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Office Politics

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A racist comment between co-workers sparks turmoil in the ad sales department of a women’s magazine in this Off-Broadway offering presented by Long View Theater Company. More…

When a white male co-worker makes an off-the-cuff racially insensitive remark to his boss’s black female assistant, what he thought was a harmless joke snowballs, catapulting the ad sales office of a women's magazine into turmoil. Differing beliefs about power, race and class collide, resulting in an explosion of shocking revelations, lies and accusations that have the power to leave their department in utter shreds.

2h 0m | Already closed | June Havoc Theatre (Midtown W)

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June 16th, 2015
"The acting in this production is very brave and pulls back the layers of each of the characters in order to get to the heart of the matter...This production also brings to the surface an issue most workplaces try to handle quietly. It is so important to see how damaging a racist comment can be, ...
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June 14th, 2015
"'Office Politics' is way too long. Except for the incident, Act I consists entirely of set-up that could be established in a more economic fashion...The stage is without character definition...Not a single other member of the company has a personal take on movement, mannerisms, or speech. Handic...
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June 16th, 2015
"The direction is so precise, she achieves a perfect balance of humor and emotional gravity. I did not watch actors acting at 'Office Politics.' I watched people living...The script needs a tad more scrutiny. It feels as though there were once more complex plot twists, which are now only hinted a...
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June 12th, 2015
"I wish I cared more. There’s a more fun second act, but Lovitch’s dialogue lacks resonance. Issues are debated, but the characters seem more like stand-ins for said issues than idiosyncratic individuals. Playwright Lovitch ably dramatizes how allegiances shift and tempers rise as PC fever ignite...
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