“Vicious teenagers do battle in modern-day Connecticut in James Presson's Jacobean-style revenge comedy, directed by Sash Bischof...The show begins with promising stylishness, but despite a talented and attractive young cast, it unravels completely just as the noose should be tightening. What might have worked fine in 90 sleek minutes is tortured out—stretched on racks of banality, glibness, and total implausiblity—into three exhausting hours.” Full Review
See it if you want to be in a theater full of young people - something of a rarity these days, and if you want to see some up and coming actors.
Don't see it if you'll be depressed by a bleak, depiction of millennials, with plenty of sex and self mutilation.
See it if This was a touch hang. The dialogue was painful to hear and at 2:45, it was about an hour too long. Some solid performances, but still...
Don't see it if You are looking for a solidly constructed show. You can’t relate to adolescents.
See it if You want to test your endurance level of c**p. See how long before you want to bolt from the theatre.
Don't see it if You can avoid it. The whole experience is bad from the temperature levels of the theatre to the cacophonous music(?) that starts the play.
See it if you want a 3 hr. slice of teen romance & drama in an intimate setting. Its like a fast paced telenovela in one sittin (like CW's Riverdale).
Don't see it if you don't care about teen issues (love, sex, drugs, friendship, betrayal, incest?... & murder!)- although these are adult issues too anyway.
See it if Which season of "Revenge" am I watching, or another unfunny evening of Jimmy Fallon hosting the Tonight Show. The play's energy is spot on.
Don't see it if The cast is uneven (being too kind, on my part, models turned actors?) and too big, hence no character development, or very little...a mess.
See it if A teen soap opera gone very very dark. Brilliant writing & directing. Very smart.Amazing cast,not a single weak link.Fantastic choreography
Don't see it if U really can't get into the headspace of a group of teens.U start out hating every one of them but grow to sympathize with all but 1(maybe 2
See it if You are interested in a new take on a Jacobean tragedy, specifically “T’is Pity She’s a Whore” You enjoy plays about today’s teens.
Don't see it if You will be disturbed by a violent, horrific extremely bloody play featuring high schoolers all of whom have taken a dangerous path.
See it if There's a nugget of a good idea buried in 90 extra minutes of self-indulgence. Acting is solid given the writing they were given.
Don't see it if 3hr10min of teen angst and a shallow plot.
See it if you want to see one of the year's coolest design elements, with about 100 knives and daggers suspended from the ceiling over the action.
Don't see it if even if you enjoy gleeful hedonism, this is amateurish. Too long (3 hrs), too many characters. Settles for shock value instead of depth.
See it if Wow! Horror, comedy, teen mayhem, millennial morality play. Energy to spare. Great talent team: writing, acting, staging, choreography.
Don't see it if Sex, nudity (the title is a clue, no?). But evildoers get punished. Overlong: needs a disciplined edit. But so much to recommend it
See it if This is a macabre soap opera w/no depth or takeaway. Just a train wreck from which you cannot look away. Side note: Watch the actors' shoes!
Don't see it if you don't like long plays (3 hours), leaving w questions about character motivations (plot holes), or not caring about characters.
See it if you hated high school and appreciate a wild, well-staged, "everybody dies" style dark comedy.
Don't see it if you're not up for incest, murder, self-harm, slur-slinging, and all manner of bad teenage behavior.
See it if you enjoy soap-operatic teen angst with heaps of violent revenge, set among clever staging and effective fight choreography.
Don't see it if you demand a polished and tight script or if you have a hard time differentiating similar-looking characters.
See it if For exciting, edgy theatre with a very strong cast to back up the intensity, challenging and thought provoking theatre
Don't see it if You are sensitive to nudity, gunshots, and high intensity situations, this show is not for the faint hearted, this is anything but feel-good
See it if You like shows that shock you. Sex and revenge excite you. You want to experience modern teenagers at their most extreme.
Don't see it if Any of the following trigger you: nudity, cuss words, self harm, pot, incest. You don't like to feel seen by the actors.
See it if You want to see a playwright use immature themes, lanagage, and shock value to makes up for lack of talent and depth.
Don't see it if You like peices of Theater that make you think and start conversation.
See it if You enjoy high school drama stories about backstabbing, deceit, etc. It's an entertaining/fun concept but needs refining and SERIOUS editing
Don't see it if The 3+ hour runtime is ABUSIVE to the audience! They Need to cut it by at least an hour. Some characters & scenes are completely unnecessary
See it if a talented, energetic cast performing Jacobean style comedy/tragedy updated to present day CT at high school prom time appeals to you.
Don't see it if if 3 hours of murder, incest, nudity, sex, violence & drug use sounds a bit much. WAY TOO LONG!
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