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Mirrors

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

About the show

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? 


Member Reviews (13)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

50
Needs trimmed, Tentative acting/singing, Cliched, Clunky staging

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.

50
Messy, Good-intentioned, Under-developed, Disappointing, Slow

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.


March 3rd, 2020
"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."
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March 4th, 2020
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."
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March 8th, 2020
"'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."
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