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
Avg Score

During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a smart and concise script along with great acting. It realistically portrays racial differences.

Don't see it if racial differences offend you

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if You’re white, or a person of color. If you’ve ever ridden the subway. Mild tw for discussion of suicide

Don't see it if Everyone should see this. The people who think this doesn’t sound interesting should especially see it.

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you love great new theater that is relevant and exciting. The audience was in awe! Big laughs in some moments, total silence in others

Don't see it if you're crazy & you want to miss a show people will be talking about this season.

During previews
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You enjoy a smart, funny, poignant examination of race, class, and identity.

Don't see it if You don't like great theater. (There's no reason to miss this. It's the best thing I've seen in over a year.)

During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you love a strong two-hander that's funny and thought-provoking, brought to life in an intimate space by two great actors and director

Don't see it if you want to watch a three hour fantasy epic.

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a good story portrayed by great actors. The plot is both enjoyable and thought provoking mixed in w/ a little comedy and banter.

Don't see it if perhaps you are sensitive to race or socioeconomic story telling but even with that said -- watch it, you wont be sorry.

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During previews
Great acting, Dizzying, Absorbing, Delightful, Must see

See it if you like shows that depict fully fleshed out characters and feature really nuanced performances

Don't see it if you don't like shows that address issues of race and socio economic differences

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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