In a small town in the deep South, two librarians are unlikely friends. When outside forces threaten their safe space, each has to decide what to save: their friendship or themselves.
Winner of Sanguine Theatre Company's 2018 Project Playwright Competition, 'Alexandria' is a play about relationships that cross the deep divides of belief and conviction: what those relationships are worth, and what they cost.
See it if you'd like a powerful clash betw gay rights and Christian fundamentalist dogma. Sophisticated discussion is well-acted. Ending is far-out.
Don't see it if you're looking for lite entertainment. While absorbing and even occas'ly funny, ALEX is about the rise of theocracy and where that c lead us
See it if You want to see a show that feels like it’s written from tomorrow’s headlines. Darkly topical. Smart. Helps you see both sides fairly.
Don't see it if You don’t like to see outside your rose colored glasses. This feels very scary and very real and very much where we’re heading to me.
See it if A show about a fundamental Christian and a person who is gay. Recommended, nicely done. The ending is a little crazy. Nice staging good dir
Don't see it if Direction.If you want something lite. If your not into controversial plays.
See it if to see a sharply dramatized polemic on religious tolerance, cogently enacted by a Christian zealot, his lesbian friends & a wayward gay teen
Don't see it if you're obstinate in your own feelings about gay rights (esp gay marriage) & Christian Fundamentalism; you've had enough of dystopian drama.
See it if you’d like to see a play that’s both a polemic & a thriller that looks at the human consequences of the battle of the Evangelicals vs LGBTQs
Don't see it if you do not care at all about the battle of Evangelicals vs LGBTQs.
See it if you want a fresh look at the times we are in reflected by a fine cast portraying five very different characters in a small town - wonderful!
Don't see it if you have no tolerance for difference of opinion or religion - these characters are struggling with issues, but know you are missing a gem.
See it if wonderful grown-up exchange of ideas btwn two opposing sides; initial fair fight showing religious advocate to be reasonable, even loving
Don't see it if consists of 2 many long-winded speeches; playwright puts thumb on scales and shifts tone thru unrealistic ending/see below
See it if Friends with different beliefs from each other. And things changes
Don't see it if About some people believe in religion and societies coldness and meanest to people who don't fix in their world according to their reglion.
See it if welcome display of differing ideas & conflicts therein, want 2 bathe in the raging currents of possible events, want to be challenged
Don't see it if fear conflict, don't want to hear anyone else's side of things, believe all is well the way it is now, dislike intimate performance spaces
See it if Intelligent show contrasting differences in views on religion, sexuality, morals among people that consider themselves friends, but are they
Don't see it if you don't want to consider any point of view other than your own. There are a few long monologues & at times is overly talky,
See it if you like shows that make you think after you leave the theater
Don't see it if you are more than half-intelligent and still believe that Revelations belongs in the Bible. Or you just go to theater to "have fun".
See it if You want to see a well written play, performed by an excellent cast that is very entertaining, relevant, intense and thought provoking.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a great play. You don't want to see a play about unlikely friends in a small town in the deep south.
See it if You’d like a play that will stick with you - characters on extreme opposites interacting in what I see as a terrifying future.
Don't see it if You cannot watch plays with very opposite characters and issues - from gay rights to extremely conservative religiousness.
See it if you like intense drama that warrants good conversation afterwards. Stephen Heskett ("Ray") & Kristen Vaughn ("Brenda") are near perfection.
Don't see it if the topic of debate doesn't interest you. Except for the ending, it's done well. Great little theater; nice set-design uses stage very well.
See it if you like plays that make you think but don't hand you the answers. If you don't mind leaving the theater feeling unsettled.
Don't see it if you are looking to be entertained without working a bit. If you are uncomfortable with themes of religious extremism and homosexuality.
See it if I can't stop thinking about this compelling story about what could happen in the "religious liberty" culture war of today. Don't miss this!
Don't see it if No, everyone should see this. It should be on Broadway or on Netflix or on primetime TV--it's that good and that important.
See it if Co-joining of people in small southern town who have wildly different world views but are "friends" with excellent presentation of opp POVs
Don't see it if U can't muster sympathy for a conservative Christian or a foul mouthed lesbian activist,or might find play's apocalyptic close too extreme
See it if One of the best things I have seen in a long time. Both sides of the coin are represented beautifully with heart & mind thanks to the actors
Don't see it if Go and see this glorious production of "Alexandria", a timely and timeless play. The two lead actors are just sensational.
See it if A wonderful surprise to see current hot-button topics explored with warmth and depth. Very sympathetic characters who speak intelligently.
Don't see it if Go. It's not a rehash like many recent LGBTQ issue plays.
See it if you enjoy an intelligent drama exploring current issues [civil rights, religious bias, terrorism] with complex characters & no easy answers
Don't see it if you prefer light-hearted fare, if profanity offends you, if you'd rather be at a musical; if you don't like your assumptions challenged
See it if if you would like to see an ultra Christian person and his friend/coworker who is a lesbian deal with each others beliefs
Don't see it if if you are not interested in being open minded on religion gay issues
See it if You like good story-telling. You want serious drama to have humor as well. Debate on human rights vs. Christian ‘salvation’ is of interest.
Don't see it if You might be offended by a story that portrays a man who sincerely believes God wants him to live by rules made up by early Christians
See it if Dystopian setting that hit many of today's hot buttons, with special focus on fundamentalist religion. Well-structured, linear storytelling
Don't see it if Don't, if social issues aren't your thing and, especially, if you are a defender of the faith.