Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks ("Topdog/Underdog," "In The Blood") returns to The Public with a world premiere play about race, friendship, and our rapidly unraveling social contract. More…
Long-time friends and lovers Leo, Misha, Ralph, and Dawn are educated, progressive, cosmopolitan, and woke. But when a racially motivated incident with the cops leaves Leo shaken, he decides extreme measures must be taken for self-preservation.
See it if You want to see another play about race relations...yawn.. a minimalist set. Parks top dog/ underdog was much better.
Don't see it if Play was too long, minimal set had to long monologues, too preachy. If you want something really cutting edge.
See it if ur a fan of Parks & want to see her strain credulity in an effort to incite & challenge our notions of what it means to be black in America.
Don't see it if you don't want to be lectured and preached to by a platitudinous playwright via four archetypal characters' interminable monologues.
See it if you like issues-driven plays that are not as worried about character, relationships and realism as making a point.
Don't see it if you prefer plays that feel like they reflect the world we live in, rather than a souped-up version that better serves the political message.
See it if you love work by Suzan-Lori Parks and have to see everything she does.
Don't see it if you think that an African American man wanting to be a slave to an annoying white man is an interesting concept.
See it if you want to see a play that explores the complications of racism as it unfolds in a tense situation involving 2 interracial couples.
Don't see it if you're disturbed by painful racist imagery. This play hinges on shock value, but it may or may not actually educate its audience.
See it if you want to see all the works by Suzan-Lori Parks. She has terrific ideas, I just don't think this one worked.
Don't see it if you are not interested in exploring difficult race issues.
See it if To see these actors and a play by SLParks.Interesting to see what she is doing. V. intense. Acting was good. But some parts not fleshed out.
Don't see it if You don’t want to think about difficult subjects. Staging was so stark play included many monologues/preaching. I prefer the story to tell
See it if you enjoy good acting. But unfortunately play does not cohere, too many subplots that are unnecessary and don't add to the story.
Don't see it if expect characters' actions and motivations to be rational and make sense rather than be paper-cut-out voices to a point of view or argument.
See it if You want to see an ambitious play that deals with the serious and overriding topic of race relations.
Don't see it if You don't want to sit through a 3 1/4 hour play that should have been about 2 hours, lacks adequate character development, and has a
Also frankly ridiculous "twist" at its center.