"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 You are interested in an engaging and deeply authentic commentary on humanity, empathy, and compassion.
Don't see it if You should see it, no matter what. It will make you think and and feel something.
See it if This show tackles the problems of our prison systems. I highly recommend seeing this show.
Don't see it if Don’t see this show if you think there is nothing wrong with our prison systems.
See it if If you like theater with a social justice angle that manages also to be funny and portray complex human emotion.
Don't see it if You don’t want to consider the humanity of those who are incarcerated.
See it if you like old-fashioned theater virtues: interesting chars, coherent dialogue, a story arc. Examines penal system; humanizes incarcerated.
Don't see it if you want a deep look at penal flaws. Like Shawshank, lg-term prisoner wants parole. Not expose of system injustice, but well worth seeing.
See it if If your intrested in the penal system. Very well done and good direction. If you are interested in a different kind of show. Subject intrest
Don't see it if If your not intrested in the penal system in the country. Monologues or different endings. Deep at times. If you wsnt a lite play.
See it if yo're interested in prison life, the legal & parole systems, impact of extended incarceration, prisoner & volunteer relationship
Don't see it if No interest in frustrations of prison life or hearing truth about facilities &rules, don't want to see murderers depicted sympathetically
See it if Sympathetic prisoner changes volunteer prepping him for his parole plea. Sensitive core performance from the great Keith Randolph Smith.
Don't see it if Some monologues. Some standard prison tropes. The performances are the key here (100 mins.w/ a bonus 25 min. talkback at every performance).
Also "Magic can't be everlasting." Two endings.
See it if Wonderful play - enlightening, profound, moving. Actors excellent. Keith Randolph Smith and Zenzi Williams particularly impressive. Go!
Don't see it if I think everyone should see this play. engrossing storyline and important topic. But if you want a light time at the theater maybe skip it.
See it if Volunteer visitor develops mutually supportive relationship with prisoner with long sentence and little possibility of parole.
Don't see it if You can’t stand seeing the reality and cruelty of the American penal system. Punishment and exploitation, not correction and rehabilitation.