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 Gorgeous visual expression of class conflict & alienation with outstanding ensemble beautifully choreographed and staged &Cannavale is great
Don't see it if you can't take expressionist O'Neill in uncomfortable seats - but it is a small price to pay for extraordinary production should be seen
See it if You want to see something outside the "Broadway" norm. The staging is masterful, acting brilliant, and the Alsace used to maximum effect.
Don't see it if You don't like Eugene O'Neill, like his much longer shows, or want to come out humming a pretty song.
See it if You have an open mind to a modern interpretation of a 100-year old play. The story is relevant and the production design is ASTONISHING!
Don't see it if You're expecting this Eugene O'Neill to be traditionally performed. It may seem "stilted" or "contrived" to purists, but it's BOLD & FRESH!
See it if you enjoy ambitious "director's theater". This one offers a fresh perspective while remaining absolutely true to the text.
Don't see it if you dont enjoy sometimes abstract staging and mixing of theatrical styles and modes. the thing is that this one really let me hear the text
See it if you love innovative new productions This takes a not so new play and makes it feel vibrant and contemporary
Don't see it if You prefer plays that are staged very traditionally
See it if You appreciate innovative staging, interpretation and consummate acting. And if you like Bobby Cannavale, who is breathtaking
Don't see it if You are looking for a fun night out. This is a very intense play with serious staging and acting.
See it if You want to see the words of Eugene O'Neill brought to scintillating life w/ clever staging in a venue like you've never seen before.
Don't see it if You can't get your hands on a ticket in the next 3 days. otherwise - go,
See it if You love O'Neill, particularly the expressionist plays, or you just want to see a show like nothing you've ever seen before.
Don't see it if You have a short attention span for monologues or you do not want to see a surreal, symbolic representation of reality.
See it if wild ride is on your bucket list, surprise after surprise from tableau to man in the moon balloon, TheVISIT's yellowShoes, & donut turntable
Don't see it if you can't be surprised any more, dislike O'Neill, can't stand examining class issues, don't like monkey fur, can't climb stairs....Go anyway
See it if You want to see first rate actors doing a classic play with mind-blowingly creative but simple staging.
Don't see it if you are bothered by a touch of "Sprockets" a la Saturday Night Live...
See it if You want to see an imaginative and creatively staged production of an O'Niell classic with an outstanding lead performance and ensemble cast
Don't see it if You don't like to have to listen and think at the theatre.
See it if You are curious how classics can be made entertaining to a modern audience. You want to experience incredibly dynamic staging and acting.
Don't see it if You aren't fond of symbolism. You want a strong story line. You don't care for "experimental" theater.
See it if You enjoy Eugene O'Neill's plays. Even if you don't, it's worth seeing for the staging and the performances..
Don't see it if You need comfortable seats, or if you don't like expressionist dramas.
Also Visually, it was absolutely amazing.
See it if You want to see a unique, innovative, and brilliant piece of theater that is masterfully directed.
Don't see it if You are not willing to really think and focus and you have to understand everything. You are more of a purist.
See it if you are an O'Neill fan and want to see a play staged with great skill outside the box. Top performance by Bobby Cannavale. At PAve Armory
Don't see it if you can only handle traditionally stage theater. Find O'Neill too challenging.
See it if Incredible and inventive lighting, set, and sound design coupled with riveting performances truly make this a one-of-a-kind experience.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a serious piece, you want a conventional theater-going experience
See it if You enjoy dark period dramas. Can listen to quick, but critical dialogue. And if you want to see amazing acting.
Don't see it if you are looking for light-hearted or very modern story lines
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