National Black Theatre presents Dominique Morisseau's drama inspired by the Jena Six. More…
Based on a real-life incident, this play examines prejudice in the justice system, racial double standards, the crisis in relations between men and women of all classes, and, as a result, the shattered state of black family life.
See it if you enjoy a clear theme expressed from different perspectives in different voices.
Don't see it if you do not like to deal with racist issues in direct and provoking ways.
See it if the systemic racism that still permeates this country disturbs you greatly.
Don't see it if you don't want to look at important issues from all sides.
See it if you appreciate solid, intense, intelligent, challenging, theater. Deserves all the high marks it received. The talk back was a brilliant.
Don't see it if You want something entertaining, & just want to laugh. This show is a challenge to all preconceptions about US history and race relations.
See it if You are interested in a conversation about the complexities of race in contemporary across from a fresh young playwright
Don't see it if You are looking for simple answers
See it if you enjoy entertainment with a social conscience but not necessarily something that hits you over the head, lectures or bores you to tears
Don't see it if You're likely to nitpick where the fictionalized version diverges from the news story. This dramatization really brings the story to life
See it if You acknowledge that racism & homophobia does exist, if you are open to learning, if you know change can still happen. Great cast & acting.
Don't see it if You have your head in the sand, you don't know who Travon Martin & others are, you are in denial about current events. U r voting for the D
See it if You are ready for an ethical quandary thorugh a series of knotty relationships - raising questions of right, wrong and redemption
Don't see it if You enjoy more clearly defined plots of good & bad If you want a documentary approach as this takes liberties
See it if you like funny, thoughtful shows with some singing and dancing through.
Don't see it if you're in the mood for something light and fluffy
See it if You want to see a play about race relations based loosely on an event occurring in La. The after-show discussion was an empassioned success.
Don't see it if "The discomfort in which lives the conversations we must have" (said the moderator), leaves u cold. Some problems, but worth trip to Harlem.
See it if You like to hear an intelligent presentation of racial issues that is very nuanced and balanced.
Don't see it if You believe that we have solved our racial issues in this country.
See it if You like relevant and relatable theater with smart directing choices that question modern issues
Don't see it if You are a conservative who believes that racism is over or are racist/homophobic in any way
See it if you enjoy watching excellent youth produced/acted theater, and are interested in the youth point-of-view on issues of race and gender.
Don't see it if you are not interested in shows with a political focus.
See it if want to experience a powerful, well acted drama about the complex state of race relations and human relationships in America.
Don't see it if You don't want to have to listen carefully or if you need an intermission.
See it if you like stories that touch on hot topics in American culture or if you enjoy black theatre.
Don't see it if hip hop theatre is not your style.
See it if Absolutely relevant about the issue that we are having today. Gender identity, racism, freedom of speech..
Don't see it if Don't like the use of the "N" word, the idea of mixed marriages.
See it if you enjoy new theater with a message. You want to experience theater at a new venue.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy participating in "talk back" situations post show.
See it if You want to experience a well acted and written show in close confines about an all too relevant issue
Don't see it if Difficult race issues make you uncomfortable
See it if you like good acting and a well written (unfortunately) topical story that may make you feel uncomfortable
Don't see it if you're not able to deal with such a topical and uncomfortable topic in relatively close quarters
See it if You appreciate young talent, passion, and thought provoking issue based theater.
Don't see it if You wanted a larger scale production. This seemed more like a workshop show to be performed on a campus or high school to incite discussion.
See it if You want to be entertained in a thought provoking manner, pushing the race debate
Don't see it if If you cannot deal with real life happenings
See it if You are interested in an honest and truly unbiased discussion of racism or are interested in transitional dance infused theate
Don't see it if You are not willing to be engaged in open minded discussion of real life human rights issues.