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 like watching two dimensional characters recite monologues. The writing and characters were never believable.
Don't see it if You want to see a provocative show about race relations. See Slave Play the next time it is mounted. A much better play on a similar topic.
See it if you’re intrigued by a fascinating plot conceit being attempted by four actors doing their best
Don't see it if you’re expecting plausible plot twists. The dialogue is clunky with weird shifts. Cliche relationship devices. Long unneeded monologues
See it if will make the effort to care about these self-involved characters and a plot that defies logic.
Don't see it if you don't have the patience to ferret out the heart of this play.
See it if You enjoy Public Theater productions. A new take on the Black experience.
Don't see it if You want a well written tight play. This loses its way and meanders. Four main characters 2 Black 2 White mix and match trade couples. Silly