New York | 1h 20m | In Previews: Opens Mar 24

Southern Promises

From 2 member reviews
Members say: Farcical, Outrageous, Important, Ambitious, Edgy

About the show

Provocateur Thomas Bradshaw revisits his incendiary 2008 play "Southern Promises" in a new production helmed by The Flea’s Artistic Director, Niegel Smith.  More…

On his deathbed, a plantation owner vows to set his slaves free, but when his wife rejects the request chaos erupts on the plantation. Based on slave narratives and featuring an all PoC company of actors, "Southern Promises" is an examination of the deeply disturbing and utterly corrupting power of American slavery and its lasting grip on our country’s hearts and institutions.

1h 20m | In Previews: Opens Mar 24 | The Flea Theater / The Sam (Soho/Tribeca)


“Southern Promises” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if you want to see a production as formally provocative as Thomas Bradshaw's writing.

Don't see it if you dislike uncomfortable and disturbing theatrical experiences

72
During previews
Important, Uneven, Outrageous, Farcical, Diffuse

See it if you'd like to see the revival of an important play about the relations between slave & master in the pre-emancipation US South.

Don't see it if you prefer characters to cartoons.

Also “Southern Promises” (2008) appeared before a spate of new plays dealin... Read more Read less


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