Classic Stage Company presents a stage adaptation of the Oscar-nominated movie, with Jason Sudeikis in Robin Williams' inspirational teacher role. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. More…
At a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity and to live passionately. Academy Award-winner Tom Schulman adapts his own screenplay for this world premiere production.
See it if you can forget the movie version. A great job with some young talent to boot.
Don't see it if you are not open to thinking "outside the box' and can handle a thrust stage.
See it if you're a fan of the film or Jason Sudekis, like stories about boys' schools & coming of age tales or father-son relations
Don't see it if you expect deeper character development & more feel for a private school, don't like unresolved issues or rushed conclusions
See it if you have never seen the film with Robin Williams. This production will give you a sketchy version of the movie. Rent the film.
Don't see it if you think Jason Sudeikis is a great actor. He really disappoints here. Hard to see him as an influence over the boys.
See it if to see a great cast unfold a story that invokes your emotions in many different ways. Jason Sudeikis is is terrific as the inspiring teacher
Don't see it if You expect a full scale Broadway production. An exact replica of the movie version.
See it if are curious to see the result of a screenwriter adapting his own screenplay for the stage with John Doyle as the director.
Don't see it if expect some original insights from this Cliff Notes stage version.
Also The actors are fine, but the play is flat.
See it if you are a fan of good writing and good acting.This is a real gem.Do NOT miss it. It's as good as the movie. Touching,thought provoking. GO!!
Don't see it if you are looking for a rom com. This show is as powerful as the movie. Because of the small space at CSC, it is really more powerful.
See it if enjoy a humorous look at a popular film on stage. Jason Sudakis is wonderful. Cast is young and terrific.
Don't see it if whimsy doesn't suit you
See it if you saw the movie (I NEVER saw it–I know, right?) or if you like Jason Sudeikis. I felt he was just doing a serious Mitt Romney impression.
Don't see it if you want a fully staged production. Much like Mr. Doyle's Color Purple, this production is very bare bones.
See it if you want to see excellent comedy and tragedy. The first half was incredibly funny, the second more serious. The humorous moments were golden
Don't see it if you want a new story or to be invested enough in the characters for the tragic moments to have deep meaning
See it if seeking inspiration. I'm an English teacher/writer and loved the literary references and the play's entire milieu. Artists will be at home.
Don't see it if pursuing something incredibly moving or different. This is a well-staged play that feels dated but the young men/students are exceptional.
See it if You want to see a new take on an old story , an American Mr. Chips , full of heart
Don't see it if You expect Robin Williams . Sue kiss makes the character his own .
See it if You are a fan of the movie. It is a faithful adaptation. Jason Sudeikis gives an admirable performance in an iconic role.
Don't see it if You are looking for something new from the story. It is merely a stage adaptation of the film. But as one of my favorites, I didn't mind!
See it if you appreciate excellent writing, acting and direction. You want a new interpretation of what was in the movie. you want to see a great cast
Don't see it if Zero reasons not to see this. It is 100 engrossing, entertaining, thought-provoking, moving minutes of wonderful theater.
See it if You're a fan of Jason Sudeikis or John Doyle. Sudeikis shines in his stage debut. Doyle strips the play down to its essence.
Don't see it if You're looking for a show with depth because this is fairly light. The play just kind of ends without much resolution so watch out there.
See it if you like coming-of-age stories or want to see how hard it must have been to be a white man in the '50s.
Don't see it if you hate cliches and stage productions that do nothing to elevate the material.
See it if you don't mind a rushed-feeling story or you want to see a bunch of great, new actors kill it as the students
Don't see it if you expect it to closely resemble the movie or for Jason Sudeikis to emulate Robin Williams
See it if Jason Sudeikis does a fine job as John Keating. It is a great transfer of the film to the stage. The cast of young men are superb. Poignant.
Don't see it if Excessive amounts of books, repetitive humming of the same tune and breaking of the wall between actor & audience makes you nervous.
See it if you recall the film with fondness and want to see how it was adapted for the stage.
Don't see it if you'd be happier seeing Robin Williams in the movie.
See it if literate, poetic writing with an enchanting story. Sudeikas is charismatic and a natural on stage.
Don't see it if expect as much depth as the film
See it if ...you enjoy a tight ensemble. The company of the students is particularly strong.
Don't see it if ...you need a strong script. Like the film, the play coasts on the strength of its cast.
See it if You don't go by the reviews. Well acted and staged, very funny in places. I would see it again.
Don't see it if You dislike a piece with one or two roles that are more charicature than not
See it if you miss Robin Williams a lot, enjoy Jason Sudeikis, love literature with all your heart
Don't see it if you think literary appreciation is pretentious