Part of FringeNYC: Can’t get tickets to Hamilton? Come see the second best show in NYC about non-traditional casting! An obscure, low-rent college theatre department becomes a national punch line when its sole African American professor casts a white girl as Rosa Parks. More…
Categories: Comedy, FringeHIGH, Drama, Local. Written by Kirk White. Directed by Keith Winsted.
See it if Many provocative and relevant ideas that too often are left unsaid esp regarding academia, daring and edgy when needed
Don't see it if Many provocative and relevant ideas but too many of them thus preventing a taut dramatic experience, at times acting a little too broad
See it if In the tradition of Gillman's "Spinning into Butter" excites you.
Don't see it if You don't like racial tension and a show with no "good" guys.
See it if Love great-acting, smaller venue, "out-the-box" plays
Don't see it if Hate smaller theatre, profanity, race issues, & don't come with high expectations (I was hoping to see "Rosa Parks" acted by "the chosen 1"
See it if you like plays that make you think. Typecasting vs Great Acting. Teaching vs doing. The 4 characters were excellent.
Don't see it if if you don't like well written drama.
See it if you're interested in the phenomenon of casting controversies in the social media era
Don't see it if you prefer cogently structured plays with consistent characterization
See it if you want to see some really top notch acting. All four performers were excellent and I could almost believe their ludicrous actions.
Don't see it if you don't want to see what happens when a white guy thinks he can write an edgy play about race in America.
See it if you've been tuned in to the question of "colorblind" casting in contemporary theatre.
Don't see it if you're tired of the "ignorant trashy white girl" trope.
See it if you want to see a great play full of interesting themes that will make you think. I give it a B+ grade.
Don't see it if you have issues with a play that will challenge how you think about race, art, and doing whatever it takes to make a name for yourself.
See it if you like high school drama...
Don't see it if high school throws you back into PSTD - the anger you may feel towards the main character may be too much...
See it if you enjoy riveting theatre that stimulates the brain and leaves you feeling refreshed and rewarded.
Don't see it if you want the same old mundane theatre.
See it if You want to see a show that has amazing multidimensional characters. Relevant subject matter from multiple viewpoints.
Don't see it if If you don't like shows that make you think.
See it if You like edgy sometimes uncomfortable theater that will leave you discussing the play for hours after.
Don't see it if You like shows with unicorn and rainbow endings.
See it if If you are interested in a perspective on race in American culture that may make you uncomfortable but will also challenge you...see it.
Don't see it if Don't go if can't talk to someone about race who isn't the same race as you.
See it if You're interested in an important conversation that currently affects the theatre community. It was fine, but nothing new or groundbreaking.
Don't see it if You're looking for a fluffy, fun night out. This show will challenge you and make you think and discuss for hours.