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.
See it if While I didn’t connect personally, I did enjoy this complex and deep piece. Not for everyone, but raw, ambitious and a thinker. Great sound.
Don't see it if Sexual play about slavery makes you uncomfortable.
See it if want to see trendy play, see how one playwright depicts racial issues in unexpected way, learn what it means to want to be listened to
Don't see it if don't like depictions of sex & nudity, sex games that may involve domination or abuse, don't like humorous psychobabble, inner reflection
See it if seeing a high concept experimental piece expanded from a great small production to a mechanized Broadway show seems interesting.
Don't see it if you require clarity with your dramatics. Some of the ideas come across very well and some do not.
See it if Visceral and incisive dominance on and in the"plantation".Difficult, desperate times call for power plays for inter-race couples getting on.
Don't see it if An accomplished enough work (and improved from its downtown mounting) to have to rely on gimmicky shock value to tell its tale.
See it if you enjoy think pieces. This will put your mind at work. It’s performed well & the new actress playing Kaneisha is an improvement from NYTW.
Don't see it if you are turned off by depictions of sex on stage, or sitting through an hour-plus therapy session doesn’t sound appealing to you.
See it if you’re white. We can’t fully grasp the violence our very presence can be to those still suffering at the hands of our race, but we must try.
Don't see it if you’re gonna be a Broadway Becky about it like the girl at the talkback posted to Twitter. She is a perfect example why we need this show.
See it if you want to learn what all the hype is about regarding this surprising, unpredictable, and sometimes weirdly-alluring play.
Don't see it if uncomfortable with (homo)sexuality, nudity; themes of racism, slavery. If expecting a 19th-century pre-Civil War drama, look elsewhere.
See it if 4 Black/White couples explore how institution of slavery/racism negatively impacts their romantic relationships, esp. sex lives.
Don't see it if Less controversial than hyped. Plays with pros and cons of leftist ideas (feeling "seen," triggers/ microaggressions, making space, etc.).
See it if Like being challenged in the theatre. Value serious discussions of race, relationships, therapy, privilege, and sex.
Don't see it if Are avoidant of bold theatre that embraces conflict, nudity, racial tension, relationship angst.
See it if you like a show that deals with an intense subject.
Don't see it if you don't like edgy play and feel uncomfortable with sex on stage.
See it if Fascinating and challenging... mirrors are there for a reason.
Don't see it if Intense and uncomfortable...these are not negatives.
See it if you are up for a rather unusual, contrived yet affecting & disquieting story about race & sex with uncomfortable laughing & biting truths
Don't see it if Bold , bare, uncensored dialogue would upset you. Lots of cruel, painful imagery, nudity & violent interactions are included and satirized.
See it if It’s so many adjectives, but, necessary. It starts off SO funny 😆 and sexual, than act 2, takes a turn, but, makes sense with Act 1, then
Don't see it if Act 3 summarizes a couple of the characters lives. I can see where people were confused 🤷🏽♂️ and it is a smidge over 2 hours, without an
See it if You like thought provoking theatre and interesting views on race and sexuality.
Don't see it if You are easily offended or not willing to consider multiple opinions on race and society.
See it if After seeing it previously at NYTW, I will say this production surpasses what blew me away Off Bway. The current version is perfection!
Don't see it if You aren’t up for some raw, exhilarating, jaw dropping action going on at Golden! This play is an absolute must see! Better than Off Bway!
See it if Provocative content of interracial relationship; 2hr15min without intermission!! Funny at times, dark & heavy in general; layers of parody;
Don't see it if Nudity; lots of SEX & violence; scenic design using huge mirrors that reflect actors & audience; intentionally challenging..
Also “Yale mafia” taking majority of the cast; lots of Yale reference;
See it if You want to explore race relations in the US. You enjoy the dynamics of personal relationships between romantic couples.
Don't see it if You are squeamish about simulated sex on stage.
See it if It’s just damn good theater. One of those things that reminds me why live theater will never die.
Don't see it if You can’t deal with nudity and explicit sexual content. Anything else that you don’t like means it’s doing it’s job.
See it if You want to be challenged as a viewer. I am still thinking it over in my head days later. Amazing acting onstage, but very intense
Don't see it if Topics and depictions of racial aggression are triggering. This show will make you uncomfortable. But if you are triggered by this, don't go
See it if you want a very funny, sexy play about institutionalized racism.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with explicit sex - it only goes only for a few minutes AND I'd say everyone should see this show, so it's worth it.
See it if you like new thoughtful plays; you are interested in plays around racial dynamics
Don't see it if you don't want to discuss racial relations; you are uncomfortable with sexual situations
See it if It examines power and gender dynamics in mixed race couples in a way that I've never seen addressed before. It's got a fantastic monologue.
Don't see it if There are depictions of sexual violence and relationship breakdowns that *I* found very very difficult to watch. YMMV. It's very good.