See it if Your are a Steve Earle or great music fan. Like documentary-style theatre - overlapping monologues based on actual interviews.
Don't see it if You need a dramatic, fictional storyline. You are sensitive to issues of grief, loss, and descriptions of death and dead bodies.
See it if Like Beth Malone. Like old fashioned musicals.
Don't see it if Want Something fresh.
See it if You like musicals that deliver a smart story and full, fascinating characters. Want to see Estelle Parsons! Looking for a lovely evening.
Don't see it if You dislike musicals. Don't enjoy stories of family, mystery and love.
See it if Are looking for family-based levity. Want to see fine aggravating great time with some fun material.
Don't see it if Offended by frank talk of sex. Want action rather than dialogue.
See it if You appreciate the use of language, literature, science and references to time. You like one-actor shows. Have patience for a new script.
Don't see it if Don't like thinking about time, space, meaning, and life's existential questions. Need a linear, straightforward storyline.
See it if Family dramas and stories of mental illness are intriguing. You don't struggle with having to have multiple, concurrent points of focus.
Don't see it if Troubled by mental illness, family discord, or suicide. Have any difficulty following multiple stories told simultaneously.
See it if You need a place to get out of the rain. Appreciate ANYTHING that is about The Office.
Don't see it if You a want a high-quality parody or witty writing.
See it if Want a light, fun, digitally-based Musical comedy. Get a kick out of sight gags/wordplay. A classic romcom updated and set in a smart phone!
Don't see it if Need seriousness or are easily offended by sophomoric humor.
See it if Want to see an important. Pulitzer winning play that is Finally on Broadway. Are interested in history, the military, race is America, WWII.
Don't see it if You are not dream to drama. Are easily offended by language or violence (physical, gun).
See it if Are patient with a play that unfolds too slowly and quite unevenly. Are a Judith Ivey fan. Like American tales of small town life and woes.
Don't see it if You need the storytelling to clip along and for all the acting to be top notch.
See it if Like Will Who and his quirky, thought-provoking, delivery of some of Life's Big Questions. Appreciate creative staging and storytelling.
Don't see it if Need crystalline clarity and a straightforward plot. Need "action" beyond the observation of lifes's commonalities.
See it if Appreciate lively, evocative writing and fine directing and acting. Are interested in Gay history and themes.
Don't see it if Intolerant of open discussion of Gay themes and sexuality. Are impatient with exposition or story telling through monologue and dialogue.
See it if You like fine acting — and can appreciate a tri-monologue format. Enjoy intimate theatre.
Don't see it if Are bothered by language or issues of sexual assault or suicide.
See it if You appreciate historical and political theatre. Like Kushner and watching a fine ensemble of actors.
Don't see it if You want to be unchallenged and comfortable. You need patience and close listening to appreciate this!
See it if Love Kristin, her voice, her quips, her stylings.
Don't see it if You want more than a concert with little more than nicely delivered tunes.
See it if You are a fan of Horton Foote or Kristine Nielsen (Quinn struggles to establish character). Interest in American south, 1950s.
Don't see it if You are an impatient listener. Need action rather than dialogue.
Also Similar themes to Death of a Salesman.
See it if You like shows that highlight fine ensemble acting. Are a fan of Pinter. Have patience and a sensitive ear.
Don't see it if You are wanting splashy staging, set, and costumes. Dialogue driven dramas bore you. Struggle with shows that bounce around in time order.
See it if You are a Byrne or Talking Heads fan. Need an uplifting night. Enjoy a creative feast of music, movement , and design. ❤ concerts & theatre.
Don't see it if Are looking for a traditional play or linear storyline. Don't like Byrne or music of the Talking Heads.
Also A terrific, inspiring, positive experience!
See it if You appreciate fresh and bold approaches to classic musicals. You love the music of OK--you will hear them anew.
Don't see it if Want to relive the movie or traditional productions. Are a strict traditionalist.
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 are a McDonagh fan. Like gallows British humor. Appreciate fine ensemble acting.
Don't see it if Are uneasy with jokes about alcoholism, death, capital punishment.
See it if Love poety, art or amazing solo acting. Appreciate investigations of and ruminations on love and loss.
Don't see it if Need a linear story line. Dislike one person shows. Reject contemplation of mourning and loss.
See it if Are a fan of Ruth Negga. Appreciate fresh interpretations of Shakespeare.
Don't see it if Dislike the Bard.
See it if You like historically based stories. Like plays with music (not really a musical). Want to learn about a time period not addressed on stage.
Don't see it if Don't like loud rock music or stories that discuss and demonstrate violence.
See it if Are interested in Ireland, its history, folklore, literature, and theatre. Appreciate fine ensemble acting and clever writing/storytelling.
Don't see it if Aren't a fan of words, stories, or takes off Ireland.
Also A lovely piece -- well-written and such fine acting and design.
See it if You're looking for a comedy/improv show wrapped in Shakespeare. Up for silliness and a raunchy night of laughs.
Don't see it if You take Shakespeare so seriously that you can't take this lampoon. Are offended by coarse language, brazen alcohol over-consumption, & sex.
See it if You like realistic dramas. Have an interest in small town life.
Don't see it if You need a gripping storyline. Are at all sleepy -- it won't keep you awake.
See it if You want to see Suzanne Vega in very different role (but what does she read her lines?!?). You have. Hankering for the 70s.
Don't see it if Are looking for sizzle or electricity or chemistry -- the hard-working cast just don't generate any.
See it if Have interest in technology, neuro-diversity, disability, democracy, and an Australian acting troupe that also developed the piece.
Don't see it if Have a narrow sense of what performance can be.
See it if You are drawn to contemporary stories of Black men, the HIV epidemic, Family & Relationships. Open to non-linear/very creative storytelling.
Don't see it if Offended by frank language, sexuality, gay relationships.
See it if Like one actor shows. Are interested in NYC history and/or issues of race, identity, and religion. Appreciate stark production values.
Don't see it if You are Impatient with solo shows or historic reenactments.
See it if Must see the latest from Guirgis. Have 3:15 to spare and have a lot of patience. Like NYC-based settings and stories.
Don't see it if Want to see a finished product ready for the stage. Are easily offended by language, nudity, sexual situations.
See it if Like two-handers with ponderous dialogue that sounds like writing instead of actual conversation.
Don't see it if Need authenticity in writing or acting. Did not find any of this production to be believable.
See it if You are up for a Cirque-like clowning show with fun physicality and special effects. Need a fun escape for 90 minutes.
Don't see it if Are easily annoyed by lots of kids in the audience. Don't like mine or clowns.
See it if You are a Morisette fan. You appreciate young talented singers/dancers & high energy productions. You can tolerate an overstuffed juke boxer
Don't see it if Are intolerant of juke box shows that strain to force songs onto an overstuffed, heavy handed, over-laden dysfunctional family story line.
See it if Like being challenged in the theatre. Value serious discussions of race, relationships, therapy, privilege, and sex.
Don't see it if Are avoidant of bold theatre that embraces conflict, nudity, racial tension, relationship angst.
See it if You are wanting more of the Rhinebeck family stories by Nelson. Want to see Sanders & Plunkett shine again. Like dance and stories about it.
Don't see it if Need fast pacing or high drama. This as if you are observing a family and their friends in their kitchen during a difficult life transition.
See it if You have always wanted to see this classic 70s piece. Appreciate powerful performances that evoke the challenges/power of Black women.
Don't see it if Are not a fan of poetry or dance -- this is an ensemble piece of emotive choreographed poetry.
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.