In "Fairview," the Frasier family is gearing up for Grandma’s birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. Plus, the radio’s on the fritz, her sister Jasmine is drinking, her husband Dayton isn’t helping, her brother Tyrone might not show up at all, and her daughter Keisha is being a typical teenager. As Beverly’s hostess-neurosis begins to get the better of her while her family acts like family, Keisha’s adolescent malaise starts to seem like maybe it could be something else.
See it if you want to be challenged--face to face (literally)--on societal racism. Solid acting/inventive directn bring multi-layered script to life.
Don't see it if you want a coherent work. Act 1 &2 are engaging (but too long). Act 3 is incomprehensible chaos. Too many ideas, chars, noises, gimmicks.
See it if A play that needs a lot of cutting and reworking. An interesting story on race told in a different way. Acting is good in this production.
Don't see it if If you dont care about a solid plot line or a real quality story. Show starts out well but gets lost at end of second act. 3erd act terrible
See it if See it for the reason I did — due to its Pulitzer Prize win, I thought I “had” to see it. I was wrong! Nice set though.
Don't see it if So much of this play did not work. I would not recommend it to anyone. If someone wanted to see it, I’d say “don’t.”
See it if you want to see an interesting play by Jackie Sibblies Drury. The first two acts are gripping; the last act is a big letdown.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with plays about race as well as plays that have audience participation. You could feel very uncomfortable.
See it if Relatively normal family life beginning, then racial questions and commentary, which descends to offensive nonsense and chaotic ending
Don't see it if Stereotypical behavior offensive to all, condescending and deliberately provocative in a bad way, exploits racism for no reason
See it if to see an experimental play that deals with race. If you like absurdist theater. If you want to see this year's Pulitzer prize winner.
Don't see it if I appreciate that the writer wanted to make a statement about race/racism but this just didn't work for me. I didn't like it at all.
See it if you want to see a pulitzer prize winning play. It has a very powerful message about race in America.
Don't see it if you do want want to feel uncomfortable at the theatre. There are many moments that do not make sense and others that are offensive.
See it if you want to see a thought-provoking exploration of race that will certainly get you thinking.
Don't see it if you want a linear story with traditional character arcs. This production isn't what you expect after the first 20 minutes or so.
See it if You're interested in understanding your subconscious racist attitudes. Do you think a black family could live in a middle class setting?
Don't see it if You don't want to figure out some of the play's ways of provoking your undercurrent racism. Who is really in the family is confusing.
See it if you want to see this year's Pulitzer winner, although it's tough to figure out how this chaotic work rated so high with critics.
Don't see it if you expect a lucid commentary on white privilege and the misconceptions that white audiences have about race.
See it if It’s a smart idea,but the playwright has to many stories lines to pay attention to most of it them. This could be3 plays, I didn’t like it
Don't see it if My husband went to sleep, part of that was to escape, you have seen this all before
See it if you like in-depth explorations of modern social issues.
Don't see it if you like linear theatre. I liked the first two acts and then the monologue at the end, but the third act was just too weird.
See it if are curious what's considered important theater in '19, or if you want to actively feel ashamed of your privilege and wallow in guilt
Don't see it if are expecting the playwright to present a persuasive case for why you should feel ashamed and guilty. It is knee jerk theater meant to shock
See it if It’s ambitious but muddled. There’s a cleverness but it’s lost in the undisciplined excursion into self absorption.
Don't see it if Can you sit almost 2 hours without intermission relief? It’s ambitions are frustrated by loose writing and tangential ramblings.
See it if a deconstructive theatre piece on racism with great production values and intellect floats your boat
Don't see it if you feel like the choir being preached to at Theater for a New Audience, a rarefied expensive place for the so-called "woke".
See it if you are curious what "Pulitzer" means nowadays; if you feel the need to be preached to in a sitcom/avant-garde mishmash wannabe edgy way.
Don't see it if you're expecting thoughtful new, insight on race issues/problems in this country. And the ending... pretentious on all counts. Insufferable
See it if You are willing to be uncomfortable and exposed. This will drive lots of conversation with your companions after the show
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with confronting conversations about race and prefer linear plays with easy to follow narratives that feel good
See it if You enjoy a mix of funny and utterly cryptic. First half a scream and then the show turns into an unfathomable mess. Audience participation
Don't see it if You expect a total evening of an involving piece. 2nd half of show is annoyingly alienating and downright dull.
See it if You want to go to a show and get confronted for your whiteness.
Don't see it if I understand it’s a mechanism to create empathy and I don’t have a perspective on what it means to be African American because I’m not, but