Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick present the New York premiere of an award-winning play, exploring the ethical and personal consequences of Paul Watson’s famous photograph. More…
Dan O'Brien tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul. It is an award-winning glimpse at a moment in recent history when a single, stark photograph - of the body of an American dragged from the wreck of a Blackhawk through the streets of Mogadishu - reshaped the course of global events.
See it if You want to hear an interesting story about struggling with mental illness. It touches on interesting themes but could've gone further.
Don't see it if You can't sit still for an hour and a half.
See it if A minimalistic, political commentary with a reflective narrative is your interest.
Don't see it if An NPR-esque (à la Radiolab podcast) journey of an artist and their "struggles" and his subject interviewee is considered boring to you.
See it if You like great staging, apt direction, and pro actors elevating the material.
Don't see it if You'll get bored watching 2 people on stage talking for what feels like 2 hrs. Too personal and not enough meat on the story.
See it if You enjoy a play concerning contemporary events with psychological impact.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a play where the playwright is so enamored of his writing skills that he dials up the language to a 13 on a scale of 10.
See it if you want to see a play about two fascinating, haunted men told at a pace that dares you to keep up.
Don't see it if you can't stand shows that don't follow the principle "show, don't tell."
See it if it's a documentary. It reports on the problems and facts with little self-reflection or evolution. You are not lead to care about the people
Don't see it if Good staging & acting but the back & forth writing style is dated and confusing. It's made to look cooler than the material ever is.
See it if you want a history lesson on the atrocities of war. It's a brilliant exposition, but not really a play in the traditional sense.
Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional play with a story-line and an emotional journey.
See it if You like watching the discovery/history channels. Very informational. There will be those who really like this, Im just not one of them
Don't see it if Writing style is dated & you never feel connected to characters. Long winded & Hard to stay interested. Would make a better book/documentary
See it if You are familiar with the subject matter and think you might find it interesting to see it onstage; If you don't have anything else to see
Don't see it if You want a play that is easy to follow, easy to latch onto. The subject matter was interesting, but the execution was very unfocused.
See it if If you love current events, journalism, clever interplay of ideas and technology.
Don't see it if If you need things slowly spelled out to you or a very literal viewer.
See it if You Crave a raw, on the face theatrical experience. This play won't dissapoint and will have you on the edge of your seat.
Don't see it if You are addicted to your phone and have the attention span of a June bug! This play deserves all the attention.
See it if You are a play buff You enjoy witty, quirky, original pieces
Don't see it if You are interested in pretty, neat packages with happy endings.
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