See it if watching a Parliamentary debate on C-SPAN circa 1647 is your idea of compelling drama; you're a Caryl Churchill completist.
Don't see it if you're not up to the challenge of deciphering this repetitive, messy, pretentious historical fiction claptrap disguising itself as relevant.
See it if WEIRD is your thing, because there is PLENTY of WEIRD in this two hour and 45 minute production on a relatively sparse stage.
Don't see it if a WEIRD 2 hour and 45 minute play on a relatively sparse stage that will leave you scratching your head is just not your cup of tea.
See it if You’re a big Caryl Churchill fan.
Don't see it if You dislike interminably long, wordy shows, or think Chavkin’s work is always genius. There’s only so much a director can do.
See it if you know a great deal about english history and want to hear it read to you verbatim. I love Churchill but this play can be skipped.
Don't see it if it's a deep, unengaging dive into the 15th century; the characters are hardly developed; the sound & titles are unhelpful. Just: why...
See it if you don't mind a show that is confusing and tedious. The historical time period has possibilities but it goes nowhere.
Don't see it if you want theater that has a coherent story line, goes somewhere, is meaningful, is well written and well constructed.
See it if you were the kid in college who took the Social Politics class, did all the extra reading assignments and wrote your own footnotes for fun
Don't see it if you're looking for a cohesive story line, elements like plot, or anything to do with traditional theater are your cup of tea.
See it if You have a good working knowledge of British history circa 1650 & want to listen to the historical record staged, word for word at times.
Don't see it if You will have trouble following a play about mid 17th c. British politics - including a long scene of debating & other scenes of preaching.
See it if you like absurd theater and mixed genres, biblical and historical references.
Don't see it if you don't like long, text-heavy plays, heightened language and long political discussions. and have a problem with christ jokes.
See it if You like watching paint dry. Poor acting, plodding pacing, and talk, talk, talk. You had better have knowledge about 17th century English hi
Don't see it if You believe that theater should engage the viewer. 1st act is 90 mins. long. You will need a strong derriere to make it through. Acting is
See it if You like plays about ideas, you like political history, you believe history is cyclical and not progressively linear.
Don't see it if You prefer short plays, representational realism, and traditional narrative.
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