Where We Stand
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Where We Stand

Where We Stand NYC Reviews and Tickets

(52 Ratings)
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Great acting, Confusing, Slow, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

About the Show

WP Theater's world premiere solo piece is an epic fable of penance filled with humor, heart, and music. Performed by Donnetta Lavinia Grays and David Ryan Smith on a rotating basis.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (52)

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669 Reviews | 385 Followers
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like one-man performance that make you believe in humanity in the face of adversity. Go see this powerful & moving experience. So moving

Don't see it if You don’t like a bear stage & actor playing multiple characters, then This is not your kind of show. Read more

67 Reviews | 10 Followers
Amazing writing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You love language and great acting.

Don't see it if If you don’t like one person performances that’s require you to pay close attention. Read more

66 Reviews | 14 Followers
Profound, Great writing, Resonant, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like powerful solo performances; themes that draw on myths, folklore & religion. Explorations of the meaning of justice and empathy.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive work that calls on the audience to make decisions and participate in the fate of the main character. Read more

251 Reviews | 43 Followers
A musically rhymed play that used the audience as both jury and brethren, An epic poem to the dynamics of small-town rural living, Original but moved too fast at times

See it if You enjoy well written and masterfully performed one-person plays. Be prepared to hum along and be an active participant from the get go.

Don't see it if You don’t like one person plays that don’t adhere to standard stage and narrative style of performance. You prefer to be a passive audience. Read more

679 Reviews | 160 Followers
Powerfully performed, Engaging, Slow, Deliberative, Solo

See it if you want to see a bravura performer running on all cylinders making a brave (sometimes successful) attempt at community engagement.

Don't see it if you’re in the mood for a kitchen sink drama. Read more

567 Reviews | 150 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Clever

See it if Alternating cast guides audience as jury to resulting verdict in this inventive, multi-roled solo show of townies and one important outlier.

Don't see it if No vicarious sympathies here; you will be seen in the town hall arena. Group-think calls itself out to predictable results.

164 Reviews | 21 Followers
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you enjoy a one woman show with a very different expression mechanism.Sometimes poetic and sometimes prophetic but always amusing.Go see.

Don't see it if If you don't like one woman shows with humming,chanting ans singing.The language is also difficult to understand at times.

57 Reviews | 12 Followers
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You like one woman interactive shows that ask when is someone worth forgiving? Great acting holds your attention throughout

Don't see it if You want a fancy, upbeat show. The show is entertaining, but slowly paced and asks for you to interact, even in small ways.

Critic Reviews (7)

The New York Times
February 18th, 2020

"Gifts are Given, but at What Cost? Donnetta Lavinia Grays is winningly uninhibited in her fable-like solo show about a community seduced by a mysterious benefactor."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 15th, 2020

"Why We Gather: Three Shows As Three Meetings"
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February 11th, 2020

"'Where We Stand' Reveals a Community on the Precipice of a Big Decision Donnetta Lavinia Grays's solo show dances across the border between the magical and the mundane."
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Lighting & Sound America
February 12th, 2020

"The fate of an ill-defined character caught in a contrived situation lacking anything specific details? Not the most engaging proposition."
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New York Stage Review
February 11th, 2020

2/5 Stars. "Donnetta Lavinia Grays throws an elusive town meeting, with audience participation and perhaps a misguided purpose."
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February 13th, 2020

"It is probable that 'Where We Stand' is intended as a commentary on the contemporary United States' political scene. Though noble, the presentation is too mired in abstraction to fully succeed."
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Front Row Center
February 25th, 2020

Score: 75%. "From where I sat, 'Where We Stand' was lackluster and at times intimidating in spite of a powerful performance."
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