From the show:
Harriet Powers, farmer husband Armstead and children live on a farm near Athens, Georgia. She sews and made quilts which now hang in the Smithsonian Institution and the Boston Fine Arts Museums. The play also depicts the African rituals and myths changing into Christianity. Set in the mid-1880s.
See it if About a former slave. Her quilt and what it signifies as a point of history.
Don't see it if An uninteresting story with to many st changes. A story and play that needs work
See it if you'd enjoy a wonderful presentation of a slice of history that you probably do not know. Great cast performs in word and song-best of DUF!
Don't see it if you are bothered by many scene changes in a 90 minute play with minimal sets and props.
See it if Some history/story how Harriet Power's beautiful quilt start it journey to the Smithsonian. See great cast performs with some singing.
Don't see it if A lot of scene changes, with very little on set.
See it if You want to see a bit of history done is a very delightfully entertaining way. You want to see some great acting and singing.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a play about former slaves and how they lived and survived and how Harriet Power's quilt made it to the Smithsonian.
See it if You enjoy post civil war stories dealing with the African American culture in those days. Beautifully acted.
Don't see it if If you prefer fully staged performances. This is bare bones staging which somehow adds to the play
See it if you enjoy historical plays based on real people.
Don't see it if you like extravagant productions or have no interest in African American history.
Also The frequent scene changes made the play seem disjointed to me
See it if Best original play I've seen OOB this year. But needs a better production in an intimate theater. Bare stage in cavernous theater detracts.
Don't see it if you want a polished production. It moves slowly with too many scene changes and no scenery! But I liked it anyway. I hope it gets revived!
See it if Interested in learning about the life and times of a woman whose skills touched many-despite disenfranchisement.
Don't see it if Like elaborate settings.