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The Colored Museum

Members say: Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing, Ambitious
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Harlem Repertory Theatre presents an immersive production of George C. Wolfe's celebrated satire, which explores what it means to be black in America.

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HRT's 'The Colored Museum' invites audiences to journey through five performance spaces as they stand inches away from 11 "exhibits" about the African-American diaspora. Filled with poetry, music, and vivid characters, this site-specific theatrical event includes three interludes during which viewers can relax with a drink or snack.


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Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Disturbing

See it if you would like a disturbing, satirical view of African-American history at an incredibly talented shoestring theatre. They do amazing work!

Don't see it if If you aren't interested in vignettes of African-American experience or are put off by uneven sound quality.

Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if Wolfe's pitch black satire on African American mores still shocking, funny & (unfortunately) resonant Well staged in arena-style space

Don't see it if Acting is spotty & direction often slack but still packs a punch Sound design too loud (for space & actors) Audience movement can be awkward

Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You’re interested in the African American experience based in history, you’re open to seeing some ugly truths, you like unusual staging

Don't see it if If you can’t believe some of the ways people treated one another, are insensitive to the struggles of others, need fancy & electronics

Also The staging was innovative in that the exhibits required the audience ... Read more Read less