Lincoln Center Theater presents playwright Douglas Carter Beane's fond remembrance of his immersion into a life in the theater. More…
"Shows for Days" is a comedy set in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1973. 14-year old Car, the play's narrator and the author's alter ego, is introduced to the world of theatre when he meets the devoted cast and crew of the Prometheus Theatre, led by Irene, an indomitable force of nature whose life is dedicated to putting on productions she directs, designs, and stars in.
See it if you can't get enuf of theater about theater. SFD has some charm (Urie and Lupone!) but not much insight. Yes, it's tough to grow up.
Don't see it if you want something memorable. Both the script and the production seem tired. Nothing new under the spotlight.
See it if you're a Patty Lupone fan. Great cast! Overall good story.
Don't see it if you can't stand endless ultra highfalutin quotes from obscures 1950's plays.
See it if You want to see Michael Urie (I did) but the play just wasn't worth it. Forgettable.
Don't see it if Despite the wonderful cast it just wasn't that entertaining or interesting s show.
See it if Patti Lupone was of course great. It's a touching story that resonated with this theatre geek.
Don't see it if It's a bit inside baseball for those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of community theatre.
See it if you grew up in or around a community theater, or if you love coming of age tales.
Don't see it if you're looking for something really meaningful. This is a very autobiographical show that's not always relatable. The end is very indulgent.
See it if you're a fan of the cast or creative team. They all deliver! I had a wonderful time!
Don't see it if you plan to text during the show. Patti's got her eye on you...
See it if you want to get up close and personal with Patti; you don't own a mobile phone (or if you do, you're willing to have it taken away by Patti)
Don't see it if you do not like plays about community theater; you are looking for anything too deep in the writing
See it if you love great acting (especially Patti Lupone), and interesting, funny script
Don't see it if you don't like Patti Lupone. Who doesn't like Patti Lupone????
See it if you love LuPone, you love shows about shows, you love historical, coming of age stories, you love coming out stories.
Don't see it if you hate LuPone, you want to use your phone during the show.
See it if you enjoy a show about the inner workings of a theatre company. This show also includes drama and comedy.
Don't see it if you prefer a more elaborate show, because this one is very minimalistic
See it if you are interested in seeing Patti LuPone perform! Great culmination.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of slow-moving plays with cliched, over the top characters.
See it if You're looking for a pleasant and entertaining new play. There isn't a lot of depth but LUPONE!
Don't see it if You're looking for a drama, don't like cliche characters and simple sets.
See it if you just want a chuckle. Or you want to see la Lupone. In a bad play.
Don't see it if you want any nuance or truth or... well, anything. So many super-talented people went so wrong with this one.
See it if you love Patti LuPone and a very contemporary acting feel.
Don't see it if you are easily bored, or cannot follow multiple timelines.