This dark comedy explores the taboo topic of domestic violence against men. More…
'A Punk or a Gentleman' explores the complex psyche of a Black, middle-aged Don Juan who loves to captivate women but falls victim to physical abuse by the women he loves.
“An ironic ten-character tale of an abused womanizer named Darren...A smooth wordsmith played by Harris, who was very entertaining and believable...Laughter filled the theatre. The laughter was needed, as the somber reality of maternal abuse and the impact it has had on young men does need more attention and understanding. Bravo to the immensely talented cast and crew and to Fulton for bringing to the forefront an awakening to a topic often hidden behind scars.” Full Review
See it if U want to see a rarely done universal topic of domestic violence vs. males using a story angle from African American culture to widen lens.
Don't see it if U are uncomfortable with subject of abuse. U are sensitive or offended by Black women roles that portray aggression & violence. U want Bway.
See it if You want to open your mind to something that really exist even though it was portrayed in a comical and at times over the top way.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with domestic violence in general and specifically against men.
See it if you like plays with energy and are about relationships, male self image and the rarely dealt with theme of male abuse.
Don't see it if you require a highly professional production and are averse to a drawn out repetitive script that needs "tightening."
See it if if you want to see a show about domestic abuse.
Don't see it if to long, bad acting, directing and story. If you want to kill time and don't care what the story is about or don't care.
See it if you feel that any African-American cast gets too little stage work & deserves to be seen and supported, no matter how bad the play is.
Don't see it if you could spend 2 hrs & 40 mins more enjoyably by rearranging your sock drawer or alphabetizing your books. [See comments!]
See it if you don't actually expect a thoughtful treatment of domestic abuse and don’t have any reason to avoid really poorly done community theater
Don't see it if It's played for the same laughs as a Tyler Perry movie (hectoring, enraged woman going after stuttering man w/ frying pan), but less sharp
See it if If you love great writing, see this stunning show that hits home artistically and emotionally-cathartic, compassionate to all, and brilliant
Don't see it if I think everyone should see this show.
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