Transport Group’s radical revival transforms Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, nine-act, five-hour play into a solo piece starring David Greenspan. More…
Nina Leeds’ life crumbles when her true love is killed in World War I. She flits from one man to the next until she settles for a life she never wanted, haunted by the fantasy of the happiness she never shared with her late fiance. This saga from 1928 follows the lives of eight characters over half a century. Transport Group’s production incorporates the fragmented identities of all of these characters into a single performer, turning one of O’Neill’s most ambitious works into a unique theatrical event. A dinner catered by The Greene Grape is included with most ticket options.
See it if Amazing virtuoso performance. Poetic language full of witty psychological insight. Family drama + Greek tragedy + black comedy. Unique.
Don't see it if Dated elements: Freudian sexuality, gender stereotypes, and a nontraditional family suffering due to its secrets. Clever but not moving.
See it if Greenspan's epic, solo tour-de-force adapt of O'Neill's 6hr soap opera Playing all 8 characters w/both spoken & interior dialogue he's *****
Don't see it if O'Neill's wordy pop psychology can be a tough slog esp moving into last hrs Constant moving via action grows tedious but Greenspan shines!
See it if you want a remarkable theatrical experience unlike anything you have seen. David Greenspan speaks lines as if they are spontaneous comments
Don't see it if you cannot focus on one actor for an hour. The 6 hour performance is broken into hourish long segments. Also lots of audience stair climbing
See it if Like to use your imagination and pay attention to great acting doing a tour-do-force of multiple characters over many hours.
Don't see it if Hate one-person versions of shows.
See it if You are challenged by the thought of a 6 hour night. I was very impressed by the skill and talent of David Greenspan.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy solo shows! Lots of stairs too, but it was good to get up and move after the scenes as the chairs are somewhat uncomfortable
See it if You want to be able to say you were there. You are a Greenspan completeist. He does make the different characters, and the play, clear.
Don't see it if You can consider the possibility of too much David Greenspan. As usual, good as he is, he is always more David than the character he plays.
See it if You love amazing solo performances. David Greenspan is a national treasure.
Don't see it if You don't like Eugene O'Neill, 6 hour plays, or extremely crowded seating. Otherwise, go!!
See it if you want to be impressed with an incredible feat of acting that works to delineate the characters and bring them to life as individuals
Don't see it if your mind is prone to wander over a long stretch of listening - even if the performance is engaging
See it if you want to see a remarkable theater experience with a legendary actor. What an accomplishment! O'Neill as you've never seen or heard him.
Don't see it if you can't stand the thought of sitting in a play for almost six hours. Also, this play can seem like a soap opera but here it works
See it if you are a Eugene ONeil fan and wish to see a play not often done. An amazing dramatic accomplishment for this solo artist.
Don't see it if you hate solo works or long dramas of a bygone age.
See it if you want an experience!! PHENOMENAL acting. David Greenspan is incredible. Changes how you think about one-man shows & this impossible play
Don't see it if you dislike O'Neill or you don't have time for a 5 hour show. That said, even if you're the distracted type, this is unbelievably engaging.
See it if You are a fan of O'Neill, Greenspan, or the Transport Group. It's epic. The time went quickly. This is an "I was there" opportunity.
Don't see it if You like short, concise, easy theater. You cannot sit in a narrow seat for long stretches. You dislike melodrama.
See it if Absolutely brilliant to see an actor inhabit so many roles at one time. One of the best things I have ever seen in my life.
Don't see it if I a five hour Eugene O'Neill play is not your cup of chai.
See it if you want to watch an incredible actor play multiple roles and share a lifetime in these characters with you.
Don't see it if you're not prepared to commit 6 hours of your time and pay serious attention.
See it if You want to see a once in a lifetime performance of immeasurable grace and wit.
Don't see it if I cannot imagine anyone who would not adore this production. See it.
See it if You can be absorbed in something really long. It's a giant evening but I definitely found it to be worth it.
Don't see it if You know that you'll check out after 2 hours. (You have to stay actively invested in the show)
See it if You want to experience the power of masterful acting an almost impossible seeming accomplishment-an unforgettable experience in the theater.
Don't see it if You want a more traditional theatrical experience
See it if Monumental.. A Happening. BYO food or pre-order. 1/2 hour break to eat. Clever use of 3 stages. My 80, partner's 95. It's Eugene O'Neill..
Don't see it if Six hours from Curtain up to Curtain Call. Seats too tight. Many many steps, Too many whispered scenes. No credit to Irondale.
See it if you've never seen David Greenspan or TransportGroup, want a once in a lifetime experience, appreciate brilliant performance & direction
Don't see it if 6 hours is 2 long 2 pay attention, dislike totally melodramatic scripts, can't see how one actor can play 8 characters all at once, find out
See it if an epic performance by Greenspan. How he switches between characters is astounding. A must-see for actors and theater buffs.
Don't see it if you can't endure five hours with 2 intermissions and a dinner break. But it's worth it and very entertaining.
See it if You want to be part of an amazing theatrical event. I found myself forgetting that there was one person performing every part. Mind bending
Don't see it if You don't like solo shows. But I suggest seeing it anyway!!!
See it if You want to see a feat of acting. You enjoy sweeping, epic period dramas.
Don't see it if You want a story deserving of 5 hrs of stage time. You don’t have patience (takes one act to “sink” into the world of the play).
See it if You are a fan of great acting. It's a one man show of a multi character play. The six hours fly by. An amazing evening of theatre!
Don't see it if you can't do six hours, don't like one person shows, have a problem with stairs