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 original, provocative, intense play about race. it's always great when a play make you uncomfortable and reflect.
Don't see it if you want to see something uplifting, if you don't feel comfortable facing issues about race and racism. but people should really see it.
See it if It's a super intense show and worth seeing, particularly for the great acting and taking on questions of race.
Don't see it if It is hard to watch evil portrayed so realistically and in a way that makes you realize how awful so many people are right now.
See it if you want a challenging, deeply uncomfortable look at race today that forces you to think, without providing all the answers.
Don't see it if you want to feel safe and cozy at the theater. This is a bumpy, difficult, and ultimately rewarding night.
See it if You’re a fan of Daveed Diggs. You like thought provoking shows.
Don't see it if You want something light. Or short.
Also Although it’s over three hours long, it didn’t feel that way at all.
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 You love great acting and a show that challenges your heart, mind, and soul. I’m normally a musical guy but this show was outstanding.
Don't see it if You can’t handle talking about racism, you’re a racist, you must have song and dance to be entertained.
See it if You are willing to glimpse what people are capable of given circumstances.
Don't see it if You cannot suspend your own beliefs about what people are capable of regardless of what they.
See it if You enjoy intelligently and controversial playwriting performed by a cast of excellent actors in an engaging and thought provoking evening
Don't see it if You’re squeamish about out of the box themes
See it if See it if you Care about equity and humanity. look inside yourself and outside at the world full of white, black and brown people. Awareness
Don't see it if Don't see it if your mind is closed or you are not interested in friendships, diversity and understanding others!
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 love Susan Lori-Parks plays and show that bring out the worst in EVERYONE and they combat those demons
Don't see it if You are a fragile white person who cant handle the truth
See it if You want to see a resonant piece of theatre about race and how racism is a constant uphill battle that we must always be vigilant about.
Don't see it if You want a more light hearted show. It's super intense and will make you feel things. I literally couldn't feel my legs when the show ended.
See it if you enjoy plays that make you think about the current state of our country. If you care about social issues.
Don't see it if you think racism is okay. don’t like plays that make you think.
See it if you like Suzan-Lori Parks other works, or enjoy intelligent, thought provoking shows that deal with current social issues
Don't see it if You don't want to question/challenge your perspective or are not interested in theater that requires mental work from the audience
See it if You're interested in Parks's other writing and want a nuanced, detailed look at race (from a modern, liberal, black female's perspective.)
Don't see it if You aren't willing to forgive some unbelievability in premise to get to the playwright's point.
See it if You’re looking for an intelligent drama that, while maybe more worried about message than realism, is very worthwhile and very well done.
Don't see it if A lack of ultra realistic multidimensional characters is a nonstarter for you. For me the positives outweighed this weakness.
See it if Actors are great (Bravo, Daveed Diggs) but the main premise, “Slavery equals protection?” implausible. Demonstrates the banality of racism.
Don't see it if You can’t take the tension of sour friendship, insincere love, and impending violence.
See it if Suzan-Lori Parks' smashing play examines the poison of racism with unambiguous clarity. David Diggs is an insomniac trapped in its shadow.
Don't see it if If a person is uncomfortable about self-examination, they might want to avoid this.
See it if you're interested in a psychological thriller that delves into race, white supremacy, sexuality, and sociology.
Don't see it if 3.5 hours is too much of an investment
See it if You are interested in a challenging, honest discussion on race relations in America. Daveed Diggs gives an extraordinary performance.
Don't see it if You're in the mood for something light-hearted to escape the world for a bit.