Actor Eboni Booth makes her playwright debut with this drama about one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont.
From the show:
Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at Berry’s, a store off the interstate selling everything from baby carrots to lawnmowers, she begins to understand a new kind of isolation. A play about invisibility, being underpaid, and how it feels to work on your feet for ten hours a day.
See it if you like slice-of-life plays dealing with consumerism employees and/or liked THE FLICK and/or SKELETON CREW.
Don't see it if you need to completely comprehend every chracter and need a regular thru line.
See it if Fine, often compelling, look at element of working class often ignored on stage & in life & how race obliviously/sans malice comes into play
Don't see it if In story that holds interest some aspects unresolved. Want less subtle look at being a minority in small town & what it's like to feel alone
See it if If you are interested in seeing a show about bad work conditions of 30 years ago that is well-acted, but pointless.
Don't see it if You like plays that have a real structure and a convincing plot, rather than a series of vignettes that all make the same point.
See it if you want to hear a unique, exciting new voice. nuanced, surprising, and original writing going on, with characters haunted by race and class
Don't see it if you like your plays literal or showy. this is a quiet gem but won't spoon feed you traditional resolution