Theater Breaking Through Barriers kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with this world premiere drama by Bekah Brunstetter ("This Is Us") about a county commissioner and a woman who needs his help. More…
In "Public Servant," Ed has been newly elected as county commissioner. Ed is one of the good ones. With his daughter Hannah by his side, he is going to change the world -- or at least his little corner of it. Meanwhile, all world-weary Miriam needs is for a city inspector to sign off on some paperwork. Disillusioned with the system but desperate, she turns to Ed for help with what should be a simple request. But in the world of politics, is anything ever simple?
See it if You like great solid plays by a company that does amazing work all the time.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows that challenges the way you look at life. This company always delivers new ideas.
See it if You want a piece investigating reproductive health and how politics relate to a community.
Don't see it if You want a well paced show, with actors responding to each other. Such long pauses, the actors were acting, not reacting.
See it if you enjoy "slice of life" dramas. You enjoy family stories. You want to support a company of disabled actors.
Don't see it if U're very pro-life.U dislike plays that "stuff too much" into 90 minutes & refer to a character's problems w/o explaining them adequately.
See it if You like seeing plays that deal with interpersonal relationships.also if you want to support using actors with disabilities.
Don't see it if If you prefer musicals or don't want to see a show that deals with infertility or abortion.
See it if You enjoy a play about civil discourse, family dynamics and local politics. Large current issues are brought up, but it’s not a meaty plot.
Don't see it if You can’t tolerate a slow plot, awkward pauses and scene changes. I really liked the cake and this is us, but this isn’t those.
See it if You're in the mood for a "we're all doing the best we can so lets try to be nice to one another because nobody's perfect" story.
Don't see it if You're the kind of jaded New Yorker who's got no patience with other people's shortcomings and problems.
See it if You want a slow moving story about 3 people dealing with their personal issues who come and go into each others life. Lot's of political tal
Don't see it if Small play that deals with some powerful hot political issues of the day.
See it if you enjoyed "The Cake", and want to a play that is thematically in the same world. Also if you are from or have a soft spot for N. Carolina.
Don't see it if you need a script that is more consistent. While the script hits many high marks towards the end, the beginning feels unsure of itself.
See it if you want to understand a bit more why it's hard to serve individuals right even as a politician/public servant with the best intentions .
Don't see it if you are not interested in Public Service. But try to see it anyway: It's a pretty good play with great acting and you might learn something.
See it if You appreciate an absorbing glimpse of political and personal life intertwined with interesting twists at every turn. Good acting,
Don't see it if You’re politically sensitive and too far right to deal with issues of abortion and disabilities. Excuse the profanity also.
Also interesting staging. Believable story telling. Not to be missed.