Rosalee Pritchett and The Perry's Mission
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Rosalee Pritchett and The Perry's Mission
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Rosalee Pritchett and The Perry's Mission NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(16 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
6%
Negative
6%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing, Relevant, Edgy

About the Show

As part of its 50th anniversary season, the Negro Ensemble Company revives these two one-act plays exploring themes of black struggle. These works were originally produced by the company in 1971.

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Member Reviews (16)

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488 Reviews | 103 Followers
40
First play (rp) is awful, second play (pm) is very interesting

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

401 Reviews | 61 Followers
75
Dated, Cliched, Thought-provoking, Intense, Disappointing

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

332 Reviews | 42 Followers
74
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Edgy, Thought-provoking

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.

280 Reviews | 55 Followers
50
Disappointing, Sub par

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.

259 Reviews | 30 Followers
79
Riveting, Relevant, Edgy, Intense

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

159 Reviews | 33 Followers
80
Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

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.

141 Reviews | 56 Followers
79
Absorbing, Cliched, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

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.

139 Reviews | 18 Followers
75
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Dated, Mixed

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

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
April 12th, 2017

"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."
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Theatre is Easy
April 17th, 2017

“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.”
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Front Row Center
April 11th, 2017

“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.”
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