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.
See it if You enjoy exploring racial politics - you want to see some really strong acting in a small venue
Don't see it if You can't handle testing your self around race & what is really happening & what is perceived & the truth in between.
See it if you are willing to examine your attitudes toward racial issues, you like two-handers, you enjoy plot twists.
Don't see it if you want a lot of action, you want music, you are close-minded about race
See it if Overall a pretty good play worth seeing very good acting throughout the entire performance however I was disappointed in the ending
Don't see it if You’re not interested in black white relations
See it if Excellent 2-hander. Two young men meet on an uptown train. Terse urban prose. Doesn't go where you expect. Very well-acted.
Don't see it if Do see it. Suspenseful but a little slow for the first 30 mins. Then the surprise, and the tension mounts.
See it if Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN thru a Kenneth Lonergan filter is 4 you. 70 minutes of well-observed humor, tension, & racial concerns, done well.
Don't see it if you want a large canvas, teeming with lots of actors & design elements. This is more a promising play than a masterfully accomplished vision
See it if You want to see some great acting by two talented young men dealing with racist attitudes, directing by the very talented Andre Holland.
Don't see it if No reason not to see it! A very important piece of drama, especially timely, despite taking place in the 80's.
See it if you want to see a well-written two-hander that's well acted; if you care about social/race issues told in a refreshing way
Don't see it if you prefer a big cast and lush staging; if you are bothered by loud shouting in a small theater.
See it if you like an intimate theatrical experience. This is a small, simple play that touches on a lot of big issues. Simply wonderful.
Don't see it if you like big, splashy shows or need lots of emotional fireworks and scenery chewing.
See it if you crave an intelligent, well-written/directed/acted show on class, privilege, & race that's not predictable, but wholly recognizable
Don't see it if shows that touch on class, privilege, & race annoy you, tho this is an astute & believable take on all these *without* any preaching.
See it if you are a white person raised by a black woman, you are interested in racial dynamics, you are a white person who loves black culture.
Don't see it if I think everyone should see this. But if you're a racist of any color, skip it.
See it if Must see. Short & sweet. Flies by in the best way. See it if you like dynamic plays about very important race topics. Great production.
Don't see it if You're looking for something more fully fleshed out, it's only 80 minutes, but you won't be disappointed! Don't care about race relations.
See it if examinations of racial politics through compelling personal drama is a +. Thrilling story that keeps you guessing, powerful moral message.
Don't see it if Don't like discussing racial difference or racial oppression. Don't want to think about your own privilege.
See it if you like contemporary situational drama involving young adults in the middle of conflict. 80 minutes long!
Don't see it if you are seeking a well developed plot with a knee slapper ending.
See it if You want to be absorbed in a well acted intimate production handling race and class issues.
Don't see it if You do not want to see an intelligently written and wonderfully acted play discussing racial tension and economic inequality.
See it if A two hander with guys with talent oozing out of their pores appeals to you, great direction and surprising plot turns appeals to you.
Don't see it if It might seem slow to get into for some, but worth the wait - may create a lot of tension in some that is uncomfortable
See it if you want a refreshing take on race and class from a different perspective. There are unexpected twists and surprises. Engaging.
Don't see it if you don't want to go to the east village and don't like to be challenged with difficult subject matter.
See it if You are interested in racial tension & questions of how race defines relationships / if you enjoy a good plot twist
Don't see it if If you want something light - this is a very witty & funny play but it is also sad & full of tension