Already closed | 1h 25m | Chelsea

Death of a Driver

From 56 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant

About the show

This world premiere from Urban Stages offers a bracing examination of "doing good" abroad, the limits of understanding another person, and what happens when personal and political obligations collide. More…

Sarah is an American engineer. Kennedy is an East African taxi driver. They strike up a friendship and embark on a journey to change rural Kenya. When circumstances in the region become tense, the integrity of their alliance is questioned. 

1h 25m | Already closed | Urban Stages (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (56)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant
82
Avg Score

During previews
86
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in inter-cultural friendships, African politics, and in stellar acting by Patrick J. Ssenjovu.

Don't see it if you prefer big over black box theater or if you only want to be entertained and not think: This is entertaining but also thought-provoking.

During previews
80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to see a play about an African and a young white ambitious white woman.He is a local taxi driver and she an engineer.Their story be

Don't see it if You want to see a lavish set.This set is strictly,use your imagination.

Also gins with an accident on a particular badly paved road that causes a k... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in dramas with a political edge and contemporary theme.

Don't see it if you want something light and funny or more escapist theater.

During previews
52
Slow, Indulgent

See it if You like two person shows about global issues in Africa

Don't see it if You don’t like slow wordy dialogue driven shows

During previews
88
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if For first class performance by PATRICK J. SSENJOVU If you enjoy serious topics & puzzlingly how you might behave in similar circumstances

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays about serious matters or questions of ethics

During previews
91
Absorbing, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy insight into ongoing struggles of developing economies and the high expectations of WASP meddling.

Don't see it if Don't want to invest in a relationship between a US professional female engineer and her male Kenyan hiree.


March 5th, 2019
"But something about 'Death of a Driver' never quite catches fire. The story has gravity but lacks the sense of pity and terror that tragedy is famously supposed to invoke. Maybe it's partly due to the fact that the play is so brief, and that its short scenes sometimes take place years apart, cre...
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March 5th, 2019
"Top quality theater... Snider provides an intriguing and entertaining story that will keep you captivated and intrigued from start to finish...Both Baskin and Ssenjovu’s performances are strong, clear, natural and come from an authentic place...Direction by Kim T. Sharp seems to have allowed the...
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March 5th, 2019
"There's little here that, with a few tweaks, would prevent the play from being set in any third-world country. The debate over the standards foreign companies must follow when dealing with crooked governments…is a universal one about which Snider offers little enlightenment…More promising, emoti...
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March 5th, 2019
"Successful in delivering the words with a punch...Baskin and Ssenjovu have two things that are essential to making such a play work. First, both are fine actors...The second thing that makes this work is their chemistry...It isn’t just a case of two gifted actors performing their roles, but of t...
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