This world premiere takes on the forty-year love/hate relationship between Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, two leading twentieth-century philosophers. More…
From the show:
Russell is heterosexual, hedonistic and agnostic; Wittgenstein is puritanical, gay and Jewish. Russell is an imprisoned pacifist; Wittgenstein a decorated combat soldier. Wittgenstein is intensely religious; Russell mocks religion from first to last. Wittgenstein regards Russell as his “mental father,” but their relationship has elements of rivalry.
In Lackey’s telling, Wittgenstein’s thinking kindles the demolition of facts in our post-truth world while Russell’s inspires the National Science Foundation. This play will show you how.
See it if You like historical dramas. This is interesting, well acted and given a lot of energy trying to make it come to life.
Don't see it if You have no interest in learning anything about either of the two principles. They spend way too much time moving set pieces around.
See it if You like these two philosophers or knowing a little about them. Good acting and directing. About two completley different people.
Don't see it if If you need something that requires less attention or something like. It helps to know who these people are before you go to see it.
See it if you are interested in 20th century history or philosophy or both.
Don't see it if neither history nor philosophy interest you: In this play the drama of the situations almost requires an outside framework.
See it if you want to experience a good biographical play that makes complex philosophy comprehensible while acknowledging the influence of history.
Don't see it if you dislike plays depicting serious subjects even with a sprinkling of humor and interesting staging.
See it if you like good character studies and the conflict between two very different people. Wonderful acting and effective staging.
Don't see it if you don't like talk about philosophy much of which was above my head. The great characters made it worth it.
See it if you're interested in philosophy especially Wiggenstein & Russell; historical plays; UK academia; enjoy new plays.
Don't see it if you're uninterested in history of philosophy,know little about it,dislike "Wikipedia come to life plays," prefer polished, well-staged play
See it if you have an interest in philosophy. It's helpful to have some familiarity with the characters and their relationship beforehand.
Don't see it if philosophy and philosophers bore you.
See it if you'd like an intellectual feast laid out by Stan Buturla & Connor Bond as the sparring Bertie & Ludwig, both mathemeticians & philosophers.
Don't see it if you dislike philosophy or big ideas set against the history of Europe's last 2 great wars.
See it if you want to see the relationship of 2 bright philosophers who have 2 different points of view about life and logic.
Don't see it if This is small scale theater that packs a punch...very talky but worth seeing
See it if you want to luxuriate in the brilliance of two great philosophers of different culture and temperament seeking to understand Essential Truth
Don't see it if u r uninterested the heady brew of such questions as the nature of ''fact", the primacy of the scientific world view, the role of language
See it if you want a portrayal of the relationship over nearly 40 years of two intellectual giants done by two capable actors.
Don't see it if you mind a possibly boring play with some production issues, and a ton of dead time and a wealth of characters who serve no purpose.
See it if you love Bertrand Russel, Ludwig Wittgenstein or philosphy/logic. I delighted in seeing them come to life. I enjoyed Ludwig's development.
Don't see it if your idea of entertainment does not include surface level discussions of European male philosophical ideas. This play isn't more.
See it if you are truly interested in learning more about 2 men who made a huge difference in each other's lives.
Don't see it if you are not interested in true stories.
See it if If philosophy, history and madness interest you
Don't see it if you are looking for light or amusing theater
See it if you are interested in philosophy and the lives and ideas of two of its greatest practitioners.
Don't see it if If you aren't interested in philosophy or history or are looking for something light.
See it if you are versed in philosophy; if the piece had a heart, it must have come up in act two.
Don't see it if you are not; I found it too brainy for its own good and could not engage to stay past intermission.
See it if you want to see strong actors play smart characters saying smart and thought provoking things. A well conceived show done... well.
Don't see it if you don't care for philosophy or wordy shows. This one has a lot of both!
See it if You like to see historical characters depicted authentically and in context. Never boring, it brings to life an abstruse academic debate
Don't see it if you had to look up who Ludwig and Bertie were. Some background on the protagonists and their milieu is helpful to appreciate the play
See it if you like profound, serious, talky plays about reality and other esoteric ideas in philosophy
Don't see it if you want light entertainment and philosophy bores you.
See it if Good acting and interesting topic, one out of control genius and another fatherly mentor.
Don't see it if If you don't like a lot of talking, or get impatient with short scenes and lots of furniture moving.
Also I think the scenery is over-wrought, less furniture and more action!