Having Our Say
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Having Our Say
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Having Our Say NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(35 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing, Relevant, Funny

About the Show

Based on the book of the same name, 'Having Our Say' shares the reflections of two sisters who both lived for over a century. 

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Member Reviews (35)

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928 Reviews | 379 Followers
79
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are interested in history, especially if you’d like to get a small taste of what it was like to grow up black in the US during Jim Crow.

Don't see it if You have a hard time sitting on metal folding chairs for two hours...bring a pillow to sit in.

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
74
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if you like a story about 2 sisters who tell there story for over a century. Some of it was interesting, pretty good direction.

Don't see it if it can be slow moving at times, educational at times. You need to like a show like this a tale tell type show that brings you through time.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
81
Absorbing, Historical, Intelligent, Relevant, Edgy

See it if you enjoy outspoken woman. The sisters' lives intersected significant moments of Black History which they describe with acerbic wit

Don't see it if intimate space disturbs you. The theater is a gallery during the day so the floor has no slope & viewing stage from the back is difficult

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
84
Absorbing, Resonant, Funny, Warm, Informative

See it if you are interested in African-American history, from the Civil War to the end of the 20th century.

Don't see it if you want a plotted play; the conceit here is that the audience is visiting 2 elderly sisters, who spend the evening telling us their history Read more

597 Reviews | 121 Followers
100
Entertaining, Funny, Sad, Great acting, Delightful

See it if The two ladies tell their life of growing up. Its so fill with history good and bad movements. With love for their family.

Don't see it if No action, two beautiful ladies telling their story. Read more

431 Reviews | 131 Followers
89
Delightful, Absorbing, Compelling stories, beautifully told

See it if Love TRUE tales re ordinary people w fascinating lives. Want 2 fall in love w the characters & actors who play them. Want a well-told story.

Don't see it if You want more action or fully realized set, aren't interested in oral histories even if presented with charm, find quiet plays boring. Read more

Nic
386 Reviews | 84 Followers
85
Delightful, Funny, Resonant, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if an engaging two-character study of a real-life century-long sisterhood would delight you. This show is like being wrapped in a warm blanket.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy hearing about other people’s fascinating lives.

214 Reviews | 57 Followers
88
Delightful, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Charming & touching

See it if want to hear true stories about black history told by two delightful sisters whose father was a slave.

Don't see it if you can't sit on metal chairs for an hour or two; have no interest in listening to stories about slavery or black history. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

N
March 5th, 2018

"A delightful two-character play...The play moves at a leisurely, but always interesting pace, as the sisters address the audience with a fascinating oral history of their family and the world around them...Carter and Jason, worked beautifully together - totally convincing as sisters who had lived together their whole lives...The play by Emily Mann selected stories that revealed the intelligence, humor, resourcefulness, and dignity of the sisters, two remarkable and most admirable women."
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