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New York | 2h 15m | Ends Feb 08

Awake

From 52 member reviews
Members say: Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting

About the show

The Barrow Group presents this timely new play with a cast of fifteen people from all walks of life engaging in intimate, life-changing conversations around the polarizing issues of the day.  More…

Exploring such issues as race relations, gun violence, police brutality, and immigration policy, "Awake" strives to puts its finger on the pulse of America’s division.



97
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you want a fresh look at 9 masterful 10min plays about current issues. Mostly not black&white but exploring the gray zone, making you think.

Don't see it if you are not interested in current issues our country deals with these days or if you only like 1 long play per night, not 9 short ones.

Also We were absorbed by Awake from start to finish and were sad when it en... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Cliched

See it if You like vignettes on timely and "PC" issues. A large and talented ensemble. Seeing the director/ playwright in one of the pieces. Stand-

Don't see it if Alone pieces, which are part of a larger theme. This was reminiscent of George C. wolfe's "The Colored Museum". There was slight use of the

Also "N" word, some cussing, race and gender talk, and a beautiful male tor... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Entertaining

See it if you want to see controversial issues explored fairly, not giving one-sided opinions

Don't see it if you don't like a series of short plays, preferring a continuous plot line. You don't like shows about controversial topics (they cover alot)

Also The acting is generally very good but a little uneven in spots

87
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want a somewhat intense show that makes you think about current political and social issues from a number of perspectives.

Don't see it if You want a musical, something light & fluffy, something to escape the current political & social issues, or want a straight play.

Also I enjoyed this show, but it's not a straight play, but a series of vig... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you're into challenging vignettes dealing with race, gender, terrorism, & many other current social issues. Very entertaining, if unfocused

Don't see it if you just want a light entertainment or if you prefer a full-fledged narrative to unrelated vignettes. Some resonated more than others.

80
Intense, Relevant

See it if Dramatically drawing nuanced shades of gray on like 20 current polarizing issues: sex, immigration, school shootings, white supremacy, etc.

Don't see it if Current politics are triggering / annoy you. If you’re already generally aware of the issues, it feels unproductive to feel sad wo solutions

Also Free ticket from Show Score.

79
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you are interested in seeing a series of short scenes about current events that sometimes brings new information to the topics

Don't see it if you don't want to think or be challenged

96
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if A powerful play with current life struggles.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to think.

Also For many years, I have seen some of my favorite plays & musicals Off B... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great acting, Must see, Resonant, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you want to challenge yourself confronting different prospectives of our identity-group separated world and our failure to “get” the “other.

Don't see it if you prefer comedy, single linear plot to many 10 min. one-act plays and solliloqueys, or musical, avoid race/immigration themed/conflict.

94
During previews
Ambitious, Must see, Profound, Great writing

See it if Excellent conversation-starter whilst being thoroughly mesmerizing. My brain is totally stimulated and all wired-up now!

Don't see it if You may be inclined to feel guilty and exposed by some twists but that just says about who you are as a person, right?

Also Friend and I have immensely enjoyed this play, definitely one of my fa... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Riveting, Great writing

See it if An important play told in a “you are immediately hooked and can’t look away” manner ! You want a fresh take on contemporary societal issues.

Don't see it if You are looking for a feel good, laugh a minute style show. Don’t see it if you can’t face the very troubling serious issues in our nation !

Also I was unprepared for the stunning brilliance of both the succinct writ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You want to see 9 excellent thought provoking short plays with good actors talking about relevant things.

Don't see it if You like musicals or very light plays.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Must see, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are a caring sensitive person, even if you’re not it may help you and the way you petceive the world we live in.

Don't see it if If you subscribe with hate and racism.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant, Engaging

See it if 9 short topical plays, all good! I enjoyed the variety. Insightful writing, good characters/acting, and a bit of mystery in each one.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy short vignettes with 1 or 2 characters each. You are uninterested in social justice topics.

90
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Great writing

See it if A real surprise!!! Nine very short plays delve into today's psyche better than any one (1) play that I've seen in a long time. BRAVO!!!

Don't see it if you are looking for something light or do not like to think in the theater.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Nine plays 10 minutes each topics that are complex issues that have two sides, not saying who is right or wrong.

Don't see it if topic terrorism, racism, gay, police. Want a whole story or musical.

Also All of the play were good some standout for me. ... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like diversity

Don't see it if you dont like short acts

89
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Slow

See it if You want to see short acts about relevant issues. Wonderful actors. Well written material.

Don't see it if You are closed minded regarding what continues to happen in the world around us.

89
During previews
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see thought provoking play, many current issues that we deal on a daily basis in US,not earth shattering but make you stop&think

Don't see it if You are not into politics, takes offense of racial, homophobic commentary. Barebone theater, small theater is not your thing.

Also What an amazing, refreshing cast. It’s been so long to see such young ... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if well written take on racism, hate, police brutality, immigration and gun violence from unique, thoughtful, moving and challenging angles.

Don't see it if you care little about these issues, or want a standard play. Though, if you don't see it, you will be missing a pivotal production.

Also Some of the best writing I've seen in a long time, by K. Lorrel Mannin... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Good acting

See it if You enjoy thought provoking plays with relevant, racial and political undertones as well as seeing good acting.

Don't see it if You really only want to be entertained without being stretched and broaden at the same time or like musicals better

87
During previews
9 power packed short plays on touchy issues

See it if 15 actors sit on the side of the stage as 9 short plays unfold on a minimal set. Racism, homophobia, immigration and other hot-button issues

Don't see it if Terrific young actors including Trey Santiago-Hudson, son of Ruben, in an auspicious off-Bway debut with lots of charisma and riveting eyes.

87
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You enjoy reality in your face, the truth about racism of all kinds in our society. Disturbing yet some times uplifting.

Don't see it if YOu can't handle seeing art imitate reality about the ugly parts of human nature. Or if you don't like vignettes.

86
During previews
Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You appreciate great writing and acting that challenges our prejudices in an intimate setting

Don't see it if You want something light and easy with a big fancy production

86
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if your interested in new ways to deliver an overall plot into a cohesive presentation of challenging contemporary issues

Don't see it if you prefer comedy or a play with a single linear plot to multiple one-act plays and soliloquies.


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