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 socially relevant work presented in unusual, line-blurring fashion,
Don't see it if Slavery makes you uncomfortable. Then again, it should. If it does, all the more reason to be here.
See it if You’re interested in its theme, by far it’s the best one of this category I’ve seen. A well written book!
Don't see it if You can’t sit still for a long play, but this one won’t bore you, I can hardly feel time past.
See it if You like dark, intense,well acted dramas. Are interested in themes of racism, modern day slavery, white privilege, power
Don't see it if You want something lighthearted. You want to feel connected to the characters. You can't sit through plays longer than 3 hours
See it if you want edgy downtown theater tackling relevant race and social issues, clever strident writing, great performances, long show but worth it
Don't see it if u want light theater & don't want to deal with painful issues. Longer than it needs 2 b. Absurd. Funny. Borders on cliché, but impactful.
See it if A complex and fascinating look at the legacy of our black and white ancestors in the depths of our "enlightened" contemporary minds.
Don't see it if you are not interested in spending 3 hours observing a study of long term friends becoming master and slave with Ms. Parks’ unique insights.
See it if A play that touches all "proper" hot buttons on race, class, etc. and then churns, turns and flips it to make for interesting theater.
Don't see it if Three hour plays not for you? This one is out, although the fine writing and performances will keep you involved. Play moves.
See it if You like thought-provoking theater which is excellently written and stunningly acted. Be prepared to go on wild ride.
Don't see it if I don’t like challenging theatre and a show that is 3 hours and 15 minutes long. If you prefer comedy.
See it if you're up for a challenging play with difficult subject matter featuring some top notch acting.
Don't see it if three hours sounds like a long time to just feel bad about yourself and the state of the world by the end of the night.
See it if to witness the eye-opening psychological toll of racial violence on our humanity & the profound ways this manifests in different communities
Don't see it if you don’t want new lenses thru which to grapple with our most vital issues. Fast paced, brilliantly acted; don’t let the runtime scare you
See it if you're looking for an epic, near masterpiece. A play that takes you in directions you did not expect. A captivating 3 hours.
Don't see it if you think 3 hours is simply too long for a play. Long monologues aren't your thing. You don't want to be taken to some uncomfortable places
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 Love Daveed Diggs and Suzann Lori Parks- they are both in top form here If you are interested in plays about race relations, slavery
Don't see it if Don’t have 3 hours to spare , enjoy the topics above, don’t want to see an explicit sex scene
See it if You want to be challenged by unconventional premise about race. You think Daveed Diggs is the greatest!
Don't see it if You don't like overly long plays (over 3 hours). You find exposition by monologue tiresome. You are uncomfortable with slavery depiction.
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.
See it if You're a fan of SLP or Daveed Diggs. You want a play that is challenging and rewarding. You want relevant themes and a work that's dense.
Don't see it if You avoid dark or intense theater. The last fifteen minutes of the play are anxiety-inducing. You will not leave the theater feeling "good."