Part of FringeNYC: When five unlikely individuals find their paths crossing in ways they never imagined, and are forced to face each other in order to save their home, their dissimilarities-along with an estranged cousin and dead landlord-cause quite an explosion. More…
Categories: Drama, Comedy, Local. From Dust to Dust. Written by Raven Cassell; Lamin Leroy Gibba; Renée Harrison; Avon Haughton; Tasneem Nathari. Directed by Lilith Bachelder .
"Five good actors are the start to a good show. Five good actors working as a unit takes it to an even better place. Add to this the solid direction of Lilith Bachelder, and you have a diamond in the rough here. That, of course, is another way to say this needs some cutting and polishing…Some scenes end too abruptly, others go on too long. One or two aren’t explored enough…And yet, these are minor matters, and indeed, they are simply matters of taste, not matters of talent or effort." Full Review
"The script offers up snapshots of lives of the characters as opposed to a cohesive plot, a dramaturgical choice that leaves the eventful final scene feeling somewhat contrived...Themes of black femininity are great for a play, but 'Dust to Dust' falls short in its efforts to address such potentially rich subject matter. Yet despite its shortcomings, the show’s cast is deeply talented, and should continue to cooperate on endeavors, hopefully writing another, more coherent play in the future." Full Review
See it if you get it's just college actors getting time in front of an audience. Less a fully-formed play, more loosely connected actor showcases.
Don't see it if you want to see something resembling a plot, or deeper themes than "it's hard out here for young people."
See it if You love music. You enjoy eclectic, flawed, well-rounded characters. You enjoy audience participation and want to leave feeling hopeful.
Don't see it if If you are conservative or cannot appreciate or understand another person's point of view. Stay home if you are judgemental.