Closed 2h 30m
A Small Oak Tree Runs Red
Brooklyn
79

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(21 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
19%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

About the Show

Inspired by the true story of the 1918 lynching rampage that followed the death of plantation owner Hampton Smith, this New York premiere offers an unflinching look at one of the shameful periods in US History. 

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Member Reviews (21)

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Banal, Slow, Disappointing, Boring

See it if Topic could be interesting but not with this play

Don't see it if Just skip it ...

70
Confusing, Great staging, Intense, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if You're interested in the early 20th Century South.

Don't see it if You lose patience with not understanding what's going on.

Critic Reviews (1)

February 16th, 2018

"Flawed and devastating...The script has its problems, and so does the staging — repetition, sermonizing, a blurriness...Still, the play has a forceful, painful impact...The style, before it shifts into didacticism, evokes a nightmare...The play insists that a reckoning with the past will loosen history's noose, that the truth will set us free. That's a comforting moral after the infanticide. I'm not sure it's one I believe."
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