New Federal Theatre and Castillo Theatre present a biographical solo play about renowned Harlem pastor and congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. More…
Set on the island of Bimini, in the House of Representatives, and the iconic Abyssinian Baptist Church, this history-filled play chronicles Powell's extraordinary life, largely in his own words. Timothy Simonson plays the handsome and magnetic Powell on his political journey as Harlem's first black congressman between 1945 and 1971.
See it if You like one man historical shows. You want to hear more about Adam Powell and his trials and tribulations.
Don't see it if You don't like one man performances. You are not interested in Mr. Powell's life.
See it if You want to hear a heartfelt energetic touching monologue this is show for you.
Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows with minimalist staging, you don't like history
Also This show will emotionally and intellectually engage you
See it if you're interested in history, you like one man plays. The acting is great in this, while the writing is middling. A shame.
Don't see it if you don't like one man plays.
See it if mini history lesson about the first African American elected to Congress; Simonson captures the driven, charismatic, confident personality.
Don't see it if you are not interested in the civil rights movement.
See it if you want to learn more about a great leader of the people and game changer who had his own human flaws. Very relevant today!
Don't see it if you don't like one man shows. Timothy Simonson has great respect for Adam Clayton Powell and never loses himself in the character.
See it if You like one-man shows. You like political topics, especially the African-American civil rights movement of the last century.
Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows or African-American experiences. The narrative of Adam is far from comprehensive due to the time limit.
See it if You want to see a well done, biographical show on a man who did a lot for his community, but is probably mostly known for his boulevard.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy one person, historical shows with minimal stagecraft.
See it if if you want to know more about a controversial historical figure.His life was fascinating and the government's part in his undoing was typic
Don't see it if IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT PEOPLE'S FIGHTS FOR FREEDOM.
See it if You enjoy a biographical play about a very interesting and iconic Man!
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a one-man show or anything to do with Black Culture and Heritage!
See it if If you like one person shows that also teach you a great deal about Somwonw who helped carve out civil rights.
Don't see it if You don't like one person shows or like highly elaborate shows or are not interested in historically based shows.
See it if like one man shows, learning about history
Don't see it if need a real story with action or movement. Information was important but somehow not gripping enough for me
See it if You're looking for an inspiring, one-man show about an important figure in US history
Don't see it if You want something silly/fluffy
See it if You like one-man shows, are interested in the great, important life of Clayton-Powell, and enjoy being greeted warmly at the door!
Don't see it if You're looking for a more conventional evening in the theater, with lots of characters, played by lots of actors in lots of scenes.
See it if you want to support good Black Theater and watch a very talented actor tell an interesting story.
Don't see it if don't like storytelling and monologues.
See it if I thought the play about Adam & his life was very informative & inspiring. But I found it at times slow and I fell asleep.
Don't see it if Also to be just a hour - play need more action, another player interaction., a little more excitement for amount of my time & ticket.
See it if You enjoy portraits of historical figures. You're familiar w/Mr. Powell, Jr. & other names from the '50s & '60s.
Don't see it if You want a traditional biography. You value solid acting skills: the story is told in a 1-tone voice, which makes it hard to follow.
See it if You'd like to feel some hope for our political present & future by looking at our political past thru a remarkable & inspiring life.
Don't see it if You dislike historical monologues, civil rights issues, history, or doubt that theatre can influence or change lives for the better.
See it if If you like plays that feel like you're being read an autobiography. The acting wasn't bad - he just wasn't given anything to work with.
Don't see it if You prefer the story to be shown rather than told. I learned as much reading the blurb about Powell in the program as I did from the show.
See it if You enjoy seeing a Wikipedia style theatre where facts are told.
Don't see it if If you are looking for interesting story and a point of view on the events of who adam Clayton Powell jr was.