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.
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.