In homage to Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard,' this ensemble play examines the disappearing middle class in the swing state of Wisconsin. More…
It’s the era of Tea Partiers, undocumented “Dreamers,” organic farming and fracking — and they all collide in a small community where being nice and rooting for the Packers are bond. The personal meets the partisan, community meets capitalism and local meets global at Breitwisch Farm.
See it if you enjoy a thinking-person's exercise with talented performers on current issues with a plot from an earlier playwright.
Don't see it if you cannot endure sitting on a folding chair for two hours or do not like actors whizzing by you within reach.
See it if you want to not care for a solid 2.5 hrs before hearing a surprisingly spirited rallying cry on DACA at the very end
Don't see it if good intentions aren’t enough; the play must be at least remotely entertaining
See it if you'd like to see a well-written new play that grapples with important issues. The acting was good. Well worth your time.
Don't see it if you prefer fully staged productions rather than minimalist sets. You dislike plays that deal with political issues.
See it if You like terrific family dramas and modern Chekhov adaptations. This one works really well - great writing and acting.
Don't see it if You dislike small, intimate venues with somewhat difficult sight lines, or cannot tolerate a few untranslated passages in another language.
See it if The minimalist staging brought front and center the acting abilities of the performers. They had a wonderful score by Jeremy J. Kamps
Don't see it if you enjoy more elaborate stage shows
See it if you like great character portrayals and story. great performance space well staged. great ensemble group of actors.
Don't see it if you only like musicals.
See it if you like Chekhov, want to know how Trump got elected, love great acting, the old school family dramas.
Don't see it if long family dramas aren't your thing, you don't like adaptations of Chekhov, you want lasers or verse or musicals in your plays.
See it if you're up for a clever blend of OUR TOWN and THE CHERRY ORCHARD while speaking directly to the social climate of the day
Don't see it if You're looking for an over-the-top spectacle - though the stagecraft is inventive
See it if You are not from the Midwest or have never been, and enjoy depictions of the Midwest as racist, uneducated, and ridden with substance abuse
Don't see it if You're from the Midwest, or don't buy into the false narrative of left-wing politics
See it if You enjoy sparse, symbolic, topical theatre that opens up a number of issues we face in today's society, and leaves you feeling moved.
Don't see it if You enjoy a lot of flashy song and dance without a lot of substance, or don't care to think about where you stand on some current events.
See it if you want to see a show provoking real conversation all while not hitting you on the head with the subject matter. See it if you love subtly.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of seeing a relating to diversity or women speaking up for themselves.
See it if You are interested in a well-written, humorous, and well-acted and produced commentary on contemporary American society.
Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged intellectually or have an aversion to different American truths.
See it if You care about the earth, immigration policy, like strong female characters, want to be pulled into an alternate reality for awhile.
Don't see it if You don't like good writing or genuine, heartfelt art.
See it if you want to be moved by a piece that is so relevant to the current state of various cultural issues affecting the U.S.
Don't see it if you hate life, or can't stay seated / still for more than an hour at a time.