Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc. in association with BEDLAM presents a taut drama about a Caucasian police officer accused of pushing a 13-year-old African American boy out a four-story window during a police chase. More…
A white police officer is accused of pushing an African-American teenage boy out of a window during a police chase. The effects of a tragic incident can, in a moment, forever redefine the lives of all those intimately connected to it. This relevant tale explores the malleability of guilt and innocence when pitted against prejudice and presumption, truth and sensationalism. As the former officer stands at the precipice of fate, neither he nor the boy can distinguish fact from fiction, certainty from doubt, guilt from innocence.
See it if you are interested in a taut drama, where everything is not tied up with a pretty bow. Great staging by Eric Tucker. The ensemble, sublime.
Don't see it if you do not like thought-provoking drama.
See it if you enjoy stripped-down thought/emotion pieces with relevant subject matter
Don't see it if you like comfort. The subject matter, the conversations between characters, and the pauses for effect are all purposefully uncomfortable.
See it if you are a die-hard Bedlamite. There are some strong performances and a few nice staging moments.
Don't see it if you haven't seen Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility yet. This play is an ernest and well-intentioned but obvious and ham-fisted.
See it if you're looking for great acting, writing, and staging and want to leave the theatre thinking about what you saw
Don't see it if you don't want to see another drama looking at our prejudices and where everyone's empathy stops, regardless of how compelling it may be
See it if -you like theater to spark discussions on relevant social issues. -you like intense acting and beautiful picturesque direction
Don't see it if -your looking for a 'black' POV to police brutality issues. Script fell short of being fully realized in voice for 'black' teenager and mom.
See it if Great acting and staging. An interesting look on a very real problem facing minorities, the police and our legal justice system.
Don't see it if If you prefer light musicals!
See it if You enjoy well acted and thought provoking dramas that leave you thinking about the show, hours after you've left the theatre.
Don't see it if You're in denial about racism still existing in 2016.
See it if you want to see something very well done: arresting story, excellent acting, innovative staging, crisp dialogue. Constantly surprising.
Don't see it if you're looking for production value. It's quite stripped-down, but the simplicity serves the script & only makes the action more immediate.
See it if you would like to be totally absorbed in what's going on in the play. This show is awesome!
Don't see it if you're looking for a comedy --- but even if you generally prefer comedies, this show is so good that you should see it anyway!
See it if You want to believe every moment and want to be trusted to understand a profoundly relevant story being told in a minimalist style.
Don't see it if You care about all the trimmings of realistic sets and props and you don't want your biases challenged.
See it if You enjoy a thoughtful playwright's interpretation of a revealing, riveting story of social imbalance and its psychological impact.
Don't see it if The subject matter is reminiscent of something too close to home...