Set in the sleepy Mississippi town of Etheridge in the summer of 1960, "Mirrors" depicts the lives of three African-American women bound by love and loss and family, and the secrets of their shared past. More…
From the show:
When 17-year-old Alma Jean finds her mother dead, she must pack up her life and move in with her mother’s ex-lover, a woman she doesn’t know. Her new guardian, Bird Wilson, is the town pariah and unused to sharing her home. Will mourning the death of a shared loved one bring Alma Jean and Bird together or push them further apart?
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
See it if OK w sad story about cultural attitudes, bigotry, living in the shadows, family, love, and grief. Singing is divine.
Don't see it if Story deserves to be told but this production is underwritten, slowly directed and has a jarring plothole at its heart.
See it if you're interested in LGBTQ stories of black women in the American south.
Don't see it if you don't like true black box inexpensive theater or themes of lesbianism.
See it if you are interested in life, love, death, traditions & relationships of a gay black woman in a small Southern town; enjoy lovely singing
Don't see it if you're not interested in complicated relationships; offended by a haunting spirit, exaggerated "church ladies,' LGBTQ issues
See it if You want to see a thought-provoking play about the black experience that addresses homosexuality, discrimination and dealing with grief
Don't see it if You would be offended by a play that depicts lesbian love, don't want to hear about grief or don't want to see an all black cast
See it if You want to see a well acted play in an intimate setting that takes a complex look at queer issues as they relate to the past & present.
Don't see it if Queer issues don't interest you, or you want a heavy plot driven play. This was slow paced, both from a directing & writing standpoint.
See it if You’re a fan of new works from emerging LGBTQ artists. I didn’t enjoy the show, but I think it’s good to support new and diverse voices.
Don't see it if You’re interested in a polished product. The show isn’t very tight or clearly written or performed, but there are some good ideas here.
See it if you want a queer love story about fighting for your truth in a society set against you. This is a classic me vs. world story with new twists
Don't see it if you want the usual song and dance. This is a different kind of story, a bit rough around the production edges, but refreshing.
See it if This play was very well directed and acted! Riveting drama!
Don't see it if There’s some accapella singing but it’s not a musical. The story is engaging and emotional.