See it if you'd like to know something about a core civil rights organizer who was also semi-publicly homosexual at a time when no one else was.
Don't see it if you know a bit about Rustin & might get frustrated at how much a curious 50-minute dramatized lecture has to leave out.
See it if You’re interested in U.S. Black and Gay history all in 1. The venue is small + has its issues but it’s worth overlooking these.if upon can.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a fun musical. However the education is especially relevant today
"Sheppard is a charismatic performer with a commanding voice; he’s also a great mimic...Alleyne deserves praise for paying homage to this remarkable man...It needs be said that 'The Artivist' is neither as polished a work of theater nor as satisfying a record of Rustin’s achievements as it could be...Still, it will be a thrill in particular to those who have never heard of Bayard Rustin to come face to face with this professional troublemaker of relentless integrity and singular effectiveness."