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 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 you want to see a highly-stylized version of O'Neill's expressionist polemic. Cleverly staged and powerfully acted, esp by Cannavale.
Don't see it if you prefer O'Neill's more naturalistic family dramas or if you have xanthophobia (fear of the color yellow).
See it if You're a fan of O'Neill. Hell, even if you aren't a fan see it for the incredible staging and acting. It's as relevant today as it ever was.
Don't see it if You're expecting a light night of theatre.
See it if you like dynamic and unique staging, great sound design, intense acting, and a modern, expressionist tale of the clash between classes.
Don't see it if you don't like Bobby Cannivale, expressionism, or heavy handed political plays.
See it if you appreciate the timeless work of Eugene O'Neill and the talent of Bobby Cannavale. Powerful message for our time, as it was when written
Don't see it if you don't like classic plays or can't appreciate an expressionist performance.
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 A unique experience at the Park Av Armory. The huge space and staging should not be missed.
Don't see it if Only enjoy fluffy musicals.
Also Get to Armory early to enjoy the building.
See it if you enjoy a theatrical event. Not a great O'Neill play but absolutely wonderful acting, great staging & lighting; Cannavale is superb!
Don't see it if you don't like non-traditional staging and short plays (90 minutes); otherwise its a memorable performance and staging; very visual
See it if Want to see unique piece of theatrecraft on huge scale, & can accept that at times the spectacle is bigger than the story. You like O'Neill.
Don't see it if Don't like expressionist/avant-garde, want realism in plot & acting styles, want story to move you emotionally. Painful seats/lots o'steps.
See it if you want to see a classic play staged in a way that offers new insight and understanding about belonging.
Don't see it if you are only interested in traditional staging. Here, you are in the center of it all.
See it if A most thrilling theatrical experience, Not to be missed by any theatre lover. Amazing direction, set design and phenomenal performance.
Don't see it if If you only enjoy light comedy and musicals.
See it if Jones' stunning expressionistic staging is a visual knock-out & gels perfectly with O'Neill's dramatic intent. Cannavale's perfect as Yank
Don't see it if Audibility & accents sometimes problemic & message a little one note but just quibbles It's a rare must-see for any avid theater goer
See it if you want to see a wow of a production of O' Neill's play.
Don't see it if O'Neill's expressionistic plays are not for you. But it's really worth it just for the incredible staging in an incredible venue.
See it if Visually, one of the best shows I've seen in years. The Armory is one the most important performance spaces in NYC. Cannavale is great.
Don't see it if you don't like sitting on Hard molded plastic seats. Bring a cushion but see it.
See it if you want your mind blown by a visually stunning production. Bobby Cannavale is fantastic in a dramatic lead role. Best ape costume ever!
Don't see it if Even if you don't like O'Neill's plays (I'm not the biggest fan), this is such an amazing production, you really should see it.
See it if You want to see great staging with intense acting by Bobby Cannavale in the historic and beautifully restored Park Avenue Armory.
Don't see it if This play is almost 100 years old, but is performed in a manner that is very imaginative.
See it if Great epic play held in a stunning venue. The use of the stage was amazing, as was the acting & lighting. Very well done!
Don't see it if Looking to see Bob Carnnavale in a dunny role. This wasdramatic & riveting
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.
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