See it if The set outdoes all of the previous outstanding sets at M.T.C. Great to see so many of our favorites in the cast
Don't see it if Trying too hard. Little action. Relationships muddled. Could use some cutting
See it if you like exploration of 2 families, their interactions & conflict, effect of an evil patriarch with excellent acting & production values.
Don't see it if you dislike a verbose script, characters that, at times, do not seem "real" & annoyingly complex soliloquies that go on too long.
See it if You love a zany comedy and are okay with it missing its mark
Don't see it if Are looking for intelligent theater . Play uses many Yiddish expressions that might go over your head
See it if and only if you are HUNGRY to see Margaret Colin, Gregg Edelman and Frank Wood on stage.
Don't see it if you are easily BORED, hungry for a story where something interesting happens, or where hoping for a 1930's style stage screwball comedy. Read more
See it if Unnecessarily complex family drama taking place off and on stage with a cast of ten characters with a lot of back-story.
Don't see it if Intellectuals philosophizing at a family wedding, with a lot of speech writing --and underlying drama. Read more
See it if you like family comedies even if the story doesn't ring true.
Don't see it if you want a tightly written script that is understandable. Read more
See it if You want to see a play with a lovely set and good acting. This play was truly perplexing - was that the point?
Don't see it if You want any type of theatrical 'experience' or revelation. This is just lots of talking for a very long time.
See it if you like spending time with spoiled, rich, pretentious, narcissistic people who occasionally say something witty. Beautifully appointed set
Don't see it if Few laughs or clever lines--rambling with no clear purpose or reason to be. Frank Wood is the only one that might make you feel or care.
"In ‘The Perplexed,’ Moral Gridlock on Fifth Avenue: Richard Greenberg’s overstuffed new play about family feuds and ethical choices turns a wedding comedy into a crisis."
"Two upscale families clash during a wedding in this world-premiere play by Richard Greenberg, the Tony Award-winning author of 'Take Me Out.'"
"A swank wedding brings out existential angst, savvy laughs and a little faith in Richard Greenberg's delightful new comedy."
"Richard Greenberg's 'The Perplexed' Lives Up to Its Title: A new drama about the struggles of the one percent comes to Manhattan Theatre Club."
"On any given day, Richard Greenberg can write rings around any other playwright, but this time he has done it to himself…an overstuffed, overpopulated, and wildly overlong drawing room comedy…heavily appointed with unaddressed plot points and conversations that arrive at dramatic dead ends."
"Greenberg's treading water here, bringing up epigrammatic existential malheureuses we don't really want to hear. He'll do better next time; he's a fine playwright, and one of his best, 'Take Me Out,' is just about to warm up at Second Stage. Go see that."
3/5 Stars. "Ten committed actors in a new play by one of our foremost contemporary playwrights, with little payoff"
2/5 Stars. "Sometimes a writer has absolutely nothing to say but writes a play about it anyway."