See it if for the strg cast, inventive staging, gr singing, touching story, gr costumes, clever plot (w flashbacks), strg characters, poignant ending.
Don't see it if you want strident politics; M quietly argues for black gay dignity in 1960 Missipp. Script a bit repetitive, drags. Sh be 90 mins no intermn
See it if characters struggling against their position in time & place, gorgeous singing, intimate setting & fabulous costumes seem like entertainment
Don't see it if Southern Black culture, lesbianism or death seem hard topics to watch on stage although this beautifully romantic play carries them well
"The first-time playwright makes a number of rookie error…he keeps harping on the characters' precarious position in the community -- a point that is glaringly obvious -- using up time that would be better spent fleshing out the characters and their relationships."
Score: 70%. "My friends and family know that I will cry at the drop of a hat. I can't watch anything with hurt animals or children...Which is why I was perplexed by my lack of emotional response to Azure D. Osborne-Lee's 'Mirrors' presented by Parity Productions at Next Door @NYTW."
"'Mirrors'…offers a sensitive view of a black lesbian's existence within her church-going, rural Mississippi community. Its rough edges need finer directorial sanding, but strong performances and…gospel and New Orleans music help grip one's attention for much of its nearly two-hour length."