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 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 4 talented actors trying to show female's place in different times and circumstances. Episodes 1,2 are real joy and fun
Don't see it if The last episodes makes to start checking your watch. The logorrhea is cute only for babies who just learned to talk not for the actors
See it if you're into unusual theatrical structures, funny anachronistic scenes & ultimately, a young writer's journey to find a new female narrative.
Don't see it if your bullshit-o-meter is very sensitive - that last scene is one of the more ridiculous, pretentious and laughable things I've seen on stage
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 value great acting and can tolerate the loss of focus in the final scenes. The first 2 scenes were on target, well written & executed.
Don't see it if The play loses focus in the penultimate scene and simply goes nutty in the final scene. What a shame. It was so strong up to that point.
See it if Interesting concept that starts off as a great deal of fun with witty banter and for me falters in end, not living up to PH AD's description
Don't see it if Want a play that maintains it's level of entertainment and fun right to the end. I understand what ending was meant to do, for me it didn't.
See it if You enjoy drama exploring the role of women throughout history.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a rather one note play about the historical devaluation of women.
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 The mix of period and modern in staging, language and topics is something you want to work to follow; you like leaving with questions
Don't see it if You want a linear, crisp story; you don’t like camp and excess in storytelling
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 would enjoy some very good actors valiantly showcasing their talents with very weak, disjointed, banal material. Great cast.
Don't see it if if you expect a thoughtful, thought-out work. Scenes did not cohere. A few moments of pleasure amidst a sloppy mess.
See it if Your relative is in it.For example, Adina Verson is hilarious as a Julia Child-esque medieval cook at the open & good w/weak material later.
Don't see it if You are hoping to laugh throughout what aims to be a farcical play.
See it if The first two scenes are funny + fun, and it's easy to find a link between them and forsee how future scenes will embellish on this idea.
Don't see it if HOWEVER, the third scene does not make sense with what's been set up. Furthermore, it's baffling why it's in the play and how it adds to the
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