Korine's novel has been described as a book of fictional set pieces, capturing the fragmented moments of a life observed through the demented lens of media, TV, and teen obsession. The text of the play is taken directly from the source. Each vignette contains the story of a unique individual in the community, ranging from a 19-year-old crank dealer discussing literature with his ex-high school librarian, to a son recounting the abusive relationship his parents had over the years. 'A Crack Up at the Race Riots' meditates on the notion of theatrical content and form.
See it if you like obtuse, indecipherable, avant-garde style work, with a few moments of clarity. Hey, it's possible.
Don't see it if if you don't like obtuse, indecipherable, obtuse, avant-garde style work. The cast committed suicide. It was the only honorable thing to do.