From the show:
Two families, whose lives have been tumultuously intertwined for decades, gather in the massive library of a Fifth Avenue apartment to celebrate the nuptials of their children. Nothing goes smoothly and as the big moment approaches, the burning question is: can everyone put aside long-smoldering jealousies and deep-seated grudges and just get through the ceremony? The Perplexed, a bitingly witty new play, reunites Tony winner Richard Greenberg with MTC’s award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Our Mother’s Brief Affair).
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 are into family doings and have nothing better to do for 2 hours and fortyfive minutes!
Don't see it if Very disappointing and boring. Could!t wait for it to be over. Don’t waist your 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.
See it if You like seeing dysfunctional families at war with long and rambling philosophical dialogue in an unrealistic setting.
Don't see it if If wordy, overwritten plays are not your thing.
See it if Contemporary Linear dramas with an infusion of comedy.Extra points for the magnificent set of the library. Complex character development.
Don't see it if Unable to deal with foibles of Manhattan limousine liberals with .
See it if If you like characters sitting around talking about the past with nothing at stake
Don't see it if if you like plays with high stakes , action, and want to care about the characters
See it if Like plays with lots of dialogue which feature family dynamics. Enjoy NYC centric drawing roomesque shows with good acting. Enjoy banter
Don't see it if Want a musical or a deeply relevant play. Don't like shows with lots of talk and dizzying comings and goings and relationships.
See it if you enjoy Mr. Greenberg's writing and family dramatic comedies performed by a large talented cast.
Don't see it if you prefer shorter (90-minute, no intermission) plays that are more action driven.
See it if Great set. Better than most apartments. Actors tried hard with verbose dialogue. Somewhat entertaining. Loved the care giver.
Don't see it if Long, tedious dialogue, family arguments, tensions. Cartoon like characters.
See it if you like the actors (who are all fine) & are a richard greenberg fan ...you like old-fashioned, two-act comedy/dramas, that are polished.
Don't see it if you value your time. at two & a half hours, this is overlong by one hour & one intermission.
See it if if you want to see an intelligent playwright satirize some current practices and value systems. If you appreciate biting witty dialogue.
Don't see it if if you don't want a bit of a dizzying cast of characters and some implausibly-stretched scenarios.
See it if You like a lot of talking, without much drama or without much humor
Don't see it if You have great expectations about the script or the characters. Too much chatter and not enough significance.
See it if It wasn’t terrible. There are some good performances but not enough to carry the clunky dialogue & lack of plot. There are some funny lines
Don't see it if There is quite a bit of over acting, probably because the show itself doesn’t have much to it.