Already closed | 1h 5m | East Village

Dutch Masters

From 82 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

About the show

Partial Comfort presents the New York premiere of Greg Keller's comic drama exploring issues of race and economic disparity in America. Directed by Andre Holland ('Moonlight'). More…

It's summertime in New York City, 1992. In NYC's hazy pre-Giuliani, pre-cellphone, pre-Metrocard days, a black kid and a white kid meet in a chance encounter on an uptown D train, chatting hoops, hip hop, and history. Over the course of one afternoon, fear, guilt, longing and a cigar filled with weed allow one kid to take the other to a place neither ever imagined possible.

1h 5m | Already closed | The Wild Project (East Village)

Member Reviews (82)


Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

During previews
Ambitious, Solid acting, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy plays about big ideas. You like intense plays with a small cast.

Don't see it if You want a well-paced show. I found it both too long & too short. There's an extended intro to the main conflict, which ends shortly after.

Also There are 2 halves to the show. I preferred the 2nd part to the 1st, h... Read more Read less

April 10th, 2018
"A good, tidy play, in its structure and even in its metaphors...The script asks provocative questions about appropriation and responsibility, but mostly it titrates its information in a slow, suspenseful drip, gradually revealing more and more about the circumstances that have drawn these two yo...
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April 10th, 2018
"Holland crafts powerful stage portraits that play on Duff's swaggering buff blackness and Horowitz's timid, well-meaning whiteness; their physical interaction suggests a tense game of chess that keeps threatening to spill over into violence or sex...Although their star turns yield moments of hea...
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April 10th, 2018
"A concise yet impactful work that manages to pack in a lot about troubled race relations in the US...Duff and Jake Horowitz's performances are especially vivid in highlighting the contrasts between the two characters, with Duff's alternately charismatic and terrifying extroversion bouncing off H...
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April 11th, 2018
"Engrossing and racially charged two-character drama...with its shattering plot twist...In 70 gripping minutes, Keller takes this familiar premise in a compelling direction. His biting dialogue reflects the divisive era...Holland's kinetic staging mines all the tension possible with his varied pa...
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