See it if you can make it through the first play which is very sloppy. The second play is great. I gave the first play a 15 and the second play 70
Don't see it if you want to see something new. Both plays were written over 45 years ago. Read more
See it if you are interested in the history of Black Theater of the 1970's and mind set of its playwrights.
Don't see it if if the "N" word offends you. Read more
See it if You want to see what happens in an affluent black neighborhood during the riots of the 70's. You are ready for a play with a twist.
Don't see it if You are easily offended by the "N" and the "B" word. You don't have an open mind.
See it if Both imparted important messages in their day but neither, especially the first is very good.Not worth reviving except for historical value.
Don't see it if Many of the actors were amateurish, costumes way off. I would prefer to hear from some of the more talented contemporary black playwrights.
See it if You are looking for a compelling night of theatre about the Black experience in our country
Don't see it if You're not a fan of political theatre or are easily offended by language Read more
See it if You enjoy wonderfully written and relevant One-Acts!
Don't see it if You don't enjoy thought-provoking and relevant plays.
See it if You like to take a look at the history of the struggle of African Americans and you want to see old theaters.
Don't see it if You want to watch something new, although these discussions about black & white are still relevant today.
See it if subject matter that may seem dated but still is relevant today.
Don't see it if the subject matter is discomforting to you
"Prescient, ingenious, and wonderfully realized...Both plays are exceptionally well directed by Allie Woods. Ms. Woods’ accomplished staging provides expert pacing and renders these works’ dark humor, social commentary and stark conclusions with flair...This exemplary production brings attention to these neglected playwrights, and is a welcome opportunity to experience their unsettling power."
“A powerful and thought-provoking evening of intelligent, political theater…Though humorous, campy at times, and heart-wrenching, these performances beautifully turn reality on its head and inspire a call to action...‘Rosalee Pritchett’ and ‘The Perry’s Mission’ are especially fascinating to watch back-to-back...These beautifully crafted plays, about the ways people view race, women, and African-American culture as a whole, have messages that stick long after the curtain falls.”
“I wanted to love ‘Rosalee Pritchett,' the costumes were fabulous, the acting by the entire ensemble was above par, and the writing was thought-provoking. But I kept getting taken out of the moment by technical issues...‘The Perry’s Mission’ has all the elements in place…With a fine-tuned ear for dialogue, a nuanced understanding of the issues driving his characters, solid plotting and the well-timed use of humor to cut the tension, Young has created a crackling piece of theater.”