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Rosalee Pritchett and The Perry's Mission

From 16 member  reviews
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. More…

The plays date from a year when the Vietnam War was raging, and Black Power politics were mobilizing disparate counterculture activists. ‘Rosalee Pritchett’ is a devastating indictment of the black bourgeoisie. It centers around the members of an upper-class black wives' bridge club, one of whom is raped by lower-class white National Guard troops. In ‘The Perry's Mission,’ a black male militant challenges various people in a bar about their black identities with violent results.

2h 0m | Already closed | Theatre 80 (East Village)

Member Reviews (16)


Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing, Relevant, Edgy

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.

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 ...
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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 watc...
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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...
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