The Public Theater presents an encore run of this comedy starring Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos and based on the eponymous book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. Directed by Tony winner Thomas Kail ('Hamilton'). More…
Vardalos is Sugar, an anonymous online advice columnist (later revealed to be Strayed) whom thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty, and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and real problems of her readers, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark, and glimmering light at the heart of being human.
See it if you liked the EST training. At my age (74) it was particularly meaningful. Full house deadly silent for 80 minutes
Don't see it if you are an insensitive dolt
See it if you'd enjoy hearing actors read advice column letters&the replies. If you're a fan of Nia Vardalos or any of the other talented cast members
Don't see it if you're a Tin Man (no heart). Otherwise, go and enjoy. If you're looking for a traditional play, this is not that but very enjoyable!
See it if You find advice columns profound and can't get enough of them
Don't see it if You bristle at frequent cliches. While acting was good , and staging was great; the play itself was melodramatic and banal.
See it if Wonderful acting,sensitively told stories I loved every moment you laugh and cry the audience never moved
Don't see it if I can't imagine anyone not finding something in this wonderful show
See it if you're a fan of Cheryl Strayed or the book, you enjoy non-linear and non-plot-centric shows, you need a good public cry
Don't see it if you want a linear story and plot with an arch, you don't like being emotionally incapacitated in public
See it if you are interested in a play made up of loosely connected, moving anecdotes. You appreciate stories about pain and healing.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a sad, sentimental, and at times cliched play without a definitive plot. You don't like intimate productions.
See it if You are a fan of advice columns and lots of monologue
Don't see it if You want a super intense, fast moving piece of theatre. Not the most exciting but ends with a warm feeling in your heart
See it if You like self help kind of topics. Lacking any dramatic qualities,static, mediocre acting that becomes redundant. If you like dear abby, see
Don't see it if Youre looking for drama, great acting and insightful theatre.
See it if you can stand the format: letters to an advice columnist and her replies, nothing but letters. Letters vary, very serious to funny
Don't see it if you are looking for traditional narrative structure.
See it if You like quiet, intelligent theater without a linear plot. Acting was superb! Play was powerful.
Don't see it if You are looking for traditional two act drama.
See it if If you enjoyed reading Dear Abby, you will enjoy this play. It has more heart in it. Nia Vardalos & the entire cast do a great job.
Don't see it if You're not into lovelorn columns.
See it if you are a fan of Cheryl Strayed or enjoy reading advice columns.
Don't see it if you don't like the book or are looking to see a fast paced show with intriguing plot
See it if You like small-scale personal plays about humanity
Don't see it if A lot of the dialogue felt like it was pulled from generic inspirational quotes about life and happiness
See it if You appreciate truly fine writing and first-rate acting. This is a play for connoisseurs of language. It's a comedy with a dramatic edge.
Don't see it if You don't like stories about therapy or people's problems.
See it if you are a fan of the source material and of work that works at a thoughtful pace with accumulation of complex human processes of grieving
Don't see it if you find emotional subject matter tough to handle
See it if you want to hear Cheryl Strayed's book read aloud.
Don't see it if you're looking for coherent drama with a substantial arc. You want to be moved more than fleetingly by short stories
See it if You love the source material especially if you like to hear and absorb yourself into others experiences
Don't see it if If you can't handle melodrama
See it if You're entertained by poignant stories about the innermost secrets of people's lives.
Don't see it if You are easily overwhelmed by information overload and prefer a linear performance.