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 plays where there are no real characters, just pawn pieces to showcase the author's agenda and softcore porn. Funny slave roleplay.
Don't see it if You're for interrarial coupling, you don't like nudity or softcore porn on stage, you don't like race plays where there's no real story.
See it if you want to be provoked (in a good way). It jumps deep into racial issues with no filter, and is designed to make you uncomfortable.
Don't see it if you are triggered by sexually and racially explicit content. You're squeamish or easily offended.
See it if Acting is Hard Work! The actors in this provocative play provide the proof. Watch Annie McNamara...expecially at the curtain call.
Don't see it if Nudity and explicit sexual activity offends.
See it if you want to see the most important “American” play ever written
Don't see it if you are trying to hide from yourself or the conversations around race and American identity that are necessary to our time.
See it if You are open minded and want to see a play that is provocative, creative and approach sex (as normal as day light) in a relationship.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see on the stage full nudity, same sex relationship and sex simulations. Not appropriate for audiences under 18 years old.
See it if You want to engage in a discourse about how race and power intersect in relationships. If you like edgy, fragmented, tonally ambitious work
Don't see it if Arguments and characters aren't really developed. Play is lopsided and sort of reductive with a few illuminating or provocative insights.
See it if extravagant language, nudity, sarcastic (sophomoric?) humor exert a certain appeal and the acting is certainly good
Don't see it if you're not into pretentiously edgy, glib plays that are not as provocative as you might be led to believe
See it if You’re in the mood to be stunned and can handle graphic and explicit sexual displays. If you’re looking to expand and look deeply at hard to
Don't see it if You want a feel good night at the Theater. If you can’t handle vulgarity and graphic sexual displays
See it if Interesting premise. Great acting and setting. Great first act.
Don't see it if I felt it got lost in the second act, which went on way too long and it didn't recover in the third act.
See it if You want to see something relevant and thought provoking! It’s jarring in a good way-stays with you. Incredible theater that makes you think
Don't see it if You like old standard plays and don’t have an open mind.
See it if you like dark humor, plays about race relations, and shock and awe. Laugh out loud funny and constantly surprising.
Don't see it if you're prudish, squeamish, averse to sexual situations, or unsettling plays about the intersections of race, sex, and gender.
See it if you like theater that isn't worried about making you comfortable, and that isn't afraid to be entertaining while pushing boundaries
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with sexual situations on stage, nudity, cursing
See it if It deals BRILLIANTLY with current vital issues, such as race relations, contemporary therapy & sex, in innovative ways & at all levels.
Don't see it if Don’t go, if theater to you means “Entertainment Only”! This IS absolutely entertaining, but it also requires an open mind & thought.
See it if The show is intense. If you like very charged psychological drama and are unafraid to face issues of racism and sex, you will enjoy it.
Don't see it if Don’t see it if you are: uncomfortable with interracial sex/relationships, if you are homophobic or racist, if you like warm, fuzzy shows.