"Random Acts" is an autobiographical play that follows the journey of a woman as she looks back at what she experienced in her childhood. More…
What happens when the past comes hurling into the present? How can a random act of brutality be transformed by a seemingly random act of courage and grace? How can witnessing the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, dancing with Julie Andrews and an unexpected message from the past shape her soul? What can she learn by looking back? Sometimes an act of kindness goes farther than we could ever imagine.
See it if you'd like to hear abt racial tensions in Chicago 1960s-70s. Impressions of 5/6 yo and of minister-dad. Strong beg/ending...mushy middle.
Don't see it if you want high interest thru-out. Some dull portions (cut Hills Are Alive). Late payoff is touching. Religious underpinnings. Cloying as kid.
See it if Lovely enactment of child’s perspective on racial strife. Emotional, spiritual, full of joy & hope even in dark moments. Beautiful ending.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy solo shows. You are uninterested in a child’s viewpoint. You want more drama, rather than sad life experiences.
See it if Like a look at tensions & complex racial relations as seen thru eyes of white minister's daughter in the 60s-70s. Sense memory is good here.
Don't see it if Don't want to spend long time with her as a young child w little adult reflection after she grows up. Expect more story about MLK/riots.
See it if You can relate to growing up in the ‘60s or are interested in personal stories from that era
Don't see it if You don’t like a single actor playing multiple roles or are looking for a deep analysis of the subject matter
See it if you are interested in race relations you like one-woman shows you like looking at issues from different perspectives
Don't see it if you want a lot of action you like musicals you don't believe that reverse discrimination exists
See it if you're interested in a young white person's POV on 70's race relations and you want to support actors creating their own work.
Don't see it if you feel uneasy about a privileged person's perspective on hot button issues.
See it if You enjoy personal stories and how they relate to historical times. This story reflected on the actress's experience during civil rights era
Don't see it if You don't like one person shows, especially where they portray several different characters.
See it if You enjoy one-woman shows that explore racial issues. The performance is enhanced by sounds, music and staging.
Don't see it if you prefer elaborate sets and costumes. This production requires imagination & a willingness to follow the performer back in time and place.
See it if you’re interested in a child’s take on race relations in Chicago during the 1960s.
Don't see it if you are looking for a full-bodied drama: this is a story-telling solo show.
See it if you want to relive, or experience, the innocence of the 50's-60's and the influence of religion on matters including race. Honestly told!
Don't see it if you do not like one person plays where the actor plays many characters or you don't/do not want to relate to views of the mid 20th Century.
See it if You are interested in the civil rights era in the north as experienced by a very young minister’s daughter.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one person shows. You need elaborate sets and costumes to enjoy a show. You have little interest in the 1960’s eras history.
See it if You like plays based in history and the changing times of the 60’s as seen through the eyes of the young playwright/actor.
Don't see it if If you don’t like one actor plays or those based in racism.
See it if Autobiographical story in south-side Chicago during civil rights era, illustrating that a small act of kindness can have a profound effect.
Don't see it if You want a traditionally structured play with multiple roles. A minister’s daughter’s story with a few significant events isn’t enough.
See it if You like solo shows and are interested in the story of a woman growing up in an integrated neighborhood in the 60's. Well done.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in stories about race relations. But this should be seen by everyone over 50 - very relatable and informative.
See it if You want to see a fabulous one woman show. Shows through a young white child's eyes confusing world of discrimination. Very touching
Don't see it if If you dont like one person shows, or dont want to hear about reverse discrimination
See it if racial situation in 1960/70 perceived by a kindergarten, later a high school, girl; Solo show, with strong “theatre clown”; strong ending
Don't see it if Writing is not as strong as her acting, some parts fall into the trap of casualness; could be more condensed;
See it if You like one act, solo show.A memoir of a women, glimpses of her chilhood,teen years&her experiences in south Chicago in the turbulent times
Don't see it if multiple characters played by a single artist might bore you, racial referral might offend you, bare bone theater might not your thing