"Lockdown" takes an authentic, intimate and powerful look at the impact of long-term incarceration and the reality of what life inside prison is really like. More…
Inspired by Cori Thomas's time with people serving life sentences at San Quentin Prison, "Lockdown" explores the possibilities for transformation through human connection.
See it if Volunteer develops a deep friendship with a lifelong prisoner. Effective depiction of prison life & social injustices. Poetic writing.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in a relationship story in a prison setting. There was an enlightening "community discussion" afterwards.
See it if Potent, dramatic indictment of American penal system esp parole process Well acted & simply staged; packs a punch despite some mawkishness
Don't see it if Thomas' juxaposing of political & personal story lines don't make for smooth transitions but as a cri de coeur for social justice it excels
See it if shows arbitrariness/dehumanization of prison; remarkable performances by Keith Smith as prisoner & Zenzi Williams as volunteer joined at hip
Don't see it if stereotypical "Lifetime channel" melodrama/prisoner & volunteer find humanity in each other; but fine performances bring this alive
See it if you want to see the story of a prisoner who is been incarcerated for 46 years and is trying to get out on parole
Don't see it if You have a problem with a very minimal set and most of the action just being dialogue
See it if You want to see a really excellent small production. Great actors that are fully engaged and convincing. An experience you shouldn’t miss.
Don't see it if You looking for a lightweight evening .
See it if you want to see four excellent actors tell a vivid story about the incarcerated and about learning to deal with loss.
Don't see it if you need a play with lots of action. The story-telling is through dialogue and monologues, creating vivid personalities.
See it if The current status of prison reform has you upset, to see a masterful piece, to see great acting, you care about social injustice.
Don't see it if You don't care about prison reform, you claim you don't know anyone in prison, you need big budget show and theatre.
See it if you want to see a well written and acted play dealing with the how and why of incarceration. It makes you see all sides of the situation.
Don't see it if you want to see light frothy entertainment or if you don't care about people in jail.
See it if you have ever wondered what it is like to be in prison or how shockingly easy it is to get in but almost impossible to get out
Don't see it if you are looking for a happy ending
See it if Good drama about prison life from the view of someone that is up for parole. The acting was good and the set was spare.
Don't see it if Some cursing, but other than that, nothing that would offend. Thtre has been renovated...new seats and layout-very comfortable.
See it if you want an insider view of long-term prison life conveyed in a very matter-of-fact way. This play broke my heart and I loved it.
Don't see it if you are not open to having your mind changed about our prison system.
See it if you like to see a deeply moving play about the human cost of long-term incarceration based on the playwright's time with life-term prisoners
Don't see it if you want light entertainment or don't want to think about our criminal justice system.
Also See it if you can: it is relevant!
See it if Absorbing play dealing with incarceration, rehabilitation, loss and hope. Post-show audience discussion brought it home in a very real way
Don't see it if This should be seen. It's not a perfect play but an important one.
See it if want to see problems with our penal system brought to humorous and painful reality. All actors are excellent and Clue is astonishing.
Don't see it if you want to stay in the clouds about what happens behind the triple-thick, razor-wired walls of a prison. This cracks open the bars a bit.
See it if You have an interest in the criminal justice system
Don't see it if You don’t have, or don’t want to have, empathy for people who have committed offenses
See it if You like stories relevant to current social issues. You are interested in seeing a play set in a prison. You have empathy for human stories.
Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing a diverse cast. You love the prison system and think it's fantastic for big business.
See it if you resonate with the importance of human connection. We can learn from each other. Also the script focused on the characters feeling.
Don't see it if You want a larger stage and more characters. The production staff did wonders for a small stage to give the feeling of a prison environment.
See it if You enjoy seeing challenging material in an intimate setting, and appreciate storytelling as a route to consciousness raising.
Don't see it if You think DJT is MAGA.