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 I wanted to love this play more than anything but it fights you every step of the way. It's a play to make you think, and in this a success
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged, don't want to think, don't want to be made uncomfortable.
See it if you want theater to challenge you. I appreciated this more than I liked it. Great acting and some brilliant moments but didn't work for me.
Don't see it if Over 2 hours w/out an intermission is way too long--all 3 acts could be cut. If you are disturbed by graphic sex and violence.
See it if you want to see a very "woke" play that dives deep into race, interracial relationships, and sex. The cast is fantastic.
Don't see it if you do not want to see a VERY sexual show, with nudity, racist language, and whipping. It can be difficult to follow at times.
See it if you are willing to have your idea of what theater can be challenged and are open to frank discussions of race
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with talk of sex or race or want a traditional evening at the theater.
See it if you want to see a provocative story about interracial relations that makes you think but doesn't always keep you entertained.
Don't see it if you want something more lighthearted or entertaining. While there are moments of humor, this is a complex, thought-provoking story.
See it if you can't handle disturbing plays. This will challenge you on every level. Terrific cast handles a complex script and issues full tilt.
Don't see it if you can't sit for 2 hours, upset by graphic material, or not willing to engage. It's RAW. A lot is going on but it's not always clear.
See it if You want to see a thought-provoking show about race and sexuality, or want new, innovative and clever theater with strong acting.
Don't see it if You don’t like the to see simulated sex, need a straightforward play, or want a lot of elaborate sets.
See it if It's a confrontational, absurdist and wildly creative exploration of racism. Very funny, elaborately staged, and deeply considered.
Don't see it if it's way too long. the sex is very explicit. it's not quite as smart as it thinks & its reduction of racism as sexual is myopic.
See it if A promising work from a new playwright. Addresses race & sexuality in a frank and unsettling way. Uncomfortably funny, yet insightful.
Don't see it if The play is a bit self indulgent and at times tries too hard to be shocking.
See it if you want to see truly original perspective on core themes of dominance/submission, gender and race and be captivated by acting & production.
Don't see it if You might find simulated sexuality of various kinds unpleasant, won't like the bifurcated structure of the play -depicts and then analyzes.
See it if you like challenging theater and are ready for a visceral punch in the gut. You Work, Process, and Exorcise. RUN, see it, THINK!
Don't see it if can't be shocked and deal with our internalized ancestral history of the raping master/slave. The show is aggressive, sexual, psychological
See it if you like challenging work about race & sexual politics. I found some interesting ideas were undercut by cartoonish characterizations.
Don't see it if nudity, race issues & simulated sex are turn-offs. If in-your-face arguments about sex & race aren't your thing, this isn't for you.
See it if You want to experience a fantastic new piece! Hard topics, challenging ideas, hilarious and raw approach. O'Hara+O'Harris=excellence!
Don't see it if you are offended by extreme sexual content and language. lots of racial slurs are used, too (it's basically the point)
See it if you want to think and are ready to be provoked. this is not for the casual theater go-er. Brilliantly written and acted & an important work
Don't see it if you want to be entertained. this play makes you uncomfortable. Well worth it for the thoughtful person.
See it if you’re ready to experience raw, gut-punching & fantastic theatre on an astoundingly challenging level.
Don't see it if you’re turned-off by conversations about power, race equity, trauma, or simulated acts of sex.
See it if You like plays about interracial couples dealing with related issues and don't mind raunchy scenes and dialogue.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the subject matter or are offended by racial slurs and in-your-face satirical commentary about interracial couples.
See it if Like shows about race, interracial relationships, portrayals of slavery. Like shows with a complete twist of a story between the 2 acts.
Don't see it if You can't sit still for 2 hours. Want something uplifting. Dont like shows with nudity, simulated sex. Want a show with a clear message
See it if Want moving dialogue that makes u uncomfortable but resonates. Black,White,Gay,Str8, Male, Female it is relatable.
Don't see it if U r uncomfortable with everyday underlying racism and fetishes relating to minority suppression.