Reparations
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Reparations
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Reparations NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(41 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Intense

About the Show

In this world premiere, a recently widowed white book editor invites a younger black writer to her apartment, only to find that a night of passion turns into a tumultuous morning-after.

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Member Reviews (41)

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712 Reviews | 215 Followers
85
Compassionate, Funny, Edgy, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Nervy #metoo play w/twists. Racial & sexual abuse themes. Shifting power dynamics. Funny moments amidst the pain. Excellent acting/staging.

Don't see it if After the thrilling fireworks of the first 3/4 of the play, the last 1/4 felt like an extended denouement. A bit contrived in spots.

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
93
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love good theater with a dynamic plot and great characters. The acting is terrific. Some very funny and unexpected material.

Don't see it if you have issues with May December relationships or cannot empathize with characters acknowledging difficult life positions.

507 Reviews | 106 Followers
85
Great writing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You like dramas that deal with important but very touchy subjects that a lot of people are afraid to explore

Don't see it if You are hoping for something light. This is definitely a play that will strike a nerve and get some emotion out of you Read more

456 Reviews | 65 Followers
82
Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if Suspenseful, thought provoking idea of how society's now treating sexual assault, but what about racism, how do we heal from racism?

Don't see it if Race talks (Black/white institutional racism) or sexual assault are triggering / not your thing. Don't like going to deeper Brooklyn. Read more

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
100
Must see, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see a very well written play performed by some amazing actors in a wonderful theater space in Brooklyn about relevant issues.

Don't see it if You want to see something light and fluffy . You don't want to see some amazing performers. You want to miss out on a great performance.

302 Reviews | 34 Followers
92
Intelligent, Resonant, Refreshing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Great acting, sets and story that doesn’t shy away from developing complicated characters and situations in an honest and intelligent way

Don't see it if You want an easy light night out. With a frivolous theme at over 2 hrs the pace seemed fast and fascinating. Nice theater too

275 Reviews | 61 Followers
81
Complex identities, Intersectional, Relevant, Great acting, Unraveling plot

See it if you like plays that explore the intersectionality of the many issues -race, justice, gender, and equity using deeply personal perspectives.

Don't see it if you want to feel comfortable with the choices that the characters make. Also, beware of the mass transit system to Brooklyn - lots of delays

154 Reviews | 23 Followers
80
A well-written and acted play, The set designs are attention grabbing, An emotional journey, It pulls you in and doesn't let go!

See it if You enjoy plays about conflict, memory, and what lies beneath the human psyche which drives all that we are and do.

Don't see it if All of the above is too heavy to ponder and absorb. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
November 6th, 2019

"In ‘Reparations,’ Righting Wrongs Comes With a Cost: James Sheldon’s play examines what happens when trauma is used to material ends."
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