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 an intelligent, well-acted, relevant work from one of our greatest living playwrights, that pushes all the right buttons.
Don't see it if convoluted and artificial conceits aren't your cup of tea, you expect a consistent and clearly logical plot line, given these characters.
See it if You enjoy great theater with superb actors talking about thought provoking and relevant topics.
Don't see it if You only enjoy fluffy theater and or musicals.
See it if love to be challenged. brilliant writing, a complelling story and marvelous acting. Loved it. Daveed Diggs is a thrill to watch.
Don't see it if you don't want to be provoked or disturbed - this is a thinking person's play.
See it if an amazing play and cast of actors with a deep and nuanced conversation about race and privilege
Don't see it if if you are unnerved by conversations about racism or are looking for a light piece
See it if you are truly interested in nuanced explorations of race and privilege in the United States. The writing and acting are superb!
Don't see it if uncomfortable conversations make you uncomfortable. Or you like to live in the fantasy world that race relations are getting better.
See it if The central conceit of this is a 2x4 against the back of the head. It’s a paradox. Contrived but real that excavates 100 years of history.
Don't see it if There are a couple of plot contrivances that may be impossible to ignore for some.
See it if you want a unique theatrical exploration of racism in America & the intersection of the legacy of slavery w/ white guilt & white nationalism
Don't see it if you dislike gimmicks, and you're uncomfortable with frank / provocative / at times purposefully unrealistic talk about the legacy of slavery
See it if our continuing struggle with race, racism, and the impact on relationships and society broadly with wrenching dialogue are of interest
Don't see it if you want light subjects, need entertainment, and can't sit through 3 hours of intense drama.
See it if You want to see a well written, timely play with great acting that will provide much food for thought.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy serious playa dealing with race relations and some personal stories told in monologues.
See it if you want to see a daring new work from a Pulitzer prize winner.
Don't see it if you are sensitive with race issues and aren’t willing to watch a challenging story.
See it if You don’t mind leaving with uncomfortable/confused feelings (and not just about racism) There is humor amidst tension & strong performances
Don't see it if You cannot sit through 3.15 hour performance & do not want to see racism, self hatred treated in a satirically realistic format
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 attend theater to be challenged and to think, not to just sit back and be entertained. Great writing and acting. Daveed Diggs.
Don't see it if Don't want to see a play with themes of racial relations, black history and slavery. There are very disturbing elements and scenes.
See it if you’re interested in plays about race relations, with a different spin. It’s quite provoking. Daveed Diggs gives a master class on acting
Don't see it if you have difficulty appreciating serious plays that ask you to stretch your imagination. The play is a bit long,
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 For S-LP’s craft as a writer, Digg’s as actor, Public for taking chances. To ask yourself uncomfortable questions on race, trust,sex
Don't see it if You avoid plays that challenge your comfort zone. This one stays with you
See it if Great acting and writing. Draws you into the story. I found myself asking questions I never really thought of before.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with racial issues in your fact.
See it if You enjoy characters who develop over the course of a play and take you places you didn’t expect
Don't see it if You like light fluffy content and re not interested in social realities
See it if Everyone should see this play. Examines race & stereotypes in genuine ways. So many layers to think about. Great writing, directing, acting.
Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment or feel like there isn't much left to explore about race.
See it if You enjoy storylines that have you wondering..where are they going with this? AND you really want to find out
Don't see it if You cannot deal with the past being repeated.
See it if You want to see amazing performances and topical situations. You don’t mind a show 3 hours long. It’s intense and thought provoking.
Don't see it if You din’t Like sex and violence depicted on stage. An intense show with a hard moral. Nail biting drama.
See it if You want to see an original, thought-provoking piece on race with great acting and directing. The whole cast is superb. Great direction!
Don't see it if You can't handle the truth!