In celebration of the centennial of Arthur Miller’s birth, Signature revives Miller's 1964 play 'Incident at Vichy,' about a group of men detained in France during World War II. More…
'Incident at Vichy' marks the return of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright to Signature for the first time since his 1997-98 Residency. In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape. Longtime Signature director Michael Wilson helms this haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil—and the shared humanity that might overcome it.
See it if you like intelligent theater. The talky, insightful play is ultimately moving. The ending, w/the train rumble cutting thru you, devastates.
Don't see it if you want an updated response to the material. This is a solid, old-fashioned production. Strong acting, well-staged, but a bit plodding.
See it if intense discussions of several clashing world views. All relatable at the same time. Changing each other. Brilliantly written and acted.
Don't see it if you're looking for lighter fare.
See it if You like dramas with heavy subject matter and enjoy superb writing, strong performances & material that remains relevant in today's world.
Don't see it if You are looking for something light or comedic.
See it if you enjoy robust dialogue delivered energetically by a large cast or enjoy Richard Thomas' subtle performance.
Don't see it if you expect from a play more than what could be expressed in an essay or think there is no need to revive dated play about the holocaust
See it if You want to see a great drama by 1 of the great playwrights. You want to see history mixed w/philosophy. You want an intense drama
Don't see it if You don't like intense dramas. You prefer more contemporary plays. You don't like Arthur Miller. You prefer comedies.
See it if you think you've seen every Holocaust story there is to be told (this one is different) and you like intense and thought-provoking stories.
Don't see it if you're in the mood for something light and fluffy.
See it if You have heard of the play and want to see if staged and/or want to see the particular actors. It was interesting.
Don't see it if You want to see a fun cheerful play.
See it if you enjoy serious drama from one of our country's master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Also, if you enjoy great ensemble acting.
Don't see it if you cannot understand intelligent theatre that resonates into our world today.
See it if A riveting story set during WWII aoubt captives, captors, choices made. The array of characters opened so many questions about life & death
Don't see it if You cannot bear stories about the Nazis, do not want to hang on the dialogue, do not find Fascism past and present a serious threat.
See it if You want to see a fine Arthur Miller play fluidly directed, well acted and made timely and relevant to current day events.
Don't see it if You don't like a play that openly explore philosophical ideas.
See it if are looking for a great drama that takes place right in front of you on stage. Also if you like historical dramas, mainly WWII & holocaust.
Don't see it if you are not in to real life drama or are sensitive to that time frame in history.
See it if you want to see great actors speaking great dialog in a surprisingly timely piece about the best and worst of humanity.
Don't see it if you can't handle a little unevenness in the acting. You don't want to be given food for thought at the theater.
See it if you don't understand why Arthur Miller is still an important playwright today. This play resonates with the rise of Trumpism in America.
Don't see it if you don't like to think at the theatre.
See it if you want to see a lesser-known arthur miller, an examination of humans under pressure.
Don't see it if you want to see something light and frothy. This is a play about Nazism and people's' response to it.
See it if a well-acted "historical" play will provoke you to make important comparisons to fanaticism and maintaining one's humanity in today's world.
Don't see it if You dislike "historical" plays and can't tolerate some polemical speechifying among otherwise good dialogue and character relations.
See it if u want Miller's take on Nazi's in France 1942. First rate prod, tops acting, nice survey of types, good guys, bas guys. R Thomas is superb.
Don't see it if you don't want to see A. Miller falter. Play is skillful if a bit labored and a bit predictable. The drams happens in fits & starts.
See it if You want to see a very timlely and relevant topic for today's headlines, a masterful performance by Richard Thomas and great ensemble acting
Don't see it if You don't like Arthur Miller.
See it if you want to learn about an important time in history that is still relevant today. It's well acted but slow, and the cast was way too big.
Don't see it if you want to enjoy yourself- this was not a fun play to watch.
See it if like ethical, historical plays. Although a WWII setting the issues are easily recognizable in our current state of global fear and prejudice
Don't see it if you want to relax and not think about the issues. The play asks that you pay attention and hear the ever history repeating issues.
See it if want to see one of Miller's lesser performed plays; good direction and acting (considering we all know the outcome)
Don't see it if you find history plays about the Holocaust disturbing; you expect to see Miller's best writing