See it if You really enjoy Russian introspective theater set in a quirky space with a mixed bag of talent. Funny at times, but not funny enough
Don't see it if Excruciating lulls in interest aren't your thing or a slow burn story where the funny moments are few and often cringe-worthy
See it if you enjoy intimate theater experiences with close-up views of performers who are dealing with intimate affairs in this classic play.
Don't see it if you expect a big production with larger-than-life staging and prefer contemporary plays rather than classic ones like this. See it anyway!
See it if Like Russian plays , local productions with professional actors.
Don't see it if Want bells and whistles - this is in the community room if an apartment complex. Don't like long plays with romantic goings on
See it if You want to see a entertaining play in a small venue. You want to see some beautiful costumes. You are or are not interested in classics.
Don't see it if You don't like small venues with very nice staging. You are not interested in classics. You don't want to see a play about unrequited love.
See it if You are interested in a high-level community-theateresque performance of a fun and interesting show. Some of the acting is quite good.
Don't see it if You expect an out-of-the-box interpretation or a diverse cast based on the location of the theatre. The show was competent but predictable.
See it if you live uptown, you like Russian literature and you want hard evidence of how much talent abounds in every nook and cranny of this city.
Don't see it if you'll be annoyed by not being able to see much of anything even though it's a tiny venue and you're in the 4th row. One word: risers.
See it if an excellent production of a minor classic; well acted period piece; a play about love and jealousy
Don't see it if its a small community center; get there early and sit up front, limited visibility in back rows
See it if You want to see a good play done very well with no frills. In the basement of an apartment building you've got to be good, and they were!
Don't see it if You have to have a big production. They do a lot with a little, the set was impressive, but you're in a basement and you know it.
See it if You love community theater done in awkward spaces, though a few of the actors were better than the production
Don't see it if You have high standards and like to actually see the performance
See it if U appreciate Russian classic adapted brilliantly into English & a focused presentation done with a small budget but a big sincere heart
Don't see it if U do not care for great Russian classics and story set in 1850's. Prefer modern day topics or big budget productions. This is a must see gem
See it if A real find! Surprisingly polished production in a surprising location. Fresh and funny. Excellent direction & some first-rate performances!
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy period pieces like French farces and comedies of manners.
See it if Like to be transformed to a different time period with amazing costumes. If you enjoy formal acting with lots of hysterical drama
Don't see it if You don't like basement theaters with obstructed views and uncortable seats
See it if You appreciate theatre in an unusual space and a combination of humor and drama.
Don't see it if You don't like old Russian literature.
Also An amazing staging job was done within a small space.
See it if classic theater, well directed, wonderfully performed in a brilliant basement theater. Fun and a must see.
Don't see it if You mind an amateur-like staging (basement) Really the only thing I can think of and it was not at all an issue.
See it if You like classic Russian plays. You want a no-brainer eve at the theatre. You don't mind being in a basement with a very low ceiling .
Don't see it if You are not very tall (sightlines are abysmal). Are in the mood for a fast-paced comedy/drama. Are not a fan of classic Russian lit/plays
See it if you're interested in Russian literature, you are profoundly interested in how loveless marriages and affairs can play out
Don't see it if you need theater to do more showing than telling.
See it if available by June 11. Excellent classic play. Great acting with matching direction, staging & set. Among the best Off-Broadway performances.
Don't see it if not available during the show brief run, hate classic plays, and expect fancy venue.
See it if You enjoy plays adapted from classic Russian novels, injected with some humor.
Don't see it if You don't like plays staged in community centers (it was difficult to see the actors when they sat down).
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