The Acting Company brings back this play dramatizing Malcolm X’s life and death. More…
The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared—is brought to vivid life in Marcus Gardley’s new play. Shakespeare’s 'Julius Caesar' provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America’s most complex and compelling historical figures, and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s.
See it if I was very impressed with the production, direction and performances. Enjoyed how the story was framed & told - really engages the audience.
Don't see it if Even if you don't have an interest in the story of Malcolm X there is no denying this is a solid production with commanding performance.
See it if You want to see a Shakespearean style courtroom drama discuss truths and myths about Malcolm X and The Brotherhood. Well done. Believable.
Don't see it if You’re racist or believe even half of what our present commander in Chief is trying to scare us with about Muslims. You’ll feel surrounded.
See it if it does not live up to the history of Malcolm X . It never finds it's footing as a raw, edgy play that it wants to be. good directing and
Don't see it if cast. If you want a truly thought provoking play, this one falls short of what it wanted to be.
See it if The acting from all is fantastic. A tad slow but compelling and insightful. Really enjoyed the experience.
Don't see it if A play about Malcolm X doesn’t interest you. But try it... you will be surprised an might learn something too!
See it if Life story and events leading up to the assassination of Malcom X. Immerses you in Malcom’s circle of colleagues and family. Compelling.
Don't see it if You are not interested in history, biography, or speculation. You don’t want to learn more about Malcom X.
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See it if you enjoy superb acting about a historical figures with possible new takes on what really happened presented in a courtroom scenario.
Don't see it if you are not open to concentrating on the various points of view presented and making up your own mind.
See it if you are thrust into the middle of the teeming civil rights struggles of the 1960s; dynamic performances of entire cast
Don't see it if too reverential towards X; X remains a polarizing and inspiring figure to this day, play not wholly successful in showing why
See it if you want to see two extraordinarily nuanced performances from Roslyn Ruff and Jimonn Cole. Harriet D. Foy is quite the scene stealer!
Don't see it if you don't like intelligent, thoughtful theatre. Also, if you are not a fan of historical plays.
See it if You want to see a well-written drama with a fine ensemble cast, great direction and staging. Fascinating concept re the life of Malcolm X.
Don't see it if Not interested in the intense struggles of the Black Power movement in the 60’s. This requires some serious listening, but worth it.
See it if An historically based drama set during the mid-60's about Malcolm X and his relationship to his family & the Nation of Islam
Don't see it if you want something light, want happy endings or definite answers; don't want to see the humanity in historical figures
See it if you are interested in Malcom X's "story," excellent production values, superb acting and racial relations and politics.
Don't see it if you dislike repetitive dialog, non-traditional staging and play construction and, what I felt, an overly long production.
See it if strong Black woman fighting the patriarchy while we learn the complex evolution of Malcolm X's beliefs and social justice work
Don't see it if guns and #MeToo are triggering
See it if you appreciate Greek tragedy & alternative perspectives on personality, motives, humanity, relationships, and assassination of Malcolm X.
Don't see it if you lack courage or intellectual energy to reconsider mainstream attitude about Malcolm X, or prefer primarily white cast, comedy, musical.
See it if You want to see a well acted and inventive exploration of Malcolm X.
Don't see it if You are not interested in history or do not like talky plays. I was mesmerized by the tight and well directed production.
See it if You want more information or another perspective on Malcolm X. You are interested in history of the Civil Rights Era. Really fascinating!
Don't see it if You don't want over 2 hours of talk. You are not interested in internal struggles of civil rights, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
See it if You want to see a sharp and compelling piece of theatre. Outstanding ensemble and production with memorable use of music, rhythm and voices.
Don't see it if You neither know nor care about racial issues, past or present. Or, of course, if you're racist. A timely show, more relevant now than ever.
See it if You are interested in a terrific show about Malcolm X. Engaging, with great acting.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in a biographical show, or in black history.
See it if Strong cast members in a masterful production. To see history presented in various views, thought provoking, and profound piece. Wonderful
Don't see it if You are stuck in history, are not interested in history or subject matter or if you can't open your mind to alt possibilities.
See it if You want to see a new spin on civil rights and some great acting. The characters are very well developed. The message resonates with today.
Don't see it if You don’t like history pieces or want lighter fare.
See it if you are interested in history, particularly history of the 1960s &/or civil rights movement; if you like shows that are set up like a trial.
Don't see it if You want a "plot," you aren't interested in Malcolm X, you don't like direct address to the audience, you want an elaborate set.