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 It's a masterpiece of an intricately put-together meta-theatrical family drama with race at its center.
Don't see it if Jackie Sibblies Drury is as good of a playwright as New York has right now, writing through the form, affect, and politics of theater.
See it if If youre looking for something about race that is intense, builds to a powerful crescendo with great acting and a turn of the tables ending
Don't see it if Youre looking for a light traditional play that is discomforting and leaves you feeling puzzled.
See it if Everyone SHOULD see, as it exposes issues of race & representation in ways you don't see coming. But its NOT FOR TOURISTS looking for fun
Don't see it if You must be willing to be emotionally uncomfortable & challenge your own assumptions. Some negative reviewers have missed the point!
See it if You appreciate brilliance mixed with experiment and you’re willing to challenge yourself
Don't see it if You need your theater easy, comforting or conventional.
See it if You are looking for a piece of theatre that defines our world today, a theatre experience you won’t soon forget, race is examined full on
Don't see it if You are feeling overwhelmed by current state of events and how race interplays with that, if you are looking for something comfortable
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 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 you want an experience that will make you think. You will be uncomfortable. You will have an opinion, and that's okay.
Don't see it if you're not comfortable with shows that make you feel uncomfortable or make you ask questions. This is not a fluffy "escape" play.
See it if you want to see cutting edge theater/future of drama. also if you like socially relevant plays that make you think.
Don't see it if you don't like to be challenged at the theater, and prefer a linear story line
See it if you want to see thought-provoking stories of inclusion and representation at an always boundary-pushing theatre company.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable confronting issues of race and representation in theatre.
See it if you want a play that entertains, shocks, and challenges you all at once, though perhaps not all at the same time.
Don't see it if you want to blend into the audience and experience a night of comfort...you won't find that here.
See it if You want to be kept on your toes. You want to be surprised as to how the play keeps evolving.
Don't see it if You want to see a play with a traditional plot. You do not want to be on your toes.
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 are ready to witness a very powerful play done in manner that has never been done before. Brilliant!
Don't see it if you don’t like to feel uncomfortable as this play tackles very difficult subjects about race and equality.
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 You have the patience to arrive at something profound and thought-provoking.
Don't see it if You have any preconceived notions about what theatre “should” be or do.