See it if Are politically aware and enjoy fictional riffs and satire. Appreciate ambitious and risk-taking theatre. Like Hwang or Tesori.
Don't see it if Need lucidity and linearity. Are impatient with new musical works that are still getting form and clarity.
See it if You are a political junkie. Like Brian Cox, Richard Thomas, Bryce Pinkerton, Mark Kudisch. Liked ALL THE WAY.
Don't see it if You are impatient or easily bored by tales of political history.
See it if You are a a Letts fan. Like a dramedy about messy relationships and bad life choices.
Don't see it if You are offended by coarse language,x nudity, or sexuality.
Also Amazing performance by the lead who never leaves the stage.
See it if You are politically aware and interested in the conservative/liberal dilemma. Appreciate bold playwriting and courageous acting.
Don't see it if You are disturbed by loud noises or 120 minutes without intermish. You are looking for an entertaining, light, escape.
See it if You like stories about: family, faith, and identity; Africa; LGBT rights.
Don't see it if You are homophobic. You avoid dramas that are about conflict and identity.
See it if You enjoy family stories and drama. You want to see child actors trying very hard. You appreciate new scripts that need more work.
Don't see it if You have little patience for child actors. You are bothered by family trauma and drama based on dysfunction.
See it if You like seeing new musicals. Are looking for lightweight entertainment. You like Annie Golden. You like acting and theatre jokes.
Don't see it if You need a fully baked product. You need it all to make logical sense.
See it if You are a fan of baseball, American history, the African American experience, great ensemble acting, or creative casting and staging.
Don't see it if No reason not see see this worthy play and these fine performances.
See it if You thrive on creative, bold, energetic, textured, theatre. Want to see a set of great performances -- especially by Owens, who plays Usher.
Don't see it if Are offended my strong language, sexuality,criticism of Christianity.
See it if You like solo shows. You are interested in pieces about relationships, family, LGBTQ life, personal growth.
Don't see it if You demand high-end production values -- though the lighting and sound design, while simple, are quite effective.
Also Megan Hill is a talented performer!
See it if You want to see a terrific production of O'Casey's best play. You appreciate great acting -- Plunkett & O'Reilly were born for these roles!
Don't see it if You prefer pablum or vacuous theatre.
See it if You are a fan of O'Casey, Irish history, and/or fine ensemble acting. A terrific beginning to the Dublin Trilogy.
Don't see it if You don't like historically-based theatre or are bothered by voracious arguing and threats of violence.
See it if You like avant garde productions. Want to tangle with issues of race, gender, and sexuality.
Don't see it if You are easily offended by harsh and intense language and/or explicit sexuality,
See it if You love great singing and musicianship. Are interested is addiction, technology, counseling. Like Malloy's immersive approach to theatre.
Don't see it if Don't enjoy wonderful vocal performance and witty writing.
Also Loved, loved, loved it!
See it if You like two-handers or shows about layered relationships or two young actors working hard with a problematic, somewhat contrived script.
Don't see it if You struggle with a time-toggling premise. You are impatient with a less-than-perfect, over-stuffed script.
See it if You appreciate stories of parenthood, transformation, and diversity. You like Alice Ripley (very intimate theatre). Like 1-person shows.
Don't see it if You are intolerant to Queer issues. Need high production values.
See it if You must see every one actor show produced
Don't see it if You want to see acting and not reciting. It's monotonous and without variation of emotion or intensity. Badly written, directed, and acted.
See it if You are a fan of one-person shows, political themes, or inventive staging (mainly use of lighting).
Don't see it if You are easily bored my repetitive vignettes that are not all that dissimilar.
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 Are a fan of Pryce or Atkins -- they are terrific. Liked previous plays The Father and The Mother. Are willing to be a bit confused.
Don't see it if Need a clear, linear storyline. Don't like family dramas.
See it if Want a wordy character study of millenials. Have patience -- the first half is tough to get through. A later 2-character scene delivers.
Don't see it if You need a cogent, full-baked play. Are offended by raunchy language or frank talk of sex.
See it if You like a well-told, character driven story. Appreciate a contemplative night at the theatre. Want to see fine acting.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to language, family issues, alcoholism. Need an upbeat or fast-paced story.
See it if You need an excuse to visit the awesome Governor's Island! Like immersive theatre. Appreciate good acting and creative design.
Don't see it if You are averse to immersive, interactive, mobile theatre. You have difficulty standing or climbing stairs.
Also A great storytelling blend of family drama and environmental issues.
See it if You are in the mood for a design spectacle. Set and lights are the only redeeming features of this mess of a musical.
Don't see it if You want a cogent and well written musical. You are looking for a family friendly outing. This is raunchy.
See it if You want to hear your inner monologue acted out. Are a fan of Austin P! You need some introspection and time with yourself and your thoughts
Don't see it if You don't want to struggle with life's reality. You are uncomfortable with audience participation.
See it if You like Halley Pfeiffer and her uber witty writing. Are in the mood for an amped stand-up of Chekov. See good actors having a great time.
Don't see it if You are a Chekov purist. Are an uptight traditionalist.
Also This script and these performances are a hoot!
See it if Just don't. It's a weak script and the performances are not at all believable. Didn't help that the AC in the theatre was broken!
Don't see it if You seek an enjoyable and interesting night at the theatre.
See it if You are a Marsha Mason fan -- she's stellar. You appreciate women's stories of family, relationships, loss, love. Want to see 3 fine actors.
Don't see it if You are offended by frank language and talk of sex. Struggle with monologues -- this is 3 actors presenting monologues that intertwine.
See it if You appreciate the re-telling of classic stories in a contemporary setting. Interested in the heartbreaking journey of Mexican immigrants
Don't see it if Need a fully baked, polished script and production. Acting is very uneven -- a couple of strong performances and a couple that are painful.
See it if You embrace non-traditional theatre and seeing talented young actors.
Don't see it if You are impatient with a piece that needs polish and focus. The writing slavery uneven and hard work by the cast can't overcome it.
See it if You are a fan of O'Casey, Irish history, and verbiage heavy drama.
Don't see it if You are impatient for action. The first act is very ponderous, but the second act picks up significantly.
See it if You appreciate fresh and interesting story-telling. You are interested in modern Chinese history, politics, and economics.
Don't see it if You require naturalistic and sophisticated settings and production values.
See it if Like short ensemble pieces that feature witty writing and sharp, funny acting. Get a kick out of office and food cultures!
Don't see it if Need linearity and a beginning, middle, and end.
See it if You have an adventurous and open mind. Like energetic and mindbending surrealism. Have an interest in plays about family dynamics.
Don't see it if Need linearity and clarity, Are frustrated by surrealism.
Also Fine actors in this how -- especially the sisters and mother.
See it if You are a fan of McNally. McDonald, or Shannon. Like fresh and real performances of a well-known script. Want to think about relationships
Don't see it if You are bored with a two-hander with lots of dialogue.
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 Your ticket is free and you pre-function.
Don't see it if You have particularly high standards for acting, direction, or design.
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.