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salt. (Under the Radar 2020)

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Intense, Resonant

About the show

In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle - from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. This solo show is what they brought back. More…

From the show:

A journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle - from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back.

Their memories, their questions, and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past.

It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards. This show is what they brought back.


Member Reviews (5)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Intense, Resonant
77
Avg Score

78
Indulgent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Rochelle Rose's powerhouse performance keeps one enthralled in Thompson's flawed yet forceful mono-drama Sledgehammer centerpiece a stunner

Don't see it if Yes, the political is personal but Thompson fails to provide enough connecting links in this slavery saga The rage is potent but exhausting

73
Provocative, Intense, Educational, Thought-provoking, Creative

See it if you are intrigued by the idea of a strong, Black woman describing her personal quest for identity. Interesting use of physical metaphor.

Don't see it if you have overdosed on one person shows with video backdrops and intense social messaging.

69
Timely & sad but it lacks resonance, 95 mins -- not 75 mins.!, Ending feels forced, Script needs lots of work, Solo show about black rage

See it if you're a person of color (85% were white on Jan. 10); you'd like to understand the corrosive effects of racism; you've faced discrimination

Don't see it if you expect a polished script; you favor light-hearted entertainment; you hate wearing safety goggles during a performance

Also Weaknesses in the script: where to begin? Sigh. ... Read more Read less

76
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy one person shows that share a personal journey. Some words are resonant, some are lacking, though R. Rose really lives the story.

Don't see it if you expect a straight forward narrative, many things are implied or not fully explained. Also, there are safety goggles and a sledgehammer.

89
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like one women shows that talk about life experiences.

Don't see it if You are racist or uncomfortable with being called out on stereotypes.


January 14th, 2020
"Selina Thompson's 'salt.' Is Both A Release Of Rage And A Healing Ritual"
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January 14th, 2020
Score: 98%. "'salt.' is a poetic epitaph for those who have nothing concrete to grieve. It is a hymn of anger and of healing, of loss and empathy, of hope. I recommend that all attend, as you will find enlightenment, teachings, and possibly healings from Selina Thompson's story."
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