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A high-end law firm brings a class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of 'the little people' who were affected by the poisonous water. Who wins? Who loses? Who makes millions whether they win or lose? Who gets justice in the end? Seven lawyers fight it out in this timely play.
See it if you are fascinated by lawyers. I found the arguments and strategies unconvincing. This is a punchline play which disappointed.
Don't see it if you want more than talking heads. The plot points didn't work, altho some class action talk was interesting (better done in A Civil Action).
See it if you want to see an entertaining legal drama with tightly drawn characters, a fair amount of intrigue, and a realistic narrative.
Don't see it if you are averse to legal potboilers or you've overdosed on the countless TV legal dramas. This is a good play, but it's nothing terribly new.
See it if you like to see how the sausage is made-how high powered litigators operate behind closed doors
Don't see it if /since problem with script: out-of-the-blue revenge plot/motivation emerges at end; too many operatic/unrealistic speeches; uneven acting
See it if A legal case drama that's set in a high powered Manhattan law firm conference room. A relevant and realistic play is your choice.
Don't see it if You are looking for a light comedy or satire. The humor in this play is of the black variety ! Contemporary realism is not your thing.
See it if you like a very well written drama about an important environmental issue. Nice twist at the end.
Don't see it if you like a lavish production or don't like hearing lots of court terms.
See it if You like a serious, relevant, timely piece of theatre. Finally, a show that lives up to its title! It can get dense--have coffee before!
Don't see it if You don't like intellectual banter on stage or if you're looking for a fun show. This ain't it, but what it is--is much better!
See it if If you care about what is happening on our planet and how it affects us all. Timely and really makes one think.
Don't see it if If you want something totally funny.
See it if you like good plotting-thoughtful contemporary plays. Or if you're interested in the legal profession, the environment, and moral dilemmas.
Don't see it if you are offended by obscenities, uneven occasionally hyperbolic acting, blackmail, or the use of sexual favors to achieve an end.
See it if you like Law & Order or lawyer-centered storylines and the pursuit of justice.
Don't see it if you hate lawyers or shows involving litigation.
See it if You like watching legal dramas that over use legal jargon to convey intensity. Good effort but missed the mark.
Don't see it if You're in the legal profession and/or prefer well written dramas that offer an element of surprise or make you care about the characters.
See it if If you enjoy Law & Order. I found it predictable but my friends didn't. I was presently surprised and actually really enjoyed it.
Don't see it if If "lawyer talk" isn't your thing or you don't like shows like Law & Order.
See it if You want to see some good acting/attractive actors.
Don't see it if You like plays with emotional resonance that say something besides: "the system sucks", plus everything the L&S review said.
See it if You want a super long, live-action version of a bad Law and Order episode. The acting wasn't good, especially from the female lead.
Don't see it if You want something up beat and fast paced. This show was a drag and honestly needs to close. There wasn't anything entertaining about it.
See it if You want to get into some air conditioning. This show just misses. Not awful but with topical subject it could have been so much more.
Don't see it if You're looking for any sort of relevant connection to current problems (Flint, Michigan), they just don't go there. Too much legal jargon.
See it if the pros and cons of any business. what our society is like. .It mirrored Ibsen's An Enemy Of The People & Arthur Miller's All My Sons.
Don't see it if My wife found it less provoking. I was not happy with the decision to have the actors project away from the Audience at times.
See it if you enjoy a show in which evil gets what it deserves; talky lawyers; interesting dialogue (if you're a lawyer); plot twists.
Don't see it if you don't want to see yet another show about big corporations hurting the little guy; you don't want to come out hating lawyers.
See it if I was surprised by this. Interesting characters with shifting allegiances, no fluff, good dialog, engaging-until the last 5 min vitiated it
Don't see it if you dont like legal dramas. you dont want to have the entire ethical legal construct turned upside down and undermined for "drama" .