In Manhattan Theatre Club's new drama, at an elite East Coast university, a polite conversation between a professor and a student becomes a powder keg of race, history, and power. More…
An ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone.
See it if you want a story of the history of race in America and neither side is really all right or all wrong.
Don't see it if you you are looking for something upbeat and don't want think about our culture, race or classes in society.
See it if For those who don't like easy answers to racial and gender issues and are ready to question themselves, no matter how liberal they are.
Don't see it if If you are not ready to question yourself and accept that, even with the best intentions, sometimes you get it wrong. Though provoking
See it if You want to get challenged about your political and historical beliefs. The acting is incredible.
Don't see it if You get uncomfortable with screaming back and forth for the majority
See it if you want your ideas of racial fairness to be challenged. Fierce debate w little plot (some good reveals), but I was never bored. Gr acting.
Don't see it if you dislike talky plays or don't want to think hard abt difficult issues. Smart, insightful, engrossing. Ending is abrupt, unsatisfying.
See it if you can. It's both compelling in terms of the ideas it addresses and satisfying dramatically, with excellent performances.
Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing one of the most exciting two-handers to run in New York in the last few years.
See it if You’re itching for a play about modern topics that weigh both sides of relevant issues instead of a play that preaches to the choir.
Don't see it if You’ve had enough about discussions of racism, trigger warnings, and millennial thought processes.
See it if Want erudite debate re role of slavery in history, race relations, who gets to tell the story. Societal ills well-covered. Thought-provoking
Don't see it if Don't like facing a complex. polarizing world, even if smart & well-dramatized. Sadly, script & delivery become tedious. No new ground.
See it if you want to see a timely, relevant discussion of what happens when good people can't find common ground.
Don't see it if you are not interested in racism, white privilege, generational conflicts and academic politics.
See it if You want to be profoundly challenged with thought provoking dialogue and great acting.
Don't see it if You have problems with plays that deal with racism and you vocabulary is not way above average (takes place at Yale)
See it if If you want to see a well acted drama about contemporary issues concerning racism and women’s rights. An extraordinary emotional ride.
Don't see it if Do not see if you prefer musicals for light dramas.
See it if you like exploration of nuanced racism, academic milieu with superb acting, complex dialog, debate and personal interactions.
Don't see it if you find 2 characters debating very detailed, sometimes tedious positions on racism, academic issues and personal conflict.
See it if You want a thoughtful, fairly even-handed approach to complex issues including race in America, generation gap, communications, and power.
Don't see it if You want a deep exploration of any of the issues. There's a lot of surface sturm and drang with little real exploration of the issues.
See it if you like to see well-articulated topical debate covering many current issues, that will get you thinking and spark great conversation after.
Don't see it if you're looking for an actual play,this is more of a series of speeches.Interesting as they are,once introduced - second act adds nothing new
See it if you like intelligent plays and "non black & white" discussions where there is merit to both sides. Both actresses are fabulous!
Don't see it if you don't want to think too much at your evening out but want "pure entertainment". This play is very thought-provoking.
See it if You are interested in seeing a discourse between two smart women, very good writing, relevant writing that isn’t cliched
Don't see it if You aren’t willing to listen to talk of politics and the way history has been taught in this country, not into 2 handers w/ little plot
See it if you want to see an all out sparring match about morals and responsibility, you enjoy shows with dense content or about race relations
Don't see it if you don't like heavy text centric plays, you don't want to leave the theatre with more questions than answers
See it if you liked "What the Constitution Means to Me" and want to see more theatre of debate that's filled with provocative ideas.
Don't see it if you want a traditional play with love interests and b-plots. This is all about the debate (and that might be a good thing to some)