ToasT is a new play by spoken word artist and Tony Award winning writer Lemon Andersen about a group of inmates fighting to keep their minds free amidst the 1971 riots that rocked Attica Prison. More…
After 27 years served for murder in Attica’s D-Block, Willie Green, a.k.a. the legendary Dolomite, has become an unlikely father figure to his cellmates. When word brews throughout Attica that a riot is coming, Dolomite has to decide whether to join in or bet on the quickly approaching chance to taste freedom. Honoring the spoken word narratives recited across America by generations of black poets, ToasT is a new play about men trying to live free in a system—and a world—designed to keep them chained.
See it if you like terrific acting in a show that makes you think. It is a slice of life show that shows a world that Trump can't imagine.
Don't see it if you get frustrated with dialects and accents. You really don't need to understand every word to "get" this remarkable play.
See it if you like foreign humor. After you sort of get used to the accent it is OK. Not a lot happens, but the cast appers to be having fun.
Don't see it if don't like accents. Unfortunately too much British slang to get a lot of the humor
See it if you like intriguing characters and a setting that is still very much unexplored - prison culture, specifically African American.
Don't see it if you're looking for straight dialogue. The show needed condensing and a more focused approach to a fascinating subject.