Negro Ensemble Company remounts their production of Charles Fuller's 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama set at a segregated Louisiana Army base during World War II. More…
A black Captain is sent to investigate the murder of a black Sergeant. At first it seems he was killed by the local KKK. But when the true murderers are discovered, surprising and unsettling divisions among the black troops are revealed. Evocative of Herman Melville's "Billy Budd," the play uses a murder mystery to expose African-American anger and resentment that curiously mimic white racist attitudes.
See it if Military murder whodunnit imbued with racial conflict. Characters we meet in act 1 turn deeper and darker in act 2. Excellent performances.
Don't see it if You don't like this genre. You don't want a lot of intensity/conflict/mystery. You want a fancier production.
See it if you're looking for a classic drama that still resonates today. You want a great performance from an ensemble cast.
Don't see it if the issues of racism and segregation greatly disturb you.
See it if Interested in a finding out who killed the sarge on southern navy baseRacism, demotions,anger and turmoil make for a riveting showGreat cast
Don't see it if Don’t like dramas. Racism & use of disparaging terms
See it if I saw this production tonight along with my wife.Both of us thought that this play was awesome.The characterization of the play was on point
Don't see it if If you need a lavish set or that you don't want to enjoy a play dealing with the Blacks being in command.This production has a no big names.
See it if U appreciate 1st rate drama from Pulitzer winning playwright, seasoned Direction, passionate cast & talented support team in an A+ revival.
Don't see it if U prefer fluffy shows. U can't deal with racial & segregation facts in American history. U dislike period plays. This one is worth seeing!
See it if want to see great acting in a truly absorbing story. A mystery, but filled with racial tensions & an insight on what racial military
Don't see it if no reason NOT to see it.Everyone should see this & look deep inside themselves as this is as relevant today as it was the day it was written
See it if You enjoy a play that unfolds like a mystery that must be solved with twists and turns along the way.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with plays that deal with racism and that use of strong language.
See it if You like strong drama involving mystery and social issues. Fine performances by Underwood and Grier.
Don't see it if You are a fan of the original production or movie and are expecting a fresh take. It needs more subtlety to be more gripping.
See it if you like plays about racial issues that have not (sadly) been resolved yet and if you are a fan of In the Heat of the Night-type scenarios
Don't see it if you are a bigot or a racist
See it if You like layered writing that reveals the outcome little by little and in the process involves you in a complex way that characters respond
Don't see it if You want a laugh a minute show
See it if good story-telling and/or historical significance are what you must love about theatre.
Don't see it if you find flashbacks distracting, although in this case they prove essential.
See it if You love great acting and direction and a story about racism in the military. This was an intelligent show. Unfortunately still relevant.
Don't see it if You can't stand great theater.
See it if You wanted to be reminded of how racist this country is. Or bring a friend who needs the reminder.
Don't see it if You want to keep denying about the history of racism in this country.
See it if You want to see a superbly acted play. It is riveting and hearbreaking. Highly recommend it
Don't see it if You want avant guard theater. This is a straightforward who-done-it. But it will keep you engaged until the end.
See it if You want to see some of the best acting on broadway right now.
Don't see it if You don’t like who done it stories and intense plays about race.
See it if If you’re interested in recent history and civil rights. Acting is extraordinary. Intense character development.
Don't see it if You’re a racist. Or white supremest. Or only enjoy musical comedy.
See it if Snapshot in time for America on the cusp of social change re race relations and attitudes. Illustrates internal conflict of feelings.
Don't see it if You don't care about race relations in America and understanding the history & perspectives of various Americans dealing with change.
See it if examines, race, bigotry, beuocracy, power, in very real terms
Don't see it if You lack empathy or refuse to acknowedge the racial barriers that haunt this country.