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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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
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.
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?
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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