One Drop NYC Reviews and Tickets

66%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
33%
Mixed
60%
Negative
7%
Members say
Slow, Disappointing, Cliched, Relevant, Confusing

About the Show

The politics of "passing" in post-war Louisiana come to life through the story of a young man who could be held back by hate, but is led forward by love.

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Member Reviews (15)

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61
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Relevant, Confusing

See it if you are interested in the history of race -- & mixed race -- in the US.

Don't see it if you have little patience for cliche, or dull theater. Read more

45
Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent, Slow, Badly acted

See it if you want to see a play with many ideas that goes nowhere. The actors, mostly amateurs, can barely be heard or understood most of the time.

Don't see it if you're looking for an equal to the great play "the Octoroon", which about the same subject.

50
Cliched, Great score, needs an editor,

See it if a sanitized version of racial relations in the reconstruction South is still tolerable

Don't see it if you need a show with more distance between the author and the subject and that has seen a good editor's knife.

100
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You are interested in a facet of history.

Don't see it if You are not interested in historical information.

55
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Amateurish, Predictable

See it if You want to see a play that depicts a real life story of a young man of mixed race searching for his identity.

Don't see it if You want a polished play with a better edited script. Read more

60
Great story, Good acting, Slow

See it if You enjoy shows based on real life experiences.

Don't see it if you do not want to travel downtown to a theater on First Avenue.

57
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if the concept and the attempt to present it for an audience is enough for you or if the story strikes a chord, live band was a great addition

Don't see it if if poor accents and poor sound quality annoy you stay away. If you expect the whole cast rather than only 1 or 2 to perform up to par. Read more

55
Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you like stories about race. The live band was great.

Don't see it if While a great story and concept I don't think it was properly executed. Unnecessary singing and slow at times.

Critic Reviews (1)

N
February 4th, 2018

"The play is structured like an epic folk tale and enriched with original music...Fulton brings to the stage several familiar tropes from 19th century Southern plantation life—some a bit too romantic, some with a 20th century perspective...Within those tropes, however, Ms. Fulton embeds the American racial malaise at the core of its racially mixed history. This is what drives the dramatic energy of the play...Come to the play and you will clap to a hopeful vision."
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