MCC Theater's world premiere drama centers around a collision of ideals within the feminist movement. Who decides your worth? More…
Theresa Hanneck is a celebrated author and veteran feminist warrior; Msemaji Ukweli is a promising young writer who is quickly becoming the leading cultural critic on race, class, and gender for a new generation. When a heated exchange between the two women goes viral, Theresa finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the era of 140 character tweets-especially against a rival whose time may have come.
See it if you love Jayne Houdyshell (who doesn't?); you want to see a polemic on feminism vs post-feminism with a bit of drama shoe-horned in.
Don't see it if sitting thru a 90-minute lecture on sexism, racism & the effects of social media on individuals' lives isn't your idea of compelling theatre
See it if you’re interested in shows with strong female leads or enjoy engaging in challenging dialogues.
Don't see it if you’re intimidated by strong, opinionated women or are in the mood for something light.
See it if not afraid of confrontational drama tackling racism/feminism. Ms. Houdyshell finally lands role to exhibit her range. Who owns the trenches?
Don't see it if you require a play with more action than talk or if you cower at strong women who have something to say about gender politics. Discourse.
See it if you like a story about strong women and issues such as women's rights and racism. There is intense dialogue from the two main characters.
Don't see it if you want any answers to issues such as women's rights and racism.
See it if If you enjoy hearing characters talk ad-nauseum about womens' studies (feels like a PhD thesis, not a play). Penultimate scene is fun.
Don't see it if You want realism, as the show feels forced & fake. Very unnatural dialogue.
See it if you enjoy plays that feel current, relevant, and politically-minded. You like plays about feminism and other social issues.
Don't see it if you want to be left guessing at every plot point—the events in this plot are very predictable. Not as insightful as one would hope.
See it if You want to see the very very early stages of a play. I could make the argument that this was a rehearsal that I witnessed tonight
Don't see it if If you are bothered by an actress Who is reading from a script most of the show
See it if the show has verbal pyrotechnics, condensed ideology going for it even if it’s negligent in areas. Stimulating even if not wholly satisfying
Don't see it if you dislike plays so open to interpretation they might deadlock the conversation, or so full of triggers they preclude clear thinking
See it if you want to see something about feminism that does not give you a headache. Great acting, tersely written, and surprisingly rewarding.
Don't see it if you've had enough of this subject.
See it if you like excellent acting and set design and plays about women's and moral issues with vicious antagonistic character clashes,
Don't see it if you dislike plays that contain a lot of unenlightening, pretentious tedious debate and argument.
See it if You are interested in the dynamics of academia intersecting feminism and race
Don't see it if You want action . This is mostly talk . If you want answers so do the characters , but life is not that clear.
See it if Like a play with strong intelligent woman. Discussions/debates, ladder climbing, ego bruising, petty behaviors lead to ... go find out.
Don't see it if You do not like talky, thought-provoking. plays, much of which is debate like.
See it if a modern day take on the struggle of old school vs. new school’s vision of the best path for women is the right one.
Don't see it if a the battle between old school and new school notions of a woman’s place in the world isn’t something you find interesting.
See it if you like an intense drama. Good acting, interesting premise with many ideas to ponder.
Don't see it if want a play with a less confusing climax. Without spoiling things, I did not fully understand why a noted person acted the way she did.
See it if I found this show to be obnoxious and talky. Jayne Houyshell's character was hard-assed and closed minded. A lot of people gave this a
Don't see it if good review. Did they see the same show. Richard Masur was great. He exuded warmth and was like a teddy bear. Skip it.
See it if You like strong women characters debating cross generational feminism with no easy answers
Don't see it if You don’t like talky shows with an intellectual focus
See it if you would enjoy attending the kind of literary/cultural conference depicted here, replete with academic jargon and dealmaking over drinks
Don't see it if the above makes you want to run from the conference room; you want a cogently presented conflict; you dislike trumped up betrayals
See it if You want to watch a battle between the old and new guard with no easy answers. The debates over identity, privilege, and power interest you
Don't see it if You’re looking for easy resolutions or comforting answers. It’s a profoundly uncomfortable show because no one gets off easy.
See it if You are interested in academia, the women's movement, social change, or if you want to see good performances.
Don't see it if You want one laugh after another.
See it if tested by criticism on social media, a feminist must defend her lifelong legacy against a talented young woman from becoming today's voice.
Don't see it if Feminism, race, ageism, class... with so many "relevant" and important topics to examine, it still falls flat.
See it if you've ever fantasized about revenge or feared losing status/power/money in your community. Fascinating.
Don't see it if you find it hard to believe that an "intelligent" person, blinded by revenge, would make rookie mistake of abusing power.
See it if you love Jayne H. and aren't looking to have to think too much.
Don't see it if you are looking for a play that lands a punch and makes its point. It's not horrible, but should be better.