Blood Boundary
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Blood Boundary
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Blood Boundary NYC Reviews and Tickets

63%
(29 Ratings)
Positive
52%
Mixed
21%
Negative
27%
Members say
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Slow

About the Show

In this world premiere drama set in Oklahoma in the '20s, a young man raised in a white family must reexamine his life after learning of his Cherokee relatives.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (29)

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70 Reviews | 20 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Profound, Great writing

See it if I went in not knowing what to expect and was blown away by the caliber of the writing and acting in this show. Highly recommend

Don't see it if You don't like shows that deal with intense historical subject material

62 Reviews | 20 Followers
81
Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful

See it if performance captures a horrific time in American history. Brilliant acting by Neil Brown as the racist antagonist. Hats off to playwright.

Don't see it if A quick study of the incident (timing) is advised otherwise may confuse. Simple staging and average acting with a couple of exemptions.

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
79
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Infomative, Edgy

See it if You are interested in a play that is set in Oklahoma around the Tulsa Race Riot and how one family deals with this.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a play that deals with historical events of the worst race riot in U.S history and brings it to the stage. Read more

175 Reviews | 30 Followers
75
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see some great acting in a play that centers around racial tensions in Oklahoma during the 1920's.

Don't see it if You want something lighter and funny. Although there are some laughs, it's a serious piece about racial injustice and mistaken identities. Read more

217 Reviews | 150 Followers
75
Confusing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You want to see a historical racial drama with wonderful actors who gave a touching performance. Minimalistic staging that worked well.

Don't see it if You are disturbed by use of slang racial terms or not into historical dramas

1205 Reviews | 344 Followers
73
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you like plays based on true events and enjoy thorough exploration of the tension among different people in the 20's that has meaning today.

Don't see it if you are bothered by some uneven acting and or tons of dialogue. There are a lot of scene changes in a show that could use some editing.

267 Reviews | 52 Followers
72
Interesting background for a story, Relevant, Confusing, Uneven acting, Overall worthwhile

See it if You are interested in the story of the massacre, which isn't well known. The show has potential, but I would've liked more focus on the riot

Don't see it if You can't handle somewhat uneven acting or a script referring to a number of extraneous characters that you never see.

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
71
Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant

See it if you enjoy historical dramas, especially dealing with minorities and underrepresented stories.

Don't see it if you can't handle blatant racism on stage.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
September 26th, 2017

"A worthwhile opportunity to see a play about Native Americans written by indigenous playwright Mooney...Mooney has created an absorbing family drama set against the backdrop of violent racial strife, but her plot is overstuffed...The performances are mixed, with certain actors coming across as less polished...Although this is an imperfect production, it’s an engrossing story...The themes of racial inequality and violence against people of color are unfortunately as timely as ever."
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Stage Buddy
October 2nd, 2017

“The attention to detail is excellent, from the costumes to the hand-painted sign for the hospitality house. The sound and lighting is well-done...The historical aspect is also painstaking in detail and for good reason: the Tulsa Race Riot is absent from almost all US history textbooks…This piece ensures this story will not be lost, and the characters' grief over the riot emphasizes that we ought to be similarly grieved that we are only starting to remember it.”
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