Lorca’s 1934 drama about a provincial Spanish woman’s desperate desire to have a child is radically reimagined into a parable of modern life in this Olivier Award-winning staging starring Billie Piper ('Dr. Who.') More…
A blogger and journalist is driven to the unthinkable by her obsession with her own infertility while brutally documenting her trauma amidst the internet-surfing blogosphere of today. Simon Stone—in his New York directorial debut—stages this requiem for lost hope in a glass encasement that transforms from luxurious apartment to garden to wild music festival.
See it if The incredible staging combined w/ the outstanding performances (Piper is incredible) make this raw & emotional rollercoaster a must see.
Don't see it if You dislike heavy emotional shows or want to see something light.
See it if Billie Piper is irresistably charismatic and crazy. The staging and sound are startling. Shit happens in the darkness between the scenes.
Don't see it if As a “descent into madness” play, it is one-dimensional. There are no surprises, & no humor to soften the characters. Just a slide into hell
See it if you want to spy on a couple in descent in a modern-day Greek tragedy about obsession, conception, unrealized dreams & family responsibility.
Don't see it if you don't like histrionics & melodrama, very frank discussions of sex, gimmicky (tho mostly effective) staging, or you're a Lorca purist.
See it if you want to experience a gorgeous, intense, flawed early draft of the theater of the future (or at least 1 kind of it).
Don't see it if you’re expecting to see a production of Federico García Lorca’s classic play “Yerma”.
See it if you like tense, dynamic acting, older classics adapted to up-to-the minute environments, unique stagings that will be recalled for years
Don't see it if you don't like blunt, devastating plays that focus on a womans' descent into maddness, messy surreal sets, & people withholding information
See it if you can! A study or a warning of the destructive power of extreme desire. Like nothing else in the theater. Try to sit close to the stage.
Don't see it if you don't see much theater. It is dramatic and disturbing. Probably not good for people with childbearing issues.
See it if the actors are the thing particularly piper who's marvelously mercurial; fascinating set shows actors as specimens; great use music
Don't see it if rationale 4 Piper's descent into madness b/c barren not well-explained; as "Her" she's supposed 2 be universal tragic figure-don't feel that
See it if You love modern plays where you deeply connect to the characters, or want to see a brilliant, how-does-she-do-it-every-night performance.
Don't see it if A play about a woman obsessed with getting pregnant doesn’t sound like your cup of tea.
See it if Captivating, engrossing drama of one woman's descent into madness. Cast is excellent, Porter is exquisite. Creative, minimalist staging.
Don't see it if loud music bothers you. Music is used at chapter interludes to sync your feelings to that of "Her" and can be very loud & disturbing.
See it if you want to see a tour de force performance by Billie Piper and exquisite staging by Simon Stone.
Don't see it if you do not like intense evenings in the theatre. This play is harrowing, and may likely cause a sleepless night.
See it if You want to see a most powerful update of a classic tragedy ! The arc of this drama is subtle at first. Suddenly it’s a rollercoaster ride!
Don't see it if You don’t care for powerful wrenching drama that seers your insides as you watch the heroine slide into madness !
See it if Want a brilliant modern retelling of classic story. This will both drain and thrill you in equal measure. Theatrical magic. Astonishing.
Don't see it if Don't want an intense, dark tale about a woman struggling to conceive & her emotional and psychological descent. Staging is avant-garde.
See it if you want to see an amazing performance by Billie Piper or if you like high-concept revivals or if you enjoy innovative scenic design.
Don't see it if you expect a revival to hew closely to the original.
See it if Lorca’s barren woman archetype brought up to date. Excellent performance by Billie Piper as Her. Impactful sound design and set changes.
Don't see it if Lorca’s characters in situations he could never have imagined. Plot adaptations and modifications may bother a Lorca purist.
See it if a women's gut-wrenching obsession with conceiving a child at the risk of ruining relationships and going mad
Don't see it if you want anything uplifting & don't want very, very disturbing scenes;
See it if Experiencing the disintegration of a woman who cannot have what she most desires through a glass wall is jarring. As she flays open her pain
Don't see it if you observe her as a scientist & pity her trapped in her neediness. Revelatory acting. Astonishing staging/music/ambience.
See it if you want to see one of the most thrilling productions in NYC right now.The cast, led by Billie Piper, is outstanding. WOW!!!!!!
Don't see it if four letter words disturb you.
See it if You have the opportunity to see this creatively staged, intense drama. Billie Piper gives an incredible performance
Don't see it if You are sensitive/have a distaste for topics connected to infertility and pregnancy
See it if You long to see one of the most harrowing, hectic, and haunting performances in a drama since who knows when. This is Broadway-worthy work.
Don't see it if themes of sex, sexuality, and frank talk bother you; if looking for light-hearted fare; fertility issues and abortion talk are triggering.
See it if A very powerful and moving play involving a couple's struggles with infertility.The cast is terrific.The performance of Billie Piper amazes.
Don't see it if The subject matter may be too intense for people who have experienced these difficulties.
See it if you want to see a lovely designed play set in a massive terrarium in a mammoth space with intense acting and set changes.
Don't see it if you're expecting something close to the Lorca original. You don't want to examine the horrors of obsession, barrenness, and love collapsing.