Members say: Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great singing

About the show

This new drama centers around the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated central high school.

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What began as their quest for a better education soon became a national crisis, igniting the passions of a divided country and sparking a historic fight for justice in the Jim Crow South. On the cusp of the civil rights movement, a changing world watched as these nine children from Arkansas battled for their rights with only books and pencils. At once harrowing and hopeful, 'Little Rock' brings urgently to life the Nine’s untold personal stories of challenge and resilience, conjuring memories of America not so long ago.

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"Not only is Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj's 'Little Rock' informative and enlightening, it also terrific theater and the playwright makes a great deal of information easily digestible. The recounting of the many incidents both dastardly and kindly build up to a very complete and dramatic picture of those turbulent days. Ultimately, the students seem tremendously heroic to have stuck out their trials and tribulations to the end of the school year." Full Review

The New York Times

“Viscerally affecting...This is activist theater...Maharaj lays everything on worrisomely thick and fast. Each character reads as two-dimensional...But the play gradually rights itself, and the complexity of the students and their situation comes into focus...Dialogue sometimes suffers from the show’s desire to educate, but Maharaj does a beautiful job of balancing heartache with just enough humor...Not a perfect play, but it is a deeply moving testament.” Full Review

Manhattan Digest

“The actors play multiple parts and this deliberate convention does add an interesting layer to the production...Their depiction of teenagers was on the young side and some of the smaller parts were broadly played. The actors shone most prominently in the meatier, more emotional scenes...This play makes an extremely important contribution...It reminds of the ugliness of racism that unfortunately still exists today. This story and its passionate cast deserve an audience.” Full Review

Talkin' Broadway

"The playwright Mr. Maharaj, who also directs, handles this difficult material with great skill and clarity, and he is most fortunate in his nine-member cast, who take on some 50 different roles between them and manage to make most of them come realistically to life as individuals...Problematically, though, the play starts to fill up with a number of tangential elements that distract from the main story and from the authenticity and realism that are its greatest strengths." Full Review


"Although inspiring and prompting reflection on the early Civil Rights Movement in America, it over-reaches itself and tries to shoehorn too many historical personages into two hours...The play gains more theatrical traction when it focuses on local community members...Ultimately the play is at its most powerful when it takes us inside the walls of Little Rock High School and allows us to glimpse racism in the raw...'Little Rock' gives you an authentic picture of the Little Rock Nine." Full Review

Off Off Online

"Under the direction of Maharaj, the performances are uniformly strong...The play is structured in the style of a living newspaper. That is, the text weaves narrative scenes with historical commentary, media accounts, and songs...Although 'Little Rock' is a play that should be seen, it has some serious drawbacks...overstuffed with songs and peripheral material and is too long...The playwright has not quite overcome is individualizing the students...The play certainly has contemporary resonance." Full Review


"That research shows in this highly informative, tuneful, and heavy-handed show. You'll learn a lot about this pivotal moment in school desegregation, but perhaps not so much about how to craft an artful theatrical story line...Unfortunately, most of the acting is not fully fleshed-out, often verging on TV movie melodrama...Maharaj has attempted to stuff so much into two hours that beats feel rushed and unnatural...The most impressive aspect is the music." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

"As important as this history is to remember, it's not always dramatized here in the most effective way...Maharaj would have done better to focus on fewer students in more detail, so we could really get to know their stories. As it stands, we are just given snippets, not enough to get to know anyone on more than a superficial level...The musical moments are by far the most memorable, thanks to the voices of the cast members and Darryl G. Ivey's vocal arrangements." Full Review

Broadway Blog

"A disappointingly hackneyed play with music…For all its implicit drama, and the presence of a competent cast, 'Little Rock' never rises to the level of polished, professional theatre. The characters are one-dimensional, the dialogue superficial, the staging uninspired, some of the performances overwrought, and much of the humor juvenile…The material is as relevant as ever, making its closing number,…'We Shall Overcome,' still capable of stirring hearts and minds." Full Review

Lighting & Sound America

“There's no point in pretending that this is a sophisticated or accomplished dramatic work...Poorly constructed, stubbornly failing to build dramatic excitement. The playwright, who also directed, struggles to realize the large cast of characters...The dialogue is loaded with obvious and redundant statements...Still, if the overall arc of the piece is awkward and sluggish, there are many moments that leave a searing mark on the audience.” Full Review

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Powerful, Astonishing

See it if visceral tale of a horrific chapter in our history thru beauty in voice, humor, staging, deft actors in mult. roles. Sadly, an open chapter

Don't see it if Do see it, forewarned that brutal, painful, deplorable actions & words are brought to life; feelings of shame, hope, revulsion, wonder await

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you enjoy wonderful actors telling the story of segregation in Little Rock Arkansas.

