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Rosalee Pritchett and The Perry's Mission
East Village
75

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, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting

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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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

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

Critic Reviews (3)

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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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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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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