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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.

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Critic Reviews (5)

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, and that 'joking' about certain matters is not acceptable...Hopefully audiences will open their eyes and come out a little more compassionate and understanding."
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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. Handicapped by cliché, much of the company only intermittently steps up beyond spoken words."
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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 at...Nothing that a few 'scenelets' added to the first act can’t solve, similar to those near the end of the second act."
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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 ignites. But there’s not a lot of flavor to her writing."
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June 17th, 2015

"Lovitch works hard to give equal time to every side of the argument so that no one comes off as entirely right or entirely wrong...Such deliberate evenhandedness can suck the energy right out of a drama so Lovitch tries to jazz things up with a subplot involving an affair. Unfortunately, that second storyline is just an unnecessary distraction from the main one."
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