Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water
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Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water

Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water NYC Reviews and Tickets

(21 Reviews)
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Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow, Entertaining, Confusing

About the Show

The Negro Ensemble Company presents this world premiere drama: a story about the of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America.

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Member Reviews (21)

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670 Reviews | 156 Followers
Heartfelt, Human, Slow, Not yet ready, Confusing

See it if for you several sharply observed moments of oh-so-human drama make a play worth seeing.

Don't see it if you do not have the patience to sit through a production that is not ready for presentation. Read more

520 Reviews | 107 Followers
Excruciating scene changes

See it if You want to see a new play at it’s very very very early stages

Don't see it if You want to see something that is polished and ready for an audience Read more

459 Reviews | 116 Followers
Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if You love "feel good" endings

Don't see it if Characters are very underdeveloped and the horror of being stranded in a natural disaster is barely explored.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You want to see a play about relationships and what it takes to keep it afloat.

Don't see it if You need a more polished performance. Read more

302 Reviews | 86 Followers
Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Enlightening

See it if you appreciate tense, emotional drama examining young male/female/familial relationships, struggle of middle class urban blacks to achieve

Don't see it if you prefer light themes, comedy, big set, musical, dance, impeccable acting, can’t sit 90 min. w/out interval, dislike all black cast/issues

285 Reviews | 32 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want a look at what life can look like for poor on America

Don't see it if You're not interested in stories of poverty in this country

210 Reviews | 35 Followers
Uninspired, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Don't go. Poor writing. Poor acting. Poor directing. Not up to this company's standard.

Don't see it if You can see something else.

206 Reviews | 33 Followers
Absorbing, Slow

See it if You like explorations of relationship dynamics. You'd like to be disabused of any idea that poverty is fun.

Don't see it if Seemingly unconnected asides or long scene changes (the people mentioning that as a fault aren't wrong) are going to upset you.

Critic Reviews (1)

May 21st, 2018

"With his earthy, expressive and humorous dialogue, Mr. Jones renders each character with depth and feeling...As the play’s centerpiece Tupelo, SJ Hannah is a commanding whirlwind of comedic flourishes and soulfulness...Charles Weldon’s fine direction aids these sensitive performances...Michael A. Jones’ passionate eloquence and the strong performances compensate for the production’s limited presentational values."
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