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"One of 'Sonder's' triumphs is that it delivers sentiment without getting stuck in sentimentality...All the characters, in fact, are endearing, thanks largely to the actors who inhabit them...The actors give these characters life, but the script gives them something more. Moldovan's play transcends realism by populating the same space with characters from different times...For all its merits, 'Sonder' isn't perfect, but its digressions into implausibility are outshined by what it gets right." Full Review
See it if If you can be patient with this slow drama, the last 15 minutes rewards with a satisfying conclusion to much of the puzzling build-up.
Don't see it if This isn't a big, bold drama, but very nice quiet, personal story with some insightful observations about ordinary people.
See it if two short love stories told as one will do it for you. Potentially great w/rewrites, TOO sweet right now. Zero conflicts = zero resolutions.
Don't see it if you want to see good acting. Doesn't happen here. But SEE THE SHOW if just for the unique concept & the way it's blocked. Go w/an open mind.
See it if you tolerate saccharine sweetness, young couples each member eager to agree with other, support plays about gay marriage as mainstream model
Don't see it if a sugary sweet Midwestern girl with a rough edged guy and lovey dovey stereotypical gay couples, boring climax and stilted dialog bore you
See it if you enjoy a story where two love stories intertwine, one present and one past. That one couple is straight and one is gay makes it work.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy any story about a gay couple. You see two love stories come alive and you feel for both.
See it if You want to see a romantic play. You want to see a play that will pull at your heart strings.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a beautiful love story. You are not interested in finding out about the history of this house.
See it if you like interesting off broadway staging and a "nice" story. Second act was better than the first. Staging was interesting.
Don't see it if you don't like far fetched stories and stories that have evident homosexual interactions.
See it if You want to be touched by a beautiful love story of how 2 men were so in love with each other.
Don't see it if A bit rough around the edges, but the show's heart is in the right place and it's such a touching story. 90 minutes including intermission.
See it if you favor shows that foster positive messages about "gay" people and human interrelationships in general.
Don't see it if you dislike excessive sentimentality and superficial character analysis.
See it if you want to see a play where gay and heterosexual couples are accepted equally for being wonderful, happy, healthy and loving people.
Don't see it if you resent seeing the same theme over and over.
See it if you want to see a nice story about a young couple exploring and getting absorbed in the lives of the previous owners through diaries.
Don't see it if you don't like stories that involve 2 couples that don't actually meet interacting on stage side by side.
See it if interested in seeing the parallels between new tenants and the previous ones inhabiting the same space
Don't see it if you are looking for a profound experience; too cutesy to be that.
See it if you like a sweet story, even if it is a little treacly, or if you like mostly good acting and a nice Australian accent.
Don't see it if you are looking for a deep, meaningful 2-ish hours at the theater.
See it if you want to support theater that tries to show all loving couples have many things in common - touching story line and well staged.
Don't see it if if you are expecting full character development. The scripting seems one-dimensional at times.
See it if Like a captivating play with small, nicely directed cast. It's just shy of treacly but has resonance and some truly beautiful moments.
Don't see it if No interest in love stories of young couples or want something deep. This is a nice drama with touching bits, but has its flaws.
See it if you appreciate a sweet, charming, small show with a unique premise, thoughtfully written, and cleverly executed.
Don't see it if you're looking for a large cast presenting a complicated story in a per-Broadway run.
See it if You want to see a beautiful small play that deals with love straight and gay.
Don't see it if You are averse to gay elements in a drama. Actually perhaps you should see this, it might open your eyes. Like "Love Story" for today.
See it if you like sweet and sappy. It's totally a Hallmark movie. But there's a place for that and this is nicely done. Be in the mood for light.
Don't see it if You don't like cliche and Hallmark-y.
See it if If you want to see a terrific little play about love and relationships. Well-acted and charming, it makes for a very pleasant evening.
Don't see it if You don't care for plays dealing with same-sex relationships or you are too cynical to enjoy plays that are sweet and heartwarming.
See it if you enjoy imaginative well performed theater. A mystery, a ghost story, a double romance, a lovely play excellently produced.
Don't see it if I cannot think of any reason not to see it.
See it if you can appreciate a moving story of how a straight couple sees parallels in their life with a gay couple whose diaries they find.
Don't see it if you want high production values or stellar acting skills. The whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts in this play.
See it if you want to see an interesting concept of two separate times happening on stage at once
Don't see it if the writing is weak at times and the straight couple is not as strong as the gay couple
See it if you're looking for a very sweet (borderline saccharine) love story. Very short too. Great for a first date or so.
Don't see it if overly sappy romance annoys you. Or exploring only the positive aspects of a relationship seems too unrealistic