It’s Chekhov without the birch trees. After taking aim at "The Seagull" with "Stupid F*cking Bird," Aaron Posner is back with an irreverent contemporary remix of "Uncle Vanya." Egos clash, hearts hunger, and souls cry out for meaning. Life staggers. Life confounds. Life is beautiful.
See it if See a great cast of characters delightfully bemoan their lives in a smartly written play that doesn't take itself quite so seriously. Fun!
Don't see it if You don't want to hear characters talk about why their lives "suck," characters breaking the 4th wall to consult the audience, curse words
See it if if you like Uncle Vanya and want a great fun evening in the theater
Don't see it if you do not like shows that break the fourth wall
See it if you want to see a fresh, funny adaptation of a classic play, which grapples with life's complexities but remains inventive and engaging.
Don't see it if you don't have patience for a talky play. This could have been maybe 15 minutes shorter.
See it if you want to see "Uncle Vanya" but interpreted in a much more enjoyable version. Funny but still thought-provoking as Chekhov would want.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that break the 4th wall. Or if you love Chekhov and don't want his plays messed with.
See it if you like: an enjoyable take on Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"; great acting a show in an intimate setting with some deep (unanswered) questions.
Don't see it if you don't like: a longish show (the second act ran 10-15 minutes too long); actors breaking the 4th wall; adapatation of a Chekhov classic
See it if You enjoy quirky , yet well acted productions. To see a take on Chekov with a dose of humor. To support off Broadway productions.
Don't see it if You Wouldn’t think of giving a Chekov play humor. Don't enjoy shows that break the 4th wall.
See it if u want 2c a fantastic performance by austin pendleton/ therapy from stage/some big laughs/like being part of the show/
Don't see it if if you are a Checkov purist/do not like experimental theater or long shows
See it if Chekhov's characters in Uncle Vanya shown as contemporary people. No need to know the original to understand fun & pain of unrequited love
Don't see it if You don’t like heightened romantic intrigues or having 4th wall broken. Bit long and repetitious. Talky but worthy drama-comedy.
See it if you would like a great ensemble cast riffing off a Chekhov masterpiece.
Don't see it if you do not like of a lot of characters talking without much happening.
See it if you desire to see yet another variation on the themes in Uncle Vanya, which seem to be limitless.
Don't see it if you have little patience for having the fourth wall broken often, with a soupcon of audience participation on the side.
See it if What fun this play is. Lot of laughs especially the audience participation. Excellent acting and the two and a half hours just flew by
Don't see it if Can't really think of a reason not to see this
See it if you want a direct, thoughtful, funny look at real life and the the common voices in our heads.
Don't see it if strong language offends you, you don't want to look in the mirror or be reminded that while life isn't really that bad, it sometimes sucks.
See it if you like extremely inventive, creative reimagining of Chekhov. Very alive and engaging. Great evening in the theater.
Don't see it if you want something traditional
See it if you'd like a very agile and fairly lighthearted evening. The 2+ hours never felt long.
Don't see it if you expect to see Uncle Vanya. The plot is based on the Chekhov's play and retains some of the scenes but this is by no means that play.
See it if you love intelligent writing, coupled with a great cast and profound and complex existential issues
Don't see it if you have no patience for intellectual forays into one's psyche
See it if You enjoy originality, clever dialogue ang wonderful performances (yes, it’s loosely based on Uncle Vanya, but still highly original).
Don't see it if You have no sense of humor
See it if You like unusual takes on classic plays like Uncle Vanya. You like intelligent comedy.
Don't see it if You prefer a Broadway musical. You don’t like it when the actors interact with the audience.
See it if You have grown up as a theatre goer loving the real thing: this is it.
Don't see it if You are going to have a snit that the F word is used, or you feel Chekhov-Inspired works are not for you. But you will be missing out.
See it if you want to see a modern adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya about enduring life even though it usually never goes the way we want it to
Don't see it if you don't like Chekhov's humor
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