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Blood Boundary
Midtown W
62

Blood Boundary NYC Reviews and Tickets

62%
(29 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (29)

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.

50
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you can follow the confusing relationships (even with the family tree enclosed in the program) there is just too much going on.

Don't see it if you want a more polished production with more consistently good actors.

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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