Members say: Great acting, Masterful, Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing

About the show

Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy come to BAM for the Goodman Theatre’s revival of Eugene O’Neill’s trenchant portrait of hope and disillusionment.

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At Harry Hope’s saloon, the biannual visit of charismatic traveling salesman Hickey is cause for celebration. But when a newly sober Hickey arrives, his renewed outlook on life threatens to upend the lives of his old friends, leading to a series of devastatingly comic and heartbreaking events.

This epic 18-character drama—which garnered critical acclaim and broke box office records in its extended Chicago run—is directed by Robert Falls, whose productions of O’Neill’s works (with longtime artistic collaborator Dennehy) have been the hallmark of his 27-year tenure at the Goodman.

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Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you want to get slowly pulled into a story that piece by piece pulls you into a depiction of human and societal tragedy.

Don't see it if you need a play that only lasts 90 minutes, or has fast-paced action

Masterful, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in a great production of an American classic.

Don't see it if you're not interested in our heritage.

Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you want to see a first-rate production of a classic.

Don't see it if you aren't into really long classic plays.

Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if Great performances classic American play

Don't see it if Your attention span is short, or you're allergic to the phrase "pipe dreams"

Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if O'Neill would not be let down in this tour de force performance of "Iceman..". The company gives you more than a show they give you an event

Don't see it if You don't have a spare 5 hours you're willing to give up.

Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if love great acting and great writing.

Don't see it if you saw Kevin Spacey nail it in an earlier revival.

Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Masterful, Disappointing

See it if You like serio-dramas

Don't see it if You like musicals.

Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You like Mamet

Don't see it if You don't like Mamet

Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Epic, Great acting

See it if Any intelligent person

Don't see it if If you just like musicals

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