This world premiere drama from The Flea explores the immediate anger, residual grief and inherited trauma of four black teenagers whose friend is shot by a white police officer. More…
What we always hear: “Black Male Shot by White Police Officer.” What we never see – how loved ones struggle to cope amidst their anger and grief.
See it if A black lives matter type of play . See it if you want a show about blacks being killed by white law enforcement.
Don't see it if If you dont want a graphic, profanity laced show.
See it if Well acted inner city drama in the first half that becomes surreal in the second half. The prologue didn't add anything.
Don't see it if Don't like violence - skip it. It also does tell a story that has been told before.
See it if you are prepared to face current American social & racial history, head-on; and want to be inspired by athleticism in acting & writing.
Don't see it if you’re ill-prepared to navigate the complexities of real Black lives and their stories.
See it if You are interested in new work, you seek out theatre that wrestles with challenging problems in society
Don't see it if You are easily offended by language or made uneasy by graphic content
See it if You want to see a well-acted,well-written Play about the black experience with police shootings
Don't see it if You don’t like experimental theater because second half is surreal
See it if you want to hear a bold artistic voice unpack Black trauma
Don't see it if you are triggered by self-harm, unrelenting sadness and grief, loud noises and it would do more harm than good. Power through if you can.
See it if you have never before connected to the full weight of what the Black Lives Matter movement is and how it affects communities.
Don't see it if You dislike abstract theater, possibly triggering for those who have experienced PTSD associated with Black Lives Matter.
See it if You are aware of police shooting People of Color at disproportionately high rates, and care about the loved ones dealing with the aftermath.
Don't see it if You are easily offended by language and difficult or potentially uncomfortable conversations.
See it if you are open to an in-your-face view of the African-American experience. The first hour is riveting, with powerful writing and performances
Don't see it if you are racist and not empathetic to Black Lives Matter.
See it if you are prepared to face the truths of the aftermath that African-Americans face when one of their own is murdered by police.
Don't see it if you are triggered by suicide. It is quite graphic.
See it if you want deeply absorbing stories of black lives encountering joy and inheriting trauma, told with the full expression of the theater.
Don't see it if You're not open to facing the truths of black and brown people in America.
See it if you like plays that move you to laughter and tears, you enjoy theater that resonates with current events.
Don't see it if This show is potentially triggering to people who have experienced suicidal thoughts or are struggling with mental illness.
See it if you'd like to see truly talented actors in thoughtful performances tackling difficult but timely subject matter.
Don't see it if you're not open to the realistic, potential effects of these recent shootings on those left behind.
See it if Exceptional staging and performances. I was struck by the pacing--it patiently builds its world, then brilliantly explodes its structure.
Don't see it if You are triggered by depictions of police brutality--it's a smart, sensitive treatment of the subject, but still.