Already closed | 1h 40m | Harlem


From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

About the show

Company Cypher presents the world premiere of a drama about the community of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward as it struggles to survive in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. More…

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, the wounds of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward continue to fester. While the rest of the country's attention drifts, fourteen-year-old runaway Kali is forced to pick through the wreckage of what used to be her life. Rhyming, stealing, and scamming her way through the neighborhood, she grapples with the real cost of what she lost and the even higher cost of moving forward.

1h 40m | Already closed | National Black Theatre (Harlem)

Member Reviews (9)


Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Must see, Relevant
Avg Score

Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Riveting, Masterful

See it if you like to be transported by well-drawn characters and want to feel closer to your humanity.

Don't see it if you want to see some fluff.

Absorbing, Edgy, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if love verse, urban stories, love New Orleans, theatrical language, social justice, plays with strong ensembles, strong female characters

Don't see it if you want musical theatre gooey happy claptrap

Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You like theatre that matters. The subject material and themes of this play are so important

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with heavy and dark plays

Absorbing, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if You love great writing and acting

Don't see it if You dont want to be moved and bored.

Exquisite, Profound, Refreshing, Must see, Relevant

See it if you like stories that are about social justice without being didactic and if you like stories that have rich characters and emotional truths

Don't see it if See it!!!

Enchanting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Resonant

See it if the world has ever broken your heart. A vignette of a world disastrously changed. But maybe in small ways, changed for the better.

Don't see it if ummmm. I honestly can't imagine why someone would not enjoy this beautiful production.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful

See it if U love great writing with a social conscience that forces you to question and look at how tragedy and really all decisions impact society

Don't see it if U dislike strong writing & spoken verse with depth and meaning or if you like to live in a bubble and not think about those less fortunate

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You're interested in a smartly written/acted/directed show that'll leave you thinking about the future of New Orleans and our society.

Don't see it if Really just see it.

Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You love a story with a lot of heart, want to hear from the perspective of a family that lived through Katrina. Great spoken word passages.

Don't see it if ..

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