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A Crack Up at the Race Riots (Dream Up 2017)

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining

About the show

Part of Theater for the New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival: This world premiere show is based on Harmony Korine's novel of the same name about a fictional Florida race war. More…

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.

Member Reviews (3)


Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining
Avg Score

Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent

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.

Dizzying, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like non linear plays that are not head scratchingly obtuse.

Don't see it if you want to see a big Broadway musical

Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if You want a long hour of opaque, self-indulgent, wanna-be avant garde dribble.

Don't see it if No if.

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