Where We Stand
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Where We Stand

Where We Stand NYC Reviews and Tickets

(52 Reviews)
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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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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

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.

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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