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 think it's important to continually foment antagonism between races, pretending that it serves a positive purpose to "tell the truth".
Don't see it if you are genuinely striving to help create a world as free from racism as possible, and you believe that "loving your neighbor" is the way.
See it if If they are interested in a banal , boring, self indulgent view of racism even in a poor play.
Don't see it if This is not a good or even interesting example of the subject of racism which should be written with skill and real emotion.
See it if you are looking for something different and edgy. Just don't expect it to make any sense at all.
Don't see it if you like plot, character or substance. This isnt a play; it is a loose collection of ideas with no thru line or connective tissue binding it
See it if To see what garners the Pulitzer these days...
Don't see it if Hectoring rant far less original than breathless reviews suggest. A strident, surreal "farce" about racism and other societal ills.No thanks
See it if you like to see politics (yes, racial) on stage
Don't see it if Overrated. Raises hot issues in an intense way but does not work as theater
See it if you want to see a talented ensemble of actors fearlessly making their way through this overwrought mess.
Don't see it if you have a list of what you want to see. Don't waste your time here. This is truly a play that is hollow beneath its gimmicks & histrionics.
See it if You want to be told that you aren’t sufficiently woke. And if you like chaos on stage
Don't see it if You would find it annoying to be lectured
See it if I strongly disliked the play. Fans of absurdist, confrontational theater might enjoy it. Some interesting ideas, but dreadful execution.
Don't see it if A convoluted mess. Raises some interesting ideas on race and identity, but they are lost as the play descends into absurdist farce.
See it if You love to dissect the "meaning" out of crass stagecraft in the name of being racially "aware".
Don't see it if You want to understand what's going on. Or if, at times, you even would like to HEAR what's going on. Especially at the critical ending.
See it if See it if you're pretentious, like to be condescended to, and like simplistic answers to the complexity of race.
Don't see it if You are intelligent and not a phony liberal. Don't see if you're mixed-race -- you get to stand in the isle?
See it if you need to be reminded that racism is bad.
Don't see it if you have deeper socio-political awareness than a backward 5-year-old. And if you don't like audience participation.
See it if you like pieces centered on race, cultural exploration & identity, absurdist and extremist theater and self-awareness.
Don't see it if you dislike narrative disorientation, experimental styles and performance, or possibly being preached at and shamed.
See it if You are prepared for a strained, unsuccessful, and didactic piece exploring race and making space in nebulous ways.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy hostility aimed at you directly.