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 you like socially relevant and important works that push the boundaries of what American theater can and should be
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with issues or race, sexuality, or graphic content and language
See it if you like edgy theatre, plays that explore the topic of race, shows that evoke discussion, or don’t mind feeling uncomfortable at the theatre
Don't see it if you’re looking for a pleasant evening out, or are triggered by nudity, extreme sexual situations, or strong language
See it if you enjoy plays that make your mind work hard while keeping you engrossed throughout. Good laughs & many disturbing ideas worth exploring.
Don't see it if you can't sit for 2 hrs 10 min without an intermission and are afraid to confront racial and sexual issues in our society.
See it if You’re open to dialogue about race. I heard an audience member say as she was leaving , “It was funny and then it wasn’t “.
Don't see it if You are opposed to nudity on stage, or discussion about race.
See it if you are interested in an exploration of the effect of slavery on the relationships between races in contemporary America.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy a lot of strong language and nudity.
See it if you are intrigued by the hypothesis offered here: it is an interesting concept. Makes you think; and has some really fine acting.
Don't see it if nudity and simulated sexual acts offend you. You can't sit for more than 2 hours without a loo break.
See it if you like thought provoking topical shows about race & gender roles and can appreciate the use of humor to shine a light on dramatic tension.
Don't see it if you are offended by nudity & simulated sex & a too long play that overstays its welcome with no intermission and a muddled message.
See it if you like to see a bold, thought-provoking show on broadway about the relationships between minority and social segregation.
Don't see it if you have an issue with on-stage nudity and sexual scenes
See it if you want a thought-provoking provocative look at sexual domination as it is played out in various couples of various orientations, bold show
Don't see it if you are triggered by the slavery content. You want to fall in love with the characters. There is a great distancing effect, a play of ideas
See it if You are open minded and can let things develop over time.
Don't see it if You want the plot to start right out of the gate or you are offended by frank discussions and depictions of sex.
See it if you like exciting emerging playwrights, incredible acting, attention grabbing staging, of-the-moment cultural dialogues on race & sex
Don't see it if 2hrs/no intermission, graphic sex onstage, sensitive psychological issues, deliberate stereotypes trigger you. Stay tuned--it's "a process"
See it if You are up for some nice moments of scathing tense dialogue and knee slapping hilarity mixed with good ole racism.
Don't see it if You don’t want to sit through two hours of intermission less trigger baiting.
See it if You want a thought-provoking, beautifully staged and acted production and you're not afraid to dig into uncomfortable emotions and thoughts
Don't see it if Racial slurs, nudity, violence, and/or rape are upsetting; if you're close minded about race in USA; if you're with family (it gets awkward)
See it if A wild impassioned ride into forces of desire, violence, and institutional racism directed with wit by O'Hara, performed by kick ass cast
Don't see it if If intense sexual material is triggering, this may be difficult for you
See it if Anyone looking for interesting subject matter and a unique concept that makes you think.
Don't see it if This play is definitely for mature audiences and not for people looking for a light evening at the theatre.
See it if you want to experience a raw, highly original, provocative examination of the impact of the legacy of racism on the subconscious.
Don't see it if if you don't want to deal with these difficult and complex issues
See it if like "hot" plays with ambitious topics; trust professional reviews (including Sara Holdren, who, normally I completely agree with)
Don't see it if don't want overlong play; seems in severe need of edits. Like a bloated Underground Railroad Game - which provided much better theater
See it if you want to be challenged about what is theatre, play, relationship, reality, history, narrative... just about everything.
Don't see it if reenactment of enslavement and/or of various types of sexual encounters, both consensual and perhaps otherwise are triggering to you
See it if able to sit 2 hrs w/o intermission. Open to conversations/visuals that will make U uncomfortable. Attentive listener. Not Easily Triggered.
Don't see it if You are an AMERICAN in denial of racism.
See it if you like to leave the theatre thinking and discussing what you have just seen.
Don't see it if you are squeamish about sex on stage or don't want to think about race and power - both in the past and in the present.