Don't see it if You are a bigot, do not care about manners of humanity or only like light and fluffy theatre.

Also Think that this show was very well done where actors played multiple c... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if If you are interested in learning about the history of the Little Rock 9. If you want a compelling, important story.

Don't see it if If you are sensitive to realistic portrayals of the early days desegregation in the South.

Also Very talented cast. They were wonderful actors and singers. Particular... Read more Read less

Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Enjoy historical plays that depict the real life anguish of the subjects with empathy and insight. Kudos to the cast and director

Don't see it if Only enjoys fluff. Not interested in unresolved historical issues that still Resonate today

Also If you think you know all about the Arkansas 9,then u haven’t seen thi... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if Explains history in real terms. It shows what thee ten students went thru to intergrate the schools

Don't see it if If you want something light and fluffy

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You would like to learn about history in a well written and acting piece.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals only

Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you love socially aware theatre based in history

Don't see it if you like theatre that only makes you feel good

Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you like historical stories about segregation coupled with some great strong voices.

Don't see it if you don't like smaller productions with actors playing several characters and uncomfortable circumstances surrounding race including slurs.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to learn more about the feelings and reactions of the Little Rock 9 to their first year of integration.

Don't see it if you don't want to see white people at their worst. Occasional use of the N word.

Absorbing, Relevant, Informative, gripping, heartfelt,

See it if You want to view a good ensemble deliver history. See it if you are familiar with the story/ if you need to learn about this point in time.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in the Civil Rights Movement. HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT PART OF USA'S HISTORY.

Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you enjoy historical reality. This was part of my history. The use of a National Army in the US is quite rare. The actors bring it to life

Don't see it if You need light entertainment.. NOTE: the A Capella singing is wonderful

Also Acting is wonderful.... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Important

See it if want to have your vision enlarged by accessibly told narratives on difficult events in our national history. This story needs to be known.

Don't see it if you do not like serious shows that examine less-than-honorable behavior, preferring to restrict your theater diet to fluffy entertainment.

Also Excellent show. It gives insight into a shameful era into our country'... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

See it if you appreciate a retelling of a very important event in our country's history of civil rights. Very powerful dialogue and great acting.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a drama about civil rights or don't want to listen to some very racist comments which are necessary part of this play

Also This drama lets you enter the very difficult world that these 9 studen... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You've heard about the Little rock Nine but want a more nuanced view of what happened behind the scenes.

Don't see it if Are not interested in the history of race relations in the US.

Also I think the concept was brilliant because it exposed the personal indi... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing

See it if I remember as a child when this happened. This was an excellent production that told the story of those brave yet scared children. Powerfu

Don't see it if If you can't face the truth of our racist history.....

Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you'll enjoy a play about a dark moment in US history performed by a talented cast.Newspaper headlines & pop song from era provide context.

Don't see it if you prefer plays that are fully staged, with catchy tunes with original lyrics. You don't like historical plays.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to see the soul of the Little Rock Nine brought to life - are interested in how that can be done theatrically, great singing

Don't see it if You have no interest in the subject matter - otherwise you need to see this though it is not perfect.

Also Early in the first act, I wondered about the way the students were bei... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like shows that mix history, music and plot so you almost don’t notice that you’re learning about a very ugly part of our history.

Don't see it if You’re looking for something light and fluffy. This is ultimately full of hope and love but it’s a pretty dark ride getting there.

Great acting, Intense, Profound, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You want to experience history on stage & learn about these 9 brave students and what they went through to gain an education in 50s Arkansas

Don't see it if You can't handle the truth on stage and experience real circumstances that took place. This play does not hold back and will make you think

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you like historical drama with a pretty fresh, modern staging approach - outstanding acting and excellent singing

Don't see it if you don't like historical stories, civil rights oriented stories.

Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing

See it if if you are interested in learning more about segregation in the south. Very interesting story and talented cast - small team does a lot.

Don't see it if you need a big production, get confused when one actor plays many roles or you are uncomfortable with discussions of race.

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want greater understanding about a sad chapter in American history. Great accapella! Show is realistic and powerful.

Don't see it if you are overly sensitive to the n word, regardless of appropriate use.

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if A riveting story of how education in the South was painfully de-segregated; a glimpse perhaps into why racism remains stagnant in America.

Don't see it if you are a racist and believe in segregation.

Epic, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if I thought this show was wonderful , it opened my eyes to our past. Great acting , singing i would highly recommend this show.

Don't see it if You do not want to look at our country's faults in the past

Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Educational

See it if you're interested in important true stories about America's ugly past and overcoming racism/adversity. Some nice acapella singing too.

Don't see it if you don't want to see racism depicted on stage or want escapism entertainment. Too long at 2:20, should be streamlined to 2 hours.