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Some Old Black Man
Midtown E
76

Some Old Black Man NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(19 Reviews)
Positive
74%
Mixed
21%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant

About the Show

Wendell Pierce ('Treme,' 'Suits') and Tony winner Roger Robinson star in Berkshire Playwrights Lab's new drama about a New York college professor whose ailing father moves in with him.

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79
Emotional, Relevant, Intimate, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you're interested in how different people experience racism; parent/grown child friction and bickering; strong acting by a duo.

Don't see it if you want a light drama without conflict; you don't like two person plays or the subject matter. I was very affected by their relationship.

60
Slow, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like the issues, grist for a good play...generational tension, aging and losing independence, approaches to institutional racism.

Don't see it if While you can allow dad and son are estranged, the utter lack of empathy in the situation they've created screams false and not credible.

Critic Reviews (1)

February 23rd, 2018

"Tyler's small, exquisitely observed and rendered 'Some Old Black Man' lets no one off the hook...The driving force of the play is the different ways in which the two men experienced white hatred...The staging is so intimate that you will feel like you could reach down and grab a spoonful of that yogurt parfait. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the authenticity of the dialogue and the skill of the performers. In this particular play, it is a very good thing indeed."
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