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salt. (Under the Radar 2020)

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting

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 (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting

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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


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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