'My Eyes Went Dark' comes to New York following runs at the Finborough Theatre, London and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and was nominated for three Off West End Theatre Awards.
See it if Strong performances don't making this confusing, disjointed show work. Very heavy work about trgedy and loss.
Don't see it if You are looking for a clean narrative or have trouble keeping track of switching roles and time periods.
See it if The victim has a hard time forgiving if the perpetrator doesn't acknowledge their responsibility.
Don't see it if You are not up for an dark, intense story with a lot of grief and anger.
See it if you are up for a serious, darkly themed story which is intensely well acted. Emotions and thoughts of vengance run high. Very well done.
Don't see it if you don't want to think or feel, this is not a frivolous play. The narrative is sometimes confusing, but always becomes clear.
See it if you enjoy thought provoking drama about tragedy and human emotions; interesting staging and lighting/sound effects; non-linear time frame
Don't see it if you hate extremely sad and intense drama, multiple characters played by one actor, non-linear plot development; are easily confused.
See it if You enjoy strong storytelling and a pair of excellent actors; minimal set and powerful lighting and sound design
Don't see it if You want to be entertained, have difficulty following actors who change characters or struggle to follow a story without props or scenery
See it if tragic play about the effects after one man's family is killed in a plane crash; told with two actors, one playing several roles
Don't see it if need to concentrate to understand because story can be confusing, esp. in beginning. Some time events are out of sequence. Minimalist set.
See it if While the actors clearly gave their all, it was a letdown as the main character hadn't truly grown or changed by the end.
Don't see it if With one actor playing multiple characters (no prop or costume changes) the cues for character change and the timeline itself were confusing
See it if You're fine with small shows, small casts, actors playing multiple characters, intense themes, and a surprisingly good show for cheap.
Don't see it if You need big sets, linear plot, neat tidy outcomes, or a lot going on. This is a taut little show that surprises.
See it if you enjoy productions that will make you reevaluate how we view "the other".
Don't see it if you are looking for spectacle or don't like actors playing multiple characters.
See it if you want to see an intense play about a true event, that involves revenge and forgiveness, performed with great acting .
Don't see it if you don't want to see a play that is confusing, goes back and forth in time and is fragmented,
See it if You can watch 2 actors take multiple roles as story unfolds... Revenge for the loss of a family in an airplane accident is underlying thread
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the consequences of action taken in revenge. Guilty before innocent...
See it if Touching masterful acting. The script is about the characters' reactions to their circumstances, & the story is told in their performances.
Don't see it if you don't like to pay attention, be on the edge of your seat, cry at human loss.
See it if You can concentrate and skip from conversation to conversation without being confused.
Don't see it if If you like great acting, but can't keep up with the back and forth, handle confusing conversations, can concentrate!
See it if You appreciate seeing actors jump in and out of various characters and time frames with skill and full commitment.
Don't see it if Watching someone go through personal tragedy is not your thing.
See it if you like dark explorations of grief, revenge, justice. Closely based on a true story, MEWD reveals the blood feud is alive. Strong acting.
Don't see it if you dislike barebones productions or an intimate setting. Script is occasionally clunky/draggy. Sight-lines are tough w action on the floor
See it if you enjoy an absorbing drama about a person's reaction to the death of his family. The issue of when or if revenge is acceptable.
Don't see it if you want a comedy. The staging of this 2 person drama is unusual but it works.
See it if you want to see a fact-based revenge story and don't require that the protagonist be sympathetic.
Don't see it if need to have a likable or at least sympathetic character to root for.
See it if Melodramatic two-hander about dealing with family tragedy and the compelling need to exact consequences for perceived wrongs. Wonderfully...
Don't see it if ...acted which covers some weaker plot points & muddled storyline. Stark & bitter, but something rather powerful & special.