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're game AND open-minded for a provocative, brilliant and astonishing theater experience! Terrific ensemble cast!
Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional theater experience and are easily offended. Not for the thin-skinned!
See it if you don't mind having an important subject trivialized or if you don't mind swimming through a ridiculous premise to get to some good acting
Don't see it if are hopeful that there will be a revelation of some kind.
See it if and now for something completely different... good to have a new queer voice represented on Broadway. this is a good start.
Don't see it if you've heard the play is AMAZING bc it isn't that; it is edgy and fresh and has some good ideas but the middle scene is WAY TOO LONG.
See it if you are interested in a ground-breaking, twisty show which explores race relations in this country
Don't see it if you would be upset by obscenities or if you don't want to think, now or ever, about race and sexual relations
See it if you like original plays with provocative takes on race and interpersonal relations
Don't see it if you're easily scandalized by nudity or if you can't conceive of interracial relationships
See it if You are interested in the subject of slavery and race relations. You like plays about important societal issues.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with graphic sexual situations, or a serious subject. You want something more lighthearted.
See it if You want to look at the way slavery is baked into the American experience (even in loving relationships) and want to consider what next?
Don't see it if You are offended by volatile human conflict, full male nudity and sexual situations, or explosive themes.
See it if you want to take it off your list of plays to see. I wasnt sure what was going on at first. Didnt get the play until half way thru it
Don't see it if you have a problem seeing types of slavery depicted on stage
See it if you appreciate great actors who take brave risks. The show explores controversial topics and aims to be thought-provoking.
Don't see it if you'll be traumatized by depictions of slavery and racism. The subject can be upsetting, and it won't be new to many viewers.
See it if you want to see a show that will make you have a reaction, whether it be love or hate. Also, if you like less traditional forms of theater.
Don't see it if you don't care for gimmick plays. While the premise has merit, the execution fails. The play is long and continues to hit the same point.
See it if you can stand confrontation about race relations and are genuinely interested .
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with a play that gets up in your face and makes you think.
See it if you like new & interesting plays this 1certainly had a twist It is not what u think it is, but is very entertaining.
Don't see it if you are easily offended, and not open minded. Are not willing to take a chance on new things.
See it if Raunchy, provocative theatre that will make you really think. also laugh at times.
Don't see it if you are a kid, otherwise GO. its okay to be uncomfortable. Go see this show.
See it if you want an original, powerful, rule-breaking, astonishing exploration of the impact of race on contemporary relationships
Don't see it if You want a light evening. This play leaves the audience challenged and unsettled
See it if We were very surprised by the plot. A very timely play. Well done.
Don't see it if If you don’t like to think at the theater. If you like light-hearted theater, skip this play.
See it if Laugh out loud funny, provocative, thought provoking.
Don't see it if Deals with American racial issues. Very sexual content. The middle section was too long.
See it if you're not triggered by unrelenting rape-iness and can sit 2 hours without needing a bathroom
Don't see it if you object to explicit onstage naked kink, or hate spending the second & third acts of a play thinking "Yeah, this needs some serious cuts."
See it if You want to see some boundary pushing Theatre dealing with race.
Don't see it if You can’t handle anything about race and power.
See it if This is the type of play that you keep thinking about and interpreting. The staging is great. The play keeps taking unexpected turns.
Don't see it if you are offended by strong sexual innuendo.
See it if You like plays that make you wonder what is happening, make you uncomfortable, have frank discussion about race, relationships, & sex.
Don't see it if violent and/or sexual situations will trigger, you are looking for a family friendly show