See it if Very thought-provoking, intelligent and nuanced discussion of a controversial topic. Unexpected plot twists. Definitely absorbing.
Don't see it if Acting is solid but could be better if made into a movie (which is pretty much ready to be). Why 1hr50min with intermission? Make it 100min.
See it if You like very well written thought provoking plays. Engaged start to finish. Intense moments w/ Great plot twists. Would make a good movie!
Don't see it if You are looking for something light and fluffy. Once this takes off it doesn't stop. Read more
See it if Racial issues in your face, and made as uncomfortable as possible by the characters and situations in the play.
Don't see it if The grievances are as plain as can be. Every point is purposely exaggerated and over-generalized.
See it if you like Robert Cuccioli.There were a few twists of plot I didn't expect. Very thought provoking play. How would you react in Robert's place
Don't see it if you enjoy comedy.
See it if you want a picture of what desperation mixed with white privilege and class and economic differences might look like in the extreme.
Don't see it if you want a fluffy night of theater; you don't want to think about the topics of race and economic relations.
See it if You want good theatre
Don't see it if You don't want good theatre
See it if you want to see a perfectly written and executed play
Don't see it if you need your theater to be politically correct Read more
See it if you'd enjoy a thought provoking and highly entertaining play about race relations in America. Great plot twists!
Don't see it if intense dramas aren't your thing. This is totally relevant to race relations in the U.S. today.
“The opening scene is a deliberately moralistic prelude that soon opens into a riveting, thought-provoking piece of theater…To reveal much more...would be to spoil Mr. Graham’s deftly constructed play…This is decidedly not a feel-good play about mutually beneficial bonds formed across the racial and economic divides. Mr. Graham, with the work’s stark conclusion, leaves you feeling like a simplistic ninny for ever thinking it might have been.”
"Graham finds little ways to needle his audience in this ultra-contrived setup. We understand that progressive sacred cows will be rhetorically slaughtered, although Graham's reliance on archetype and hypotheticals make this somewhat of a facile endeavor...A radical tonal shift late in the first act changes things...Scenes bleed from one to the next in Martin's clever staging...Hiding everything behind his cold, calculating eyes, Cuccioli delivers a fascinatingly dynamic portrayal."
"Written by Bruce Graham, directed by Bud Martin and featuring an outstanding cast, this is a brilliant, poignant production. The show will encourage viewers to have essential conversations about the disparity that exists between people of different races and economic backgrounds...'White Guy on the Bus' is drama at its finest. It is a thought-provoking theatrical piece that presents multiple perspectives. It is a must-see production for metro area audiences."
“‘White Guy on the Bus’ surrenders any pretense at analyzing America's racial divide, instead becoming a florid melodrama loaded with speechmaking. Graham's play is already perilously overloaded with white grievance; the addition of thriller elements seemingly lifted from an old Charles Bronson movie does nothing to advance his argument. ‘That White Guy on the Bus’ remains watchable is largely due to Robert Cuccioli's performance."
"While transcending its focus on racism, this smart, powerful, shocking—yet moving—new play by Bruce Graham deserves and rewards your attention."
“An explosive, provocative drama…No one is wholly righteous; neither is anyone wholly bad. Yet the deals we agree to—the concessions we allow in order to feed ourselves and our kin, and the amount of BS we swallow or ask others to swallow—make for an intense and complex dynamic that eschews a trouble-free coexistence…The well-paced dialogue is punchy, pointed, and taut, and numerous tangents are well-woven into the plot.”
“This is a very cleverly written play drawing the audience in slowly, then binding us in an intense, unrelenting bombardment of truth about how money, power and privilege position one in society. It also speaks harshly and, many times, wisely to how political correctness will not solve the problems of poverty, oppression and prejudice…They are all brought together under the guiding hand of Bud Martin who directs this cast with vision.”
"It packs a wallop!...The cast is headed by Cuccioli, who is giving one of the finest and most chilling performances of the season...In turn blistering and bracing, the tautly constructed play becomes dramatically radioactive...Don't be afraid to see this blistering play that may actually change your mind as it challenges your well-intentioned motives."