New Federal Theatre and Castillo Theatre bring back this solo show about a black man who exists in five dimensions of the same universe at different points in American history. More…
'Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green' is a collection of five monologues, all highlighting different parts of African-American history through the eyes of one man. In each of his incarnations—minstrel, cult leader, FBI informant, struggling actor, out-of-work mortgage broker—Abel finds himself stuck somewhere between the American dream and the American nightmare.
See it if you enjoy barebone productions that rely on a strong script and a skillful actor. Nicholson's performance in all 5 sketches was top-notch.
Don't see it if you need more than one actor. These fascinating historical stories, tho, share the thread of the difficulty of being a Black male in America
See it if Man acts out of ignorance, then sees truth and loses his innocence in each of five eras. Great storytelling, both personal and historical.
Don't see it if You are not interested in different historical settings connected by universal human themes. You don’t like intimate one man shows.
See it if You want to see theatre at its best - nuanced, absorbing, enthralling, genuine. Took my breath away.
Don't see it if Really don't like solo shows. It's a meditation on American black experience, how we treat each other, and the ebb/flow of our decisions.
See it if you want to see a star. This is a fully formed, beautifully prepared piece performed by a consummate performer.
Don't see it if you dont like on man shoes. You are uncomfortable with racial politics.
See it if you are moved by personal stories, are interested in the black struggle or you would enjoy 5 superbly acted versions of a character's life.
Don't see it if you do not like one-man shows or would not enjoy 5 different versions told within one play.
See it if Excellent solo performance in five acts representing different periods in history relating to the life of a black man. A must see!
Don't see it if Do not see if you prefer light musicals or simple dramas. Do not see if you do not enjoy solo performances.
See it if You want to see a great performance by an excellent actor on a simple well put together stage.
Don't see it if You don't like a one man show. You don't want to see a great performance. You don't want to be entertained.
See it if you appreciate insightful, brilliantly created and executed drama re tensions of wealth/security vs. commitment to principles/friendship.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy one-man vignettes in one 100 min. act with minimal but ingenious set from African American perspective but universal theme.
See it if you want to experience a masterful 105min 5-monologue piece of non-stop high-energy one-man showmanship. Stunning performance & commitment.
Don't see it if you can't handle the above. He's on-stage for the duration: 5 diff roles, full costume-changes, w/nary a void, pause, or misplaced breath.
See it if You appreciate bravura acting, historical perspectives of contemporary race issues, and strong writing and theatrical conceit.
Don't see it if You can’t tolerate one-man shows.
See it if You want to see a masterwork one man show with attendant exceptional writing, acting, directing costume, lighting and stagecraft
Don't see it if You don't like one man shows
See it if You want to see a takented actor take on 5 different roles in an intimate setting theatre. So talented.
Don't see it if You don't like monologues, single actor portraying differnt people, expect to see elaborate sets, don't care for social issues.
See it if You like good acting with interesting things affecting Afro-Americans.
Don't see it if If you don’t want to be moved or think.
See it if You could review a century of history through a black man's lens. Simple set smart since the play all about time travel. High energy acting.
Don't see it if You mind trekking to 11th Avenue for a one man show. Much easier to justify if not for the inconvenience.
See it if you want to be enraptured by a brilliant actor and a mesmerizing script with Nicholson a knockout in this 1 hander about the black journey
Don't see it if the idea of time travel or reincarnation through various epochs of black history is not your cup. Same characters appear in many guises.
See it if A MUST SEE ONE MAN PLAY SHARPLY WRITTEN EXQUISITELY ACTED.. DESERVES ATTENTION & ATTENDANCE BY ALL GOOD THEATER AND A RIVETING PERFORMANCE
Don't see it if YOU DON'T LIKE ONE MAN SHOWS... YOU'RE NOT INTERESTED IN INNOVATIVE "OUTSIDE THE BOX PRODUCTIONS."
See it if 1-hander with a twist -- not 5 different characters, but one character 5 ways: how times and circumstances change the person.
Don't see it if Fine performance, but maybe one character too long. Lacked dramatic conflict.
See it if You want to see an extremely well acted solo show on some of the challenges faced in the African American struggle through five time periods
Don't see it if You don’t like solo shows. The actor here however is outstanding
See it if for its originality of using the same characters for different stories relating to certain time periods and events
Don't see it if you prefer something brash in lieu of even-tempered
See it if ONE PERSON WHO MADE YOU BELIEVE EACH AND EVERY TIME OF HIS LIFE WERE ACTED OUT SO MASTERFULLY.I HOPE PEOPLE COME TO SEE THIS EXCELLENT SHOW.
Don't see it if IF YOU WANT ELABORATE SETS OR A BIG PRODUCTION.IT WAS SIMPLY A GREAT BIT OF ACTING WITHOUT ALL THE FRILLS.
See it if you appreciate a powerful one-man performance that takes you through historical periods; if you enjoy up-close dramas.
Don't see it if you're looking for a light evening of theater.
See it if You like excellent and committed acting, historically based storylines, multimedia
Don't see it if You don’t care for seeing the uncomfortable realities of a segment of the population, need big flashy productions, don’t like storytelling