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. More…
From the show:
In a town running low on compassion, an exile seeks forgiveness, forcing the community to decide between mercy or justice. A storyteller spins a tale of a lonely soul tempted by the devil’s kindness on a fateful trip to the crossroads. Where We Stand is an epic fable of penance filled with humor, heart, and music. This world premiere production brings together two WP Lab alums: rising-star playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Last Night and the Night Before), and director Tamilla Woodard, whose smash hit 3/fifths the New York Times called “extraordinary” and “relentlessly provocative.”
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.
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.
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.
See it if to support a talented playwright/actor who weaves movingly sung lyrics in a parable you're asked to heed & respond to; embrace unusual fare
Don't see it if need cheery, light story; colorful, elaborate set; passive, anonymous experience—lights stay on & you're cajoled to hum, sing, clap @ times
See it if You are in the mood for a 75 minutes monologue that at time might sound like a poem....
Don't see it if One actor playing every role might confuse you. The story is at time quite incomprehensible and it is hard to follow the different character
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.
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.
See it if You want to be apart of a new way to present drama, a town hall meeting. And you enjoy a one man (or woman) show with excellent acting
Don't see it if You want more of a plot or drama or don't like one man shows
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.
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.
Also I’m hoping to return to see the playwright perform her work.
See it if you like shows that build and require the audience to be engaged through a tale. It's a good idea but, it was a little slow for me
Don't see it if your looking for a traditional theater work or musical with a strong dialogue.
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.
See it if you like long story-telling by a single performer/singer.
Don't see it if you want a coherent story or high conflict. This is sadly missing in both areas.
See it if You appreciate great acting and singing, like audience participation and have a thing for ethical dilemmas.
Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows, don't want your values challenged and dislike small venues.
See it if Lovingly presented storyteller driven solo performance with songs. Earnest acting propel this folksy, intimate & thoughtful play.
Don't see it if If you don’t like solo pieces, Our Town or light audience participation.
See it if If you like great story telling, using your imagination and audience participation
Don't see it if If you don't like audience participation and the theater lights on at all times. It can get slow at times.
See it if you like plays that raise interesting themes, directly engage the audience, have humor, music and great talent.
Don't see it if You don’t like one woman shows with little staging.
See it if engaging one person shows and fables. It's a beautiful evening of storytelling through great direction, acting, and poetic writing.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy one person shows. You don't like being engaged as an audience member (the audience is several characters in the play).
See it if You’re a lover of great stories that are both compassionate and revealing.
Don't see it if If you require lots of spectacle and genuinely can’t imagine trusting an entire play and it’s setting to 1 Actor.
See it if you like theater that transcends linear passive storytelling, a fan of 1 person shows, and are willing to fully engage and be present.
Don't see it if you want to sit in the dark and be entertained by big production.
See it if u'd like a solo show about the power of charismatic persuasion, groupthink, mob mentality & retribution vs clemency in a "town hall" setting
Don't see it if u don't like solo shows wherein the actor plays all the roles; u don't like audience participation.
See it if Grays' solo drama about a small town's revitalization is shaped as a town meeting w/audience as townsfolk Dense, interesting, well acted
Don't see it if Written as both an allegory & political statement (man in gold - devil's advocate?} poses as a puzzle & indictment Marred by ham-fisted end
See it if you enjoy one person shows where many characters are played, this one full of action, humming, singing, audience engagement & participation.
Don't see it if you are looking for a play to sit back and watch in the dark-here the lights remain on and the actor is in the audience as well as on stage.
See it if enjoy one person shows, poetic, rhyming dialogue, sprawling fables with audience participation & decision-making, dynamic performance
Don't see it if don't like confusing, poetic dialogue, 1-person shows, audience speak and response, too phony initial setup of a town meeting