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About the Show

Playwright/performer Karma Mayet shares stories of America’s tortured relationship to race – both personal and historical – set within the frame of a game of Bid Whist with the audience.

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Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
December 18th, 2017

“A provocative, not-quite-solo performance that is part storytelling, part game of bid whist...Those stories will resonate with or implicate us...Either way, we have a stake in the ugliness she outlines, and thus in the show…Powerful…’Race Card’ isn’t neat, and it isn’t meant to be...The nation’s wounds are old and deep, ‘Race Card’ makes plain, and Americans are still carrying the scars.”
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Village Voice
December 8th, 2017

"The stories contained on these stacks of cards are the reason to be here...The narratives land because they are so devastatingly ordinary...The invitation to share memories is the most successful of Mayet’s forays into audience participation, others of which come across as less carefully considered...Structure could be tightened, and its audience communications clarified, without sacrificing its deliberate informality. This would only highlight Mayet’s stories."
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