This Land Was Made
Ends Jun 25 1h 50m
This Land Was Made

This Land Was Made NYC Reviews and Tickets

(12 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Confusing, Must see

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History and imagination collide with vibrant humor and reflect our present moment in this new play.

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Member Reviews (12)

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99 Reviews | 19 Followers
Relevant, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You love a lot of narration. Great setting/topic for a play.

Don't see it if Frustrating, slow. The main character is inactive, so keeps telling us things. The story, as told, is Troy's. Where is her story?

556 Reviews | 295 Followers
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Intelligent, Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if An outstanding production with stellar acting, directing & lighting. Kudos to the playwright of a truthful & riveting account of the 60s.

Don't see it if I have no negative comments. This is a must see. Read more

512 Reviews | 143 Followers
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Memorable, Writing *****, Absorbing, Important, Excellent acting

See it if This new play grabbed me from the first sentence + did not let go ! It is a depiction of the real life events surrounding the Black Panthers

Don't see it if You don’t like plays about actual events that are tragic. Don’t see it if you cannot cope with Black dialogue, often loud +sometimes vulgar! Read more

169 Reviews | 30 Followers
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Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you are interested in plays that address racism and historical events in new and refreshing ways.

Don't see it if you are expecting "light" entertainment.

587 Reviews | 66 Followers
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Interesting story. good cast

See it if You like plays that tell a good story.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays about civil rights history.

117 Reviews | 21 Followers
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Profound, Must see, Intense, Epic, Confusing

See it if you enjoy historical dramas; beautiful fictional plot line that goes along with the real story of Huey Newton that makes the era come alive

Don't see it if TW: violence involving police brutality, the subject matter is handled with thought and care but some themes might be very intense for folks Read more

357 Reviews | 97 Followers
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Uneven, Intense, Exquisite

See it if into black lives at the rise of the black panthers. Great costumes, great acting, and intense moments. History with current sensibilities.

Don't see it if well... act 1 was slow, and the romantic throughline unsatisfying. Some refocusing is due.

276 Reviews | 53 Followers
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Slow, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Political meets the personal in Sampson's quasi-historical look at the Black Panther movement c.1967 Standout performance from Crowe-Legacy

Don't see it if The lead story of the protagonist's bar & her son in Vietnam is only moderately interesting & is overwhelmed by Huey Newton's origin story

Critic Reviews (3)

Talkin' Broadway
June 5th, 2023

“The truth may be elusive in ‘This Land Was Made,’ but there are flashes of brilliance in the delivery. And that may be enough to make one sit up and listen.”
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Theater Pizzazz
June 4th, 2023

This Land Was Made—a title lifted from Woody Guthrie, perhaps as an ironic commentary on who exactly it was made for—has its heart in the right place but, apart from giving some of Huey Newton’s thoughts a platform, leaves much to be desired.
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June 4th, 2023

Playwright Tori Sampson richly delineates her appealing characters, the dialogue is eloquently earthy, plot threads are compelling, and a sense of history is ever present. Ms. Sampson offers an imaginary scenario where Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton is a central character, and his 1967 confrontation with law enforcement where a police officer was killed, is searingly depicted during her absorbing Oakland bar-set memory play.
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