The Flea Theater presents the story of black Vietnam vet Beau Willie Brown as he attempts to return to the family and life he left behind. More…
Combining monologues, fantasies and flashbacks, 'but I cd only whisper' takes place at the tail end of the Vietnam War as African-American vet Beau Willie Brown attempts to return to the family and life he left behind. Inspired by and featuring extracts from 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf' by Ntozake Shange, the show moves through time and space, fusing the physical and the poetic to explore the effects of trauma, society, and self.
See it if You enjoy lyrical, rhythmic writing delivered by very talented actors; for the creative design in a small venue.
Don't see it if If you are sensitive to scenes of war, racism, or sexual violence. If you prefer plays with linear, clearly-defined plots.
See it if you want to see truly original downtown theater at its finest with an in-your-face subject & awesome performances from up-an-coming actors.
Don't see it if violence or PTSD scenarios are trigger for you.
See it if You want to support some fine actors who are trying their best with a weak script, or if you want a perfect example of Off-Broadway cliches.
Don't see it if You have seen any sort of experimental theater before. This has nothing new for you.
See it if Dark shows touching on relevant issues is your thing. An interesting space, staging, and riveting story await audiences.
Don't see it if A drawn out play dealing with war, mental illness, gender issuesand pertinent race issues is not your thing.
See it if you enjoy intimate, moving theater that deals with difficult subject-matter. Toussaint Jean Louis gives an incredible performance.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with violence or are seeking something light and fluffy.