Already closed | 1h 30m | Chelsea

Ferguson

From 26 member  reviews
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. More…

Michael Brown's shooting by police officer Darren Wilson was one of the most controversial police shootings of recent years and led to the founding of the Black Lives Matter movement. However, the grand jury voted not to indict Wilson based on the sworn testimony of eyewitnesses. 'Ferguson' explores how this decision was made, based on the testimony the grand jury received.

1h 30m | Already closed | 30th Street Theatre (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (26)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent

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.

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

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.

65
Difficult, Uncomfortable, Important, Sickening

See it if You want another perspective on this tragic chapter in American history.

Don't see it if The material is very raw and emotional, not easy if you are especially sensitive to issues of race and justice in this country.

During previews
50
Agitprop, Propaganda presented as incidence of truth, Intent=discredit black lives movement, Justification of police violence, Which "truth matters"?

See it if you want 2 feel justified that any & ALL violence against black lives is warranted/justified or want 2 know why Anne Coulter loves this show

Don't see it if don't want to support a trick pony equating one instance of "truth" against a larger problem of institutional racism & police misconduct

Also I am embarrassed I went to see this "piece" without reading about it o... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Thought-provoking, Intense, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in what happens in a grand jury room.

Don't see it if you are looking for a balanced perspective on police brutality. The playwright has a clear conservative agenda.

During previews
64
Bad acting, Great writing, Ambitious, Profound

See it if Fantastic new perspective on a known story -- but the actors didn't know their lines! They weren't acting because they were talking

Don't see it if You want a fictional story or don't like it when people play the devil's advocate.


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 ...
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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 defin...
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