Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of this timely comedy, which grapples with income inequality, gentrification, and cutthroat capitalism. More…
Yusuf studies philosophy. Xiomara is ambitious. Isabel keeps it real. These are the employees of Harlem Office, a neighborhood copy shop, where promotions are rare and raises are even rarer. But when one employee is given the chance to move up, friendships are tested and loyalty turns out to be less valuable than cold hard cash. Soon cutbacks and office politics have everyone fighting to keep their jobs and their sanity in this searing new play about clocking in, clocking out, and rising up.
See it if Tyler's tight, well written play about vicious office politics in Harlem copy shop. Fine ensemble shines in cut-throat economic environment
Don't see it if Brathwaite's staging a little too showy & distracting but not overly harming A slight scene trim could help pace Great immersive set
See it if wish to see 5 talented actors delving into the multi-cultural racist views with clever insight.Many powwere struggles ensue. Great sets and
Don't see it if from above.. Scenic Design Super.. Only negative could be some rapid dialogue..
See it if you enjoy funny workplace comedies with a social sting and great performances, wondrous set, creative use of video, projections and movement
Don't see it if you find workplace plots hit too close to home, you've been negatively impacted by the economy, you can't relate to entry level workers
See it if You want to understand the critical importance of paying at least the minimum wage or better a living wage.
Don't see it if You think profit trumps fairness.
See it if you enjoy works that provide social commentary on issues like workplace inequality
Don't see it if you are expecting a comedy. While it is billed as a comedy and has funny moments, it is more commentary that comedy
See it if You like superb set design. Racial plays (black and Hispanic cast). Office comedy/ drama. A lil preachy, but, pretty good.
Don't see it if You hate the "N" word. Office dynamics. Issues with gentrification, specifically Harlem. Cussing. Slavery references & hating "the man".
See it if You enjoy ensemble acting. Story reminds us that at some point colleagues who rise to manager positions go from us to "them." You know them.
Don't see it if You don't like dramas about the working classes and the issues influencing their ability to rise to success.
See it if you seek believable conflict between the characters, but
Don't see it if you expect a realistic ending. Mouthing epithets is not a way forward any more than "Just say No" was an answer 30 years ago.
See it if you enjoy a fast-pace talking serious-comedic play about office politics in a small environment
Don't see it if you're offended by certain language
See it if you want to see an earnest production in an impressive set about very hackneyed concepts of office hiring and promotion
Don't see it if you are going to ask yourself for 2 hours: why did they bother to make a play about this, and what's with all the laser projections?
See it if you like smart, character-driven plays about contemporary life; if you like superlative work by charismatic cast (w/awesome projections)
Don't see it if you can't w/stylized interstitials &/or new plays that are still slightly overwritten; if you are not entertained by workplace anxieties
See it if You like a new show with great effects, good acting, set in Harlem - what happens when a peer is promoted to manager. Resonant ,compelling
Don't see it if You don't like new plays in small theatres about with attitude about race and the man. Or flashing lights. Thanks
See it if You have an interest in seeing power struggles in the service industry. Racial stereotypes play a big role in this production.
Don't see it if You are not interested in the plight of the working man or woman
See it if You want to be entertained but you want some meat on the bone. Funny, realistic look at dead end jobs in Harlem.
Don't see it if You have trouble with understanding street lingo, and don't care about marginalized populations.
See it if you want smart, provocative, engrossing, new work done by powerful, hilarious actors in an expertly-staged and sharply-designed production.
Don't see it if you hated RASHEEDA SPEAKING; this play has shades of that one, but is grittier and more erratic (in great, realistic ways, in my opinion).
See it if your interested in a contemporary story that's easy to digest and clever at the same time
Don't see it if your looking for a more classic theatre without urban language
See it if You want a entertaining, well acted & thought provoking show that exposes you to aspects of real life you may not know.
Don't see it if You don't want to see shows that expose you to life outside of your normal bubble.