Park Avenue Armory and the Old Vic present O’Neill's expressionist drama, a searing social commentary on the divide between the rich and poor in the industrial age. Starring Emmy winner and Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale. More…
Cannavale stars as Yank, an unthinking laborer searching for his place in a world controlled by the wealthy. His journey from the bowels of a transatlantic ocean liner to the wealthy neighborhoods of New York society literally revolves around the audience like the conveyor belt of a larger machine, serving as a metaphor for the struggle between the working man and the industrial complex. The revival is directed by Olivier winner Richard Jones and is based on a previous mounting he helmed in London.
See it if You like Eugene O'Neill's plays. Fits into today's concerns about the fate of man and his place in the world. Fabulous set in Armory space.
Don't see it if You prefer musicals and comedies. This ain't it. If you don't like Bobby Canavale or Eugene O'Neill's point of view of life.
See it if Don't want to miss a landmark production of a rarely-performed "important" work by O'Neill. Hard to imagine a better version ever mounted.
Don't see it if You prefer naturalism, a storyline, and an absence of polemics. You can't sit for 90 minutes in chairs with too-shallow, too-high seats.
See it if you are interested in a rare O'Neill play given a magnificent expressionist staging in a unique setting.
Don't see it if you have little interest in O'Neill and don't care for large-scale stagings.
See it if impressive performance by Bobby Cannavale! His performance was fiery, authentic, and poignant .This play is an outstanding visual artwork.
Don't see it if I can not think of any reason not to see this play...everyone should see it!
See it if you enjoy great acting in a cavern with stadium seating. Cannavale, Costabile and crew keep coal coming. Scalding hot production will amaze.
Don't see it if Hard plastic seats biggest issue. Sprawling venue itself a zoo to navigate. Scrape $30 for Ape. Visually lavish and provocative.
See it if A powerful play that speaks volumes about how people suffer from societies outlook. Bobby Canavalle is in total control of the character.
Don't see it if Playwright O'Neill is not your bell wringer.
See it if you have any interest in O"Neil and want to see a brilliant staging of a rarely produced, perhaps second rate play of his with BC who rocks!
Don't see it if You dislike polemical, didactic, extreme talkiness and can't overlook these flaws in early O'Neil in a production which is beautiful, unique
See it if You want to see a play done on a grand, masculine, massive scale. Filling the entire space of the Armory this play impresses! Cast is great!
Don't see it if You aren't up for a play about social classes, industrialization, greed & cultural apprehension. The seating may prove to be a challenge.
See it if you are a Bobby Canavale fan, as he's in every scene, and if you enjoy a well written play with some very unusual and interesting staging...
Don't see it if you are not a fan of O'Neill's and don't like shows about the haves and the have nots...
See it if You want to experience a once in a lifetime event with masterful acting, staging, visuals. Very impactful. Bobby Cannavale rocks!
Don't see it if You want a light hearted, simple and straightforward show.
Also The staging is out of this world!!!
See it if you love theater that is a unique experience. Using the armory and creating a theater within really elevates this story. love bobby canavale
Don't see it if not the best o'neill story and the dialect is very heavy handed. The use of the space is very non traditional.
See it if you enjoy a truly masterful staging - inventive and intense. Good acting. The presnetation is fresh but the content old and unnecessary.
Don't see it if you don't like weird and not straightforward storytelling. You want a truly thought-provoking show - this one is rather pretentious.
See it if When U walk thru the doors U no this ain't goin 2b the same-o same-0. Then the lites go out, Expressionistic theater takes over, what a ride
Don't see it if Not for all tastes, stylized dialogue & settings, plus a 1922-style bashing of the upper classes by the below deck workers. Brief nudity too
See it if you want a visually stunning expressionistic play that fills the huge drill hall with dramatic sights and sounds. Very unique experience.
Don't see it if you don't want to see Bobby Cannavale in a great performance. Deals broadly with class and wealth as only O'Neill can. Run, don't walk!
See it if Production made extraordinary by the built space at the Armory. It is important to exit the opposite way you reached your seat...
Don't see it if you only like comedies, and light fare.
See it if you're interested in opulent and exciting stagings of challenging work. This production is art with a capital "A" from start to finish.
Don't see it if you want a straightforward, all-dots-connected drama without impressionistic and expressionistic elements.
See it if You want to spend an amazing evening at the Park Ave. Armory watching an amazing cast in a very innovative, moving show.
Don't see it if You are not into avant gatde theater.
See it if you enjoy message theater with great performances and unique staging in a great space. Very timely topic of class.
Don't see it if you don't like innovative staging and sometimes difficult material.
See it if you want to see one of the best Off-Broadway productions of the year; it takes you to another world and you never quite come back out of it.
Don't see it if you are opposed to Eugene O'Neill.
See it if You want to see a brilliant and contemporary realization of a rarely performed O'Neill classic. Cannavale and his ensemble and set - bravo!
Don't see it if you enjoy enjoy musicals.
See it if you love great writing, acting, staging in a landmark space. The play is old but still relevant. Great NYC theatrical experience.
Don't see it if you want conventional plot and narrative or you expect Bobby Cannavale to be funny. This role is a game changer for him.
See it if you enjoy great acting. Bobby Cannavalle deliveries a tour de force performance. Great ensemble and well staged.
Don't see it if are looking for easy entertainment with this thought-provoking drama that is as relevant today as when it was written in 1922.