Hooded; Or Being Black For Dummies
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Hooded; Or Being Black For Dummies
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Hooded; Or Being Black For Dummies NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

A fearless story portraying two opposite experiences of growing up black in America.



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411 Reviews | 74 Followers
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Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if plays about racism; what it is to be or act black told thru use of stereotypes; very funny until it isn't - comedy changes to realistic*

Don't see it if don't want philosophy - The parts with Apollo vs. Dionysus a little surreal**; the discussion of Nietzsche vs Tupac Shakur interesting Read more

159 Reviews | 30 Followers
88
Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like to see race explored in different ways. The writing is very strong and the characters and story are interesting.

Don't see it if you are uninterested in race.

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
June 20th, 2022

"The play’s exploration of race as a kind of tragic pageantry suits its current form, but there’s more style and substance here than ultimately coheres into a convincing theatrical argument."
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Talkin' Broadway
June 17th, 2022

"'In addition to the interwoven plot strands involving the teenage characters, Mr. Chisholm, the playwright, manages to find commonality between the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and rapper Tupac Shakur. He also comes up with what might be the best metaphor ever, concerning a Russian wolfhound and its prey."
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