Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest ('Hannah and Her Sisters,' 'Bullets Over Broadway') stars in Samuel Beckett‘s absurdist comic classic about a woman buried up to her waist and sinking into the earth. More…
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See it if My first Beckett and my last Beckett. All 30 points earned thanks to Dianne Wiest.
Don't see it if Oooof. Bad. Ooof. Can I get the hour of my life back?
See it if Woman stuck in the sand talks to herself and barely-responsive companion to pass the time. An extreme metaphor for the human condition.
Don't see it if The image was memorable but despite good acting, it dragged a bit and wasn't all that deep. We all focus on trivialities and smile to get by
See it if you want a master class in acting from Dianne Wiest in a masterful post-apocalyptic tragicomedy from absurdist genius, Samuel Beckett.
Don't see it if Beckett's not your cup of tea... although I think this play, esp. as interpreted by Wiest & James Bundy, may make you appreciate his work.
See it if See if you enjoy and appreciate Samuel Beckett. An outstanding performance by Dianne Wiest. Relax as you experience a memorable play.
Don't see it if Do not see if you are unfamiliar with Beckett or expect a simple , uncomplicated play or musical.
See it if You want a master class in acting from Diane Weist , she makes the apparent ramblings make perfect sense
Don't see it if You are averse to absurdist plays and find plays like Godot too much .
See it if You enjoy Beckett, even if you can only bear his cheeriest work, which this is. No, its not a laff riot, but you can smile.
Don't see it if You don't think it appropriate for a playwright to ask you to consider the value, the purpose, the meaning of your life here on the planet.
See it if you want to see one of our great actresses tear into an absurdist classic in a pitch-perfect production
Don't see it if you have no patience for Beckett being Beckett.
See it if you like to compare versions of a classic texts or if you are a big fan of Diane Wiest
Don't see it if if you find Wiest's vocal mannerisms wearying or if you cannot abide Beckett.
See it if by all means if you have never seen Beckett, because Wiest's clear understanding of this difficult material clarifies what could be murky.
Don't see it if you only like lighter fare and don't want to be challenged.
See it if you want to think or are a fan of Dianne Wiest or Beckett.
Don't see it if you are looking for a cleanly plotted story. This requires thought and is definitely not for those looking for clarity.
See it if You like challenging work, are open to absurdism, and like your comedy and tragedy mixed in equal measure.
Don't see it if You need anything straightforward. You need action and plot and don't value meditative theater.
See it if Want to see Dianne Wiest perform a major role in the history of roles written for women in theater. Beckett's play is her moment to shine!
Don't see it if Aren't up for 2 1/2 hrs of a monologue of a woman buried in the sand. Although superbly acted you have to be ready for a lot of listening.
See it if Dianne Wiest is brilliant and devastating in this role, which is famously one of the most challenging roles in theatre.
Don't see it if This play definitely is not for everyone. It is not conventional or even necessarily entertaining. Enter at your own risk.
See it if a once in a lifetime performance by Wiest in a one of the most challenging plays ever written. Superb production both chillling and profound
Don't see it if you don't enjoy Beckett.
See it if you love Dianne Wiest and you want to spend time researching Beckett and what he's trying to say. Lots of food for thought.
Don't see it if You need no food for thought
See it if you enjoy Beckett, absurdism, and plays about life deteriorating and the attempt at finding happiness in anything possible
Don't see it if you can't sit through a show that is sort of nonsensical (absurdism here) or need more than one person talking - excruciating IN A GOOD WAY
See it if you want to see a great actress turn in an unforgettable tour-de-force performance unlike any other. A stunning production of a classic.
Don't see it if you don't like existential theater or Beckett or like theater to be naturalistic and traditional.
See it if Youre a Beckett fan, like diane weist and enjoy a 2hour monologue about love death and the absurdity of life.filled with pathos,dark humor
Don't see it if You dont like beckett, are looking for plot driven, action play.
See it if You like Samuel Beckett or you want to see a truly great performance from Dianne Wiest.
Don't see it if You get bored easily. Make no mistake - this is pure Beckett. It's Dianne Wiest onstage talking for two hours without moving.
See it if You love/like this play, or are curious about it. This is a solid, well acted production. Dianne Wiest is very worth seeing.
Don't see it if You like traditional plays with story and movement. This is a famous play, well performed, but it is not to everyone's taste.
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