See it if Stunning scenes of soldier's family members coping w/ his violent depravity. Creative staging and lighting intensify the disturbing script.
Don't see it if Torture and sexual abuse. Loss of humanity, emotional pain, and extreme anger. Terrified family. Makes its point; you won't forget it.
See it if Very intense story a man that wants power and what he does to get the power.
Don't see it if Deals with torture sexual abuse. You want a happy story with music, singing, dancing. Read more
See it if you believe man is inherently evil or stupid
Don't see it if you want to a show to follow through on the first stage setting scene Read more
See it if you enjoy brutal depictions of cruelty and violent behavior which escalates as the production drags it's way to the finish.
Don't see it if you need a more easily understood plot and dislike the depiction of brutality and cruelty on stage; you don't care for minimalist productio
See it if you are able to make connections between different plot lines
Don't see it if violence depicted onstage is a trigger for you. Read more
See it if you appreciate Fornes' elliptical plays and want to see a spare but solid revival of one her compact, dreamlike plays
Don't see it if you're triggered by stage depictions of violence, psychological or physical; you don't like claustrophobic environments Read more
See it if you must see all of Fornés oeuvre
Don't see it if if you have no patience for an extended sketch with only moments of humor and insight Read more
See it if you don't have especially high expectations because it's by Irene Fornes; good acting can make an otherwise unappealing play worthwhile.
Don't see it if you can't deal with a play in a tiny, almost claustrophobic space that is relentlessly and almost exclusively about violence against women.
"A raucous yet insightful fantasia about military oppression taking its toll on the populace...The play is structured as 19 short, often absurdly funny and sometimes unsettling scenes, some lasting just a few seconds, that total 75 fascinating minutes...Araoz’s vibrant staging perfectly realizes Fornés’ vision...Araoz also crucially guides the vivid performances that are on display...Granados achieves a grand portrayal of a Brechtian everyman."