"The Bigot" mixes social commentary, family drama, and dark comedy as it tells the story of Jim, an equal-opportunity racist, chauvinist, homophobe, and anti-Semite. More…
In short, he hates everyone who doesn't look or firstname.lastname@example.org like him. His unshakable beliefs, however, get shaken up when his life is turned upside down by a health crisis. Now he may need the very people he has spurned in his life to see something worth saving in him.
See it if If you want a good story that moves along. 90 minutes no intermission. Good split set. Paula and Ji. Are really good.
Don't see it if If you do not want an Archie Bunker type story where the lead is painted as stupid..two standout characters paula and jim other 2 so so.
See it if you'd like a middling, trite sitcom on ignorance, prejudice & acceptance w/a nuanced performance (of a familiar character) by Stephen Payne.
Don't see it if u want to avoid clichéd characters, prosaic exposition, improbable plotlines, awkward direction, amateur dramatics & a Lifetime movie ending
See it if you want an up to date look at a bigot with both thoughtful and comic moments played out on a nice set with a very good cast.
Don't see it if you do not like watching the tension created with family and neighbors by a stuffy old bigot. Laughs are there but you hear all those words!
See it if Two lesbians & a bigot walk into a church called St. Clements to embark ona spiritual journey and...oh, hell...ignorance is just plain keen!
Don't see it if This isn't "All in the Family."The character's enlightenment is forced, is inorganic, and is abrupt. Bigots do not have soft centres. Vile.
Also "I can't take her kidney; I'll stand for nothing."
See it if Scenes with the 2 lesbians and with the son are more engaging (though plot can be a bit far-fetched)
Don't see it if Scenes with the "bigot" are repetitious; he keeps saying the same thing over & over in different words, and it gets boring. Simple set.
See it if almost good enough is good enough, want 2 see lesbians, bigot, & distraught son of bigot on stage together trying to work things out
Don't see it if expect more 4 entertainment $, want more honesty from script, need humor 2 B more like Archie Bunker derived situational comedy
See it if Old Brooklyn guy has conservative ideas and doesn’t see eye to eye with lesbian neighbors and progressive son. He gets sick and needs help.
Don't see it if You’ve seen this field ploughed before (racial and LGBTQ prejudice). You voted for capital T and agree with what he stands for.
See it if you like sitcoms. Despite the heavy themes it's actually light viewing. Lowest common denominator humor, but most audience seemed to enjoy.
Don't see it if you're not looking for cliched writing, unbelievable storytelling; everything wrapped up too neatly to take seriously.
See it if you enjoy plays exploring humanity and necessity surmounting barriers of generational stereotyping/individual experience to bond w/ ”others”
Don't see it if overacting (including loud angry black lesbian character) and 50s interval music for most of 90 continuous min. irritate you to not hearing.
See it if You wanna see a play that tells a story of our times with an uplifting message. This play is important.
Don't see it if You have trouble seeing plays that deal with the serious issues of illness, racism, and prejudice of all kinds.
See it if you don't mind having a laugh over extreme bigotry shown in such a way that its horrible hurtfulness is made clear to all
Don't see it if you didn't get a laugh out of Archie Bunker - this is much deeper bigotry
See it if homophobia, xenophobia, racism and bigotry are things you have witnessed or can understand. To see good theater & acting.
Don't see it if You deny homophobia, xenophobia, racism and bigotry as real things. You don't care about these things.
See it if You want to see an "Archie Bunker-like" personality on stage. It felt like an old sitcom. I liked the staging for the space it was offered.
Don't see it if The "lesbians" were likeable. The illness subplot was good in weaving things together. It was an okay show- try to get como tickets!
See it if you like new plays that try to confront contemporary issues. It appeals to our better angels but too easily forgets our inbred demons.
Don't see it if you're expecting deep characters or sharp insight. Unfortunately it's all as superficial as the set. Desperately needs stronger direction.
See it if you want to see a moderately funny show about a bigot and how he relates to the liberal people surrounding him. Nice set-up for a story.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a sitcom like show. Once the audience understands the circumstances of the play, it becomes very predictable and slow
See it if you like funny and heartwarming drama that deals with very prejudice ideas.
Don't see it if you don't like melodramas that deals with sickness and prejudice against race and sexual orientation.
See it if you like TV sitcoms, you like lectures mixed in with your drama , you appreciate good actors rising above the material
Don't see it if you want well-developed characters and a believable plot
See it if It's funny and very of the moment. It deals with race and gender issues in a way that's mostly organic.
Don't see it if The 3rd act is a little deus ex machina-y and some of the journeys don't feel earned, but it's feel-goodish enough you won't mind.
See it if I came in with low expectations but actually enjoyed the play. Some funny moments and some rather sad. Evening went by every quickly.
Don't see it if You wouldn't get a laugh out of watching a prejudiced old man and his backward beliefs.
See it if you like to see a funny yet moving play in which a bigot in the end changes his mind: fairy-tale/mostly wishful thinking but still hopeful.
Don't see it if you are a bigot and prefer to stay so or if you have issues with plays about race or LGBTQ.