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Let The Devil Take The Hindmost (FringeNYC)

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: Set in 1969 Washington DC, Vera, an African American math teacher and her husband Pablo, a Latino Art Professor, attempt to make sense of a violent decade, their rocky marriage, and what the future holds for their politically active daughter. More…

Categories: Drama, Comedy, Local. Written by Maya Contreras. Directed by Lorca Peress.

August 19th, 2016
"A professional cast overcompensating for a clown car of a script brimming with parent-child tensions, a mother with dementia, an inappropriate student-teacher relationship, the Vietnam War and fraught race relations — here including, but not developing, those between blacks and Latinos...The mos...
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August 15th, 2016
“There are a lot of social injustice issues touched on in this piece and at times it seems like Peress is not attuned to dealing with all of these problems simultaneously. Even so, the issues of sexism and race pulse throughout the production and the wonderfully written text allows for a lot of r...
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August 13th, 2016
"Deals with a family that, in resolution, blames its dysfunction and destruction on a racially provoked murder...Unfortunately, the few minutes allocated to this disclosure do not validate Vera’s alcoholic self-destruction or the need to merely touch upon a vast array of other equally important i...
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August 13th, 2016
"'Let the Devil Take The Hindmost' is a play about a middle class, mixed-race family that offers a modicum of poignancy and levity but little urgency. The implied point of the piece gets buried by the desultory details...Director Lorca Peress oversees a competently professional cast, but as Vera,...
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