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 want to see some incredible acting, if you like Waiting for Godot, if you are from the Midwest, if your partner is from the Midwest...
Don't see it if you want to see a concrete plot.
See it if You love poetry, Louis Jenkins, Mark Rylance, transcendent set, out of the box theater.
Don't see it if You're looking for something traditional.
See it if Someone said it was 'Waiting For Godot' on ice. That pretty much says it except NICE FISH is much more comprehensible and entertaining.
Don't see it if You don't like Mark Rylance.
See it if You want to be intellectually stimulated and laugh at the same time it's delightfully different good change of pace would highly recommend
Don't see it if Your looking for a slap stick Comedy or just a comedy for that matter it will make you think
See it if You admire Mark Rylance's acting, Lewis Jenkins's slightly quirky poetry, and off-Broadway theatre with minimalist scenery
Don't see it if you like B-I-G glitzy productions with predictable plots and endings
See it if You want to see something different. The set and lighting were very good. Acting was good but play itself was very boring.
Don't see it if You like fast paced shows. This is excruciatingly slow.
See it if Skin of Our Teeth set on a Minnesota ice lake. Brilliant and poetic with magnficent acting from all, especially Rylance. Ending is exquisite
Don't see it if You only like "conventional" theater.
See it if You want to see Rylance brilliantly take on a totally different character. If you like the poet's work. If you like bizarre, poetic theatre.
Don't see it if You don't like bizarre plays, you want something w/ a more compelling structure. The play's concept works well but can't sustain 95 minutes.
See it if you'd enjoy day in the life of rural characters & occasional fishing. Funny non sequiturs about human experience made vibrant by great cast.
Don't see it if dialog composed of pithy, often humorous, observational prose poetry is not for you. Must listen closely to excavate gems before next scene.