See it if If you want to see a Lear consistent with the 17th century context and audience that Shakespeare for which wrote
Don't see it if If you want to apply 21st century moral values or you think that gender bending the lead will create a "change" in the story or presentation
See it if you want a new spin on a classic or an intimate indie show that feels like it was mounted by a crew of ambitious, underfunded grad students.
Don't see it if you care about production values, you're a stickler for internal consistency, or you find gender-swapping or doubling of roles confusing. Read more
See it if You like Lear and would be interested in seeing a woman in the title role.
Don't see it if You're not a Shakespeare/Lear fan.
See it if you're interested in seeing a female King Lear, you like Shakespeare in an intimate theater.
Don't see it if you want a traditional King Lear or a period piece. Some of the acting is very strong, some uneven, but hopefully it'll improve over the run
See it if A nice production of a classic, reimagined with a female Lear
Don't see it if You want traditional Shakespeare without modernization
See it if If you must see all presentations of these great works
Don't see it if If mediocre staging and acting disappoint you and shows with no passion bore you then you need to stay away from this show
See it if you like Shakespeare, feminist plays that don't feel like they're pushing an agenda, and/or interesting directing.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of genderbent casting, don't care for very small theaters, or maybe have hearing problems (some bits are quite soft). Read more
See it if You like Shakespeare but don't really understand it. This is a modern take on Lear with a female in the role of king & her daughters.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or only like Shakespeare that stays true to the original.