Ferguson
Closed 1h 30m
Ferguson
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Ferguson NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(26 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
27%
Negative
0%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent

About the Show

Theatre Verite Collective presents this new verbatim drama, a staged version of selections from the grand jury testimony in the case of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Member Reviews (26)

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313 Reviews | 155 Followers
82
Intense, Thought-provoking, Conservatively-slanted, Great staging, Captivating

See it if you enjoy courtroom dramas or want to learn more about this highly controversial trial.

Don't see it if you lean toward the left. This is a very conservative depiction of the trial with a specific political intent that many will not agree with. Read more

299 Reviews | 103 Followers
67
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You enjoy docudrama.

Don't see it if You want a neutral edit of the court proceedings.

203 Reviews | 49 Followers
83
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Emotional

See it if you want an unbiased presentation of the Ferguson shooting that sparked the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

Don't see it if you have a political agenda that leans towards the left, if you have your own opinion of current events and are un-swayed by "facts". Read more

176 Reviews | 15 Followers
77
Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if You are someone who likes facts and does not take a liberal view and gets offended when the facts are not on their side. I liked the show.

Don't see it if You are unreasonably liberal and overly sensitive.

127 Reviews | 27 Followers
70
Must see, Resonant, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if you want to know all the details of the trail and enjoy true-life event plays. It's a must see for everyone.

Don't see it if while thought provoking the direction could've better been laid out: less people on the stage during certain scenes & less jumping around.

119 Reviews | 41 Followers
65
Interesting, Thought-provoking, Rough, Has potential

See it if you're interested in trial reenactments in general or this case in particular, or if you enjoy seeing shows still in the development phase

Don't see it if you're looking for a polished show or if you are left-leaning. The show highlights a variety of perspectives but has a clear final message

113 Reviews | 17 Followers
68
Intelligent, Disappointing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Documentary-like

See it if you want factual details regarding behind the grand jury decision not to indict the police in the Ferguson/Michael Brown tragedy.

Don't see it if want dramatic human interaction to gain insight into why the justice system and people make important decisions. You won't get that here.

89 Reviews | 13 Followers
76
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant

See it if are interested in factual shows about impt events happening today

Don't see it if if you are uncomfortable with race discussions

Critic Reviews (2)

New York Theater
October 23rd, 2017

“The acting, directing and design are all competent...While there are some inherently riveting moments...it can feel at times like sitting through the tedious parts that 'Law and Order' leaves out...‘Ferguson’ could have looked more broadly into the significance of the confrontation and reaction to it for what it says about America...McAleer intends 'Ferguson' not just to debunk popular assumptions about the Brown killing but to discredit the entire movement."
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T
October 23rd, 2017

"Members of the cast played their roles with impervious conviction, inciting an unyielding sense of resonation and sympathy...For anyone interested in seeing an incredible cast gaining a more objective scope on the misfortune of Michael Brown and ensuing injustices that follow, this play is definitely suitable."
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