Already closed | 2h 0m | Midtown W

Slave Play (Broadway)

From 396 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

About the show

After a hit run Off-Broadway, Jeremy O. Harris's new play comes to Broadway. This provocative work aims to rip apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in 21st century America. More…

From the show:

The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation - in the breeze, in the cotton fields...and in the crack of the whip. It's an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master's House. Jim trembles as Kaneisha handles melons in the cottage, Alana perspires in time with the plucking of Phillip's fiddle in the boudoir, while Dustin cowers at the heel of Gary's big, black boot in the barn. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems.

2h 0m | Already closed | The John Golden Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (396)


Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing


See it if You want to see a play that deals with couples counseling between interracial couples

Don't see it if You will be bothered with eight repulsive and unlikable characters

Also I’ve scored over 400 plays on show score. I take this very seriously a... Read more Read less

Excruciating, Edgy, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if You like experimental theatre whose only goal is to shock you and upset you.

Don't see it if I would not recommend seeing it.

Also First of all, Slave Play was way too long without an intermission. It ... Read more Read less

Overrated, Excruciating, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are looking for a different viewpoint of race, gender, and sexuality.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show which reenacts sexual acts from 200 years ago which then confusingly leads into a group therapy session.

Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if Don't see it.

Don't see it if You don't like controversial plays,

Overrated, Cliched, Disappointing, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if You are expecting a great show. The writing was extremely sophomoric. Save your money and your time. Actors tried their best with this

Don't see it if you fell into the hype of the controversy. I did and the controversy is probably the only thing that kept people coming. It was bad writing

During previews
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You’re interested in heavy sexual content with no relevance to the title. or you enjoy non traditional plays.

Don't see it if You are bothered my plays that focus on heterosexual as well as gay sexual relationships. Non musical and confused story. Title no relevanc

October 6th, 2019
"CRITIC’S PICK "Four Times as Big and Just as Searing: Jeremy O. Harris’s Off Broadway hit about race and sex in America shakes things up on Broadway."
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October 6th, 2019
"Brash, smart and gleefully confrontational, this is the kind of show that starts arguments. It keeps you off balance; even afterward, you may feel staggered."
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October 6th, 2019
"'Slave Play' Nearly Demands a Conversation. So We Had One."
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October 6th, 2019
"A must-see hit downtown last winter, Jeremy O. Harris' audacious dissection of race, sexuality, power and the scars of historical trauma moves to Broadway."
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