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From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Ambitious, Slow, Relevant, Disappointing

About the show

Part of the Corkscrew Festival, "Patience" offers a portrait of a young black man struggling to build a life with other people when all he’s learned so far is how to be alone. More…

From the show:

Though he’s been the world’s #1 ranked Solitaire player since age 20, Daniel is hung up on another title used to describe him: “the Venus Williams of solitaire.” The threat of being eclipsed by a Serena (who just might be the determined up-and-comer Ella) is one of many pressures Daniel carries, alongside his difficulty communicating with his soon-to-be husband, his fraught relationship with his “momager,” and the burden of being excellent in a field that only has room for one excellent person at a time. 

Patience is Johnny G. Lloyd’s ingenious portrait of a young black man struggling to build a life with other people when all he’s learned so far is how to be alone.

Member Reviews (10)


Great acting, Ambitious, Slow, Relevant, Disappointing
Avg Score

Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Interesting

See it if You want to see some great actors in a sometimes great play. Moments of genius elevate the entirety of this show.

Don't see it if You can’t look at it with a “workshop eye”. This one definitely has some rough edges but there is a true gem in there.

Also Some gorgeous writing here. Some even better acting. It all needs a go... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow

See it if If you want to see a show that needs more work to it. Some good acting. Show is good at times.

Don't see it if If you want a fast paced production or a quality storyline. Plot is not solid with this one.

Smarrt, Electric supporting performance, Fine lead performance, Plot problems, Low-key

See it if the world of gaming or the lives of contemporary black characters interest you.

Don't see it if you are in the mood for a high-octane, high-decibel drama.

Also In “Patience” a young adult black gay man, Daniel, is at a crossroads.... Read more Read less

Relevant, Great acting, Quirky, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to see the tug between work and relationships with interesting actors: Gitta's dour Daniel; Crawley's great stage presence; con't,

Don't see it if you want a snappy play - lots of scene changes, done well, still break up the flow. Low budget set works well with good lighting but shreds.

Also Dodson's wide-eyed Ella; Rand's troubled Jordan and Supplee's vivaciou... Read more Read less

Soft script, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You’re interested and seeing how a character has weird and dysfunctional relationships with everyone around him

Don't see it if You don’t like black box theater with minimal sets

Also I realize that this show is not about solitaire even though that is th... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Very strong performances by all actors. Interesting script with a twist. With some tailoring of the script, this drama could go to Broadway.

Don't see it if If you don’t like simplistic plays then this one is not for you .

Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you like well acted stories and can follow some fast paced monologues.

Don't see it if simple plays don't appeal to you

Slow, Ambitious, Good writing, Good acting

See it if You want to see a well-acted drama with an all black cast with a simple set

Don't see it if You are expecting to see a lavish production, a musical or comedy or if you are homophobic or offended by profanity.

Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you enjoy character driven plays about the struggle to understand what you really want and accepting when change is needed.

Don't see it if you prefer elaborate staging and complex plots.

During previews
Slow, So-so writing, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You like the story and just want to support live performances. There are good actors but I don't think the writing helped them shine.

Don't see it if You have high expectations, it's a mediocre show in general. I have seen worse, so it's not that bad. I just wasn't wowed.

July 30th, 2019
“Unfortunately, Daniel's ambivalence proves to be an impediment to the success of ‘Patience.’ It would be one thing if he were a strong character, torn about which path he'll take moving forward. Rather, he seems to be a customarily wishy-washy guy, who avoids making choices (or ‘decisions’).”
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