In the Southern Breeze
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In the Southern Breeze

In the Southern Breeze NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant

An absurdist drama following five men who meet in the afterlife following their murders.

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760 Reviews | 166 Followers
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if interested in contemporary Black plays, seeing Black actors playing believable characters, understanding issues facing modern Black men

Don't see it if you expect more than brief service to current issues, do not like plays taking place in the afterlife or characters considering suicide Read more

669 Reviews | 385 Followers
Ambitious, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Epic, Intense

See it if You want to experience the generational lives of 5 African-American men from slavery thru current times of Black Lives Matter.

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable hearing about the lives of American Black men then this is not your play. Read more

17 Reviews | 1 Follower
Clever, Relevant, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are looking for a well written play about a serious subject with very good actors.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. But one thing is that at times the plot became a bit confusing.

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
November 18th, 2021

"This play is a more formally ambitious, far-reaching work than “Too Heavy for Your Pocket,” with which Ra made his New York debut in 2017, when he was known as Jiréh Breon Holder. What stumps him here, in Volume 20, is how to let his unnamed 21st-century Man reject existential exhaustion in a way that doesn’t seem pat. Like Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s “Pass Over,” rewritten for its recent Broadway run to allow more space for joy, this play wants to illuminate an uplifting path out of pain. But its final section turns muddled and didactic, its poeticism forced."
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Time Out New York
November 17th, 2021

"It’s a tantalizing setup, but director Christopher D. Betts hasn’t found a coherent tone for the piece; moments that reach for absurdism sometimes land as uneasy comedy, and the play’s resolution feels unearned. That’s a shame, because Ra’s writing is, at its best, thoughtful and poetic."
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New York Theater
November 17th, 2021

about Black people struggling to survive in the face of deliberately or negligently inflicted pain, throughout history and at this very moment. four Black men gather… from four different eras. Presumably.. all four died violently, What little interaction the characters have with one another that reflects their different eras and perspectives made me hunger for more…
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