In the Primitive Grace Ensemble's new drama, Cornbread, a Black Iraq War veteran with PTSD, holds hostage a man who he mistakes for an Arab, threatening to crucify him for the horrors he experienced in the war. More…
Cornbread's ex-wife Yolanda (frayed to her own breaking point by the stress of being the lone support to their two interracial children) stumbles upon the plot. She tries to enlist the aid of Cornbread's stable, church-going brother Jim-Bo, also an Iraqi War Vet. At first unwilling to help Yolanda with another of Cornbread's "craziness" Jim-Bo finally succumbs to her pleas when he learns that Cornbread has several assault rifles with which he promises to "rain fire and fury on one and all" after he's done crucifying his "Arab." As Jim-Bo ventures forth to save the man from Cornbread - and Cornbread from himself - he's confronted by a heart of darkness that reaches back generations and now threatens everyone's sanity.
CONTENT WARNING: Please note that this production features nudity, racist language, and graphic violence in a very intimate setting.
See it if You don’t mind filling in the blanks with your imagination in this decent but flawed script. Very well acted but the story takes some jumps.
Don't see it if You don’t want in your face storytelling. Loud, harsh, graphic storyline told in a very intimate setting makes for a tense evening.
See it if This is an impeachable powerful production. The story touches tender subjects including mental health. Not to be missed.
Don't see it if If you can't handle intense stories
See it if you're OK with being shocked to show how PTSD affects soldiers & those they touch. Lots of Qs, but no answers. Think Apocalypse Now.
Don't see it if stark depictions of madness are more than you can handle. Not as loud or nude as others have suggested, but some of both. Confusing ending.
See it if You enjoy super intense, dramatic shows. You are interested in the efforts of war on soldiers. You enjoy small cast/intimate shows.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with cursing or nudity. The subject of PTSD is unsettling to you. You’re looking for a big show with elaborate sets.
See it if It was brilliant! The writing flawless. The acting and staging superb!
Don't see it if If you don’t want to broaden your perspectives about race and social justice. If you want to see a happy play - go see Mary poppins!
See it if Hey! Really loved the performances of a strong cast tackling very dark and difficult subject matter (racism, mental h.) in a personal drama.
Don't see it if You're very sensitive to noise or can't handle subject matter like violence, racism, militarism, mental health deterioration, & addiction.
See it if It will leave you at the edge of your seat. This show is not for the faint of heart, it is RAW, Riveting, and Intense. It is MASTERFUL!
Don't see it if you are sensitive to profound and risque theatre
See it if you want to witness terrific performances in a bold new drama that will surely give you a true, raw, off-off-Broadway experience.
Don't see it if you're up tight with nudity, violence, and shouting, and can't appreciate how these forms can be an integral part of a compelling play.
See it if You want to connect with the story in a very intimate setting, also be ready to be surprise and find compassion for each charather .
Don't see it if You not ready for true in your face.
See it if Calderon has written in the action of the psyche of these three on the edge . Truly exquisite example of fantastic realism
Don't see it if If you don't like to think and you are squeamish at heart .
See it if you want to have all your assumptions and ideas blown open to a whole new way of looking at life.
Don't see it if you are offended by stark reality and prefer your theater on the lighter side.
See it if The story is flawless. Acting is top notch. You’re in for a-ride from the moment the curtain goes up until the bitter end. Highly recommend.
Don't see it if Don’t see it if you’re easily offended by nudity, racist indeuendo, and violence in real close quarters
See it if You want a physical experience and reaction and to be made to feel uncomfortable. It is a god damn roller coaster to watch. Superb.
Don't see it if If you like Pinter-esque plays.
See it if This show shows pure passion for the craft in every area from writing, directing, acting and staging. You sit down and witness life, fully
Don't see it if Idk, maybe if you are uncomfortable with violence, nudity and cursing. But really we get that everyday living in NYC.
See it if Amazing performances and sharp writing and directing. It will make you hold on tight like a rollercoaster. Powerful and riveting.
Don't see it if Go see it
See it if You want to see original and compelling writing performed by a terrific ensemble of actors. You will not forget this show!
Don't see it if You might be triggered by violent language and nudity and a realistic portrayal of PTSD
See it if You like intense, thought provoking theatre that hits hard and doesn't give you room to breathe
Don't see it if You don't want to see or hear about racial issues, post traumatic stress disorder
See it if you want to be electrified and inspired by brilliant writing, acting, and theatricality.
Don't see it if you're easily offended by in-your-face reality.
See it if you want to have a Raw, primitive, powerful experience you will seldom experience in the theater. if you want to feel alive and challenged.
Don't see it if you're looking to have a fun night out. if you're not into intense, dramatic work. if you want a comfortable, safe experience.
See it if If you want to see a brillient theater ensemble doing inspiring work and creating raw & intense theater that pushes the boundaries.
Don't see it if If you have a problem with confronting the truth about American justice.
See it if You want to see raw, high-octane, and physical acting AND want be on the edge of your seat!
Don't see it if If you want something tame, quiet, or don’t like intimate theater settings.
See it if you like intense, powerful drama with amazing acting and that is riveting and well directed.
Don't see it if you want a light, superficial night out.
See it if you want to be immersed in the troubles of two brothers suffering from PTSD, war and life horrors that bring them to the point of snapping.
Don't see it if loud shouting, disturbing actions, violence with guns, crucifixion, alcohol and drug abuse would bother you - this is in-your-face action.
See it if You can stand prolonged torturous screaming in a tiny theatre. It tries to give to the feeling of PTSD.
Don't see it if You have problems with excessive noise or you’re looking for something light and fun. This is HEAVY DUTY!!