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. More…
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.
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.
See it if Black high school students cope with racist anger and their own fears in 1957 Little Rock. Good history, with enjoyable acapella singing.
Don't see it if You don't like historical reenactments. Predictable sentimental story arc. Moderate character development. Frequent use of racial slurs.
See it if Ambitious & still pertinent this quasi-docudrama is often hamfisted & clumsy While individual scenes are powerful & painful plot is sluggish
Don't see it if Act 2 looses some urgency but Harrington's robust projections a constant reminder that "if we forget the past, we are doomed to repeat it"
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
See it if Moving historical drama of the Little Rock Nine who countered the segregated South w/ conviction at an offbeat space of thought and culture.
Don't see it if Some awkward activist writing and shallow characterization. Adults portraying high schoolers.
See it if humanize lionized Little Rock 9 as teens w teen-agerly concerns; best scenes show white & black teens transcending bigotry
Don't see it if features a lot of gospel music/actors good but not top-notch singers; sluggish 1st act/better 2nd; script laden w cliches
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
See it if you want to see a semi-factual take on the back stories of these children who were thrust into history and did the best they could.
Don't see it if you're expecting high production values - the sets and costumes were amateurish and the script doesn't flow very well.
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.
See it if You are interested in the events as seen through the characters of this monumental historic time.
Don't see it if You dont like 'small theatre', Despite being in the Sheen's auditorium it feels intimate. Small cast playing multiple roles.
See it if interesting historical play, sometimes funny & most often touching, about a sad racial time in our past, subtle & violent aspects of racism
Don't see it if don't like historical plays or those about racism; actors that play multiple roles
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.
See it if you are interested in recent history of race relations in US, fine singing & acting, powerfully relevant messages about humanity & democracy
Don't see it if you dislike even a small amount of sentimentality, are "tired" of thinking about race relations in the US and desire just pure entertainment
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.
See it if you want to experience an intense, gut-wrenching, real-life drama about our messed-up history. Many tears shed on-stage & in the audience.
Don't see it if you can't handle the truth. Just when you think we've come a long way as a nation, this play reminds us we still have so much further to go.
See it if you want to understand what happened to the students who integrated a Little Rock school in the 1950's and the sacrifices they made to do so
Don't see it if you are not interested in the history of the 1st school integration in the segregated south of the 1950's.
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.
See it if You want to see a thought provoking play about a deeply meaningful period of history.
Don't see it if you can't bear to see racism reenacted, as well as violence and cruelty depicted on stage.
See it if you care about the legacy of segregation & the brave teenagers who were the 1st Black students to attend a formerly all-white high school
Don't see it if you doubt that these young people faced hatred and taunts and that segregation still plagues our society
See it if If you like historically relevant plays. Although I knew the story, seeing it presented, is so emotional and makes it real.
Don't see it if You do not like serious plays depicting deplorable historical events. This should be required viewing for ALL junior & high school students.
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
See it if You want a more detailed understanding of the Little Rock Nine than you would have gotten in school.
Don't see it if You do not want to be reminded of how little progress has really been made in our current political climate.
See it if You do or don’t know the history of the students, are interested in our (sad) history, want to think and learn more about this timely topic.
Don't see it if You want a well fleshed out absorbing story. In snippets of scenes—as soon as you’d get interested—a character would break into song.
See it if you want to understand the history of Little Rock - told in an entertaining manner.
Don't see it if you have seen the heart-breaking plight of the Black children trying to enter the all white southern schools on television.