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 are interested in seeing a thought provoking play, with great ensemble acting and incredibly visually powerful staging
Don't see it if your not interested in serious plays that have strong opinions about social issues.
See it if You loved well staged and designed shows and enjoy surreal experiences with challenging social commentary
Don't see it if You really dislike Eugene O'Neill or surrealism. You prefer Broadway musicals and/or realism.
See it if You enjoy theatrical experiences that are once in a lifetime.
Don't see it if Go see it. You can tell your frandkids about it. Such a cool experience and Bobby Canavale was born for this role.
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.
See it if timeless, searing, social drama is your cup of tea. O'Neill at his best as far as I'm concerned.
Don't see it if you don't appreciate expressionism or creative staging.
See it if You like expert ensemble actors led by Bobby Cannavale in the timeless story of man's search for his self-worth. Do not miss this!
Don't see it if You are looking for a happy ending. Do not like modern interpretations in a moving steel stage set.
See it if you want to see a beautifully written, thought-provoking, profound and incredibly acted and staged great work.
Don't see it if you prefer light, brainless entertainment.
See it if You want a dynamic, riveting production. You want great acting. You want a classic play that is still relevant.
Don't see it if You want a contemporary play. You prefer traditional staging. You don't like O'Neill, though this production, may change your mind.
See it if You want to see an early O'Neill play done right. You like to be surprised at the theatre. You want to be mesmerized by an amazing piece
Don't see it if You think this might be a disney musical about a well meaning monkey. You don't like to pay attention. You have trouble with dialects.
See it if Social class struggles give you a cause for concern. Upward mobility can be challenging when working within the depths of a ship's bowels.
Don't see it if Eugene O'Neill's writing makes you uncomfortable.
See it if you like: Bobby C -relish his visceral performance; expressionism; innovative staging; class struggle that is still timely; striking imagery
Don't see it if you want light hearted fare; you don't like big, bold performances and staging; you're tired of social issues.
See it if you like stunning visuals, spectacular staging, tour de force performance and classic O'Neill.
Don't see it if if you if you think the best theatrical event this year is Bette in Hello Dolly. It isn't. This is.
See it if You are up for a serious social commentary on the suppression of the working class You enjoy staging that is not realistic, acting that is
Don't see it if You can not sit in plastic seats on highly raked bleachers for 90 minutes Find arty theater tiresome
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 o see an imaginative, striking production with an Obie-worthy performance by Carnavale
Don't see it if if you can't relate to a time almost 100 yrs. ago when unions were on the rise, folks alienated by the splt betw. the rich & the common man.
See it if You want to see this play done on a truly grand scale. The actors are all top notch, the direction is brilliant. It's as relevant as ever.
Don't see it if You like your drama served straight up. This is a "re-imagining" that worked VERY WELL for me.
See it if you want to experience one of Eugene O'Neill's expressionistic plays. You are a fan of Bobby Cannavale.
Don't see it if expressionistic drama isn't your thing. You do not like stylized direction.
See it if you want to feel the wonderment of a uniquely staged and choreographed production that turns a classic play into an astonishing experience.
Don't see it if you don't like O'Neill or prefer only traditional productions; or if you have trouble climbing stairs or sitting on uncomfortable seats.
See it if you love old pieces that still have incredible relevance and age like fine wine, the work of O'Neill, or out of this world productions
Don't see it if you don't like plays no matter how extravagant and incredible they are, or you rather see a play more focused about race than class tension
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