theatrical experiences.
Also So glad I saw this impressive, challenging and evocative piece!
See it if You like intimate, creative, off-beat theatrical experiences with music. You enjoy futuristic, dystopian allegories.
Don't see it if You are looking for conventional musical theatre. You don't enjoy semi-immersive experiences with loud music.
See it if You appreciate fine writing, acting direction, and design. Falco, McLean and Scolari are terrific.
Don't see it if No reason not to. This is wonderful.
See it if You're interested in Deaf culture/ASL, if you like daring theatrical concepts
Don't see it if Struggle with drug-related and suicidal content, if you like a linear plotline
See it if You love great singing, enthusiastic performers, and catchy music.
Don't see it if You are looking for a storyline. This is just a musical review -- but so well done and entertaining!
See it if You like being challenged as an audience member. You want to engage with issues of race, class, identity.
Don't see it if You are easily offended by language or provocative topics of identity.
See it if You want a fun, frothy time in the theatre. Are a fan of the Go Gos. Appreciate gender and sexual diversity.
Don't see it if Are offended by gender and sexual openness and celebration. Wanting a ponderous, heavy show.
See it if You are in the mood for a thoughtful, low key theatre escape. You like relationship analysis.
Don't see it if Desire dynamic production values -- though the Magritte inspired set is lovely.
See it if You like contemporary takes on Shakespeare. You welcome the inclusion of disability and difference in topics and casting -- it's terrific!
Don't see it if Are sensitive to coarse Ianguage or sexual themes.
Also What a bold, fun, entertaining production!