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"The teenagers he creates don’t have any definitive opinions...Shapiro slams them for their silliness and ignorance and raunch, the women particularly. Trouble is, Shapiro, at least as evidenced by this play, doesn’t have much of an opinion either...He hasn’t found a way to express his obvious confusion...The intersections of 2017 and 73 never resonate meaningfully. They are two stories that play simultaneously: one narrative is ugly and frivolous, the other is a catastrophe." Full Review
See it if you are, or can understand the language, lifestyle, and perspective of, a Millennial, in particular an American Jewish one, explore conflict
Don't see it if you cannot understand rapidly spoken Millennial-speak or are not interested in the philosophical/political conflict among USA college youth
See it if you like a show with lots of bathroom humor at the expense of a serious subject like Masada or religion. The twenties crowd laughed a lot
Don't see it if you don't like lots of BJ and p---y discussions at the Masada site. Some bathroom humor I wouldn't have minded but there was too much.
See it if You are interested in the problems of violence in Israel, Jewish identity, and religious conundrums.
Don't see it if Millenials, like, drive you crazy. You want linear explorations of complex issues. Frank talk about sex and some sexual activity offend you.
See it if you are interested in the relevance of religious issues today and like to see them juxtaposed with their origins.
Don't see it if you are easily confused by change of character, setting and time, even though an excellent job is done with the projections.
See it if You are familiar with Jewish history, customs and traditions. Want to see a well acted piece that blends old ideas with modern characters.
Don't see it if You’re not familiar with Jewish history, customs and traditions. Without that background I was lost and couldn’t follow most of the story.
See it if You want to be challenged by an intelligent, no-holds-barred piece of writing
Don't see it if You would be incensed by criticisms of American Judaism and the millennial religious experience
See it if you like clever, funny and ambitious shows that blend the gravitas of the fall of Masada with the thoughts of modern Jewish youth.
Don't see it if if you do not like to see anything tied to how young Jews view a trip to Israel and how they think about things in general.
See it if you wish to see complicated issues thrust into the inner worlds of young people, most of whom are unprepared for that experience.
Don't see it if you don’t wish to listen to young people talk about what really interests them, in phrasing that they actually use.
See it if you like a correct historical version of Masada.See it if you want insight in the range of current political sentiments in Israel.
Don't see it if you dislike when a playwright presents negative stereotypes of female Jewish teenagers, implying incorrrectly that most are promiscuous.
See it if you are forced to, at gunpoint. There is nothing redeeming from this boring, confusing, offensive, disgusting and hateful play.
Don't see it if you object to transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, bad writing, bad direction, bad dialogue, and want to actually want to be entertained.
See it if If you're willing confront the reality of values and behavior of today's young Jews
Don't see it if If you're not interested in comparing the banality of the present with the excessive godliness of the Judaic biblical past.
See it if You want to see a thoughtful, nuanced play, that will make you laugh, but also retell a famous story from a new perspective
Don't see it if You can't understand or handle nuance, or if you are sensitive to bad language
See it if If you want a middle school, one dimensional take on an incredibly complex subject. Lacks sophistication or subtlty of any kind.
Don't see it if You want something sophisticated. You want to actually touch on any of the issues that are posed in the taglines or authors notes.
See it if You’re willing to sit through bad stereotypes of kids on birthright behaving badly, juxtaposed with a rewriting of Masada story. Acting fine
Don't see it if You need a coherent show making a point. Writer tells in long note in playbill that he’s still thinking this through and it shows
See it if You like a show that focuses more on today’s youth and tries to point out the history of way back in time and now.
Don't see it if If you want to see shows that make sense and tell a story in a way that’s not so over the top in getting the point across. Missed the mark.
See it if The SYNOPSIS sounded good. Some good acting and the staging as very creative.
Don't see it if The writing didn't quite live up to the promise. I'm not a fan of unnecessary cursing. Needs work. Has potential.