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A Blanket of Dust

From 53 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

About the show

This world premiere political thriller centers around a woman whose husband was killed in the World Trader Center on 9/11, and traces the ordeal she goes through while seeking justice for his murder. More…

On the morning of 9/11, Diana Crane, the daughter of a ranking US Senator, gets a farewell phone call from her husband trapped in Tower 1, just as it collapses. Diana is tortured by the evidence that the Towers seemed to fall identically, with their remains suggesting they were intentionally demolished. Follow her as she pursues the most powerful people in Washington for answers to her husband's death, only to learn that the government for the people, by the people...may not actually be for the people.


Member Reviews (53)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing
70
Avg Score

82
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Great dramatic story with great pacing. and great acting! Clever staging and writing with pops of color. Thought-Provoking​

Don't see it if you don't want to hear anything more about 9-11. This is a very interesting and different take on the subject.

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82
Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like political thrillers & stories about government coverups. Fast paced & fun w/ a GREAT cast. Brings up interesting points re: 9/11

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show set around the events and aftermath of 9/11.

68
Absorbing, Slow, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You’d like a show that’s part political thriller, part conspiracy theory and part melodrama.

Don't see it if Ideas that our government may have been involved with the 9/11 attacks is too much for you to handle.

65
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if Not a very good plot. If you like conspiracy theories that are not really indepth.

Don't see it if If you don't like conspiracy theory plays. Or a story that is not well written .

50
Confusing, Well played, Intense, Crackpot, Sketchy

See it if you think every conspiracy theory, no matter how thin & shadowy, deserves its day on stage.

Don't see it if you have little patience with unfounded conspiracy theories--this play has a few!

Also Since last December I’ve posted 182 reviews here. In that time I’ve se... Read more Read less

71
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you still have questions, are open to conspiracy possibilities, or want to review how peoples lives were affected after 9/11.

Don't see it if you are bothered by reliving the event and the after affects.

90
Great acting, Absorbing, Resonant

See it if Great cast of Broadway veterans. Poignant, fast-paced, liberal woman vs conservatives, fun Osama rap/dance, even rear nudity shown.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate an extremely well-acted drama (95 min). If the first few minutes which depicts tragedy during phone call will alarm you

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You hate what is going on in The White House. This play poignant , provocative and haunting.

Don't see it if You are extremely sensitive to suicide and/or 9/11 deaths.

72
Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11. Well-researched play that raises real-life questions through a fictional story.

Don't see it if revisiting 9/11 is upsetting for you. First half moves slowly and poor direction of actors in some scenes with talented cast overacting.

33
Slow, Excruciating

See it if You want to see a show surrounding the conspiracy theories of September 11

Don't see it if You are hoping to find a different take on a subject that we’ve already heard and know about

Also I thought the very first scene of the play was incredible. It involved... Read more Read less

76
Antigone revisited, 9/11 revisited, Discomfitting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if patience to listen to "other" theories of 9/11, willing to re-open the topic, worry about loss of freedoms & why, brave enuf 2 witness it

Don't see it if closed mind about possibility, dislike inconvenient evidence, cannot bear 2 think about 9/11, have no empathy 4 survivors. dislike agit prop

50
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like ANY play about 9/11 conspiracy theories, throwing out every cliche without a convincing argument to at least get you thinking.

Don't see it if You want a well-scripted, believable plot. This is all over the place - the lead’s journey is weak at best.

85
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You're interested in stories about 9/11 that present many different points of view.

Don't see it if You want a happy-go-lucky play.

72
Moving, Intense, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You want a well-acted story about the questions and conspiracy theories regarding 9/11. An overly large cast does well with flat characters.

Don't see it if You are triggered by references to 9/11 or suicide, you don't tolerate conspiracy theories, or if you want well-rounded characters.

75
Ambitious, Relevant, Slow, Great acting, Dated

See it if you appreciate complex, fact-dense political drama expressing a controversial and generally discredited theory of 9/11 and subsequent events

Don't see it if you prefer light themes or musicals, issues and relationships resolved, and more plot than rhetoric, or cannot sit 90 mins. without interval

Also The play’s premise and theme are courageous but tries to cover too man... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if Although I do not believe that there was any conspiracy involved with 9/11, the intense acting/writing involved with this play made me angry

Don't see it if you do not want to be reminded of the horrors of 9/11

74
Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You're willing to explore conspiracy theories

Don't see it if 9/11 is a trigger for you or you're looking for something light

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Contrived

See it if You're looking for some good acting, staging and an absorbing plot.

Don't see it if You want 3D characters (the characters are plot devices) and consistency throughout (the unexplained rap in the middle is nonsense).

75
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Slow

See it if you want to see a show with good writing; great acting and don't mind intense subject matter...

Don't see it if you don't like shows about 9/11...

74
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in government deception and corruption or conspiracy theories. You enjoy good acting.

Don't see it if You don't want to be reminded of our nation's greatest tragedy. You want light entertainment.

70
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You are a conspiracy theorist, you want to revive memories of 9/11 and relish the exploration of possible anomalies in history.

Don't see it if You are impatient with the over-emotional and obsessional reaction to a disaster and the paranoia it can engender.

72
Disappointing, Edgy, Indulgent, Intense, Profound

See it if your bag is 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Don't see it if your looking for a comedy or entertaining play.

73
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if you want to see what grief and confusion can do to a person.

Don't see it if you want something less intense.

79
Ambitious, Banal, Indulgent, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a play of ideas and some good acting

Don't see it if You mind polemical writing, quirky production values.

Also At the beginning, when I realized this was a 9/11 conspiracy play, I w... Read more Read less

60
Confusing, Insipid, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if The writing needs major help,As a New Yorker who saw right b4 my eyes 9/11 unfold , couldn’t feel 1 second of compassion in this production

Don't see it if You don’t want to waste your time


June 15th, 2018
"Squires's writing is at times excellent, with some compelling scenes of dialogue, especially those in which two characters speak from the heart. And these scenes are helped by some strong acting...Yet the script is also where the show struggles—there is a lack of nuance in character and argument...
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June 12th, 2018
"Squires’ drama fails to make a cogent case for its hypothesis. It rambles, repeats, and even contradicts itself. Starts on a strong dramatic note...Murrah’s direction is cohesive, but cohesion is hardly enough to make this drama work. The play’s seriousness and misguided idealism weigh heavy. Fr...
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June 22nd, 2018
“Under Murrah’s deft direction, Pierce leads a brilliant ensemble cast whose intricate conflicts drive a mysterious and often challenging plot with enough twists and turns to keep the audience members in suspense and keenly aware of their own political commitments and doubts. Each member of the c...
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June 24th, 2018
"Apart from the play's first few minutes, the poignancy of that proximity quickly fades as the action devolves into an implausible drama based on a questionable argument and filled with sturm und drang…Once the…central question is established, it fails to develop in a sufficiently compelling way,...
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