Primary Stages presents Sharon Washington's autobiographical solo piece, in which she revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library. More…
Sharon's father served as the library's custodian. Shrouded in family mystery, Sharon’s story boldly examines how both the power of forgiveness and her lifelong love for the written word have helped her battle dragons of all forms.
See it if It's a nice story that's well written and performed.
Don't see it if The concept sounded very unique & intriguing however the actual stories were fairly common and not that interesting or entertaining
See it if Autobiography with many interesting and touching stories. Ms. Washington entertains us while drawing us into her unusual life.
Don't see it if You don't like solo nonfiction autobiographies. You want something other than feeling a kinship to another person's life journey.
See it if Washington's bio-drama about living in a NYC library as a child A consummate actor, she provides the needed spark when the story doesn't
Don't see it if Not enough dramatic tension in the script; it's only when Washington confronts her father's alcoholism does the necessary catalyst arrive
See it if you'd have liked to have grown up living above a library, enjoy people sharing family stories, like one act, one person shows at 80 minutes
Don't see it if You're not a fan of one person shows, want meaty shows that cover critical issues, don't like autobiographical or family history plays
See it if winning; poetic script; Sharon Washington in 1-person show effortlessly & w/ humor portrays a kaleidoscope of characters in her life
Don't see it if this does not take a "deep", analytic approach per NY Times; still this tale told from a child's perspective shows wonder & hurt
See it if Nice slice of life, she was engaging and clear, but story rambled & didn't really grab me that strongly. She was good at the many accents.
Don't see it if ...if you don't like one person shows. In this case the story is not that compelling.
See it if you are in the mood for a one-person show—then choose "Harry Clarke" with Billy Crudup.
Don't see it if you do not like one-person shows. At 80 minutes, this monologue is way too long.
See it if You like one woman autobiopic shows performed by a master storyteller. Sharon Washington is emotionally connected to every character.
Don't see it if You dislike autobiographical shows. Have no interest in others’ heritage and courage.
See it if You want to hear the story of the little girl who lived in a library and grew up to be an actress. Action and lighting help hold interest.
Don't see it if You don’t like one handers.
See it if Sharon Washington tells a fascinating tale of growing up inside the NY Public Library. Engaging, entertaining, fun.
Don't see it if If you don’t like one-person shows, or aren’t interested in stories of growing up in NY in the ‘70s, you might not like this.
See it if you enjoy story telling of family truths. The writer performer is pleasant, engaging and honest.
Don't see it if non fictional personal stories are not your bag
See it if you are hungering for some good old fashion story telling by a very talented story teller/actress, being Sharon Washington.
Don't see it if a riveting one person show about a colorful life growing up here in New York City is not your theater forte.
See it if You enjoy one-actor shows that are autobiographical. Funny and heartfelt, very enjoyable
Don't see it if You prefer bigger productions or musicals
See it if you want to see a funny, engaging, marvelous account of a woman growing up in NYC performed by the woman herself
Don't see it if you never, ever like one-woman performances no matter how good they might be
See it if a lovely, small memoir about childhood and the dawn of maturity, it touches on racism alcohol & poverty without being heavyhanded or tragic.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in a one-woman memory play about growing up african-american.
See it if you care to hear the story of a woman whose family lived in an apartment above--with access to--a branch of the NY Public Library.
Don't see it if you hate one-person shows.
See it if you like being in the presence of a master storytelling sharing her unique life experiences in and around a public library.Her words matter.
Don't see it if you don't mind missing really wonderful stories about growing up in an African-American family housed on the top floor of a public library.
See it if you enjoy very personal, one-woman shows. Sharon weaves a wonderful story, with a wide range of touching autobiographical details.
Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional plot. It's a beautiful story by an accomplished actress.
See it if its a real story told and acted out by the real person who wrote the play. Sharon Washington does an excellent job in this one women show
Don't see it if a one person show is not for your enjoyment.
See it if you enjoy personal accounts of a life story, even if it holds little in the way of suspense, surprise or fascination.
Don't see it if you expect a story that rises above the ordinary. Actor is competent and endearing but the material isn't riveting, ennobling or redemptive.
See it if Great 1 woman show, beautifully written, acted by Washington.She’s phenomenal.Her childhood: living in ny libraries & her colorful family.GO
Don't see it if dislike 1 person shows.dislike period piece about NYC.If issues around race or addiction are a trigger.it is wonderful,tho, GO while you can