St. Ann’s Warehouse and American Repertory Theater present this New York premiere, about two men searching for answers on the last day of the fishing season. Starring Mark Rylance. More…
On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It’s the end of the fishing season, and two men are out on the ice angling for answers to life’s larger questions. They are hoping for something essential and immortal... when a construction worker roars across the ice on his snowmobile, spear, dynamite, and fancy dress in hand. The last blizzard of the season is about to begin.
See it if you like absurdist comedies. This is Waiting For Godot On Ice with lots of insights into Life (capital "L" intended).
Don't see it if you only like shows with a plot. This has almost no story arc, but it does make you think and laugh.
See it if You're a Mark Rylance fan. This is him in all his quirky glory. Fun. Funny. Heartwarming and sweet.
Don't see it if You don't like quirky. This is weird but in the sweetest kindest way. It sneaks up on you and before you know it, it's touched your heart.
See it if you don't mind being confused at times if the payoff is funny, thoughtful moments delivered by an exceptional cast
Don't see it if prose poetry is too off-putting for you, you can't tolerate mundane or confusing moments
See it if Are a Mark Rylance fan, a man who is a chameleon brilliant actor. Quirky, funny engaging
Don't see it if don't like to think at the theater
See it if you'll enjoy quirky & entertaining musings on the meaning of life written by the same guy who wrote Mark Rylance's Tony acceptance speeches.
Don't see it if the absence of plot and character development is a deal breaker, despite the show's other charms.
See it if You enjoy language and visual delights washing over you. Everyday "prose poems", rather than plot, are the basis, like "Love & Information."
Don't see it if You need a hard plotline and defined relationships; you prefer Taxi Driver over Prairie Home Companion in terms of tone
See it if you like mark rylance, who is an absolute treasure; if you are up for a witty, gently philosophical but very funny meditation on ... life.
Don't see it if you want action, DRAMA, music, or a fluffy show that won't challenge you or ask you to think.
See it if you like Mark Rylance (who doesn't?), poetry, quirky humor and the Saint Ann's Warehouse (great new digs).
Don't see it if you want a solid story line and everything has to make 100% sense; you have to be able to go with the flow on this one.
See it if Mark Rylance fan? See it. Brilliant set and theater environment. Thoughtful, absorbing play. I recommend it highly.
Don't see it if Why not go? Brooklyn / Dumbo too far? GMAB.
See it if you're fishing for whimsical entertainment that evokes a state of mind & offers insight into the leanings of legend in the making Rylance.
Don't see it if you think a play without a plot & character development wears out its welcome faster than yesterday's fish.
See it if you want to enjoy an endearing performance by Mark Rylance & enjoy broad, existential conversations about the meaning of life.
Don't see it if you're easily confused with non-linear narratives. I'm sorry to say that I was one of the people who simply "didn't get it". =(
See it if You like Mark Rylance. And if you enjoy theatre as a creative playground. It was an amusing and enjoyable production.
Don't see it if You're expecting a revelation based on word of mouth. You might be disappointed. The show is slight but extremely pleasurable.
See it if You are in for a poetic treat of joyfulness http://frontmezzjunkies.com/2016/03/16/nice-fish-having-fun-out-on-an-abstract-lake-in-minnesota
Don't see it if If you want a straight forward play with plot and storylines.
See it if You like poetry (and philosophy) in your theatre. You like Rylance. You like Beckett and Theatre of the Absurd. You are into existentialism?
Don't see it if You want clarity and action in your theatre.
See it if You are willing to enjoy an "entertainment" rather than a play. Needed tightening. The men were excellent and in parts it was touching.
Don't see it if If it is a full blown play you want to see rather than an amusing device.
See it if if you are a Mark Rylance fan or a fan of clever design and staging. Poetry and Louis Jenkin fans will also enjoy it.
Don't see it if if you can't stand mildly pretentious theatre. The show isn't really about anything and never exceeds Waiting for Godot: On Ice.
See it if Enjoy thoughtfulness. This is a play for true theatre lovers.
Don't see it if You don't like poetry you may not get it. This show is based on a series of poems that are somewhat esoteric.
See it if you are in the mood for a brief, charming and well-done interlude with a Garrison Keillor like approach
Don't see it if you are seeking great poetry, meaningful insight or plot