From the show:
From the brawny castles of 16th Century France, to the rugged plains of 1960s Idaho, to the strapping fortresses of 1920s India, all hail the remarkable stories of Great Men! — and their whiny, witchy, vapid, vengeful, jealous wives. In this kaleidoscopic, time-hopping comedy, Jaclyn Backhaus pushes past patriarchal cliché to reach an ecstatic breakthrough, untethering stories and history — and language itself — from the visions made by men.
See it if you like witty dialogue and some very funny scenes. The play has a lot of potential but it needs work done.
Don't see it if you like a show where all the scenes work together.
See it if You like genre-bending, searing comedy that explores gender roles and self-conception across time, place, and culture. Witty writing.
Don't see it if Actors playing multiple characters in different scenes isn't your thing. Non-linear narratives with a clear normative thrust disturb you.
See it if you want to see a history of how females have been held down by men but rise up regardless
Don't see it if you want to see a coherent, fluid show that continually makes sense and is easy to follow
See it if U enjoy vignettes about a worthwhile topic of women’s place at 4 different times in history, funny and quirky plays and good ending messages
Don't see it if U enjoy plays with more cohesiveness and u don’t have to spend too much time trying to figure out how it all fits together.
See it if You like (and want to support!) female playwrights and directors as well as new work. Also if you like historical fiction.
Don't see it if You prefer linear plots and are a white man uncomfortable with stories about women being in power/control.
See it if You enjoy clever and funny feminist manifestos. The acting is terrific. The last is a little heavy handed and could stand to be edited.
Don't see it if you aren't open minded. This is 3 short stories, very well done, with a 4th segment that tries to tie it together, not entirely successfully
See it if You're interested in history re-tellings, but don't get hung up on details. The language is modern, but I loved that.
Don't see it if You're looking for something slow or in depth. It's 4 different stories in 80 minutes, but they all tie together beautifully.
See it if You love fresh plays and purposeful yet hilarious comedy. Also if you are interested in historical feminist works.
Don't see it if You are not okay with curse words or prefer more traditional plays.
See it if if you want to see great performances, especially by Adina Verson. if you like cheeky jokes and enjoy the empowerment of women.
Don't see it if if you don't like silly comedic plays. if you don't appreciate satire and a bit of absurdism. if you want an intelligently funny play