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 want to explore black/white relationships. At times the show was funny.
Don't see it if The therapists were exceedingly annoying and are why I gave a low rating to this show.
See it if you enjoy thought-provoking, provocative dramas that touch on important issues related to sexuality, race, and power in relationships.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with (homo)sexuality themes, nudity, slavery, farcical attempts at relationship therapy, and racial issues.
See it if Well done terrific acting graffic sex something you will think about. Edgy and provocative gross at times and funny New York theater at its
Don't see it if Tough theater upsetting .if you want a relaxing evening of theater this is not it.
See it if You like edgy, thought-provoking "dare to go there" (the name I would give this play) theatrical piece.
Don't see it if You don't like provocative, shocking theatre with nudity and relationship conflict.
See it if you are interested in relationships and the exploration of the human dynamics and how they play out in romantic relationships.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with graphic portrayal of hetero and homosexual activities , especially one with fetish overtones.
See it if you want to see an interesting, well written play dealing with themes of interracial couples, sex, and history of slavery; like plot twists.
Don't see it if you don't like plays dealing with racial themes, frank racial & sexual language, sexual scenes and imagery. Some slow & talky scenes.
See it if You like thought provoking theater that also entertains.
Don't see it if You don’t want a show that addresses race in America from the point of view of a person of color.
See it if you are interested in the history of race relations and want a very different approach to the subject.
Don't see it if you are offended by gratuitous nudity and onstage depiction of sex, or triggered by (or just don't want to see) sexual aggression.
See it if One of the most ambitious plays in theater right now. It confronts the tangle of racial and sexual trauma at the core of the American psyche
Don't see it if The play opens up real traumas. One of the women I saw this with sobbed for the second half of the play, & we each left emotionally drained.
See it if You want to see the new trendy play all the celebrities are talking about. Acting is good, provocative script, with cliched characters.
Don't see it if Nudity, strong, sexual situations.. Becomes tedious and longwinded..no intermission.
See it if you are interested in really challenging theatre, and art that will make you profoundly uncomfortable.
Don't see it if you're not looking to listen, or want a calm/relaxed/entertaining night at the theatre.
See it if You are interested in the work of James O. Harris , open to self exploration, speaking about race and gender and you're not easily offended.
Don't see it if you are easily offended, you are able to see for 2 hours without an intermission. I like how therapist were portrayed.
See it if you want to be challenged. This is a powerful, thought-provoking, brilliantly written play that will leave you with a lot to discuss.
Don't see it if the idea of watching a sex scene onstage makes you uncomfortable.
See it if To see a provocative new work that looks at race,gender,relationships and sex in a unique way by a very promising new American playwright.
Don't see it if You don’t like any of the topics above, don’t like profanity, sexual innuendo, simulated sex acts, don’t like to listen to comprehend show.
See it if You like a storyline that is relevant but strangely writing and presented...very very different
Don't see it if You do not like different...you only want a straight and simple show
See it if You want to see a paly that should provoke a conversation or at least make you think about how you examine sex.
Don't see it if You want entertainment only.
Also Well done, smart, and funny. A little bit too long, but still solid.
See it if you're ok with nudity , sexually explicit material & want to delve more in racial understanding . Want to hear a remarkable script.
Don't see it if you have sexual inhibitions , can’t tolerate nudity , you don’t get racial discourse. Doesn’t matter that it’s a great script .
See it if you want to see something different that deals with controversial issues such as race, homosexuality, slavery, etc.
Don't see it if you're easily offended by nudity, depiction of homosexuality and slavery on stage. The playwright does a lot to add shock value.