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This Stretch of Montpelier

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

About the show

Spend a hot summer day along a stretch of South Eastern Louisiana road, where tradition clashes with change, and neighbors intertwine. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity. More…

Evolution doesn't have to take millions of years. It can happen right in front of our eyes. Old neighbors intertwine with newcomers, bringing about gentrification...and integration. Before the new world can breathe on its own, racism, homophobia, and colliding generations must fight for survival. Ghosts from the past dance with the uncertain music of the future creating an imperfect but vibrant culture seeking to understand how to live together in a changing society. This is what happens when yesterday meets tomorrow.

Member Reviews (12)


Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant
Avg Score

Absorbing, Resonant, Ambitious, Well staged & acted, Relevant

See it if An arc of small town prejudice well rendered thru sensitive acting, fluid staging & lyrical, melancholic prose Fine ensemble esp last couple

Don't see it if Despite Girod's obvious talent & Block's solid staging, it's an evening of one-acts that doesn't quite gel despite unconvincing ending

Ambitious, Braided, Great acting, Strong writing

See it if you like to experience innovative ways of playwriting & are interested in some of the ways people of different races interact today.

Don't see it if you want a play that tells one continuous story & resolves all the questions that it's posed before the final blackout.

Also In “This Stretch of Montpelier” playwright Kelley Nicole Girod braids ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Confusing, Great writing, Intense

See it if Super acting by entire cast. Well written Partner.s 75% and my 85 % We always love thrust stage. a challenge for actors. .. (see more)

Don't see it if "Stretch" needs a bit of tightening re: the 3 scenes, Many loose ends, A/C not effective. (although hand fans did some work)

Also It is the first time that we saw Geany Masai, She is a wonder to behol... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you want a look at small town life with some good acting to portray a range of characters and their interactions, good and bad.

Don't see it if you want one story with a conclusion or are bothered by the tension of people interacting with daily problems.

Confusing, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Great Acting, Show is good. About people.

Don't see it if Deals with pain, racism. A lot of emotions.

Also This is the first time I watch a play in this theater and hear all the... Read more Read less

Slow, Confusing

See it if You want to see a play that deals with racial tensions in a small Louisiana town

Don't see it if You tend to not like plays that are to talkie

Also Most of the acting in this play was good but the first scene was excru... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if You want to delve into 3 sets of lives and the things that they are dealing with. You want to see an enjoyable thought-provoking play.

Don't see it if Hearing folks talk about their prejudice feelings makes you uncomfortable. You want a total light and fluffy show

Also I enjoyed this performance. There was a little edginess at times becau... Read more Read less

Confusing, Thought-provoking, Insipid

See it if It's kinda neither here not there - neither glaringly horrible nor particularly good.

Don't see it if There is something there that may be developed but it's rather buried behind the heaps of programmatic platitudes. No AC to speak of.

Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant

See it if u are interested in exploring racism in a frank and nuanced way from multiple perspectives. Doesn't shy away, but also can be clumsy.

Don't see it if u r hard of hearing. The space is acoustically challenging and it can be hard to hear the actors. or if u r uncomfortable with race issues.

Good acting, Plot sadly too american, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a slice of American life. If you wanting see real good acting

Don't see it if you don't want to be re-disheartened at the sad state of American racial interactions. You're depressed @ the state of affairs in the USA

Great acting, Unstructured

See it if All of the actors are first rate, and there are occasional passages that give them the chance to show it.

Don't see it if The various stories line do not connect in a cumulative way.

Also There are the seeds of a good play here, but the elements are too disp... Read more Read less

Resonant, Profound, Confusing

See it if If you want to see something serious, character-driven, with a strong sense of place, if you are ready to be confused at first for a payoff.

Don't see it if If you want something flashy or more fun than serious,if you aren't prepared to think and be challenged, or don't want to think about racism

“This Stretch of Montpelier” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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